About 84% of Colorado’s population lives in one of the cities along what is known as the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. But just 20 miles up Ute Pass and to the west of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area sits historic Teller County (pop. 25,938, elev. 5,744 ft, 529 sq mi), peaceful, quiet, and unspoiled. This is Pikes Peak Country, almost exactly in the center of the state. Founded in 1899 and named for U.S. Senator Henry Teller, the county cherishes its agricultural and gold mining heritage, its spectacular views and open spaces, and its unique character.
This opportunity is available with the scheduled retirement (Fall 2022) of the current human resources director, who has served the county for over 35 years, the last 25 in human resources, and who is the first to have held the title of director. The human resources office is located in the Teller County Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. Reporting directly to the county administrator, the human resources director oversees 3.5 FTE including the director.
A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or public administration, or a related field, and five to seven years of professional human resources experience, including at least two years of supervisory experience, are required. Any equivalent combination of education and training that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the job may be considered. Knowledge of all federal and state employment laws, especially all recent amendments in Colorado, is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, professional certifications (SHRM: PHR or SPHR, or IPMA: CP or SCP), HR experience specific to the unique needs of law enforcement, and labor and collective bargaining experience are all preferred. Although experience in local government is advantageous, private sector candidates are invited to apply.
The hiring range for this position is $96,643 to $118,482 DOQE. In addition, the following benefits are offered: medical, dental, vision, term life, supplemental life, AD&D, and voluntary long-term disability insurances, as well as AFLAC, and LifeLock and EAP programs. Two medical plans are offered: a high deductible health plan (HDHP) with a health savings account (HSA), and a traditional PPO. For employees choosing the HDHP plan, Teller County contributes to the HSA. Employee medical premiums are based on the plan chosen and the number of dependents covered. Dental premiums are based on the number of dependents covered. Retirement benefits include participation in a 401(a) plan (mandatory) and a 457(b) plan (optional). This position enjoys paid time off, sick leave, and paid holidays. Relocation assistance and possible additional incentives subject to negotiation.