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Document (3)CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

  • Patrol Sergeant (POST)   
  • SMART Mental Health Clinician 

CONTINUOUSLY OPEN POSITIONS:

  • Detentions Deputy     
  • Patrol Deputy / Lateral Transfer (POST)
  • Law Enforcement Academy Sponsored Cadet 
Applications for Cadet should be submitted in the Spring and Fall of each year.

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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.



Patrol Sergeant (POST)  

Pay Range: ST90 (non-exempt employee) Salary of $121,900 - $144,019 (DOQ). This includes a 5-year Step Program! A County and Sheriff’s Office sign-on bonus, a wellness and lifestyle benefit, an education reimbursement, and excellent benefits

Position Requirements: Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Patrol Sergeant. This position works within the Patrol Section of the Operations 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 must be able to perform all the duties of a Patrol Deputy, as well as supervise, coordinate, and guide Sheriff’s Office employees in their daily activities.

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.

Applications will be received until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Lieutenant Kevin Igo, by mail to PO Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424, in person at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to [email protected].  

External candidates are also required to submit an application available at Patrol Deputy Application.  


SMART Mental Health Clinician

Pay Range: SO90 (non-exempt employee) Salary is $87,234 - $125,995 (DOQ). A County and Sheriff’s Office sign-on bonus, a wellness and lifestyle benefit, an education reimbursement, and excellent benefits.

This position performs 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 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. SMART 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. 

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 ensure 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 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 Section is composed of five law enforcement positions, five clinical positions, and two administrative positions.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The SMART Clinician will perform all essential duties listed below in a professional, courteous and ethical manner. Conduct set office and on-call shifts in order to: respond to crisis calls/events, conduct needed outreach and case management and complete other administrative activities, Assess nature of the crisis response and initiate appropriate response, intervention and level of service along with SMART technician (law enforcement), Provide immediate crisis intervention services including suicide risk assessment, mental status exam and assessment of any other bio/psycho/social needs, Treat each person in crisis with compassion and give adequate time to determine the appropriate course of treatment, Determine type and level of care for the individual assessed and complete appropriate documentation, Initiate M-1 holds for involuntary treatment when necessary and work with technician/admin/case management to secure hospital placement, Collaborate with family or other persons relevant to the situation, Staff cases with the Clinical Program Director for on-going training, supervision and quality assurance, Present cases to Emergency Medical Services (for medical clearance) when hospitalization is indicated, Obtain/complete needed paperwork (e.g., release of information, consent to treat, etc.) in a manner that strictly adheres to HIPAA and confidentiality requirements, Contact and collaborate with other agencies (EMS, law enforcement, primary care, etc.) when necessary, Make initial contact with the referring agency or private Stabilization Program practitioner in order to provide assessment information; continue to work collaboratively for the first few days of patients’ treatment to ensure continuity of care. This includes contact by phone and/or in person, Provide individual who was assessed (and/ or their family) with necessary information for follow up, continued support and education, In some cases, assist in discharge planning for individuals following any inpatient care, and coordinate any outpatient follow up that is deemed necessary; may include maintaining contact with patient for the first few days of returning home and to the community, Engage in community outreach such as targeted outreach to specific individuals or populations, QPR training, community events, etc. Attend staff meetings, Establish and maintain strong interagency relationships, including local mental health professionals, human service agencies and psychiatric facilities throughout the state, communicate all shift activity verbally and in writing to the clinician taking over call/shift change; documentation for shift activity is required to be completed and in the system prior to ending a shift.  If a shift spans more than 24 hours, documentation for the day must be completed before the next business day, attend relevant trainings as needed for continuing education, Is available for on-site evaluation at the start of shift and response time should be within 30 minutes.

Required QualificationsMaster’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.

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 [email protected]  

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



Detentions Deputy

NOW HIRING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER!

Pay Range: ST50 (non-exempt employee) $73,379 - $101,185 (DOQ). This includes a 5 year Step Program! A County and Sheriff’s Office sign-on bonus, a wellness and lifestyle benefit, an education reimbursement, and excellent benefits.     

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.      

Detention Deputy Application

Please email [email protected] with any questions.


Patrol Deputy / Lateral Transfer

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

Pay Range: $79,467 - $122,640 DOQ - This includes a 5-year Step Program! A County and Sheriff’s Office sign-on bonus, a wellness and lifestyle benefit, an education reimbursement, and excellent benefits.

Job Description 

Patrol Deputy Application

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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: [email protected]


Law Enforcement Academy Sponsored Cadet

Cadet Level: $79,467
Academy Graduate: $87,568

Additional benefits include a County and Sheriff’s Office sign-on bonus, a wellness and lifestyle benefit, an education reimbursement, and excellent benefits. 

Job Description 

Patrol Deputy Application

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Hiring Process:     

  • Initial application process
  • Written Testing
  • Oral Board
  • Complete a Personal History Questionnaire
  • Background Investigation
  • Integrity Interview
  • Psychological Testing
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Executive Interview
  • 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: [email protected]