• Jail Maintenance Worker

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Full Time - Regular
    Hiring Pay/Range
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Reporting Location : Location
    US-CO-Fort Collins
  • Overview

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    One Agency. One Mission: Public Safety.


    A Jail Maintenance Worker performs semi-skilled and skilled work involving painting, carpentry, mechanical, and electrical maintenance in the alteration, repair, and maintenance of Sheriff's Office equipment, buildings, and grounds.


    The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a reliable, hard-working, and trustworthy individual to join our team as a jail maintenance worker. This is an entry-level position within the Jail Maintenance Operations series, performing routine and standardized building maintenance tasks. This position typically requires little or no prior maintenance experience and knowledge. The employee in this position will work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks; however, as experience is acquired, the employee performs with increasing responsibility. 


    Specifically, a Jail Maintenance Worker:

    • Works in a confined, secure detention environment; works in direct contact with inmates.
    • Independently performs routine semi-skilled maintenance procedures such as replacing lighting, painting, preventive maintenance, etc. 
    • Under direct supervision, assists with skilled work involving plumbing, carpentry, mechanical, and electrical maintenance tasks.
    • Operates and maintains equipment used in the performance of assigned tasks; operates a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment.
    • Makes a variety of structural, mechanical, and general repairs.

    Click here to view the complete job description and full salary range for a Jail Maintenance Worker.


    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. 


    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 bicycle 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 acknowledgments includes:

    • #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com 2017
    • #17 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2018
    • #14 in Top 100 Best Places to Live” - Livability.com, 2018
    • Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017


    • No experience required.
    • High school diploma or GED required, preferably supplemented by practical or trade schooling in trade, construction, or maintenance fields.
    • Possess or obtain first aid and community CPR certificates by date of hire.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.

    Other Information to Note:

    • 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.
    • 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 past two years
      • Pass Job-related online assessments
      • Pass Pre-employment Questionnaire 
      • Pass Oral Board Interview
      • Pass an in-depth background investigation
      • Pass medical examination
      • Pass drug testing
      • Pass physical assessment test based on the essential job functions
      • Possess or obtain First Aid and CPR (All Ages) certificates by date of hire 

    This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.


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