Deputy Sheriff - Jail
Larimer County Sheriff - Ft. Collins, Colorado
- Application Deadline:
- Entry Level:
- $25.18 annual
One Agency. One Mission: Public Safety.
A Jail Deputy maintains the security of the Larimer County Jail while preserving order to ensure the safety and welfare of staff, visitors, and inmates.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking skilled problem-solvers to join our team as non-certified ++or++ certified jail deputies. The ideal candidate is a natural communicator and can effectively diffuse and de-escalate tense, face-to-face interactions, make good decisions quickly, and takes pride in being resourceful and innovative. The Larimer County Jail is a direct supervision jail. Inmates are housed in a pod consisting of an open common area surrounded by individual cells (see choosing a career video below).
Specifically, Jail Deputies:
- Effectively and coherently use interpersonal communication skills to communicate with inmates, professional visitors, and the public by providing information and directions, mediating disputes, and advising of rights and processes.
- Conduct visual and audio surveillance of inmates for extended periods of time.
- Perform crisis intervention functions to include inmate counseling, suicide prevention, recognizing abnormal behavior, and implementing appropriate intervention actions.
- Engage in activities in confined areas. Walk extensively on foot patrol and physically checks doors, windows, and other areas to ensure they are secure.
- Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons, and other legal writs and court documents.
++Click here++ to view the complete job description and full salary range for a Jail Deputy.
Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all Sheriff's Office members. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of 405 family oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities including support services, patrol, jail, wildland fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties. If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home.
Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.
An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.
The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
- #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com 2017
- #17 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2018
- #14 in Top 100 Best Places to Live” - Livability.com, 2018
- Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017
- No experience required.
- High school diploma or GED required.
- Current first aid and community CPR certificates.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.
Other Information to Note:
As a Jail Deputy, your primary responsibility will be to serve as a supervisor and role model for the inmate population in the Larimer County Jail, which is a direct supervision jail. Additional responsibilities include: setting clear expectations with inmates, using positive reinforcement techniques, assuring inmate accountability for their behavior, and treating inmates with respect, consideration, fairness and justice.
We strive to be skilled, hard-working, resourceful, and prepared. We are looking for talented, career-oriented men and women to join our team. This position is open to anyone; Colorado POST certified candidates would receive premium pay. Interested in becoming POST Certified? The Larimer County Sheriff's Office will help you obtain your POST Certification through partial tuition reimbursement.
If you possess integrity, tolerance, patience and want to put your people skills towards serving your community, this position is perfect for you! We hope you’ll consider being part of our team!
- Shift work required.
- Shifts require working days, nights, weekends and holidays.
- An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
- Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:
- Must be 21 years of age by date of hire
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
- Cannot have a felony conviction
- No convictions involving domestic violence
- No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
- No use of marijuana in any form within the past two years
- Pass integrity questionnaire
- Pass a written examination
- Pass the following physical fitness agility test based on the Essential Job Functions, with or without reasonable accommodation:
- 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes or less
- Physical Agility Course similar to the LawFit course. Applicants will receive an outline describing the course.
Following the Physical Fitness Test, you must also:
- Pass oral board interview - Pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history and financial status - Pass polygraph examination - Pass a Captain's interview and receive conditional offer - Pass psychological evaluation - Pass medical examination - Pass drug testing - Possess or obtain First Aid and CPR (All Ages) certificates by date of hire - Possess or obtain these NIMS certifications by date of hire: IS-100.b, IS-200.b, and IS-700.a (found at [http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx](http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx))
This posting is "Continuous" and may close at any time. Once there is no longer a hiring need, further applications received will not be considered.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.
- Age: 21
- Education: High School Diploma or GED
- Experience: None required