Town of Bayfield

The Town of Bayfield is nestled amidst mountains and national forests on the Pine River in eastern La Plata County of southwest Colorado.

Bayfield has a rich western history dating back to the late 1800s and was primarily a ranching community. The town was laid out over 80 acres in 1898 as a trading and social center for farmers and ranchers. The town grew over the years and was incorporated August 18, 1906.

After more than 100 years, Bayfield still values a traditional neighborhood culture with a strong sense of community. Today, Bayfield continues to be a growing, thriving community with a population of approximately 2,700 residents.


Employment with Town of Bayfield

Town of Bayfield has a small staff to handle day to day activities and services, but employees enjoy a excellent retirement and benefits and a friendly and supportive working environment.

Current job openings for Town of Bayfield are listed below. Job listings may also be found at the Bayfield Marshal's Office website.

Applications and resumes may be submitted to Town Hall.


Kathleen Cathcart, Town Clerk
PO Box 80
Bayfield, CO 81122

Fax: 970-884-2195

Email: kcathcart@bayfieldgov.org

Town of Bayfield is an equal opportunity employer and complies with the American Disabilities Act and as such, prohibits discrimination against any person in recruitment and hiring based on age, sex, creed, race, or religion. Town of Bayfield also prohibits discrimination against any person in classification, training, promotion, retention, assignment of duties or grants of rights and benefits, or any other personnel action because of race, creed, sex, family relationship, age, political or religious affiliation, organization membership, or other non-merit factors.

Pine River at Little Pine Park

Job Listings

Park Maintenance Worker

Full-Time Parks Maintenance Worker – Town of Bayfield.  The Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for a parks maintenance worker position.  Primary duties involve operation, maintenance, and repair of Town parks, facilities, and equipment.  Duties include, but are not limited to, mowing, field preparation, snow plowing, irrigation system operation, refuse management, tree and weed removal, facility upkeep, and equipment maintenance.  One (1) year of related experience preferred.  A valid driver’s license is required.  Position starts at $12.32 - $14.32/hr based off of experience. Applications must be received by April 14, 2021.  EEO/AA Employer.

Assistant Public Works Director

Under the general direction of the Director of Public Works, the Assistant Public Works Director is responsible for the operations and maintenance of public works infrastructure (water distribution, wastewater collection, water & wastewater treatment, streets, and drainage). Pay range is between $27.00 and $31.00 per hour depending on experience.  The position is FLSA classified as non-exempt from overtime.  Excellent benefits include health, dental, vision, paid holiday, vacation and sick time. The job is scheduled for 40 hours per week. The applicant must pass a background check and drug screen and must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to possess a Class B CDL.   A detailed job description is available at Town of Bayfield website or at Town Hall. Interested parties must submit an application, cover letter, and resume to the Town of Bayfield (Attention Assistant Public Works Director Application) located at 1199 Bayfield Parkway, PO Box 80 Bayfield, CO., 81122 on or before 3:00 p.m. on the closing date listed below.  For additional information contact Katie Sickles 970-884-9544 #101 or ksickles@bayfieldgov.orgClosing Date June 17, 2021.