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Adams County, Colorado Overview

Brighton, CO
1001 to 5000 employees
1902
Government
Municipal Governments
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Adams County is located in northeastern Colorado. The county is 18 miles wide and 72 miles long, ranging from urban uses in the western portions of the county, to crop and grazing land in the central and eastern portions.

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Mission: Our Mission:
To responsibly serve the Adams County community with integrity and innovation.

Our Values:
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Company Updates

  • We recently found out that Crossroads Commerce Park won the 2017 Phoenix Award for brownfields redevelopment. This is the most prestigous national award for a project of this type. Crossroads Commerce Park is the new industrial park located at the former site of the ASARCO smelter, which operated at the border of Denver and Adams counties for more than 100 years. Many people throughout Adams County and the surrounding community made this project possible, including many key members of our department. Congratulations to everyone who was a part of this success.

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  • Kudos to the Adams County Fair folks for round two of awards, this time from the International Fairs and Expositions Hall of Honor Communications contest. The Adams County Fair won in the following categories:
    •First Place for single brochure/flyer
    •First Place for promotional advertising
    •Second Place for newspaper ad
    •Third Place for unique advertising
    •Third Place for web advertisement
    We're all looking forward to the 2018 Adams County Fair!

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Adams County, Colorado – Why Work For Us?


In 1902, voters approved creation of Adams County which, prior to that time, had been part of an enormous Arapahoe County. The county was named after Alva Adams, a popular former governor who was in office at the time of this election.

In an election held November 8, 1904, Brighton was chosen as the permanent county seat and, as was befitting a new and prosperous county, a new courthouse was built at 4th and Bridge Street in 1906. That building still stands as the Brighton City Hall.

The first meeting of the Adams County Board of Commissioners was held Dec. 4, 1902, in Brighton.  The first three commissioners of Adams County were Fred P. Watts, who was a former Arapahoe County Commissioner from the Brighton district, and John Benbow and Wilson R. Smith, both appointed by then governor of Colorado, James B. Orman.  Smith served as county commissioner for only one month before resigning; he was replaced by Edward Fitzpatrick.


During this meeting the commissioners accepted Governor Orman's appointments for county officials:  Christopher E. Lunney, county clerk; Charles R. Cook, assessor; Geroge M. Griffin, treasurer; Martin R. Bromley, sheriff; Rice Means, county judge; and Martin I. Dowling, surveyor.


Values

A Positive Work Environment
We are committed to providing a respectful, professional work environment that will attract, retain and motivate a workforce that effectively and efficiently serves the Adams County community.

Servant Leadership
We are committed to serving the Adams County community with accountability and responsibility.\

Teamwork
We are committed to working together on behalf of the Adams County community.

Transparency
We are committed to engaging in open, honest and respectful practices and communication

Credibility
We are committed to earning the trust and respect of the Adams County Community by acting with integrity and ethics in all we do

Goals

Education and Economic Prosperity
Adams County supports economic prosperity by attracting new businesses, retaining existing businesses, and supporting the growth and development of small businesses. We do that by creating programs that facilitate a highly-skilled and well-educated workforce; support a positive image and brand for Adams County, and foster a viable economic environment for our business community.

High Performing, Fiscally Sustainable Government
A high performing government knows and delivers what its citizens want, is customer centric, has an innovative culture, and uses the best technology. We consider the sustainability of our services and service delivery in all areas of government operations. We have the right people in the right jobs and align our resources with our priorities. We implement best practices and empower our people with collaboration, adaptability, and teamwork.

Quality of Life
Our citizens feel safe and protected within their neighborhoods.  Our communities are visually attractive and have outstanding park, recreational, open space, and cultural amenities. Our citizens are actively engaged in their community.  Sustainability of development and natural resource preservation are an integral part of our growth and redevelopment.

Safe, Reliable Infrastructure
Adams County provides an appropriate, sustainable, public infrastructure that supports the quality of life of our citizens and employees, meets the needs of our businesses and supports economic development, and is maintained at the level of service our citizens and employees need.

Community Enrichment
Adams County provides a human service network that protects the vulnerable in our community.  We improve lives through integral community partnerships.

Be a Part of Something Great

We hire exceptional people and give them a multitude of top-notch opportunities to grow, expand their capabilities and reach their full potential. We invest in their education and development, resulting in experienced, intelligent and dedicated colleagues. Adams County has a customer service-focused culture that offers employees exciting and dynamic challenges to build successful careers they can be proud of, now and in the future. We are committed to hiring people who value a positive work environment, servant leadership, teamwork, transparency, and credibility.

Career Opportunities

Job openings are posted on the Adams County website and in the Human Resources Department office. Job announcements contain the job title; department; job description; requirements for minimum experience, education, and training and whether testing is needed.


We hire exceptional people and give them a multitude of top-notch opportunities to grow, expand their capabilities and reach their full potential. We invest in their education and development, resulting in experienced, intelligent and dedicated colleagues. Adams County has a customer service-focused culture that offers employees exciting and dynamic challenges to build successful careers they can be proud of, now and in the future. 

We are committed to hiring people who value a positive work environment, servant leadership, teamwork, transparency, and credibility.

While employees have their own unique reasons for working here, we've given the matter some serious thought. After talking to a range of people from new employees to long-term employees, below are some common reasons employees give for working for Adams County:

  • Challenging and rewarding work 
  • Collaborative team environment 
  • Employee recognition programs 
  • Enviable holiday / vacation benefits 
  • Fair and thorough recruitment process 
  • Friendly and helpful coworkers 
  • Generous salary and benefit package 
  • Growing county and community 
  • Only 20 minutes from Denver 
  • Stable organization with a 100-year history 
  • Effective sustainability and environmental responsibility 
  • Valuable health and wellness programs 
  • Wide range of career opportunities and advancement potential

Adams County provides a comprehensive benefit package to part-time employees (30-39 hours per week) and regular full-time employees (40 hours per week). Our benefit package includes the following:

  • Aflac Supplemental Medical Insurance
  • Basic Term Life Insurance Policy
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Dental Plans
  • Elective Employee Benefit Programs
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Employee Training and Management Development
  • Flexible Spending Cafeteria Plan
  • Long Term Disability Policy
  • Medical Plans
  • Optional Term Life Insurance
  • Recreation Center Discounts
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Vision Plan
  • Wellness Program

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    Workforce is a great team to be a part of. The leadership on our team are responsive, fair, and give us room to grow. They listen to us and do the best they can to give us the tools to do our jobs well.

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    Government work always comes with rules and regulations that seem nonsensical. We are bound by laws that are most often written by people with no idea of the work that we do.

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Adams County, Colorado Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Adams County, Colorado in February 2015.

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    It was fast and efficient. I applied and three weeks later, I had the job. It was awesome. I went through a background check and I got an offer letter and was able to submit my new hire documents online using my cell phone. I was impressed with the recruitment process.

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    • The mission, vision and goals and values are extremely important to the organization. How would you contribute to the mission, vision, goals and values of Adams County?   1 Answer
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Adams County, Colorado Awards & Accolades

  • Well Deserved Golden Apple Award, United Healthcare, 2012

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