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Employment Opportunities with
Custer County Government

Communications Dispatcher Description / Position Overview

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is always accepting applications, keeping them on file and reviewing as needed to fill all job postings.

Position Summary:

Communications Dispatcher is a multi-tasking position that provides both emergent and non-emergent assistance to individuals who call the dispatch center. Dispatchers are responsible for quickly and accurately determining the nature of the calls, gathering appropriate information, obtaining exact location while simultaneously determining what resources are needed and dispatching them. Dispatch is responsible for radio communications for all emergency services in Custer County. Dispatch is required to work closely with Fire, EMS, Sheriff, Search and Rescue, surrounding agencies and any other resources needed per situation. Dispatchers must possess the ability to complete a high volume of tasks, phone calls and radio traffic under stressful and demanding situations.
Dispatch must continually keep all public and emergency response safety as their highest priority. Dispatchers process requests for confidential information that are not limited to criminal history reports and wants/warrants through the NCIC (National Crime Information Center, CCIC (Colorado Crime Information Center) and the CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigations) network. Dispatchers must possess a level of confidentiality for this position.
Dispatchers are expected to communicate effectively with the public and emergency personnel using tact and good judgment especially during periods of extreme stress and time constraints; possess high memory retention and quick recall; possess the ability to type while talking on both the radio and telephone; make decisions under pressure; and effectively multi-task, as well as handle a variety of administrative duties.

Successful candidate will:
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess, or obtain following certifications: CBI CCIC/NCIC (National Crime Information Center), CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services), Incident Command System 100, 700, and NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately type 40 net words per minute

Additional Information:

This is a 24-hour, seven day a week operation; therefore, applicants must be willing to work: 8-12 hour work days (day, swing or graveyard shift), weekends and holidays, and be flexible for overtime and schedule adjustments on short notice. This position requires the successful completion of a background check, must be able to pass a drug test, and other pre-employment assessments. This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

Click here for an application form.
Applications are also available at 702 Rosita Ave, Westcliffe, CO 81252. Applications and questions can be directed or emailed to Undersheriff Chris Barr at or call 719-783-2270.

Custer County Department of Human Services is accepting applications for a GENERALIST SOCIAL CASEWORKER. This position will entail completing Child/Adult Protection investigations, providing ongoing services to families/at risk adults, and will be part of an on-call schedule.
This position is involved with community partners, the Courts and other professionals.
Applicant must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and full coverage car insurance as travel within Colorado for meetings/training is required.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in the field of Social Work or a related behavioral science field. Drug Testing and Background check are required. Starting salary will be dependent on experience. Competitive benefits package included. The deadline to apply is August 17th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Applicants need to include a copy of their college transcripts, references and a resume with the application. Custer County is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are available at:
Custer County Human Services
205 S 6th Street
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or
on our website (
Or at:
DHS Employment Application.pdf

Applications may be submitted to:
Custer County Human Services
205 S 6th Street
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Fax: (719) 783-0163

Truck Driver and Equipment Operator

The Custer County Road & Bridge Department is accepting applications for the position of Truck Driver/Equipment Operator in the Westcliffe area.

Position Summary:

The applicant must have a Class A CDL license with tanker endorsement, be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a pre-employment physical and drug and alcohol screening. Starting wage is $16.48 per hour. Applications are available at the Road & Bridge Department in Westcliffe from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Thursday. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Custer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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