Are you longing to leave the crowded, fast pace of the big city? Are you longing for open spaces, friendly neighbors,
Friday night lights and an evening sky full of stars? Hayden embodies a tight-knit community surrounded by natural
resources, incredible views and plenty of opportunity to grow. Since it's establishment in 1906, it is the perfect place to raise a family.
Hayden is a mere 25 miles west of Steamboat Springs, Ski Town USA. Don't want to travel too far from home? Not to
worry! Hayden has plenty of activities and festivals throughout the year for the whole family. There are several groomed
cross country skiing trails in town and a new hiking trail on the east end of
town. Do you want your family to visit even though they're far away? Well you certainly can here with the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden! Want to move out here to get away from family? The airport can be your best kept secret! Hayden public schools offer a high-quality, extensive, and accredited pre-K-12 curriculum with college courses available to students through Colorado Northwest Community College. Our new Hayden K-12 school is to be completed in the fall of 2020.
The Hayden High School also offers unique vocational education programs for your undecided teen. The community has come to appreciate, and participate in, problem solving and partnerships as the primary approach
to crime reduction. In other words, we watch out for each other but enforcement action is taken when necessary with the goal being accountability for offenders' actions. Hayden's population is 2,000+ and growing with a broad range of amenities for residents and visitors, including community child care options, playgrounds and parks, youth sports leagues, basic medical services (with full access in Steamboat Springs and Craig), a museum, a fantastic library, and numerous other resources. Easy access to the Yampa River at the Yampa River State Park and multiple public lands make Hayden a outdoor destination without the crowds. With abundant elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope and even black bear and mountain lion populations, hunters from all over come to Hayden to share in our outdoor heritage.
Come join our little home town in the Heart of the Yampa Valley, you'll thank yourself later!
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Our Officers must deal with a multitude of changing situations and deal with a variety of individuals under possible
threatening and stressful conditions. Successful Applicants must determine proper and legal courses of action and
solve practical problems using skills and techniques of community policing, following general and broad department
procedures and within a framework of ordinances, statutes, laws and court decisions. Don't worry! We'll help you with
this through our Field Training Officer (FTO) process. Our Officers are required to use individual judgement with wide
latitude in decision making processes.
Our Officers normally work under moderate physical demand while on patrol, however, may be subject to strenuous
physical effort in the pursuit, apprehension and control of resisting individuals. We do have an equipment room on
sight and a wonderful H-Town gym downtown for those who want to 'trim the
fat' or stay in shape. They are also
subject to all traffic and weather conditions while patrolling and responding to emergencies. As beautiful as it is up
here we, unfortunately, cannot control the weather but the number of good days more than make up for the bad!
The workload of the town and community require that the Appointee be available for on-call, overtime and changes in
schedules to fill in for training, vacations, sick leave, etc.
Successful Applicants must show they can work with many partner organizations and maintain the public trust and
partnerships built by the previous and current Police Officers. Being in such a
rural area means that we rely on other
departments/agencies for their cooperation so being a team player is a must!
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
on foot or in patrol car within the corporate limits to establish community partnerships and preserve the
Responds to emergency situations, takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts
accordingly to prevent accidents.
Responds to dispatch calls and investigates citizen complaints and reported breaches of the peace.
Performs preliminary investigations at crime scenes, traffic accident scenes, disturbances, etc.
May establish traffic surveillance to observe and apprehend violators of traffic ordinances and statutes.
Prepares citations and summonses necessary to charge individuals with violations of ordinances, statutes and laws
May make arrests and take suspects into custody.
Appears in municipal, county and district courts to offer testimony relative to the investigation and charging of
Prepares a variety of routine and non-routine reports and records necessary information for the reporting of specific
criminal and non-criminal incidents, etc.
Offers assistance to citizens of and visitors to Hayden including the giving of directions and information, calling for
vehicular roadside assistance, locating lost children, etc.
Attends and participates in prescribed courses of classroom instruction and field exercises to improve one's abilities
as a police officer.
Receives case assignments relative to felonious crimes reported within Hayden and misdemeanor and petty crimes
not cleared through preliminary investigations. May be assigned to specialty areas.
Performs follow-up investigation(s) including the collection, preservation and analysis of physical evidence, the
interviewing of witnesses and suspects, the surveillance of suspects, the checking of suspect backgrounds and
Works with outside law enforcement jurisdictions and agencies as necessary for the continuing investigation of
cases, suspects, and/or to gather criminal intelligence data.
Confers with the district attorney's staff in the investigation of cases and the preparation of criminal charges.
Testifies in courts relative to the facts of cases and investigations, the custody of evidence, etc.
May counsel parents and juveniles relative to juvenile cases. Work with environmental settings, etc., as provided by
the Colorado Children's Code.
Other duties as may be assigned by Supervisors
BENEFITS AND APPLICATION PROCESS
The starting wage range for Police Officer I is $24.62/hr-$31.38/hr. +DOQ plus excellent benefit package. Applicants must be 21 years
of age, hold a valid CO Drivers License at the time of hire, and have a High School diploma or equivalent, college preferred.
Colorado Peace Officer Certification (P.O.S.T.) is required before hire date for Police Officer I.
Police Officer Recruit. The starting wage is 19.18/hr plus excellent benefit package. Police Officer Recruit must pass the Colorado
POST Academy and the required POST Testing in addition to all the other requirements of Police Officer I. Applicants must have
no prior felony convictions and pass an extensive screening and background investigation. This position involves shift work, on-call,
high stress and public contact. Applications must be submitted to Deputy Town Clerk 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 open until filled.
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