Sheriff's Office Employment

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is hiring for the positions of Detention Sergeant, Detention Liutenant, Detention Deputy, Detention Specialist and Patrol Deputy. All full time/year round positions come with an excellent benefits package through Summit County Government, including medical, dental, vision, the county miCare Clinic, and retirement programs.

Detention Facility


The Summit County Detention Facility is a dynamic and energetic 94-bed facility with an average daily population of 57 inmates. We are looking for professional, outgoing people who have a great sense of humor, excellent communication, customer service skills, and attention to detail.  

Colorado POST certification is not required, but applicants must be able to meet POST certification standards. Applicants must not be current drug users. As the possession or use of marijuana is prohibited by federal law, this requirement also applies to marijuana. 

Meals are provided when on shift and are designed by a classically trained chef. Our restaurant quality food is the envy of detention facilities throughout Colorado! 

Summit County Government offers a down-payment assistance program for first time homebuyers, and the Summit County Sheriff's Office also has a volunteer deputy ski program for sworn staff.

Excellent benefits package through Summit County Government, including medical, dental, vision, the county miCare Clinic, and retirement programs.
 
Serious applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the on-duty sergeant to arrange for a facility tour and ride along at (970) 423-8977.

Summit County Non-Discrimination Guideline


It is the guideline of Summit County Government not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, on the basis of genetic information of the individual or family member of the individual, or any other protected basis that is unlawful under federal, state, and/or local law in applying or providing terms and conditions of employment. 

Summit County Government does and will continue to take Affirmative Action to assure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or on the basis of genetic information of the individual or family member of the individual.

Detention Sergeant 


Pay Range: $26.83/hr (Non-Post cert) $29.33/hr (POST cert) w/benefits

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well qualified Sergeant. This position supervises and manages their assigned personnel and has the responsibility of running the day to day operations of the detention facility while on duty.  The Detentions Sergeant supervises a shift of one to five deputies within the detentions facility and up to two Court Security Deputies, and a Detentions Specialist to ensure the proper operation and safety of the Justice Center Complex, which consists of the Justice Center and the DA/ Probation building.  Duties are generally performed on an assigned shift, but the Sergeant may be called upon to continue the duties or work assignment on other shifts and/or at other times as directed.  The Detentions Sergeant ensures appropriate and sufficient deployment in the Detentions Division; is responsible for inspecting, providing feedback, documenting performance, and ensuring standards of operation are met through the direct oversight of activities; instructing, teaching, training, and facilitation of a coordinated effort to develop self-control and character that fosters orderliness and efficiency within the facility; review and approve reports prepared by their subordinates; oversee inmate transports throughout the State of Colorado and the nation; ensure that inmates are receiving appropriate medical treatment; and that inmates are being booked and released appropriately; appropriately communicate with the Lieutenant and Commander in both oral and written formats on any issues of concern; inspect equipment, assigned Detentions assets, and work areas for conformity of Office standards; will prepare and investigate complaints regarding personnel and inmates; must be able to perform the responsibilities of a Detentions Deputy in an exemplary manner, as well as perform related administrative duties and projects.  Those duties include, but are not limited to: perform bookings and releases; assist with inmate management issues; investigate crimes committed within the Justice Center Complex; transport inmates to courts; transport inmates throughout the state; and, conduct internal investigations.  The Detentions Sergeant may have other duties as directed by the Command Staff.  The duties in this position include the oversight of all duties entrusted to the Detentions Deputy, Detentions Specialist, and Court Security Deputies are completed in a satisfactory manner.  Detentions Sergeants report directly to the Detentions Division Lieutenant.  The primary work location is the Detention Facility, located in the Justice Center in Breckenridge.

The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional with strong office, organizational, time management and communication skills. The candidate should have excellent customer service demeanor, with experience in a detentions environment, have strong written and verbal communications experience, be professional in directing and interacting with the people during times of emotional and stressful situations.  The candidate should have a demonstrated history of positive attitude and leadership, strong job knowledge, above average attention to detail, a history of self-motivation, and an aptitude for teaching and mentoring others.  

The candidate will be experienced and successful in managing work projects and tasks and completing within established timelines. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter. 

Expectations of the Chosen Candidate:  The chosen candidate will be expected to demonstrate positive, mentoring leadership of their assigned subordinates; the ability to react appropriately while under stress; and, exhibit sound decision making abilities.  Within one year of selection, the candidate must: successfully complete the County Sheriffs of Colorado Detention Mini-Skills Academy; successfully complete the County Sheriffs of Colorado / Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Supervisory Institute; and, successfully complete all applicable Incident Command requirements, if not already completed.  Within two years of selection, the candidate must successfully complete a Colorado POST Law Enforcement Training Academy, if they are not already Colorado POST certified.

Required Qualifications:  Candidates must be Colorado POST certified or certifiable.  The candidate must have at least three years of law enforcement experience, with above average reviews, preferably with some experience working in a detention environment.  Preference will be given to a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.  Must be able to pass a background check, psychological test, polygraph, physical, and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records. Internal candidates will be required to submit a letter of interest through their chain of command to Commander Bourgerie.  External candidates will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Deputy Application.

Hiring Range: Non-POST certified: PS80, Non-Exempt.  $26.83/hr entry POST Certified: PS90, Non-Exempt $29.33/hr entry (with potential for up to a 10% increase above base for both Non-POST certified and POST certified), DOQ, Summit County offers an excellent benefit program.

Application Deadline Date: Please submit a completed Sheriff’s Office Deputy Application and cover letter, or Letter of Interest (internal candidates only),  to Commander Erik J. Bourgerie at PO Box 210, or at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Erik.Bourgerie@SummitCountyCO.gov  no later than February 24, 2017, by 5 p.m. 


Detention Sergeant Application

Detention Lieutenant


Pay Range: $2,653.60 entry bi-weekly (with potential for up to a 10% increase above base), DOQ

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well qualified Lieutenant. This position performs a variety of technical and administrative duties to help support, lead, and manage a professional twenty-four hour workforce that is required to ensure the safety, security and orderly running of the Detention Facility; safeguard inmates health and well-being; secure and safeguard the Summit County Justice Center Complex, which consists of Summit County Combined Courts, Probation Office, and the District Attorney’s Office, including members of the judiciary when away from the complex, upon request; enforce court orders; execute criminal warrants and writs via transports, extraditions and arrests; serves civil papers, conducts civil standbys and evictions.  Assists in carrying out the strategic vision developed by the Commander; assists in conducting risk management; helps ensure divisional staff are compliant with all required constitutional, statutory, ordinance, policy and rule requirements.  The Detentions Division consists of Security Staff; Medical Resources, Kitchen Operations; Civil; Court Security; and, Administrative Staff.  This is a Mid-Level Supervisor, sworn and Colorado POST certified position that reports directly to the Commander.  The primary work location is the Detention Facility, located in the Justice Center in Breckenridge.

The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional with strong office, organizational, time management and communication skills. The candidate should have excellent customer service demeanor, with experience in a detentions environment, have strong written and verbal communications experience, be professional in directing and interacting with the people during times of emotional and stressful situations.  The candidate should have a demonstrated history of positive attitude and leadership, strong job knowledge, above average attention to detail, a history of self-motivation, and an aptitude for teaching and mentoring others.  

The candidate will be experienced and successful in managing work projects and tasks and completing within established timelines. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter. 

Expectations of the Chosen Candidate:  The chosen candidate will be expected to demonstrate positive, mentoring leadership of their assigned subordinates; the ability to react appropriately while under stress; and, exhibit sound decision making abilities.  Within one year of selection, the candidate must: successfully complete the County Sheriffs of Colorado Detention Mini-Skills Academy; successfully complete the County Sheriffs of Colorado / Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Command Staff Institute; and, successfully complete all applicable Incident Command requirements, if not already completed.

Required Qualifications:  Candidates must be Colorado POST certified or certifiable.  The candidate must have at least two years as a law enforcement supervisor with above average reviews, preferably with some experience working in a detention environment.  Preference will be given to a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.  Must be able to pass a background check, psychological test, polygraph, physical, and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records. Internal candidates will be required to submit a letter of interest through their chain of command to Commander Bourgerie.  External candidates will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Deputy Application.

Hiring Range: M70, Exempt.  $2,653.60 entry bi-weekly (with potential for up to a 10% increase above base), DOQ, Summit County offers an excellent benefit program

Application Deadline Date: Please submit a completed Sheriff’s Office Deputy Application and cover letter, or Letter of Interest (internal candidates only),  to Commander Erik J. Bourgerie at PO Box 210, or at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Erik.Bourgerie@SummitCountyCO.gov  no later than February 24, 2017, by 5 p.m.  


Detention Deputy


Pay Range: $20.10/hr to $29.16/hr DOE

Detentions Deputies are sworn law-enforcement positions, responsible for the safety, security and orderly running of the detention facility. These duties include, but are not limited to: the booking and release of arrestees, inmates and detainees; Courts; transports across the state of Colorado and extraditions throughout the United States, assisting with Court Security duties, including security at the Justice Center and the DA's Office / Probation Office building; fingerprinting; taking mugshots; enforcing facility rules and regulations; conducting criminal investigations; making arrests; writing reports; professionally using the law enforcement radio system; assisting the Civil Division when needed; and, assisting the Operations Division as appropriate. 

Successful applicants will be trained in arrest control/ defensive tactics, firearms, Taser and pepper spray, in addition to over 80 hours of in-service training offered annually. Detention Deputies bid by seniority for twelve hour shifts; Sunday through Tuesday or Thursday through Saturday and work every other Wednesday. This normally works out to working four days with three days off and then working three days with four days off, with some exceptions for training weeks. 
     
Detention Deputy Application

Detention Specialist


Pay Range: $17.40/hr to $25.22/hr DOE

Detention Specialists are civilian positions responsible for assisting in the safety, security and orderly running of the facility. These duties include, but are not limited to: operating the Control Room in an efficient and orderly manner; answering phone calls; monitoring the camera system; opening secure doors and prioritizing movement throughout the facility; responding to intercoms; listening to and use of the law enforcement radio system; logging movement of trustees participating in the work release program; enforcing facility rules and regulations via the facility intercom system; logging entry and exit of personnel utilizing the Evidence Room and Armory; report writing as needed; and, responsible for monitoring the safety of the detention deputies, arresting officers, volunteers, community partners working in the facility and the inmates. 

Detention Specialists do not have any direct physical contact with arrestees, detainees, or inmates within the facility. Operating the Control Room is a fast paced, critical function within the facility and requires excellent prioritization, multi-tasking, and communication skills. 

The schedule for Detention Specialists may vary, depending on the needs of the facility. 

Detention Specialist Application

Please email Recruitdetentions@summitcountyco.gov with any questions. 

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Now Accepting Applications for Patrol Deputy

Interested parties should download a Patrol application after reading the basic requirements below. 
   
Basic Requirements

Job Description 

Patrol Application
 

Hiring Process: 

  1. Initial application process
  2. Written Testing
  3. Oral Board
  4. Complete a Personal History Questionnaire
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Integrity Interview
  7. Psychological Testing
  8. Polygraph Examination
  9. Executive Interview
  10. Successful completion of the FTO program

Testing for these positions will be TBA. Qualified candidates who are selected to move forward into each phase will be informed by phone or email. 

A completed application may be mailed directly to the Sheriff’s Office at: 501 N. Park Ave./P.O. Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or may be scanned and emailed
to:
RecruitPatrol@summitcountyco.gov  

Please email RecruitPatrol@summitcountyco.gov  with any questions.

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