Employment Opportunities

The Town of Buena Vista Planning Department is seeking a full-time Planning Director.  

Buena Vista has been the best-kept secret as a small mountain town nestled in a valley between the beautiful Collegiate Peaks and the awe-inspiring Arkansas River. These two magnificent amenities lend themselves to a vast array of recreational opportunities for people of all ages: hiking, mountain biking, ATVing, camping, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, skiing, and snowshoeing.

But the word is out. Buena Vista is not only a vacation destination but has recently also become a living destination. People are escaping the big city life and trading it for the smaller-town life. We are no longer a sleepy little mountain town. We are growing and changing.

We want to continue to grow our little town with a great deal of forethought. We want to align this growth with the values of the citizens and the Collective Vision Statement of the Town of Buena Vista. We do not want to be just another “Colorado mountain community”. We want to preserve our uniqueness. We have created a new position and need the right person to help lead us in that direction.

The Town of Buena Vista welcomes your application for the Planning Director position. Under the direction of the Town Administrator, the Planning Director will plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the development activities of the Town to ensure the orderly development, economic health, and community vitality of the Town. Other responsibilities will include supervision, budgeting, coordinating, and directing overall operations of the Planning Department. The Planning Director will be a member of the Town’s leadership team and will work alongside other professionals who are passionate about this community.

If you are up for the challenge please review the full job description which is posted on the website listed above. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(a), 457(b), vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Wage Range: $65,456.00 - $90,584.00 annually plus benefits.

Experience: 5 years in both long-range and development review in planning or a planning-related field.

Please read the full job description for the Planning Director (PDF).

How to apply: All interested applicants must include a cover letter, resume and are required to fill out the Town of Buena Vista's job application form (PDF). Email application to Phillip Pucket, Town Administrator or drop off at Town Hall located at 210 East Main Street., Buena Vista, CO. 

Job posted on June 4th, 2021, and the first review will take place on Friday, July 2nd at 12pm. If you have any questions, please email the Town Administrator or call 719-581-1031.

The Town of Buena Vista is an equal opportunity employer.  


The Town of Buena Vista Public Works Department is hiring a full-time Street Maintenance Worker/Water System Technician.  

Job Summary: Perform a variety of manual labor and equipment operation duties required in the daily operations of the Public Works Department.

Wage Range: $18.25 - $25.17 per hour. 

Please read the full job description for Street Maintenance Worker/Water System Technician (PDF).

How to apply: All interested applicants must include a cover letter and are required to fill out the Town of Buena Vista's job application form (PDF). If you have a current resume, please include that as well. Email application to Public Works or drop off at the Public Works office located at 755 Gregg Dr., Buena Vista, CO. 

Job re-posted on June 11th, 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Public Works or call their office at 719-395-6898.

The Town of Buena Vista is an equal opportunity employer.  


The Town of Buena Vista Public Works Department is hiring a Seasonal Maintenance Worker  

Job Summary: Perform a variety of labor and equipment operation duties involved in the daily operations of the Public Works Department.

Wage Range: $13.71 - $18.97 per hour. 

Please read the full job description for Seasonal Maintenance Worker (PDF).

How to apply: All interested applicants must include a cover letter and are required to fill out the Town of Buena Vista's job application form (PDF). If you have a current resume, please include that as well. Email application to Public Works or drop off at the Public Works office located at 755 Gregg Dr., Buena Vista, CO. 

Job posted on April 22nd, 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Public Works or call their office at 719-395-6898.

The Town of Buena Vista is an equal opportunity employer.  


The Town of Buena Vista Public Works Department is hiring a Seasonal Parks Worker 

Job Summary: Perform a variety of maintenance and labor tasks in all municipal parks and Town-owned grounds, and may require some weekend work.

Wage Range: $13.71 - $18.97 per hour. 

Please read the full job description for Seasonal Parks Worker (PDF).

How to apply: All interested applicants must include a cover letter and are required to fill out the Town of Buena Vista's job application form (PDF). If you have a current resume, please include that as well. Email application to Public Works or drop off at the Public Works office located at 755 Gregg Dr., Buena Vista, CO. 

Job posted on April 22nd, 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Public Works or call their office at 719-395-6898.

The Town of Buena Vista is an equal opportunity employer.