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Job Opportunities

Hotchkiss Police Department is accepting applications for a Police Officer position. 

The Town of Hotchkiss is accepting applications for a Police Officer.  The Police Officer maintains the peace, security, and safety of the Town.  The Police Officer protects life and property and manages conflict through the enforcement of applicable laws and municipal ordinances; and works with the community to resolve conflicts, problems, and mutual concerns.  The Town of Hotchkiss values community policing as well as law enforcement activities.  An understanding of small community policing will be helpful.

Competitive salary range DOQ with excellent benefits.  The Town of Hotchkiss provides a comprehensive benefits package, including 80% employer-paid health insurance for the employee and dependents, paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, sick leave, and 3% employer-paid retirement. 

Eligible candidates will be considered from individuals who are currently Colorado Peace Officer Standard and Training (P.O.S.T) certified or currently enrolled in a Colorado P.O.S.T. approved academy. Applications will also be considered from individuals who are currently P.O.S.T. approved in another state with at least one year of employment with his or her current agency.  For more information on Colorado P.O.S.T. requirements, visit the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training webpage.  Eligible candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, High School diploma or equivalent, and First Aid and CPR certification.

Additional Personal Qualifications: Must successfully pass Pre-Employment and Post-Offer Testing, including a background investigation, drug screen, and psychological examination.  Failure to pass these will result in the employment offer being rescinded.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a Ride-Along after submitting their application.

The Town of Hotchkiss is found in the heart of the North Fork Valley, a hub where people travel to hunt, fish, and take in the local atmosphere.  Fresh fruits from our local orchards, tasty wines from our local vineyards, and fresh vegetables from our local farmers offer some of the most sought-after flavors not found anywhere else other than the North Fork Valley.  Our small town of 1,000 residents has become the home of the Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, the Delta County Fair, and some of the best Champion Fly Fishing on the nearby Gunnison River.  Hotchkiss is nestled in one of the most beautiful, breathtaking environments on the Western Slope.

For questions regarding the position, please call Chief Scott Green at 970-872-5456.  Applications are available on the town website at  Interested persons may submit a completed town application (a resume may be attached to the town application) via USPS at Town of Hotchkiss, ATTN: Police Officer Position, PO Box 369, Hotchkiss, CO 81419, email to or in person at Town Hall at 276 W. Main St, Hotchkiss, CO. 

The Town of Hotchkiss is an EOE/ADA employer.  The position is open until filled. 

Hotchkiss Public Works Department is accepting applications for Public Works Technician.

The Town of Hotchkiss is now accepting applications for a full-time position with the Public Works Department.  Requirements include the following: Minimum of a D water and D wastewater operator’s license or ability to acquire one within one year.  Minimum of a class 1 water distribution and class 1 wastewater collection license or ability to acquire within one year.  Minimum of a class B CDL driver’s license or ability to acquire within one year.  Ability to perform physical labor.  Successful applicant must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and background check.  Experience with equipment operation, computer, mapping, map and blueprint reading, electrical, plumbing, pipe laying, construction and mechanical skills are all great assets to the Public Works Department.  Weekend Plant Duty is a requirement of all Public Works positions.  Employees must perform this rotating weekend assignment.  Public Works is considered part of the emergency response team for the Town of Hotchkiss.  Employees must be able to accept on call status and respond within 20 minutes.  Town of Hotchkiss employment applications are available online at or can be picked up at the Town of Hotchkiss Town Hall, 276 West Main St. Hotchkiss, CO (Phone: 1-970-872-3663) Compensation is based on experience and includes benefit package.  Applications are due open until filled.  Please send to Town of Hotchkiss, P.O. Box 369, Hotchkiss CO 81419 or drop them off at the Town Hall, 276 W Main Street, Hotchkiss, CO 81419 EOE

Click here for Town of Hotchkiss Application.