Why Work for Wheat Ridge

We are a small but dedicated group that takes pride in their work and loves serving this community. Most employees are able to “wear different hats” which means you can get an opportunity to work in different areas. We encourage and support professional development. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

City of Wheat Ridge employees work as one team to deliver the city's core and organizational values and provide a high level of service to the citizens of this growing community. 

We are committed to excellence and ACTION!:   

Accountability: Employees take responsibility for their actions, decisions and recommendations and are accountable to each other and the community.

Change: Adapts to changing organizational needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.

Teamwork: Employees value teamwork as a collaborative effort, with each person contributing unique skills, knowledge and training to achieve common goals.

Integrity: Employees uphold the highest ethical standards, recognize the importance of public and customer trust and adhere to the values of the organization.

Opportunity: Employees are empowered to grow professionally, develop best practices and seek challenges to advance the City.

NOW! Employees are proactive, timely and efficient in responding to the needs of the organization and the community – NOW!

The City of Wheat Ridge is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin or disability.


  • Paid family and medical leave after six months
  • Generous paid time off accrual
  • Medical/dental/vision plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • City-paid life insurance
  • AD&D coverage
  • Retirement plans with city contributions
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness programs and incentives
  • Employee referral program
  • Some positions are eligible for flexible hybrid remote work