Current Job Openings

The City of Black Hawk offers in-person employment only. We do not offer remote work.

Current Job Openings:

Please click on the job posting links below to open a job announcement. If you meet the requirements and would like to apply, click on the Apply link at the top or the bottom of the job announcement to proceed to the online application. All applicants should read the Full Job Description before applying. Resumes must be uploaded to your application.

Public Works

Maintenance Worker I - 1  position, open until filled

Water Utility Operator I, II, III or IV - 1  position, open until filled

Police Department

Police Officer (Lateral or POST Certified ONLY) - 1 position, open until filled



Communication Officer applicants are required to return the Background Questionnaire and Background Release forms (linked below) by either fax, email, or uploaded and attached to your application. Police/Communications Officer Background Questionnaire

For more information regarding the Colorado Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate, please visit the State of Colorado's website at - Peace Officer Standards and Training Board | Colorado State Attorney General.

General Benefits Information:

Full-time employees cost share 10% of the medical premium, and the City provides 100% coverage cost for dental, vision, group life, and short/long term disability.

The City provides an excellent retirement package with a guaranteed 8% match of base earnings and up to a 12% match based on an employee’s retirement election.

Newly hired employees enjoy over seven weeks of combined annual leave (PTO and Sick), which increases with tenure. 

General Application Instructions:

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized personnel and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

Applicant is defined as those people who:

  • Have applied for a specific position or eligibility list for which the City of Black Hawk is acting to fill.
  • Meet the predefined, documented minimum requirements related to a specific, open position or eligibility list.
  • Apply for the position during the period that the applicant flow log remains open.
  • Comply with the City of Black Hawk's formal requirements and procedures.

Applicants for certain positions must successfully complete pre-employment skills tests. Conditional job offers are contingent on successful outcomes of post-offer background investigations, which may include but are not limited to, psychological examinations, physical examinations, and drug testing as conditions of employment.

You might be eligible for the Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program if you are employed by the City of Black Hawk!  

To qualify for PSLF you must: 

  • be employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organizations;
  • work full-time for that agency or organization;
  • have Direct Loans (or consolidate other federal student loans into a Direct Loan);
  • repay your loans under an income-driven repayment plan; and
  • make 120 qualifying payments.

For more information, visit the PSLF website at Qualifying for PSLF.

The City of Black Hawk fully supports the Equal Employment Opportunity regulations and intent. The City of Black Hawk provides equal employment to all employees, applicants, and candidates for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, marriage to a co-worker (within parameters listed in the Employee Handbook Section 106), or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.