Wheat Ridge, CO Job Openings

Wheat Ridge, CO Job Openings

About Wheat Ridge

The City of Wheat Ridge is a community known for “deep roots and short commutes!” An inner-ring suburb just west of Denver and situated along the I-70 freeway, Wheat Ridge has easy access to DIA, the mountains and all the amenities of the metro area. The approximately 31,000 people who call Wheat Ridge home enjoy over 250 acres of parks and recreational opportunities.

wheat ridge sealWheat Ridge has many comfortable neighborhoods, abundant open spaces, beautiful mountain views, and an exceptional quality of life.  Residents and visitors alike enjoy a wide variety of events including the annual Carnation Festival and fireworks, performances in the park, and holiday celebration on the Ridge at 38.   Wheat Ridge is served by the Jefferson County School District with top rated elementary schools, middle school, high school and private schools.


Public Information Officer/Communications Manager

Salary: $77,000.00 – $115,000.00 Annually

Closing: 6/23/2016 11:59 PM Mountain

The Public Information Officer reports to both the Administrative Services Director and the Chief of Police.  The position interacts with the City Manager, department directors and elected officials on a regular basis. The position manages and coordinates all aspects of the city’s public communications activities and operations including preparing press releases, talking points for elected officials, speaking to media personnel, and disseminating information in cases of major incidents or disasters.

The position works closely with the Administrative Services Director and the Management Analyst who currently coordinates WRTV8 programming.  The Public Information Officer manages a part-time Web Editor who also serves as the city Help Desk Technician. The Public Information Officer works closely with the Chief of Police and members of the Command staff. Full details.


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Accounting Manager

Salary: $77,000.00 – $115,600.00 Annually

Closing: 7/4/2016 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time

This position is an exciting opportunity for a skilled public sector finance professional who enjoys the blend of both hands on accounting and reconciliation work combined with high level strategic financial analysis.  The position is a division level managerial position and supervises 2 FTEs, a Payroll Specialist and an Accounting Technician.

Work involves providing day-to-day guidance and supervision to the accounting division including accounts payable and payroll.  This experienced professional will prepare and analyze monthly and annual City financial information including the Renewal Wheat Ridge (RWR) urban renewal authority as well as prepare financial reports for the City of Wheat Ridge. This position will be influential with monitoring, implementing, and making recommendations for the improvement of internal controls and processes as well as ensure the proper implementation of financial accounting and reporting standards.  This is an exciting career opportunity for a strategic and analytical fiscal guru. Full details.