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Employment Opportunities with
Custer County Government

New Position Open----Detention Deputy

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:

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 13.50 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.

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.


New Position Open----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 cbarr@custercountygov.com or call 719-783-2270.



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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