Energy Capital of the Nation Needs America’s Veterans
by Marcy Jones
Welcome to Gillette, an incorporated city in Campbell County Wyoming. Located in Northeast Wyoming – midway between the Black Hills and the Big Horn Mountains – on the rolling plains of the ancient Powder River Basin, Gillette is a growing market and seeks to hire U.S. Veterans to help the city grow intelligently and with great pride.
Gillette is known as the Energy Capital of the Nation because of our vast oil reserves, natural gas production, electrical power plants, and the large number of coal mines which produce over thirty percent of the nation’s coal for electrical generation. Campbell County’s energy related economy provides a rich quality of life and many possibilities for employment and career opportunities.
The City of Gillette is a Home Rule City operating under the statutes of the State of Wyoming and Municipal Codes. The organizational structure for the City can be characterized as a Mayor/Council/Administrator form of local government which vests authority in an elected City Council, which, in turn, hires an appointed executive. The City Council is composed of six members elected from the three wards of the City on a nonpartisan basis to serve overlapping four-year terms. The Mayor is elected at-large to serve a four-year term as presiding officer at City Council meetings and as the official head of the City for legislative and ceremonial purposes. The City Administrator is appointed by the City Council and serves at the pleasure of that body.
The City Council is the City’s legislative and policy-making body. Acting as a whole, the City Council is responsible for passing ordinances and orders necessary for governing the City, as well as for setting the direction of City policy. The City Administrator is responsible for the overall administration of the City. This responsibility includes implementation of the general policies set by the City Council in addition to day-to-day oversight of all City operations. The City Administrator, with the help of City staff, provides the City Council with the information needed to fulfill its policy-making role.
The Mayor/Council/Administrator form of government separates legislative and executive responsibilities in a manner similar to both state and federal governments. This system provides “checks and balances” of both policy and administrative branches of government by limiting the power of each.
The City of Gillette is looking for U.S. Veterans who want to make the move to Campbell County, where one can start a new life, enjoying the beautiful outdoors while meeting your personal family and career goals. This is a place where the Pronghorn Antelope on the rolling plains outnumber the county’s human population. You’ll meet people who appreciate newcomers and returning residents alike.
Campbell County is a great place for Military Veterans to energize a career! In fact, with their growing energy industry and its many supporting businesses alonng with the healthcare and education areas, demands on the city require that it adds more high quality people and U.S. Veterans represent the very best of America and it’s values that make Gillette a super place to work and live.
With an unemployment rate below 4%, and local industry growing at unprecedented levels, there is a critical need for workers to assist the city.
Campbell County’s economy is mineral based with over 25 percent of the jobs directly attributed to mining operations in coal mining, oil and gas extraction and supporting operations. The mineral based economy has created a very attractive business climate for other industries. Tax revenue from mineral production has placed the City of Gillette, Campbell County and the State of Wyoming in enviable positions: not in debt and with the ability to meet business’ needs in infrastructure, education and programs.
So Give us a Good Look – You’ll Fit Right In!