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Administrative Support Specialist                            Detentions Administrative Coordinator

SMART Sergeant - 2 OPEN POSITIONS                     Patrol Deputy / Patrol Cadet

SMART Mental Health Clinician                                 Detentions Deputy

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Administrative Support Specialist

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.

Pay Range: SO30, non-exempt, $49,920- $72,384, DOQ. A sign-on bonus program is available! Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package.

This position is open until filled. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resume. External candidates are required to complete a Sheriff’s Office SO Civilian Application.  All documents should go 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.  

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Detentions Administrative Coordinator

Position Requirements:  The Summit County Sheriff’s Office Detentions Division is seeking a well-qualified Administrative Coordinator. This position performs a wide variety of administrative work, directly supporting the Division.  This professional supports a 24-hour workforce that is required to ensure the safety, security and orderly running of the Detention Facility, safeguard inmate’s health and well-being, provide administrative functions to Detentions security staff; kitchen operations; civil; court security; and other administrative personnel.  This professional also ensures proper data entry and accounting for inmate accounts, collaborates with stakeholders and prepares logistics for out-of-state extraditions, as well as oversees the 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 with experience in a detentions environment, and a strong command of written and verbal communications.  The candidate should have a demonstrated history of a positive attitude, strong job knowledge, attention to detail, a history of self-motivation, a proven ability to operate a variety of computer programs and hardware, 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 a positive demeanor; the ability to react appropriately while under stress; exhibit sound decision-making abilities; be able to interact appropriately with individuals from varying socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; handle complex data collection, interpretation, and reporting; appropriately bill organizations and individuals; and work cooperatively with law enforcement, courts, attorneys, vendors, and volunteer groups.  Must be able to account for large amounts of cash money, as well as help to administer and maintain bank accounts and the division budget.  Must be accountable, honest, and be able to live and work while upholding the mission of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Required Qualifications: Must be 21 years of age or older and have two years of high-level experience in an office environment with demonstrated knowledge of government policy. A Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university is preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological test, polygraph, and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records. Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment or be able to obtain one within 60 days of the start date, and know how to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Hiring Range: SO6E, Exempt. $2,423.20 to $3,513.64 bi-weekly, DOQ.  The Summit County Sheriff’s Office offers a $2,000 sign-on bonus, a wellness benefit, as well as an education reimbursement program. Summit County offers an excellent benefit and retirement package.

Application Deadline Date: This position is open until filled. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resumé to Commander Jake Straw, by mail to P.O. Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424, in person at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to Jake.Straw@SummitCountyCO.Gov.

External candidates are also required to submit a Sheriff’s Office Civilian application available at https://www.summitcountyco.gov/DocumentCenter/View/31182/SCSO-Civilian-Application-2021.

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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  - this includes a 5 year Step Program! A sign-on bonus is available and Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package!                    

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.

Pay Range: 
$72,800 - $102,254 DOQ  - this includes a 5 year Step Program! A sign-on bonus is available and Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package!   

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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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Law Enforcement Academy Sponsored Cadet

Cadet Level: $68,120
Academy Graduate:  $72,800
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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 Law Enforcement Academy

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 Clinician. This position works within the System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team (SMART) Section, in the Support Services Division. 

This position performs a variety of clinical and administrative duties as part of SMART, also commonly referred to as a co-responder model of mobile crisis intervention. The SMART response model consists of two-person teams comprised of a law enforcement officer and a mental/behavioral health counselor. The team is responsible for intervening on mental health-related police calls (and other crisis 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 reflecting the intersection of Summit County’s diverse community and its relationship to mental health. 

The SMART Clinician must be able to effectively respond to, provide, 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. Additionally, there are other duties as directed by the Clinical Program Manager such as: public service events, public outreach and education and response to other community events related to crisis. The SMART Clinician serves as a mid-level staff who reports to the SMART Clinical Program Manager. Work is reviewed through analysis of records and reports, clinical supervision, and regular meetings 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 Team is composed of four law enforcement positions, four clinical positions, and two administrative positions.

Expectations of the Chosen Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional, skilled and competent in the application of the technical aspects of this role, problem solving, and providing superior customer support in response to internal and external requests and calls for service. The candidate will be highly 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: 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 given they meet the rest of the requirements. Experience working with Crisis response and intervention, suicide assessment and safety planning, hospitalization and community systems collaboration. Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and diverse populations. 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. 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. Experience working with co-response and law enforcement preferred. Bi-lingual preferred. Must be 21 years of age. Off any probationary period and not currently involved in any disciplinary action. External candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Application.

Pay Range: SO90 non-exempt employee Salary of $79,997 to $119,995 DOQ. A County and Sheriff’s Office sign-on bonus, a wellness benefit, an education reimbursement, and excellent benefits. 

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

External candidates are also required to submit a Civilian application available at SCSO Civilian Application   

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SMART Sergeant - 2 OPEN POSITIONS

Position Requirements: Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Sergeant for two open positions. This position works within the System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team (SMART) Section, in the Support Services Division. 

The Sergeant is a first-line supervisor that typically answers to, and works under the leadership of a Lieutenant. The Sergeant is responsible for managing a work group ensuring compliance with department policies and procedures while adhering to statutory obligations and case law for criminal and non-criminal cases. Sergeants are expected to have an understanding of modern principles, methods, and procedures of law enforcement supervision and organization, and have a strong understanding of supervisory span of   control, leadership, and group dynamics. Sergeants perform all the duties of a SMART Technician as well as supervise, coordinate, and guide Sheriff’s Office employees in their daily activities.

Expectations of the Chosen Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional, skilled and competent in the application of the technical aspects of this role, problem solving, and providing superior customer support in response to internal and external requests and calls for service. The candidate will be highly 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: Must be POST certified and have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Patrol. Experience may be combined with other agency experience. Working knowledge of community organizations and behavioral health resources. Must be 21 years of age. Off any probationary period and not currently involved in any disciplinary action. Valid Colorado Driver's License at time of appointment and throughout employment. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological examination, polygraph examination and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records. External candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Application.

Pay Range: ST90 (non-exempt employee) Salary of $90,502.00 to $121,458.00 DOQ. A County and Sheriff’s Office sign-on bonus, a wellness benefit, an education reimbursement, and excellent benefits. 

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 an application available at Patrol Deputy Application .                                       

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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.