Jail Control Room Specialist

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Full Time - Regular
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US-CO-Fort Collins


The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is seeking talented men and women to join our team as Jail Control Room Specialists. Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all Sheriff's Office members.  Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of over 400 family-oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities including support services, patrol, jail, wildland fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties.  If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home. 


A Jail Control Room Specialist plays a critical role in the security of the jail, controlling access to and movement within the Jail. 


Specifically, Jail Control Room Specialists:

  • Verify that all incoming personnel are cleared to enter the facility.
  • Both visually and auditorily monitor activities throughout the facility via cameras and intercoms.
  • Remotely operate jail secuirty doors.
  • Communicate effectively via phone or intercom with inmates, professional visitors, and the public by providing information and directions.

Click here to view the complete job description for a Jail Control Room Specialist.



Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.


An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. 


The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:

  • #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com 2017
  • #18 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2016
  • #16 in Top 100 Best Places to Live” - Livability.com, 2017
  • Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017

Watch this video to learn more about the Larimer County Sheriff's Office




  • No experience required.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Current first aid and community CPR certificates.

Other Information to Note:

  • This job posting is for an eligibility list only.
  • Shift work required.
  • Shifts require working days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
  • All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date.
  • Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
    • Cannot have a felony conviction
    • No convictions involving domestic violence
    • No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
    • No use of marijuana in any form within the last two years
    • Pass integrity questionnaire
    • Pass a written examination to be held on 2/16/18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
    • Simulation Test -- date to be determined
    • Pass oral board interview -- date to be determined
    • Pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history and financial status
    • Pass polygraph examination
    • Pass psychological evaluation and medical examination, including drug testing
    • Possess or obtain First Aid and CPR (All Ages) certificates by date of hire 
    • Possess or obtain these NIMS certifications by date of hire: IS-100.b, IS-200.b, and IS-700.a 

Employee Benefits

In addition to competitive, market-based pay, Larimer County offers excellent employee benefits for all ​regular and limited term employees. 


Larimer County benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement plans - mandatory 401(a) & voluntary 457(b)
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Long-term and short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • ​E​mployee Wellness Program 
  • ​​Wellness Clinic ​(must be enrolled in the County's medical plan)​
  • Professional development​ trainings

Click here for more details.


Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.


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