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Custer County Government

New Positions Open

Detention Deputy

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Detention Deputy

Position Summary:

Detention deputy is responsible for the care, custody and control of offenders within the Custer County Detention Center. Detention Deputies perform duties necessary to ensure the safety and welfare of offenders and staff. They resolve conflicts and crisis for offenders through prevention, intervention and observation. Detention Deputies prepare incident reports, answers questions about judicial issues, facility rules and procedures. Detention Deputies handle booking, and bonding of people arrested. Detention Deputies perform searches, monitor visits, schedule attorney visits. Detention Deputies also accompany offenders to courts for judicial processes.
Detention deputies are required to have high integrity, ability to handle stressful situations and verbal communications skills to de-escalate volatile situations. They assist patrol deputies with parties arrested to ensure a safe, secure environment when transitioning from arrest to custody. Positions require shift work as detention is a 24 hour a day operation. Detention Deputies should have good observation skills, multi-tasking skills and limited computer skills. Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws pertaining to offenders is preferred but not required. Detention Deputies are required to attend mandated training annually to include arrest control, CPR/First Aid and less lethal munitions

Successful candidate will:
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Applicants cannot have felony record
  • All applicants are required to pass a background check

Additional Information:

Position starting pay is $14.15 hour which includes a full benefit package to include sick leave, vacation leave and health insurance. This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

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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 Landfill Supervisor Position
The Custer County Board of County Commissioners are seeking applicants for the fulltime position of Landfill Supervisor for the Custer County Landfill.

Position Summary:

The overall duty of the Supervisor is to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Landfill. The Landfill is to be operated in accordance with the Revised Engineering and Operations Report for Custer County Solid Waste Disposal Facility and in accordance with the Colorado Department of Health regulations pertaining to Solid Waste Disposal Sites and Facilities.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Reading, understanding, interpreting and applying pertinent regulations and solid waste disposal plans
  • Maintain daily volume and content records of solid waste deposited in the landfill
  • Collect, safeguard, and account for all landfill fees
  • Supervise part-time and full time employees and other laborers, attend initial training programs
  • Obtain and/or maintain a valid Colorado driver's license (Class B with air brakes), DOT physical with a Colorado Health card
  • Possess basic computer skills
  • Operate heavy equipment to include front end loaders, 3-35C compactor, trash truck, dozer, dump truck, skid steer, motor grader, and a scraper
  • Understand and monitor water and gas wells
  • Submit bills and vouchers to the finance department
  • Plan for post closure care; prepare and submit annual budgets
  • Applicants must have the ability to regularly move or properly lift up to 25 pounds, and frequently move or lift up to 50 pounds.

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Additional Information:

A pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check (at county's expense) are required. Custer County is an equal opportunity employer.
Full-time, exempt position.
Starting salary range is $40,000 to $50,000 per year commensurate with experience.

Applications are available from Dawna Hobby in the Human Resource/Finance office, County Building at 205 S 6th Street in Westcliffe between the hours of 8am and 4pm.
Applications must be returned with a Cover Letter, Resume and References attached by the close of business on January 30, 2020

Custer County Public Health Agency (CCPHA) is now hiring an Opioid and other Substance Abuse/Use Coordinator (OSAC)

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the CCPHA Director, the OSAC will support existing partnerships by strengthening connections between community organizations and agencies, coordinate activities to reduce fragmentation and address needs in the local opioid and substance abuse concerns.
This position is flexible to support the CCPHA Director, to meet the increasing demands on local public health agencies, and to work on dynamic projects (funded and non-funded) that address local, and sometimes regional, opioid and substance abuse issues. This position will cover both Custer and Fremont Counties Opioid and substance use/abuse matters.

Additional Information:

Flexible hours, beginning with part time with potential for full-time, exempt position. Some evenings and weekends required. To be discussed in interview process.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new programs
  • Must be willing and able to travel independently throughout the county, including during inclement weather; additionally, must be able to travel independently statewide
  • Experience implementing project plans, and accomplish tasks within established timeframes
  • Demonstrated experience in convening stakeholders, facilitating meetings, mediating conflict, and building consensus among participants
  • Experience in working with community-based health programs, clinical and community health services providers
  • Ability to establish collaborative partnerships and effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external customers and diverse stakeholders
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including ability to adapt a style to fit various audiences
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness
  • Demonstrated commitment to a high level of accountability when working independently
  • Ability to engage with and work with other personnel and teams
  • High level of intellectual curiosity to develop expertise in core capabilities and services of the governmental public health system and overall population health
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to identify appropriate courses of action

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Custer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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