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  1. Detentions Deputy

  2. Patrol Deputy

  3. SMART Mental Health Clinician

  4. SMART Technician


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    Detentions (3)Detentions Deputy

  5. 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.

    Hiring Range: $25.30/hr - $36.69, DOQ. Summit County offers an excellent benefit program.

    Detention Deputy Application
    Please email recruitdetentions@summitcountyco.gov with any questions.
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    Patrol Deputy


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

    Salary: $29.98/hr - $43.47/hr, DOQ

    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
  6. 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. 

     Hiring Range: $33.80/hr - $50.70/hr, DOQ. Summit County offers an excellent benefit program. 

     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 Civilian Application  Equal Opportunity Employer

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    SMART Law Enforcement Technician

    Position Requirements: Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Technician (POST certified law enforcement officer). This position works with the SMART, System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team in the Operations Division. This is a grant-funded position.

    This position will perform a variety of technical and administrative duties to lead, supervise and manage a professional Co-Responder model of criminal justice diversion. The System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team (SMART) consists of three-person teams comprised of a law enforcement officer, a behavioral health specialist and a case manager to intervene on mental health-related police calls, to de-escalate situations that have historically resulted in arrest or hospitalization and to assess whether the person should be referred for an immediate behavioral health assessment.  The SMART Team is designed to address the unique mental health needs of the community. It provides a wide variety of specialized skills, services, and response capabilities reflecting the intersection of Summit County’s diverse community and its relationship to mental health. The SMART Technician must be able to effectively respond to, provide, manage, and coordinate professional law enforcement services and public safety services. The SMART Technician has other duties as directed and defined by the Command Staff to include but not limited; attendance at public service events, public outreach and education functions and response to uncommon occurrences. The SMART Technician conducts office and fieldwork that may extend beyond regularly scheduled hours related to the provision of areas of responsibility. The SMART Technician will assist jurisdictional law enforcement and emergency services whenever they contact persons with a suspected mental illness. The SMART Technician will; provide intervention, referral, or placement for a person with mental illness to facilitate the speedy return of jurisdictional law enforcement and emergency services personnel to other field duties; Prevent unnecessary incarceration and/or hospitalization of persons with mental illness; Provide alternate care in the least restrictive environment through a coordinated and comprehensive system-wide approach. Assist with intelligence functions at critical incidents; and assist with psychologically impaired victims at disaster scenes. 

    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 involving mental health. 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 SMART Team provide the highest level of public safety to all. 

     The SMART Technician serves as a mid-level supervisor who reports to the SMART Lieutenant and has management authority over Deputies of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in specific situations. The SMART Team has four sworn positions and six non-sworn positions.

    Expectations of the Chosen Candidate: The chosen candidate will be an experienced, team orientated professional with a combination of patrol, investigative, and leadership experience in addition to a demonstrated history showing initiative, advancement, self-motivation and independent problem solving and above average attention to detail. The chosen candidate will have strong office, organizational, time management and communication skills. The ideal candidate must have an unwavering attitude of service and be professional in directing and interacting with the people during times of emotional and stressful situations. The candidate must have a demonstrated history of positive attitude 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 and communicate in-depth information.  As soon as possible the candidate must: successfully complete the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), Mental Health First Aid training 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, supervision, and leadership. Candidates must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum of two years cumulative law enforcement experience or the ability to articulate commensurate experience, not currently in a probationary period, hold a valid Colorado driver’s license at the time of appointment and throughout employment and be Colorado POST certified and maintain POST certification throughout employment.

    Hiring Range: PS80, non-exempt. $32.68/hr - $47.39/hr, DOQ. Summit County offers an excellent benefit program.

    Application Deadline Date: Applications will be received 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, 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 Patrol Deputy application available at Deputy 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.