Hiring Process


Applications are only accepted for open positions. The city does not hold unsolicited resumes or applications. Completed and signed city applications and accompanying resumes must be submitted by the closing date listed on the open position posting. 

Each job opening is filled by using an applicant screening process that ensures that the applicants possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job. 

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

The City of Trinidad is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The interview and selection process may include:

Written tests to measure job-related knowledge or aptitude in a particular area.

  • Oral interviews to discuss the applicant's job history and assess oral communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Performance tests to assess a candidate's ability to perform job-related tasks.
  • Physical ability tests or medical examinations to assess a candidate's ability to meet the physical requirements of the job.
  • Some City positions may require an applicant to pass a pre-employment reference screen, criminal history/driving record check, drug screen and physical exam.
Applications can be mailed to:
City of Trinidad
HR Department
P.O. Box 880
Trinidad, CO 81082

Applications can be dropped off at:
City of Trinidad
135 N. Animas St.
Trinidad, CO  81082

Applications can be emailed to hr@trinidad.co.gov

Public safety positions:

Polygraph examinations, psychological evaluations, medical evaluations, or background investigations may
be used to assess a candidate's suitability.