Sheriff's Office Employment

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is hiring for the positions of Lieutenant Detentions Division, Part-Time Records Clerk, Patrol Cadet, Animal Control Officer, Detention Deputy 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 iCare 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 Deputy


Pay Range: $21.28/hr to $23.41/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

Please email Recruitdetentions@summitcountyco.gov with any questions. 

Lieutenant Detentions Division 

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified individual to perform the duties of the position of Lieutenant in the Detentions Division.  The position performs a variety of management and supervisory responsibilities to ensure the safety, security, and orderly operations of the Detentions Division. This position will have an emphasis of mental health programs management and coordination. These responsibilities will involve management of the grant and contract service programs, monitoring of inmate screening for mental health, substance abuse and suicidality, and navigation with program providers, community support programs, and the criminal justice system.  The position requires shift work, work on holidays, and subject to call-back.

The ideal candidate will have a work history in Detentions with safety and security experience, be a team-oriented professional with interest in mental health programs and inmate navigation.  The candidate must possess data entry, telephone, word processing, and communication skills. The candidate should have excellent customer service demeanor and desire to work with mental health and community-based providers and with the judicial system to navigate for individuals in custody. The successful candidate will be working in-group and in-person with system providers and will have experience managing projects, meetings, groups, timelines, and accurate reporting requirements. The candidate must be able to answer questions, providing clear directions and accurate referrals in a high volume work environment.  

The candidate will be experienced and successful being detailed oriented and accurate in work product. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb, understand unfamiliar subject matter, work within timelines and established scope of work set by grant requirements. 

Required Qualifications: 5 years of detentions or corrections experience with 2 years’ experience as a supervisor.  This can be accomplished through equivalency of law enforcement and detentions or corrections experience in full-time professional positions. Preference will be given to a candidate with a college degree and specialized certifications or credentials from the American Jail Association or other nationally recognized organization or association.  Must be able to pass a background check, psychological, polygraph, physical requirements, and successfully complete Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements for this position. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be capable of safely operating a motor vehicle. Candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Deputy Application.

Hiring Range: $2,648.42 to $4,237.46 bi-weekly rate (Exempt M60), DOQ, Summit County Government offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Application Deadline Date: The position is posted as open until filled. Please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Administrative Assistant Erin Opsahl  at PO Box 210, or at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Erin.Opsahl@summitcountyco.gov.

   

Records Clerk – Part-Time: 19 hours per week


Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Records Clerk. The position performs a range of job functions to include: front desk receptionist, telephone answering and transfer, paperwork filing and criminal justice records processing.  The primary work location is the front desk and public counter at the Sheriff’s Office located in the Justice Center in Breckenridge.

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 phone and in-person questions and providing clear directions and accurate referrals in a high volume work environment.  

The candidate will be experienced and successful being detailed oriented and accurate in work product. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter. 

Required Qualifications: 1 year clerical experience. This can be accomplished through equivalency of professional administrative and customer service positions. Preference will be given to a candidate with a college degree and any experience working in the criminal justice and legal fields. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological and  polygraph  to work with Criminal Justice Records. Must possess a valid driver’s license 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.

Hiring Range: $17.01 to $18.71 entry hourly rate (S40), DOQ,  The position if budgeted as permanent part-time at 19 hours per week.

Application Deadline Date: The position is posted as open until filled. Please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Administrative Assistant Erin Opsahl  at PO Box 210, or at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Erin.Opsahl@summitcountyco.gov.   

Animal Control Officer (40 hours/week) Non-exempt 

Position Requirements: The Animal Control Division of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Animal Control Officer. An Officer enforces Summit County Animal Control Resolutions, Municipal Ordinances, and State Statutes pertaining to the care and control of animals. Issues summons to violators of animal control laws and appears in court as the prosecution witness when necessary. Captures and impounds domestic animals, livestock, and wildlife as required. Investigates animal bite and neglect/cruelty cases.

Provides education of animal care and responsibility to the public on a daily basis and through special presentations. Will be required to perform shelter administrative duties, kennel maintenance duties, maintain accurate records of impounded animals, and euthanize and cremate animals. Will be required to work weekends and be on call for after-hours emergencies 2-3 nights per week.
The ideal candidate will be a team oriented professional with strong initiative, customer service, organizational, and communication skills.  The candidate should have a strong desire to work with people and animals.

Expectations of the chosen candidate: The chosen candidate is expected to demonstrate a positive demeanor, support the mission of Animal Control, and work closely with the public, shelter staff, and volunteers.  

Required Qualifications: 
Applicants must be 21 years of age.
Must have a valid Colorado’s Driver’s License and know how to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Ability to lift 75 lbs. and pursue animals on foot.
Working knowledge of animal behavior. 
Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports. 
Data entry and MS Office skills. 
Public relations experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
Ability to deal with the public in a variety of difficult and sometimes emotional situations. 
Pass a Criminal background check. 
Animal Control Officer experience preferable.  
Candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Civilian Application. 

Hiring Range: $19.81/hour or commensurate with experience and excellent benefit package.

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

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Patrol Cadet

Position Description:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a qualified Patrol Cadet.  The applicant selected for the position attends a Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Law Enforcement Academy to obtain POST Certification. Upon POST Certification, the Patrol Cadet promotes to Patrol Deputy. The Patrol Cadet’s primary job location is at a POST Academy located in either the Denver Metropolitan Area or Glenwood Springs. 

Minimum Qualifications:  MUST be Colorado POST certifiable. Other minimum requirements: 21 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, valid CO Driver's License. Must pass written, oral, physical, psychological, polygraph and background tests.

Hiring Range: $21.60 per hour plus excellent benefits package. Pay rate increases to $25.66 per hour upon POST Certification and promotion to Patrol Deputy. The position is budgeted as full-time, 40 hours per week. 

Application Submission:  Summit County Sheriff Patrol Deputy Application documents are available at the Summit County Sheriff's Office, 501 N. Park Ave., Breckenridge, Colorado. The position is posted open until filled. Please submit a completed Patrol Deputy Application at PO Box 210, or at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to RecruitPatrol@summitcountyco.gov.   


Patrol Deputy

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

Pay Range: $25.28/hr to $27.80/hr DOE
   
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  

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