Sheriff's Office Employment - Please scroll down for all open positions

  1. Administrative Support Specialist

  2. Animal Shelter Technician

  3. Detentions Deputy

  4. Patrol Deputy

  5. School Resource Officer (SRO) - Technician

  6. SMART Mental Health Clinician

  7. Patrol Field Training Officer (FTO) Technician

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Administrative Support Specialist

Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Administrative Support Specialist. The position performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of the records management team of Operations and Detentions Divisions. This position also serves as a primary customer service representative of the Sheriff’s Office to internal and external customers requesting records. The primary work location is the front desk and public counter at the Sheriff’s Office located in the Justice Center in Breckenridge, CO.

The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional with data entry, telephone, word processing, and communication skills. The candidate should have excellent customer service demeanor in answering phones and in-person questions and providing clear directions and accurate referrals in a high volume work environment.  

The candidate will be detail-oriented and accurate in work product. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter. 

Required Qualifications: One year clerical experience required. This requirement may be considered through equivalency of professional administrative and customer service positions. College degree and experience working in the criminal justice and legal fields preferred. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological and polygraph to work with Criminal Justice Records. Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license at the time of appointment and throughout employment and be capable of safely operating a motor vehicle. Candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Civilian Application.

Pay Range: SO30, non-exempt, $48,173 - $69,851, DOQ. A sign-on bonus program is available! Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package.

This position is open until filled. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resume. External candidates are required to complete a Sheriff’s Office SO Civilian Application.  All documents should go to Support Services Commander Tom Whelan, by mail to PO Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424, in person at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Thomas.Whelan@summitcountyco.gov.  

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Animal Shelter Technician

Position Requirements: Must be able to handle a physically demanding job for 10-hour shifts. Must be able to lift 75 pounds routinely. Strong customer service and animal handling skills, computer skills, and excellent communication skills desired. Flexible schedule needed. Valid driver’s license and background check required.

The ideal candidate will be a team oriented professional with the strong desire to care for and help pets find a home.

Expectations of the chosen candidate: Cleans and sanitizes animal holding areas and animal shelter facility. Feeds, cares for, and administers medications to animals. Conducts behavioral assessments and training for adoptable animals. Provides customer service to shelter visitors. Must perform animal euthanasia and cremations. The chosen candidate will demonstrate a positive demeanor, support the mission of Animal Control, and work closely with shelter staff and volunteers.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma.
  • Computer experience with Windows format and MS Office (to include Power Point). Excellent communication skills and ability to deal with the public effectively.
  • Animal handling experience.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have a valid Colorado’s Driver’s License at time of appointment and throughout employment and know how to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office SO Civilian Application.

Pay Range: SO20, non-exempt, $44,532 - $48,984 DOQ and a sign-on bonus program is available! Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package.

Application Deadline Date: Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Meg at Meg.Leroux@summitcountyco.gov or drop off or mail to Summit County Animal Shelter, 0058 Nancy’s Place, P.O. Box 5225, Frisco, CO 80443

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Detentions Deputy

NOW HIRING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS 18  YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER!

The Summit County Detention Facility is a dynamic and energetic 94-bed facility with an average daily population of around 57 inmates. Detention Deputies are professional, outgoing people who have a great communication and customer service skills.

Colorado POST certification is not required, but applicants must meet POST certification standards.

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.

Serious applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the on-duty Detentions Sergeant for a facility tour and ride-a-long at 970-423-8977.

Pay Range: (ST50) $68,120 - $93,227  DOQ  - this includes a 5 year Step Program! A sign-on bonus is available and Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package!                    

Detention Deputy Application

Please email recruitdetentions@summitcountyco.gov with any questions.

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Patrol Deputy

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

Pay Range: $72,800 - $102,254 DOQ  - this includes a 5 year Step Program! A sign-on bonus is available and Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package!   

Basic Requirements

Job Description 

Patrol Deputy 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

Law Enforcement Academy Sponsored Cadet

Cadet Level: $68,120

Academy Graduate:  $72,800

Basic Requirements

Job Description 

Patrol Deputy 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 Law Enforcement Academy

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

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School Resource Officer (SRO) - Technician

Position Requirements: Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified School Resource Officer (SRO) Technician (POST certified law enforcement officer). This position works within the Patrol Section, in the Operations Division. 

The SRO Technician will perform a variety of technical and administrative duties, including the enforcement of various Summit County regulations/ordinances and Colorado laws, with specific law enforcement focused within the elementary, intermediate and secondary schools located in unincorporated Summit County, Colorado.   The SRO Technician must stay informed on all Summit School District procedures, as well as being aware of any legislation or laws affecting juveniles and be able to give information to school administration on the impact of that law or legislation. The SRO Technician has a diverse role within the school and has many duties and responsibilities. The SRO Technician works to improve safety and protection for students and staff while also serving as a resource, mentor, and educator. The SRO Technician does not serve as a disciplinary role, but is available to quickly respond in the event that a situation develops that requires law-enforcement or to aid a victim of a crime.

Expectations of the Chosen Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional, skilled and competent in the application of the technical aspects of this role, problem solving, and providing superior customer support in response to internal and external requests and calls for service. The candidate will be highly detail-oriented and accurate in work product. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter.

Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Must be 21 years of age. Colorado POST certified with three years of law enforcement experience. Off any probationary period and not currently involved in any disciplinary action. Valid Colorado Driver's License at time of appointment and throughout employment. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological examination, polygraph examination and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records. External candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Application. 

Pay Range: (ST80) $76,872 - $111,465 DOQ  - this includes a 5 year Step Program! A sign-on bonus is available and Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package!   

Application Deadline:  Applications will be received until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Lieutenant Kevin Igo, by mail to PO Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424, in person at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Lieutenant Kevin Igo  

External candidates are also required to submit a Patrol Deputy application available at Patrol Deputy Application.

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SMART Mental Health Clinician

Position Requirements: Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Clinician. This position works within the System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team (SMART) Section, in the Support Services Division. 

This position performs a variety of clinical and administrative duties as part of SMART, also commonly referred to as a co-responder model of mobile crisis intervention. The SMART response model consists of two-person teams comprised of a law enforcement officer and a mental/behavioral health counselor. The team is responsible for intervening on mental health-related police calls (and other crisis calls) to de-escalate situations that have historically resulted in arrest or hospitalization, and to assess whether the person in crisis should be referred for a higher level of mental health care.  The SMART Team provides a wide variety of specialized skills, services, and response capabilities reflecting the intersection of Summit County’s diverse community and its relationship to mental health. 

The SMART Clinician must be able to effectively respond to, provide, manage, and coordinate professional mental health services and system support services. The role of the clinician will be to insure continuity of care including: an immediate and professional evaluation, collaboration with proper agencies, referral to appropriate type and level of service, and advocacy for treatment deemed necessary. Additionally, there are other duties as directed by the Clinical Program Manager such as: public service events, public outreach and education and response to other community events related to crisis. The SMART Clinician serves as a mid-level staff who reports to the SMART Clinical Program Manager. Work is reviewed through analysis of records and reports, clinical supervision, and regular meetings on unusual or difficult problems. This position ensures daily activities of the SMART Team provide the highest level of public safety to all. The SMART Team is composed of four law enforcement positions, four clinical positions, and two administrative positions.

Expectations of the Chosen Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional, skilled and competent in the application of the technical aspects of this role, problem solving, and providing superior customer support in response to internal and external requests and calls for service. The candidate will be highly detail-oriented and accurate in work product. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter.

Required Qualifications: Master’s or Doctorate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or closely related degree from an accredited program. Licensed or license eligible in the State of Colorado (LPC, LCSW, PSY), candidates for licensure (LPCC, LCSWC) may also be considered given they meet the rest of the requirements. Experience working with Crisis response and intervention, suicide assessment and safety planning, hospitalization and community systems collaboration. Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and diverse populations. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological examination, polygraph examination, physical examination and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records. Must have or obtain a Colorado Driver’s License within 60 days of appointment and maintain throughout employment and know how to safely operate a motor vehicle. Experience working with co-response and law enforcement preferred. Bi-lingual preferred. Must be 21 years of age. Off any probationary period and not currently involved in any disciplinary action. External candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Application.

Hiring Range: SO90 non-exempt employee Salary of $79,997 to $119,995 DOQ. A County and Sheriff’s Office sign-on bonus, a wellness benefit, an education reimbursement, and excellent benefits. 

Application Deadline Date: Applications will be received until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Clinical Program Manager Andrew Brottman, by mail to PO Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424, in person at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Andrew.Brottman@summitcountyco.gov.  

External candidates are also required to submit a Civilian application available at SCSO Civilian Application       

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Patrol Field Training Officer (FTO) Technician

Position Requirements: Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Field Training Officer (FTO) Technician (POST certified law enforcement officer). This position works within the Patrol Section of the Operations Division.  

The FTO Technician will perform a variety of technical and administrative duties, including the enforcement of various Summit County regulations/ordinances and Colorado laws, with specific law enforcement focused within the elementary, intermediate and secondary schools located in unincorporated Summit County, Colorado.   The FTO Technician must stay informed of the training progression of all new hire trainees put under their supervision. The FTO Technician has a diverse role within the Patrol Section and has many duties and responsibilities. The FTO Technician works to improve the knowledge and training curriculum of trainees, while also serving as a resource, mentor, and educator for all within the Patrol Section. The FTO Technician may be tasked with serving within a supervisory role, should a Patrol Sergeant be absent for the shift, but the FTO Technician will not be held accountable for any disciplinary responsibilities.

Expectations of the Chosen Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional, skilled and competent in the application of the technical aspects of this role, problem solving, and providing superior customer support in response to internal and external requests and calls for service. The candidate will be highly detail-oriented and accurate in work product. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter.

Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Must be 21 years of age. Colorado POST certified. Minimum of one year of law enforcement experience. Off any probationary period and not currently involved in any disciplinary action. Valid Colorado driver's license at time of appointment and throughout employment. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological examination, polygraph examination and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records.  External candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Application.

Hiring Range: ST80 (non-exempt employee) $36.96/hour - $53.59/hour DOQ. This position is included in a 5 year Step Pay Plan. 

Application Deadline Date: Applications will be received until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Commander Scott Wagner, by mail to PO Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424, in person at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Scott.Wagner@summitcountyco.gov

External candidates are also required to submit a Patrol Deputy application available at SCSO Patrol Deputy Application.  Equal Opportunity Employer

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.