Sheriff's Office Employment
The Summit County Sheriff's Office is hiring for the positions of Civil Clerk, Patrol Cadet, 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.
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.
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.
Position Requirements: Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well qualified Civil Clerk. The position performs essential work in handling the Civil Process paperwork received by the Sheriff’s Office. The work involves intake, clerical, and processing of civil process and sheriff sale paperwork. The position provides clerical and administrative support to the uniform Civil Deputy. The position also provides service for the front desk and public counter with the Records Staff. The primary work location is at the Sheriff’s Office located in the Justice Center in Breckenridge.
The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional with word processing, data entry, spreadsheet, basic mathematical, money handling, account reconciliation, monthly reporting, organizational, time management and communication skills. The candidate should have excellent customer service demeanor in answering phones and in-person questions in a high volume public counter or other work environment, have strong written and verbal communications experience, be professional in directing and interacting with the public during times of emotional and stressful situations.
The candidate will be experienced and successful being detail oriented, accurate in work product, in managing work tasks and completing within established timelines. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter.
Required Qualifications: 1 year clerical and/or legal clerk level 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 test, polygraph and obtain a security clearance for 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: $17.35 entry hourly rate (S40) (with potential for up to a 10% increase above base), DOQ, Summit County offers an excellent benefit program
Application Deadline Date: 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 the position is posted as Open Until Filled.
Patrol CadetPosition 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.
Interested parties should download a Patrol application after reading the basic requirements below.
Pay Range: $25.28/hr to $27.80/hr DOE
Patrol Deputy Application
- Initial application process
- Written Testing
- Oral Board
- Complete a Personal History Questionnaire
- Background Investigation
- Integrity Interview
- Psychological Testing
- Polygraph Examination
- Executive Interview
- Successful completion of the FTO program