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Position Open----Communications Dispatcher: Description/Position Overview

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Communications Dispatcher.

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.

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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