Posts By: The City of Salida

Employment Opportunities with the City of Salida

The City of Salida currently has several employment opportunities. Click the position below to see a detailed position description.


Community Development Director

Animal Control/Code Enforcement Officer   Police Dept Employment Application


Municipal Worker I


Pool Custodian

Use this general Employment Application for all positions except the Animal Control/Code Enforcement Officer. Full job descriptions and employment applications are also available at department offices.

Applicants must pass a background check in addition to other requirements specific to the position.

Chief Clark Encourages Traffic Safety and Courtesy

Hello to all from the Salida Police Department. As I know most everyone from Salida is hoping we see much more of the wet spring snow as we need the moisture. Our department has been busy so far well in to the spring time. Currently, we are in the hiring process for one police officer and a code enforcement employee. We hope to have the selection process done in March for the police officer and by April for the code [...]

Call for Entries: Creative Bike Racks

The City of Salida, LiveWell Colorado and Salida Creative District are opening a Call for Entries for an artist/artists, contractors, architects, or designers to design and construct a total of 4 bikes racks for the Creative District. The City is partnering with LiveWell Chaffee County on the funding of these bike racks. The City will install the bike racks at four locations within the Creative District. A key goal of the City of Salida is to have the pieces be [...]

City adopts energy plan

Given the City’s commitment to environmental sustainability while simultaneously saving citizens money, the City of Salida took advantage of the Community Energy Efficiency Planning Program, a pilot program offered by Xcel Energy in 2013.

H Street Plan Moving Forward

After hearing input from numerous residents at the City Council meeting Tuesday, Council decided to move forward with the H Street rebuild project.  The street design was modified to widen the parkways from 4.6 feet to 6 feet, allowing several mature street trees to be saved in the project area. The larger parkway will also provide additional room for new plantings to grow and allow larger tree species to be planted.

Public Works Director Bob Salmi said the next step is [...]

Frost Gauges Update | 2.5.14

The City of Salida maintains four frost gauges around town due to water meters freezing in the past. The meters are located at the Salida Rec Center, Touber Building, Public Works Department and across from the Water Treatment Plant. The City is conducting this monitoring in order to better understand at what level frost becomes a problem in relation to freezing water meters.

Today, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 the frost depth average was up 1 inch again to 19.25 inches. This [...]

Retirement Party for Sgt. O’Brien | 2.14.14

The SPD will host a retirement party on February 14th between 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. where punch, coffee and cake will be served. The public is invited to join the celebration at the Touber Building in Suite 274.

H Street Construction Controversy

To the residents of Salida from the city.

The City of Salida’s Public Works Department has postponed work on H Street for the removal of marked trees within the parkways on H Street from 3rd to 10th Street.  Several members of the City Council made the request to postpone removal until after their meeting on February 4th.  The work consists of removing 15 trees.

Due to the current flexibility in the Public Works Crew’s schedule and in order to not have to [...]

Wayfinding Project

The City of Salida invites all interested, qualified persons or firms capable of providing the required products, to submit bids for the Design and Fabrication of Wayfinding Signage.

The city is considering the selection of a sign fabricator for the implementation of wayfinding signs within City limits over the next 3-5 fiscal years.  A preliminary Wayfinding Plan has been created outlining the different types of signs and locations.

Bids are due by 4pm on February 24, 2014. To get updated information prior [...]