Human Resources

About Us

The Human Resources Department works collaboratively with all other City departments to support, advise, and manage City staff. We greatly value our employees and strive to effectively support them as they provide residents, business leaders and visitors the services that make Manitou Springs an exceptional community.

We are comprised of about 70 full-time employees and 30 part-time and seasonal employees organized into various departments and divisions with the mission of making Manitou Springs great. To learn more about our organizational structure, review the organizational chart (PDF).

Job Openings

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Chief of Police - City of Manitou Springs, Colorado

 - Accepting applications & resumes                                              until 5pm, July 12, 2019

The City of Manitou Springs invites you to apply for the position of Chief of Police. Manitou Springs is a picturesque, vibrant mountain community with historic charm. Located at the foot of Pikes Peak, its history dates to the 1870s. Manitou Springs is best - known for its historic preservation, mineral springs, cool mountain air, scenic landscapes, hiking trails, year-round activities, -festivals and a welcoming spirit.  Manitou Springs is a favorite tourist destination for people from around the world.

Area attractions include Garden of the Gods, the Cog Railway, Cave of the Winds, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Miramont Castle and the famous Seven Falls. Shops, art galleries, museums, and restaurants line the downtown main street and lodging ranges from historic bed and breakfasts to elegant hotels.  

The Organization

The Police Chief reports to the City Council and is a member of the City’s management team. The Police Chief heads a successful and motivated organization of 24 full time employees. Other City Departments include Administration, Planning, Public Services (to include Water and Sewer), Finance, and Fire. There is also a City Pool and Fitness Center. The Manitou Springs Police Department is a community-oriented police agency that practices community engagement and preventing crime as top priorities. The 2019 Police Department budget is $1,665,367. Working closely with City Council and other area government agencies, the Police Chief is responsible for policy implementation, emergency management, and delivering excellent police services. The Police Chief is expected to be accountable, responsive to issues, and provide leadership to the Police Department. 

The Candidate

Candidates should possess demonstrated leadership and management skills, high integrity, proven success in problem-solving policing methods, a collaborator, and financial management experience. The City is interested in candidates who can establish local and regional partnerships, lead by example and the ability to work in partnership with the community and build positive working relationships with other city staff.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should possess demonstrated management and leadership skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to promote a positive organizational culture. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. A master’s degree is desirable. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years experience as a peace officer, including 5 years of supervisory experience. Colorado POST certification, or the ability to obtain certification is also required.

The position has a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.  The salary range is $85,584 to $119,817 (DOQ).

The City is conducting this search in partnership with KRW Associates LLC.  Application materials will be accepted electronically from June 14, 2019 until 5PM (MDT) July 12, 2019 at and must include a cover letter, resume (with salary history), and 6 professional references.

 Questions should be directed to Lorne Kramer, KRW Managing Partner at or 719-310-8960 or Dr. Jerry Williams, KRW Managing Partner at or 303-726-6220.

Areas of Service

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Administration
  • Compensation
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Employee Relations
  • Equal Opportunity Administration
  • On-Boarding
  • Personnel File Management
  • Personnel Policy Development
  • Recruiting
  • Risk Management
  • Training and Development

Compensation Information

The City of Manitou Springs utilizes a classification schedule (PDF) for its employees.

Benefit Information

The City of Manitou Springs provides benefits for full time employees. View the City Benefits Summary (PDF).

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Manitou Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Manitou Springs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, gender, sex, age, disability, national origin or ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or pregnancy. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the City of Manitou Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of the disability in its services, programs or activities. Upon request, the City may provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities.