The Town of Silverton and San Juan County are Seeking Qualified Candidates for the Following Positions:
EXECUTIVE POSITION: San Juan County and the Town of Silverton are looking for an experienced administrator with planning skills. The position is to be funded through the emergency funding made available by the EPA in the local response to the Gold King Mine spill. This person shall serve as the Cooperative Agreement Manager. Requires proven relationship building skills at the local, state and federal governmental levels. Duties include short, mid and long term planning for strategies related to the environmental disaster response such as planning for housing and community impacts. Includes oversight responsibilities for Public Communication / Affairs and Accounting. Job duration indefinite. College Degree in related field preferred. Reports to the County and Town Administrators. Letter of interest with professional resume to be submitted to Town Clerk, Michelle Hamilton no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 8, 2015. EOE
ACCOUNTANT / BOOKKEEPER POSITION: San Juan County and the Town of Silverton are looking for an experienced accountant / highly skilled bookkeeper. The position is to be funded through the emergency funding made available by the EPA for the local response to the Gold King Mine spill. Requires proven accountant level bookkeeping skills. Successful applicant must have formal education, certifications and proven ethical background commensurate with demands of monthly reporting requirements of the EPA and the federal government. Reports to the newly created Cooperative Agreement Manager. Job duration month to month. Letter of interest with professional resume to be submitted to Town Clerk, Michelle Hamilton no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 8, 2015. EOE
P.O. Box 250 Silverton, CO 81433 email@example.com (970)387-5522x.10
The Town of Silverton is Seeking a Qualified Applicant for the Following Position:
DEPUTY CLERK: The Town of Silverton is seeking a qualified individual to serve part-time as a Deputy Clerk. This position requires a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a local government environment preferred. Required Experience/Skills: Knowledge of the overall operations of the Town of Silverton including policies, procedures, and ordinances. Knowledge of Colorado Statutes regarding duties and responsibilities of the Town Clerk. General knowledge of office management procedures, records management, filing systems, and office correspondence. Ability to operate office machines and personal computers, including word processing, database and spreadsheet programs; calculator, telephone, copy machine and fax machine. Skill in interpersonal relations and written and oral communication sufficient to mitigate issues with citizens and communicate with Board members. Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports; ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public. Application with professional resume to be submitted to Town Clerk, Michelle Hamilton no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 8, 2015. EOE P.O. Box 250 Silverton, CO 81433; firstname.lastname@example.org; (970)387-5522 x.10
Aug. 25, 2015
Silverton Town Board and San Juan County Commissioners Pass Resolution
Seeking Partners to Secure Federal Disaster Aid to Address Leaking Mines
Quick Clean-up Wanted
SILVERTON, Colo. – The Town of Silverton Board of Trustees and the San Juan County Commission approved a joint resolution to work with their partners in the Animas River Basin and request federal funding to address the widespread long-term environmental and economic impacts from the Gold King Mine disaster, which unleashed 3 million gallons of toxic mine drainage into Cement Creek on Aug. 5.
The Board of Trustees approved the resolution last night and the County Commission gave its approval at a special meeting this morning. The resolution can be found at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/townofsilverton/atom/26841
The resolution calls for elected leaders and staff in Silverton and San Juan County to immediately begin working with partners in the Animas River Basin to secure immediate and long-term funding to address the issue of leaking mines. Some possible projects include building and operating a water treatment facility for the acid mine drainage in upper Cement Creek; remediation of the contaminated mines in the Upper Animas River Basin; supporting scientific research and the development of technology to protect the watershed; and funding for economic and environmental recovery for downstream communities, including those of the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Navajo nations.
“We have been working together for over 20 years to try to deal with the environmental threat of the idled mines in the area, but we’ve never had the resources necessary to get the job done,” said Bill Gardner, town administrator for Silverton. “We are committed to working with our downstream partners to make sure a disaster like the Gold King spill never ever happens again.”
Mining in the area dates to the 1870s, long before environmental regulations existed. At this point, no active mining operations are under way to be held liable for the damages.
Downstream communities depend on the Animas, San Juan and Colorado rivers for domestic water supplies, agricultural uses and to support their tourist economies.
“We recognize that this is a regional problem and that it starts in our neighborhood. We are determined to work collaboratively with our downstream neighbors and federal, state and local agencies to restore the water quality in the rivers and to make sure all affected communities recover from this environmental and economic catastrophe,” said Willy Tookey, chair of the San Juan County Commission.
The trustees and commissioners hope a formal request for disaster funding can be made to Congress within several weeks.
Additional Resources and Information:
- The TOS/SJC IMT has set up a subscription email notification system (http://eepurl.com/bvMz8f) for those interested in receiving updates via email on the matter.
- San Juan Basin Health Department: www.sjbhd.org
- E.P.A: www2.epa.gov/goldkingmine
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: www.Colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/animas-river-spill
- Town of Silverton: www.colorado.gov/townofsilverton
- San Juan County www.sanjuancountycolorado.us
- Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce www.silvertoncolorado.com
- Public Alert Text Message System
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