Human Resources

Job Openings

For available positions with the City of Sterling, view Job Opportunities.

Application Process

To be considered for employment, you must submit an online application. The City does not accept paper applications. Resume are not accepted in lieu of an application. Computers are available at Sterling Public Library and CO Workforce Center (100 Broadway, Ste. 24) for use by the public. Please check their websites for policies on computer usage.

If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application process, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can create an application by clicking on the position you wish to apply for and entering your username and password to enter the application.

It is important that your application shows all the relevant education, training, and/or experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. Most of these only receive the application without confidential information released to them.

Positions are advertised:

CO Workforce Center, 100 Broadway, Ste. 24, Sterling;;
lobby area at 421 N. 4th St. (City of Sterling Administration Building);

local newspapers, usually advertised on Wednesday;
City of Sterling Employment Opportunities Facebook page;
position is shared with Employ Northeast CO Facebook page;
Certain position may be advertised on other sites such as CML Job Finder, and/or industry specific publications.


Our mission is to provide exceptional service by treating all people with mutual respect and trust, personal accountability, and open communications.

The City of Sterling is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation. We encourage, value and respect diversity.

We adhere to federal requirements pertaining to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

For persons needing reasonable accommodation, please call (970)522-9700 as far in advance as possible.

Drug Screen and background Investigations

The City of Sterling conducts a background investigation of applicants for all positions except seasonal and temporary positions. The investigation may include but is not limited to:

  • Checking arrest and/or criminal conviction records
    Driving records
    Previous employment

The City may, in its discretion, make selection and retention decisions based upon the information obtained in connection with a background investigation.

A Pre-employment drug screen is conducted for all positions except seasonal recreational positions. CDL holders require A Department of Transportation pre-employment drug screen and will be subject to Random Drug Screens quarterly.


The City of Sterling does verify Social Security numbers with E-Verify upon hiring.

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