About Teller County

In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Teller County, Colorado (established in 1899) is located just west of Colorado Springs, in the Front Range, on the western slope of Pikes Peak - “America’s Mountain”. You will fall in love with our beautiful mountain views, abundant wildlife and the incredible history of the region.

The County spans 559 square miles, encompassing several small towns and three incorporated cities, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek and Victor, the latter two cities having been profitable gold mining camps during the 1890’s. Now, Cripple Creek (the County seat), has evolved into a gaming town boasting 11 casinos, many of which reside in historic downtown buildings, and is one of only 3 gaming towns in the entire state. The County is still a gold mining area, with much activity from the Cripple Creek/Victor Gold Mine, having poured their 4 millionth ounce of gold in 2011, and being the largest private employer in the County.

With a diverse population of approximately 23,000, residents enjoy relatively mild climates at our varied elevations of 8200 feet in Florissant to 9708 feet in Victor. Our residents benefit from the many state parks and federal forest lands within the County which provide a variety of trails for hiking, biking and off-road vehicles, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities.

Teller County’s ‘vision’ is to “Protect the Past…Embrace the Future” and our ongoing mission is to promote a high quality of life for all Teller County Citizens by preserving the legacy of the past, meeting the essential public service needs of the present, and preparing for the challenges of the future. But what really makes Teller County special are its people. We care about families and children, and are truly striving to make a great life for the people who live here.

 Teller County Government is always seeking skilled and talented individuals to fill positions in our various departments, as positions become available. From working road maintenance, to an administrative position in an Elected Official’s office or assisting clients in Public Health or Social Services, our Teller County ‘family’ all works together to make our mountain community a great place to enjoy many opportunities.

Check us out at www.co.teller.co.us to get a picture of what living and working in Teller County would be like. Our website provides many links including those to our cities and towns, various community programs, and information on recreational areas and upcoming events, to name a few.

Come join our team and reach new heights!

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Teller County is an Equal Opportunity Employer