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Employment Opportunities with
Custer County Government


Communications Dispatcher

Hourly wage $12.00


The Custer County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a Communications Dispatcher. This is a full time position with benefits. All applicants must be age 21 or older, no felony convictions, and pass a background check. The position requires applicants to work flexible shifts, holidays, and weekends. Required skills include attention to detail, strong communication skills, working well under pressure, and an ability to learn various computer applications. The Communications Dispatcher is responsible for gathering information, dispatching the appropriate emergency response, and providing information to ensure the safety of county personnel, including: Sheriff's Office (Deputies, Detention staff, Posse members, and Search and Rescue); Custer County EMS and Flight for Life; the Wetmore and Wet Mountain Fire Departments; the County Coroner, and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers.

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 cbarr@custercountygov.com or call 719-783-2270.


Detention Deputy
A Detention Deputy with the Custer County Sheriff's Office has many duties. A deputy for this office is responsible for the adhering to Statutory Requirements, supervises activities of offenders of an assigned unit, coordinates the handling of high risk, complex, or sensitive incidents or cases. Performs the full range of duties of detention deputies, such as offender management, booking, drug screening, intervening in disputes, cleaning and organizing detention areas, safety security of jail operations, writing reports, preparing legal paperwork and victim notification. Performs general jail operations such as cooking, cleaning and organization of jail, collection of fees, computer entry in record management system supervision of offenders in court, and transporting offenders to court and to medical appointments.

A detention deputy for this agency will be expected to arrive to work on time, work shift work, work holidays, work assigned shifts, occasionally work overtime and maintain a pleasant atmosphere for the citizens and staff they are in contact with. This office is an emergency service agency and lunch breaks are a paid working lunch and at times you may be expected to work through your lunch break. A detention deputy is required to stay alert to their surroundings and ready to respond to situations within a jail setting.

Full Custer County Benefits are included in this job opening. These benefits include medical insurance, sick time accrual, vacation accrual and retirement.

Starting Salary: $12.00(Min) to $17.00 (Max)
Applications always accepted.
Click here for an application form. Applications may be emailed to cbarr@custercountygov.com.
Applications are also available at 702 Rosita Ave, Westcliffe, CO 81252.

Deputy Sheriff
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A Deputy Sheriff with the Custer County Sheriff's Office has many duties. A deputy for this office is responsible for the adhering to Statutory Requirements, traffic control, calls for service, livestock calls, wildlife calls, assisting any other emergency agency, civil service process, assist with jail operations, assist with court security and all other duties as assigned.

A deputy sheriff for this agency will be expected to arrive to work on time, work shift work, work holidays, work assigned shifts, occasionally work overtime and maintain a pleasant atmosphere for the citizens and staff they are in contact with. This office is an emergency service agency and lunch breaks are a paid working lunch and at times you may be expected to work through your lunch break. A deputy sheriff is required to stay alert to their surroundings and ready to respond to calls for assistance at all times.

Full Custer County Benefits are included in this job opening. These benefits include medical insurance, sick time accrual, vacation accrual and retirement.

Starting Salary: $15.00(Min) to $20.75 (Max)
Applications always accepted.
Click here for an application form. Applications may be emailed to cbarr@custercountygov.com.
Applications are also available at 702 Rosita Ave, Westcliffe, CO 81252.


Custer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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