Sheriff's Office Employment - Please scroll down for all open positions

  1. Administrative Support Specialist

  2. Animal Control Officer

  3. Detective - POST Certified

  4. Detentions Deputy

  5. Patrol Deputy

  6. SMART Mental Health Clinician


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Administrative Support Specialist

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Administrative Support Specialist. The position performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of the records management team of Operations and Detentions Divisions. This position also serves as a primary customer service representative of the Sheriff’s Office to internal and external customers requesting records. The primary work location is the front desk and public counter at the Sheriff’s Office located in the Justice Center in Breckenridge, CO

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

The candidate will be detail-oriented and accurate in work product. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter. 

Required Qualifications: One year clerical experience required. This requirement may be considered through equivalency of professional administrative and customer service positions. College degree and experience working in the criminal justice and legal fields preferred. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological and polygraph to work with Criminal Justice Records. Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license at the time of appointment and throughout employment 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: PS30, Non-Exempt.  $21.85 to $31.68/hour, DOQ and a sign-on bonus is available. Summit County offers an excellent benefit program

Notice: All persons accepting a position with Summit County Government will be required to provide valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or qualify for a medical or religious exemption. Persons who have accepted a final job offer may work with Summit County’s Human Resources Department on the process for requesting a religious or medical exemption. If you have questions regarding this statement, please contact HR directly at (970) 453-3450.

Application Deadline Date: This position is open until filled.  All letters of interest and /or resumes are due by January 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Support Services Commander Tom Whelan, by mail to PO Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424, in person at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Thomas.Whelan@summitcountyco.gov

External candidates are also required to submit a Sheriff’s Office Civilian application available at SO Civilian Application. 

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Animal Control Officer

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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 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 at the time of appointment and throughout employment and know how to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 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. 

NOTICE: All persons accepting a position with Summit County Government will be required to provide valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or qualify for a medical or religious exemption. Persons who have accepted a final job offer may work with Summit County’s Human Resources Department on the process for requesting a religious or medical exemption. If you have questions regarding this statement, please contact HR directly at (970) 453-3450.

Pay Range:  (ST40) non-exempt, $ 53,585 - $77,698 DOQ and a sign-on bonus is available! Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package.

Application Deadline Date: Position is open until filled. Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Daniel.Ettinger@summitcountyco.gov or Summit County Animal Shelter, 0058 Nancy’s Place, P.O. Box 5225, Frisco, CO 80443. 

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Detective - POST Certified

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified applicant for the position of Detective within the Criminal Investigation Section of the Support Services Division. This position will perform a variety of law enforcement and administrative duties.

A Detective assumes the responsibility for coordinating the tasks of Deputies on a crime scene as well as throughout the investigation in coordination with the Detective Sergeant or a Patrol Sergeant. A Detective is responsible for responding to crime scenes, conducting preliminary and follow-up investigations, providing feedback to Deputies on preliminary investigations and having an exemplary knowledge of the Colorado Revised Statutes and rules of criminal procedure. Detectives are also responsible for conducting interviews and interrogations, preparing and completing the required extensive investigative reports, preparing/executing search and arrest warrants and preparing/executing operational plans. Detectives will take part in proactive investigations, inter-agency operations, directed enforcement activities, undercover operations, surveillance operations, and other high/low risk events needing strategic or tactical planning. Detectives must have the capability to acquire, participate in, and coordinate task force operations and/or inter-agency investigations with local, State, and Federal partners, apprehend suspects, and prepare cases for a successful prosecution and testifying in court. Detectives will also often act as Court or District Attorney Liaison.

Candidates should have exemplary written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to independently manage their time, casework, and daily activities. Candidates will be able to brief their supervisors in calm or emotionally elevated states of their investigations, caseload, and assigned projects. Candidates will have the flexibility to work varied hours and shifts dependent on their investigations. Candidates should have a superb knowledge of Summit County as a community, a history of strong job knowledge with an emphasis on attention to detail, a positive attitude, proven peer leadership and demonstrated ability to succeed in a team environment. The work of a Detective may be performed in plain clothes, uniform attire or tactical attire dependent upon assignment.

Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Must be 21 years of age. Colorado POST certified with three years of law enforcement experience. Candidate cannot be on any probationary period and not currently involved in any disciplinary action. Valid Colorado Driver's License at time of appointment and throughout employment. Ability to speak and write in English proficiently, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological examination, polygraph examination and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records.

Notice: All persons accepting a position with Summit County Government will be required to provide valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or qualify for a medical or religious exemption. Persons who have accepted a final job offer may work with Summit County’s Human Resources Department on the process for requesting a religious or medical exemption. If you have questions regarding this statement, please contact HR directly at (970) 453-3450.

Pay Range: (ST80) $76,872 - $111,465 DOQ and a sign-on bonus is available! Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package. 

Application Deadline Date: This position will be posted until filled. Please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Commander Thomas Whelan at PO Box 210, or at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Commander Thomas Whelan.

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Detentions Deputy

NOW HIRING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS 18  YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER!

The Summit County Detention Facility is a dynamic and energetic 94-bed facility with an average daily population of around 57 inmates. Detention Deputies are professional, outgoing people who have a great communication and customer service skills.

Colorado POST certification is not required, but applicants must meet POST certification standards.

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.

Serious applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the on-duty Detentions Sergeant for a facility tour and ride-a-long at 970-423-8977.

Pay Range: (ST50) $68,120 - $93,227  DOQ and a sign-on bonus is available! Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package. 

Detention Deputy Application

Please email recruitdetentions@summitcountyco.gov with any questions.

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Cadet/Patrol Deputy

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

Pay Range:
$68,120 - $102,254 DOQ and a sign-on bonus is available! Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package. 

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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SMART Mental Health Clinician

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Mental Health Clinician. This position will perform a variety of clinical and administrative duties as part of a System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team (SMART), also commonly referred to as a co-responder model of mobile crisis intervention.  The SMART response model consists of a two-person team comprised of a law enforcement officer and a Mental Clinician. The team is responsible for intervening on mental health-related police calls to de-escalate situations that have historically resulted in arrest or hospitalization, and to assess whether the person in crisis should be referred for a higher level of mental health care.  The SMART Team provides a wide variety of specialized skills, services, and response capabilities. 

The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional who can effectively respond to, manage, and coordinate professional mental health services and system support services. The role of the clinician will be to insure continuity of care including, an immediate and professional evaluation, collaboration with proper agencies, referral to appropriate type and level of service and advocacy for treatment deemed necessary.  The candidate should have excellent customer service demeanor in a high volume environment, have strong written and verbal communications experience and be professional in directing and interacting with the public during times of emotional and stressful situations.

Required Qualifications:  A Master’s or Doctorate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or closely related degree from an accredited program.  Licensed or license eligible in the State of Colorado (LPC, LCSW, PSY), candidates for licensure (LPCC, LCSWC) may also be considered.  Ability to speak and write in English proficiently, bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.  Experience working with crisis response and intervention, suicide assessment and safety planning, hospitalization and community systems collaboration.  Must be able to pass a background check, psychological examination, polygraph examination and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records.  Must have or obtain a Colorado Driver’s License within 60 days of appointment and maintain throughout employment and know how to safely operate a motor vehicle.

 Pay Range: $33.80/hr - $50.70/hr, DOQ and a sign-on bonus is available! Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package. 

Application Deadline Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Lieutenant Daric Gutzwiller, by mail to PO Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or in person at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Daric.Gutzwiller@summitcountyco.gov.

External candidates are also required to submit a Civilian application available at SO Civilian Application  Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.