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

Community Development Director

Full-time, Exempt, Regular Position: Job Description

Under the general direction of the Town Manager, the Community Development Director provides strategic vision and supervises and directs current, long-range, and comprehensive planning activities of the Town.  This position serves as a member of the Leadership Team carrying out Board of Trustee goals and directives, developing internal policy and guiding interdepartmental initiatives.  Pay range is between $32.50 and $40.00 per hour depending on experience.  The position is FLSA classified exempt from overtime.  Excellent benefits include health, dental, vision, paid holiday, vacation and sick time. The job is scheduled for approximately 40 hours per week. The applicant must pass a background check.   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 CDD-Applicant located at 1199 Bayfield Parkway, PO Box 80 Bayfield, CO., 81122 on or before noon December 17, 2021.  For additional information contact Katie Sickles 970-884-9544 #101 or ksickles@bayfieldgov.org.  The Town of Bayfield is an equal opportunity employer.