Employment & RFP's


The Town of Silverton is seeking Request for Proposals for Molas Lake Campground Management Services.  All proposals shall be delivered to Silverton Town Hall @ 1360 Greene St / P.O. Box 250 Silverton, CO 81433 or emailed to mhamilton@silverton.co.us by 4:00 p.m. on October 18, 2017.  Click on the link below for complete details.

Molas Lake Campground Management Full RFP

The Town of Silverton is seeking Requests for Proposals for a Molas Lake Winter Operating Contract.  All proposals shall be delivered to Silverton Town Hall @ 1360 Greene St / P.O. Box 250 Silverton, CO 81433 or emailed to mhamilton@silverton.co.us by 4:00 p.m. on September 29, 2017.  Click on the link below for complete details.


Town Manager Job Description

Town of Silverton:  Town Manager

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Silverton is seeking applications from individuals for the position of Silverton Town Manager.  Silverton is located in San Juan County Colorado, with the latest noted population of 637 people. Silverton is the County Seat as well as the only incorporated town within the County. First settled in 1874 and noted and named for early silver strikes that produced silver-by-the-ton. Most of San Juan County is public lands managed by BLM or the Forest Service; with a scattering of old mining claims in private ownership. The community is noted for its elevated location of 9,318 feet above sea level. The historic Victorian community is nestled in an extinct volcanic caldera surrounded by mountain peaks reaching 13,000 feet above sea level.  Silverton is the destination for the historic Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with both the Town and the Railroad listed in the National Register as “National Historic Landmarks”, which is the highest and rarest honor. The community’s access is served by Colorado State Highway 550 via two extreme mountain passes. Silverton is known as the starting point of recreation opportunities in both summer and winter via motorized and human powered means. The Town has a robust outdoor recreation industry to complement the destination for the historic Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  The town must develop a vision for economic development as the community desires to diversify the economy to build resiliency for the inevitable economic swings.  

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate, through their experience, the personnel traits of leadership, be goal-driven and dynamic, who can assist the board and staff with developing a shared vision and then be able to implement the elements and at the same time stay fiscally aware.  The Town has recently completed a Capital Improvements Plan that outlines the infrastructure needs of the Town and the successful candidate will require a strong understanding of local government finance. More specifically, the candidate must demonstrate knowledge of local government financial management and an understanding of government accounting, budgeting experience, grants management and trend analysis.  Experience in government accounting is desirable.

Capital Projects

The town has multiple capital projects in the planning and construction phases including:

  • A major improvement to the Town’s Water System
  • Memorial Park Bridge
  • Historical and Structural Assessment of the Library Building
  • Kendall Mountain Recreation Feasibility Study
  • Downtown Wayfinding
  • Broadband.

Community Relations. Candidate must demonstrate past involvement in community activities.  Experience working with and understanding the needs of the business community is highly desirable.

The Town Manager oversees the following departments:

Water and Sanitation, Planning, Building and Code, Streets, Parks and Facilities, Events, Library, Community Development and Public Relations, Administration and Finance and Special Projects.

Salary and Benefits

The salary and range for the Town Manager is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications of the successful candidate.  Minimum starting salary will be $65,000.

Additionally, the town offers a competitive benefits package that includes  paid time off, 401a retirement plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance. Residency in Silverton or San Juan County, Colorado is required.

To apply for this career opportunity, please provide your resume and letter of intent, salary history and three professional references electronically to townadmin@silverton.co.us

For additional information please contact Interim Town Manager Michelle Hamilton, mhamilton@silverton.co.us or Ken Charles durangoken@msn.com.     

Application submittal deadline: Friday September 8th.  Interviews will be scheduled the week of September 25th, 2017. 



The Town of Silverton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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