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Colorado Comeback Cash

The State of Colorado is offering $100 Walmart gift cards while supplies last to anyone who receives a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a participating state-operated vaccine site. The State is offering these gift cards ahead of the back-to-school season to encourage eligible individuals and families to get fully vaccinated by the fall. As we continue our recovery from the pandemic, vaccination is the key to making sure we come back strong and healthy in time for school.

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Public Notice Forest Reserve Title III Proposed Project

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is soliciting public proposals to spend Forest Service Title III funds for any projects that will be used for projects that adjoin US Federal Property. Written proposals must be received by 3PM on MONDAY, August 30, 2021.  Written project request must be submitted to the Saguache County Administration office 505 3rd Street or emailed to wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov, or can be mailed to PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149.  The deadline for submittal is MONDAY, August 30, 2021 at 3PM.
 

Help Wanted: Maintenance Technician

Experienced individual needed for maintenance services with the responsibility of maintaining various county buildings.  Full time position, 40 hours a week, with variable hours which may include evening and/or early morning work times. Starting salary will be $15.80/hr.  To view the job description and an application they are available at Saguache County Administration office 505 3rd Street, Saguache or printable at www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov. Call 719-655-2231 for more information. Position opened until filled. Saguache County is an EEO employer.  Valid Driver’s License, Drug testing which includes, background check will be required and a physical exam may be required for final applicants.

Job Description 

 The general responsibility of the Maintenance Technician is to ensure the building owned and managed by Saguache County are are maintained in a manner consistent with industry standards, thereby providing a safe, clean, and healthy living environment for the public, residents, and staff. The Maintenance Technician will receive work orders from the Director of Housing and Maintenance for specific repairs or activities and will perform routine grounds work and designated preventive maintenance activities.  Physical and Mental requirements of the Maintenance Technician: Supervisory Responsibilities:  First level supervisor who not typically supervise other staff.  Qualifications:  The individual must be able to perform each duty to a satisfactory level.  High school diploma or general education degree is required, or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The individual must possess the ability to read and interpret documents, such are operation and maintenance manuals, procedure manuals, safety manuals, ability to write routine reports and correspondence, ability to speak to the public, residents, and staff. The individual must possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, compute rates, ration, percent, draw and interpret graphs. The individual must possess practical problem-solving skills and deal with a variety of variables. Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, or talk, or to hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, taste, and smell.  The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or carry 50lbs, frequently lift/move up to 50lbs, and occasionally lift/move up to 100lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in some tasks is usually loud.  Tasks to be completed by Maintenance Technician: Apartment Preparation will include but not limited to:  Occasionally cleaning buildings owned and managed by Saguache County.  Painting of walls.  Cleaning windows.  Cleaning, stripping, and finishing of floors. Repining of door locks.  Checking the fire and carbon monoxide alarms of the apartment. Appliance repair will include but not limited to:  Drier repair/replacement, washer repair/replacement, furnace repair and safety measures, hot water heater repair/replacement, refrigerator repair/replacement, oven repair/replacement, wall heater repair/replacement. Electrical repair will consist of occasional replacement and repair of existing systems.  Any additional systems or major rework of existing systems will be performed by a licensed individual. Grounds works will include but not limited to:  Snow removal, mowing, sprinkler system repair and installation, fertilizing the lawn, trash pickup, pest control, and removal of debris.  Snow removal may be required on the weekend if there is enough accumulation to be an issue. Machine and tool maintenance will consist of but not limited to:  Basic machine upkeep, whether it be fluid changes, refueling, windshield wipers, tire pressure, etc.  Tools will be kept in a good working order, tools missing a manufactures safety features should be taken out of service and/or replaced. Supplies and Materials includes but not limited to:  Tracking of supplies/materials/parts, and ordering of supplies so that they are on hand when need.  Water and Sewer repair will include but not limited to:  Repairing and preventing water damage from clear and grey water.  Clearing sewer of obstructions with a rotor router.  Usage of sewage camera system when needed.  Repair of water and sewer lines. Other occasional duties include but not limited to:  Occasional flooring installation, drywall repair installation, concrete work, building sheds, installation of cabinets, installation of sinks and toilets, and after-hours maintenance emergencies, custodial duties for Saguache County, preventative maintenance of both the properties interior and exterior, and other additional tasks as assigned. A cell phone is provided by Saguache County for the purpose of contacting the Maintenance Technician.

 

 

COVID-19 testing every Wednesday

Free COVID-19 *TESTING* every Wednesday, 3 PM - 7 PM at the Saguache Community Building, 525 7th Street Saguache, CO 81149.

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Help Wanted: Building Custodian

Experienced individual needed for janitorial services with responsibility for cleaning various county buildings.  Full time position, 32 to 40 hours a week, with variable hours which include evening and/or early morning work times. Starting salary will be $15.05/hr. to start.  To view the job description and an application they are available at Saguache County Administration office 505 3rd Street, Saguache or printable at www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov. Call 719-655-2231 for more information. Applications close on Friday, July 30,2021 at 3:00 P.M. Saguache County is an EEO employer.  Valid Driver’s License, Drug testing which includes, background check will be required and a physical exam may be required for final applicants.

Job Description 

Constructs and repairs structural facilities, ensuring that such facilities are in good working order using woodwork, maintenance equipment and tools. Maintains grounds using tools and equipment. Participates in performing cleaning and maintenance of public buildings, structures, and grounds. Ensures compliance with safety standards involving such public buildings, structures, and grounds for the benefit of County employees and pubic. Keeps all data and materials confidential and safe.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

include the following, other duties may be assigned and will be performed as directed. Places hazard signs to warn public of possible slick floors or other hazards. Sweeps, Mops, scrubs, vacuums, buffs and dusts hallways, stairs and office space. Dusts and cleans or polishes chairs, tables, shelves and other metal or woodwork including furniture and equipment. Cleans windows, inside and outside, using ladders as needed. Cleans and sanitizes bathrooms and examination rooms; replaces toilet paper, paper towns and other disposables as needed. Collects and disposes refuse. Performs ground maintenance activities such as mowing lawns, trimming hedges, removing weeds and raking and disposing of leaves and refuse as needed. Cleans sidewalks and outside area of debris or snow/ice as needed. May need to work after-hours/weekends. Installs wood or metal parts. Installs glass or replaces broken glass as required. Erects or dismantles roofing or siding. Prepares irregular scaffolding which may be required. May work as a plumber in assembling, installing and repairing pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water and sewer systems. May need to perform after-hour/weekend plumbing activities in case of emergency May act as a carpenter in alteration, repair and maintenance of buildings, floors, roof, stairways, partitions, doors, windows, screens, scaffolding forms, wood fixtures, and furniture. May handle handsaw, planer, jointer, sharper, table saw, drills, sanding machine, router and other mechanical and hand tools. Maintains tools and machinery in good condition and uses all tools carefully and as instructed. Replaces damaged ceiling tile, floor tile and wall coverings. Installs items such as window shades, blinds curtain rods, wall clocks and door locks. Assists in moving furniture or providing other assistance to individual departments as needed. Maintains building performing minor and routine paining. Notifies Maintenance Supervisor of concerning need for any repairs or additions to lighting, heating and ventilating or other equipment or to the structure. Performs other related work as required by the Maintenance Supervisor.

Qualifications, Education & Experience  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. High School Graduate or equivalent. One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent of education and experience. Relate to the public and respect confidentiality of information. Ability to read and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquires or complaints. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is also exposed to hazardous situations which involve angry or upset employees or citizens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Help Wanted: Personal Care Providers

Saguache County Public Health is hiring Personal Care Providers (PCPs). PCPs go into the homes of people who need help with cleaning, laundry, cooking meals, medication reminders, medical devices, and many other needed chores.

Applicants are required to pass a drug test, including marijuana, and a background check.  Applicants are also given a knowledge, skills, and abilities check to ensure they can lift at least 10-15 lbs. safely. The position is minimum wage ($12.35/hour) and is part-time up to 29 hours per week depending on client base.  If you want a rewarding job serving those in need or have any questions concerning this position give us a call at 719-655-2533 M-F,  8-4.

Saguache County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Serious applicants only.  

Help Wanted: VSO Officer

Experienced individual needed for part time Veterans Service Officer. The position will be approximately 3 days per week.  Please contact April Quintana with the Saguache County Administration office for an application or printable at www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov.  Salary to be determined.

Call 719-655-2231 for more information. Applications close on Friday July 30, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.Saguache County is an EEO employer.  Drug testing and a background check will be required for final applicants.
 

Help Wanted: Grant Writing Specialist

Saguache County is searching for a Grant Writing Specialist that will take charge of the search of grants for all Saguache County departments by searching for and administering any grants awarded.  With the ability to research grants for various county departments, all grant reporting requirements, manage and track all financial and award requirements assure all requirements are met.  Starting pay depending on experience. Applications are available at www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov or in the Saguache County Administration Office. Contact Wendi Maez at 719-655-2231 or email wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov for more information. Applications close on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 3:00 P. M.

Saguache County is an EOE employer. Drug testing, including marijuana, and background check are required for final applicants.

Job Description 

Grant Writing/Research Support Specialist will be in charge of working with the Board of County Commissioners and all department heads to research and apply for grants to benefit Saguache County by overseeing the entire grant time line to assure all grant requirements are met. Should be familiar with government grant writing, grant reporting, grant competition. Ideal candidate demonstrates interest in grant funding, including research, applying for, reporting competition. You should also have excellent organizational skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks.  Must also be able to assist staff to ensure all requirements are met.

Responsibilities & Requirements 

Responsibilities

Keep accurate records for all daily transactions as needed for grant reporting, process invoices, if required Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial grant reports, assist with budget preparation as needed for grants.

Requirements

Proven work experience as a Grant writer or similar role, solid knowledge of government financial and accounting grant procedures, excellent analytical and numerical skills, sharp time management skills, strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data.

 

Saguache County Sales Tax Grants now available!

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners are taking Grant Applications for Saguache County Sales Tax Grants until 3:00PM, Friday, August 13, 2021. To be eligible grant applications must be for either:  Emergency Services/Public Health and Safety; Youth and Senior programs, projects, or organizations; or Renewable Energy projects/Business Opportunities and Job Creation. Grant applications are available on our website at saguachecounty.colorado.gov - use “Sales Tax Grant Application” or you can contact the Saguache County Administration office at 719-655-2231 to request a copy of the grant application.

Sharps Mail-back Program

(June 3, 2021) You just used a needle to administer your medicine. Now what?
We have FREE sharps disposal kits for Saguache County residents (not businesses). The kit comes with a sharps container, a return shipping box, and a prepaid mailing label. To participate in the Sharps Mail-back Program or to learn more about it, call Saguache Public Health at 719-655-2533.

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Saguache County Sales Tax Grant Recipients List Now Available!