Sheriff's Office Employment

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is hiring for the positions of Operations Division Lieutenant, Detentions Division Commander,Volunteer Coordinator, Contract Animal Shelter Veterinarian, 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 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: $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 with any questions. 

Volunteer Coordinator, Animal Control Division

Position Requirements: The Animal Control Division of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Volunteer Coordinator.  This position is responsible for the organization and functions of the animal shelter volunteer program to include the following: Conduct volunteer orientation and animal behavior classes for new volunteers; Demonstrate exceptional communication and public speaking skills; Oversee the training and status of volunteers; Maintain volunteer database and files; Report volunteer statistics to Director; Work closely with shelter staff in order to keep the volunteers informed of animal care and aspects of training; Organize volunteer appreciation and recognition events;
Address problems or concerns with volunteers or staff; Demonstrate safe animal handling skills with a focus on injury and accident prevention

The ideal candidate will be a team oriented professional with strong people, organizational, and communication skills.  The candidate should have a strong desire to work with people and animals and have the initiative to take an already successful program to the next level. 

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

Required Qualifications: 
Associate’s degree or combination of college education and administrative work experience. 
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.
Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in working with and managing volunteers. 
Must be able to pass a criminal background check.  
Must have a valid Colorado’s Driver’s License and know how to safely operate a motor vehicle. 
Candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Civilian Application. 

Hiring Range: P40, exempt, $19.32/hr. (Salary survey currently underway with 2018 adjustments). DOQ

Application Deadline Date: Please submit a resume and letter of interest no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 20, 2017 to Summit County Animal Shelter, 0058 Nancy’s Place, P.O. Box 5225, Frisco, CO 80443.

Contract Animal Shelter Veterinarian

Position Requirements:  The Animal Control Division of Summit County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a veterinarian to perform contract veterinarian services at our animal shelter. Services required include spay and neuter surgeries, minor surgeries, illness diagnostics and treatment, health exams, blood draws, lab interpretations, and other basic vet work for shelter pets.   

Required Qualifications:  
Ability to work 1-2 days per week in the shelter clinic
Ability to work primarily alone with a variety of animal temperaments
Must possess a personal liability insurance policy with limits of not less than $350,000 on account of any one person and $990,000 for each occurrence of property damage or personal injury.  
Be able to acquire a DEA license as an animal shelter vet

Salary:  Services are paid on a fee schedule that is included in the contract.  Please note that this is a request for an independent contractor.  Contractor will not be an Employee of the County.  Benefits are not included in the contract and the contract will be awarded based upon qualifications and availability. 

Application Deadline Date:  Interested candidates should contact Meg Leroux at or 970-668-3230.


Operations Division Lieutenant

Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Lieutenant. This is a new position in the Operations Division. This recruitment process is anticipation of the position being funded January 01, 2018. No appointment or work would be performed prior to January 01, 2018. If this position is not funded the recruitment process will cease and no appointment will be made.

This position will perform a variety of technical and administrative duties to lead and supervise a professional twenty-four hour workforce that is required to provide law enforcement services in Summit County, Colorado. Under the direction of the Operations Division Commander, the Lieutenant performs responsible supervisory, administrative and technical law enforcement work of considerable difficulty in directing the function of the Patrol Section, specialized sections and other related activities, usually on an assigned shift. Work is performed in accordance with Sheriff’s Office rules and regulations, policies and procedures, general orders, directives verbal and/or written, from superiors. Duties require considerable independent judgment and wide latitude of individual initiative in the interpretation of policies and procedures, in making decisions and instructing and leading subordinate members in routine and emergency situations. Supervision is exercised directly or through subordinates. Work is reviewed through analysis of records and reports, discussions and periodic conferences on unusual or difficult problems. This position ensures daily activities of the Operations Division provide the highest level of public safety to all. The Lieutenant performs other work as assigned.

This is a mid-level supervisor, sworn and Colorado POST certified position that reports directly to the Operations Division Commander. The Operations Division consists of a Patrol Section, an Investigations Section and a Special Operations Section. The Operations Division has 32 sworn positions.

The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional with strong office, organizational, time management and communication skills. The ideal candidate should have an unwavering attitude of service, with experience in a patrol, investigations and special operations 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 sound decision making abilities. As soon as possible the candidate must: successfully complete the County Sheriffs of Colorado / Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Command Staff Institute or equivalent and successfully complete all applicable Incident Command requirements, if not already completed.
Required Qualifications: Candidates shall have received professional training, in excess of the Colorado POST curriculum in the following areas: interview and interrogation, search and seizure, incident command, crime scene investigation, fundamentals of employment law, hiring and recruitment, supervision, and leadership. Preference will be given to a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field. 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. The selection process will include taking the National Second-Line Supervisor Test by Standard and Associates, Inc. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

 High school diploma or equivalent;
 Must be 21 years of age;
 A minimum of five years of law enforcement experience that includes at least two years as a Sergeant supervising 3 or more peace officers;
 Successfully completed or an equivalent to the Colorado POST Supervisory Institute, County Sheriffs of Colorado Leadership in Police Organizations training program, FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute;
 Off any probationary period;
 Not currently involved in any disciplinary action;
 Valid Colorado Driver's License at time of appointment and throughout employment; and
 Colorado POST certified or a certified peace officer in another state and able to become Colorado POST certified within POST requirements;
 Maintain POST certification throughout employment.

Internal candidates will be required to submit a letter of interest and resume through their chain of command to Commander Lesley Mumford. External candidates will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Deputy Application

Hiring Range: The Lieutenant is an exempt employee. The position starts at $2609.27 bi-weekly. Internal candidate’s salary will be adjusted in accordance Summit County Human Resources Guidelines if selected. External candidates may be eligible for a 10% increase above base depending on qualifications. The Summit County Government offers an excellent total rewards package.

Application Deadline Date: Please submit a completed Sheriff’s Office Deputy Application, resume and cover letter, or Letter of Interest and resume (internal candidates only) to Commander Lesley Mumford at PO Box 210, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424 or by dropping the documents off at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to no later than December 01, 2017 by 5 p.m.

This recruitment process is anticipation of the position being funded January 01, 2018.

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

Please email  with any questions.

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