Human Resources

The City of Wheat Ridge was named Best of the Best in the government agency category for 2022 and named an All-American City in 2021! As the Carnation City of Colorado, we pride ourselves on dedicating our work to the great people of Wheat Ridge. The City is growing and changing and we need more professionals to join us in serving this small but vibrant community.

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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!

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental and vision care, paid time off for vacation and medical leave, mental health resources, life insurance, disability coverage, retirement plans, a wellness program, and an employee recognition program. 

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.

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Wheat Ridge Employee Benefits Guide 2023

Compensation Plan

The City's Compensation Plan for full-time/part-time benefited employees aims to be financially sustainable and a plan that will help staff recruit and retain top talent. Additionally, the compensation plan is market-based and fully aligned with the City's pay-for-performance system. The City's pay-for-performance model is consistent with the culture and commitment to A.C.T.I.O.N! - The City's core values. It is important for the City to reward employees who exemplify these core values and who help achieve the City's strategic results.

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