Sheriff's Office Employment

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is hiring for the positions of Administrative Assistant, 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. 

Administrative Assistant, Detentions Division  

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well qualified Administrative Assistant. This position performs a wide variety of administrative work, directly supporting the Detentions Division. Supports a twenty-four hour workforce that is required ensure the safety, security and orderly running of the Detention Facility, safeguards inmates health and well-being, secure and safeguard Summit County Combined Courts, including; Detentions Security Staff; Kitchen Operations; Civil; Court Security; and, Administrative Personnel.  Ensure proper data entry and accounting for inmate accounts, as well as smooth operation of vendor systems. This is a civilian administrative position reporting directly to the Detentions Division Commander.

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. The candidate should have a demonstrated history of positive attitude, 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 budgets, accurately accounting for monies, working with internal and external stakeholders, and completing tasks 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 demeanor; the ability to react appropriately while under stress; exhibit sound decision making abilities; be able to interact appropriately with individuals from varying socio-economic and cultural backgrounds; handle complex data collection, interpretation, and reporting; appropriately bill organizations and individuals; work cooperatively with law enforcement, courts, attorneys, vendors, and volunteer groups.  Must be able to account for large amounts of cash monies, as well as help to administer and maintain bank accounts and the divisional budget.  

Required Qualifications:  Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to pass a written exam, typing test, and an accounting test.  Must be 18 years of age or older and have one year of general clerical experience or six months experience as or in a position equivalent to Administrative Assistant, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  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 have or obtain a Colorado Driver’s License within 60 days 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: S50, Non-Exempt.  $19.13 entry hourly (with potential for up to a 10% increase above base), DOQ, Summit County offers an excellent benefit program

Application Deadline Date: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Commander Erik J. Bourgerie at PO Box 210, or at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to no later than September 25, 2017, by 12 p.m.

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.


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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