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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  Failure to pass these will result in the employment offer being rescinded.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 is accepting applications for Class B Water and Class C Sanitation Licensed Operator.

The Town of Hotchkiss is now accepting applications for a full-time position with the Public Works Department.  Requirements for the job and applications are available on the website at or may be picked up at the Hotchkiss Town Hall. Successful applicants must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and background check, hold a Class B Water License and a Class C Sanitation License. Weekend Plant Duty is a requirement of all Public Works positions and 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 of Hotchkiss Town Hall, 276 West Main St. Hotchkiss, CO Compensation range is $22.00 an hour to $27.00 an hour and is based on experience. Benefit package included. Job will be open until filled. Please send applications 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 (970) 872-3663 EOE

For questions regarding the position, please call Public Works Department Head Marvin Jackson at 970-872-3663.

The Town of Hotchkiss, Cedaredge and Paonia are accepting applications for a Victim Advocate position. 

We are looking for a compassionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Victim Advocate. As a Victim Advocate, you will provide crucial support and assistance to individuals who have been affected by crime, abuse, or trauma. Your primary role will be to advocate for the rights and needs of victims, offering emotional support, information, and guidance throughout the legal process. This is a part-time position with the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals in need. If you are passionate about supporting victims and advocating for their rights, we encourage you to apply for the position of Victim Advocate. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and motivation for this role. The pay for this position is $30.00 an hour with on-call compensation. Application deadline is April 29th, 2024.

Click here for full job description or visit the Hotchkiss Town Hall at 276 West Main Street Hotchkiss, CO 81419.

Click here for Town of Hotchkiss Application.