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Employment Opportunities

The Town of Hayden is a Colorado municipality looking for qualified candidates to fill local government jobs near Steamboat Springs and Craig. Below you will find a list of current job openings.


The Water & Waste Water Operator I position works within the Town of Hayden Public Works department. This position conducts routine water testing and data recording to ensure that water quality meets local and federal standards. The town is ideally looking for someone who is willing and able to grow within this role at the Town of Hayden Public Works Department. Employee should be a hard worker, proactive, willing to learn and be a team player.

Wage Range: $28.81 – $35.50/hr

Vacation and Sick-Time: Accrues up to three (3) weeks of vacation and 12 days sick time annually.  

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurances: The Town provides 100% coverage for the employee and their respective family for all insurances listed (valued at approximately $27,000 per year for a family, $7,200 per individual).

Retirement: The Town has a 457 ICMA-RC plan and will match up to 7% of employee contributions as well as Roth IRA options.

Family Leave: The Town has a 12-week family leave plan for family expansion which is exclusive of PTO or sick time so families can take the time needed and celebrate this wonderful and exciting time while saving PTO for time off of work.

Hayden Center Membership: A full paid membership at the Hayden Center is included for all full-time employees and their families.   

Clothing Allowance: $250/year  


Water & Waste Water Operator I Job Description 

Application for Employment


Applications must be submitted to Finance Manager, Andrea Salazar at Andrea.Salazar@haydencolorado.org, or mailed to Hayden Town Hall, 178 W Jefferson, P.O. Box 190, Hayden, CO 81639. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application, but should be submitted in addition.  Position is open till filled but first reviews will happen week of May 23rd, 2023. The Town of Hayden is an EOE.


Town of Hayden is an Equal Opportunity Employer: all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. This job description is not a contract, but merely an overview of the various job duties and skills needed to perform the job. The description is not intended to be contractual commitment of the Town of Hayden, and will not be construed as such by any employee or potential employee. The Town of Hayden has the right to change, supplement, or revoke the description at any time without notice. No permanent employment for any term is intended or should be implied from the statements contained in the job description

Hayden Parks and Recreation Board Opening

The Hayden Parks & Recreation Board helps plan, direct develop and implement recreation activities and events to assist in promoting long-range programs for the development of the Town’s recreation system for youth, adults and senior citizens. The Parks and Recreation Board works in cooperation with Parks & Recreation Staff to achieve an ample diversity of recreation activities to meet established goals and objectives. Some current programs and events include peewee wrestling, baseball, softball, basketball, tumbling for tots, stokes gulch moto-x, Cog Run, Hayden Daze, Easter egg hunt, Harvest Festival, Autumn Tea.

The board meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm at the Hayden Center. They are a working board made up of nine volunteers that reside within the town limits of Hayden.

Anyone interested is invited to submit a “letter of interest” and complete application below via email to rhonda.sweetser@haydencolorado.org OR USPS mail at PO Box 190, Hayden, CO 81639 OR in the town hall drop box.

Hayden Parks and Recreation Application (PDF)

Hayden Economic Development Commission

The Hayden Economic Development Commission has an opening. This is a great way to get involved in the Town’s economic development efforts as the Town moves towards an economic resiliency model. For questions please contact Tegan Ebbert, Economic Development Director, at tegan.ebbert@haydencolorado.org. Applications open until filled.

Hayden Economic Development Commission Application (PDF)

Hayden Planning Commission

The Hayden Planning Commission has an opening for an volunteer Alternate Member. The Hayden Planning Commission reviews planning, zoning, and development applications for property located within the Town of Hayden. Commission members use the Hayden Development Code and the Hayden Forward Master Plan to guide their review process. Involvement in the Hayden Planning Commission is an opportunity to have a role in the future development of the community. Letters of interest and/or questions can be sent to Tegan Ebbert, Community Development Director at Tegan.ebbert@haydencolorado.org. Position opened until filled.

Hayden Planning Commission Application (PDF)

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