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  Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, genetic information, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

 It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors. 


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The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking talented men and women--both non-certified and certified--to join our team as jail deputies.  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 405 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 Deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office maintains the security of the Larimer County Jail while preserving order to ensure the safety and welfare of staff, visitors, and inmates.

 

Watch this video to learn why one deputy    Watch this video to learn more about      

chose a career at the Larimer County Jail.     the agency and the people who call           

                                                                            LCSO home.

 

      

 

Specifically, Jail Deputies:

  • Effectively and coherently use interpersonal communication skills to communicate with inmates, professional visitors, and the public by providing information and directions, mediating disputes, and advising of rights and processes.
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance of inmates for extended periods of time.
  • Perform crisis intervention functions to include inmate counseling, suicide prevention, recognizing abnormal behavior, and implementing appropriate intervention actions.
  • Engage in activities in confined areas. Walk extensively on foot patrol and physically checks doors, windows, and other areas to ensure they are secure.
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons, and other legal writs and court documents.

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

 


 

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. 

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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

Qualifications:

  • No experience required.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Current first aid and community CPR certificates.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.

Other Information to Note:

  

As a Jail Deputy, your primary responsibility will be to serve as a supervisor and role model for the inmate population in the Larimer County Jail, which is a direct supervision jail.  Additional responsibilities include:  setting clear expectations with inmates, using positive reinforcement techniques, assuring inmate accountability for their behavior, and treating inmates with respect, consideration, fairness and justice.  

 

We strive to be skilled, hard-working, resourceful, and prepared.  We are looking for talented, career-oriented men and women to join our team.  This position is open to anyone; Colorado POST certified candidates would receive premium pay.  Interested in becoming POST Certified?  The Larimer County Sheriff's Office will help you obtain your POST Certification through scheduling adjustments and partial tuition reimbursement.  

 

If you possess integrity, tolerance, patience and want to put your people skills towards serving your community, this position is perfect for you! We hope you’ll consider being part of our team!

  • 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.
  • Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:
    • Must be 21 years of age by date of 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
    • Pass online computer literacy assessment
    • Pass integrity questionnaire
    • Pass a written examination
    • Pass the following physical fitness agility test based on the Essential Job Functions, with or without reasonable accommodation:
      • 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes 54 seconds or less
      • 300 meter sprint in 66 seconds or less
      • 25 or more push-ups in one minute
      • 30 or more sit-ups in one minute
      • Click here to review the LCSO Physical Fitness Agility Test Preparation Guide

 

Following the Physical Fitness Test, you must also:

    • Pass oral board interview
    • 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 
Job ID
2017-2762
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$24.20-$31.84
Closing Date
12/18/2017
Department
Sheriff

Provides administrative and supervisory support to the Communications Center and training to operators.  Dispatches required law enforcement, fire, medical, dive, and search and rescue personnel and equipment.

  • Receives general supervision from Emergency Communications Manager.
  • Exercises direct supervision over Emergency Communications Operators.
  • Provides administrative/supervisory support to the Communications Manager in coordinating the work of the Sheriff's Office Communications Center.
  • Provides direct and indirect supervision to subordinate employees within the Emergency Communications Section; provides broad direction of all functions within the Emergency Communications Center; oversees policy and procedure standards; evaluates performance of emergency communications operators; conducts second-level review of performance evaluation; resolves pervasive and complex personnel problems.
  • Provides input on policies, procedures, goals, and objectives of the communications center.
  • Coordinates emergency communications operator schedules to ensure adequate coverage at all times; completes time accounting documentation and finds coverage when scheduled employees cannot assume assigned shifts.
  • Handles complaints from the public to ensure they are effectively resolved in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates computer-aided dispatch (CAD) programs, including assistance in completing CAD configurations.
  • Reports problems with all communications equipment and provide input on purchase of new equipment as needed.
  • Provides radio and other training to volunteer agencies and other agency components.
  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks such as filing, record keeping, typing, report and tape preparation, and computer system updates.
  • Orders supplies and printing as needed.
  • Performs all duties of Emergency Communications Operators as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or necessary for performance of the job.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of increasingly responsible duties in a communications center; experience working for a law enforcement agency preferred.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Possession of CPR certification by date of hire.
  • Possession of EMD certification.
  • NCIC/CCIC Certification.

Click here to view the complete job description.

 

Other Information to Note: 

  • This posting is only open to current Larimer County Sheriff's Office Employees.
  • All application componenets must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
  • Posting salary is based off of the 2017 Step Plan.
Job ID
2017-2808
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$26.25
Closing Date
12/6/2017
Department
Sheriff

This position performs a variety of complex law enforcement, investigative, crime prevention, and related tasks in the Investigations Division of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.  It also provides highly responsible assistance to the position's assigned supervisor. 

  • When requested by deputies or assigned by Investigations Division supervisory staff, responds to and assumes command of the scene of criminal activity.
  • Receives general supervision or direction from a sergeant or higher-level Supervisor.
  • Exercises indirect and direct supervision over deputies, reserve deputies, civilian employees, interns, and volunteers as needed.
  • Performs investigative work on assigned cases. Directs all aspect of investigative work on assigned cases including, but not limited to, the most serious and complex criminal cases.
  • Conducts undercover investigations and surveillance operations as necessary.
  • Assists other employees with criminal investigations.
  • Answers technical questions regarding law enforcement investigations or other areas as delegated by a supervisor. Instructs patrol deputies, jail deputies, recruits, interns, and others on advanced law enforcement methods and investigative techniques.
  • Participates in multi-jurisdictional task forces. May be assigned on a long-term basis to a multi-jurisdictional task force.
  • Reviews and makes investigative determinations on cases; assumes responsibility in difficult and complex situations as appropriate.
  • Contacts and cooperates with other agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
  • Prepares reports, using appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation; of arrests made, investigations conducted, unusual incidents observed, or other documentation required as a part of assigned duties.
  • Prepares affidavits for search and arrest warrants and other court orders. Executes such warrants and orders when appropriate, including the coordination and direction of personnel necessary to execute the warrant.  Serves warrants, court orders, subpoenas, and civil documents.
  • Identifies and manages confidential informants, including drafting contracts and evaluating their reliability and effectiveness.
  • Completes and maintains records, logs, and reports including, but not limited to, the effective case management of an ongoing caseload, which includes the prioritization and effective disposition of those cases.
  • Administers first aid in emergency situations.
  • Maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems; preserves good relationships with the general public.
  • Makes arrests as necessary. Effectively and safely restrains arrestees using handcuffs and other restraints; subdues resisting arrestees by using maneuvers and/or resorting to the use of hands and feet and other approved devices in self-defense.
  • Interviews victims, complainants, witnesses, including interviewing small children and other individuals who may be more difficult to interview; interrogates suspects.
  • Gathers and preserves evidence in accordance with governing practices and techniques.
  • Assists the District Attorney's Office during trial preparation and trials. Testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Transports arrestees for booking.
  • Enforces municipal, county, state and federal laws.
  • Performs searches of people and objects capable of concealing contraband or evidence.
  • Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters.
  • Supervises and assumes responsibility for crime scene investigation activities during case assignment and on an on-call basis.
  • Coordinates evidence processing with laboratories internal to and external to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
  • Operates the CCIC/NCIC system and other law enforcement databases in order to obtain information on a subject such as driver's license history, pawn records, parole/probation information, etc.
  • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker.  

Qualifications: 

  • Two (2) years of full-time experience as a sworn law enforcement officer, with at least one (1) year of experience as a Patrol Deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Colorado POST certified.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license by time of hire.
  • Current first aid and CPR training.

Click here to view the complete job description.

 

Other Information to Note: 

  • This posting is only open to current Larimer County Sheriff's Office Employees.
  • All application componenets must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
  • Posting salary is based off of the 2017 Step Plan.
Job ID
2017-2804
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$36.78
Closing Date
12/6/2017
Department
Sheriff

Performs a variety of complex law enforcement tasks and provides supervisory assistance for the assigned shift. Acts in the absence of first-line supervisor by providing supervision of staff and assuring operations tasks as completed. Provides highly responsible line assistance to assigned supervisor.

  • Receives general Supervisor or direction from a sergeant or higher-level Supervisor.
  • Exercises indirect and direct supervision over deputies, reserve deputies, civilian employees, volunteers, and inmates as needed.
  • When the sergeant is not on duty, serves in the capacity of first-line Supervisor and assumes the responsibility for the supervision of his/her work group. Provides direct supervision to all assigned officers and direction to other employees, as necessary, throughout the facility; schedules shift personnel; reviews and approves reports; and takes charge of difficult and complex situations.
  • Serves as a lead worker for other employees; answers technical questions regarding operational issues; answers questions regarding other areas as delegated by a Supervisor.
  • Provides input to the Sergeant regarding training needs and performance of lower level personnel.
  • Prepares and reviews documentation of shift activity, reports of unusual incidents observed or emergency situations encountered, or other documentation required as a part of assigned duties.
  • Completes and maintains records, logs, and reports.
  • Conducts criminal investigations and participates in hearings and court cases as assigned; assists officers in preparing reports in cases for trial and may personally appear in court to present evidence and testimony; reviews and approves reports submitted by officers.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes a variety of data concerning agency activities; prepares reports and statistics.
  • Performs duties as Field Training Officer.
  • Provides information to citizens and/or other criminal justice system employees on rules and regulations of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office; preserves good relationships with the general public.
  • Assists in the investigation of complaints against platoon members and reports findings.
  • Performs all line officer duties as a Larimer County officer within assigned area.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

 

Corporal - Booking

  • Supervises and assumes responsibility for jail booking and release activities.
  • Maintains computerized booking systems, including fingerprint and photo imaging systems.
  • Conducts visual and audio surveillance of inmates for extended periods of time.
  • Reads and interprets legal and non-legal documents, including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons, and other legal writs and court documents for other staff assigned to the Booking Room.
  • Maintains contact with other law enforcement agencies and various courts (i.e., municipal, county, district, federal) to ensure appropriate compliance with judicial orders.
  • Processes and releases inmates, including taking booking photographs and obtaining a serviceable set of fingerprint impressions.
  • Monitors and signs-off on ALL booking release documents. Approves the release of inmates.
  • Performs crisis intervention functions to include inmate and staff counseling, suicide prevention, recognition of abnormal behavior, and implementation of appropriate intervention action.
  • Performs searches of people and objects capable of concealing contraband.
  • Puts on and operates a self-contained breathing apparatus and extinguishes small fires by using a fire extinguisher or other appropriate means.
  • Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters.
  • Assists officers in preparing reports in cases for trial and may personally appear in court to present evidence and testimony; reviews reports submitted by officers.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes a variety of data concerning Jail activities; prepares reports and statistics.
  • Monitors and reports to the Booking Sergeant issues and trends related to inmate population.
  • Serves as Assistant Jail Supervisor at off-site facilities for mass arrest functions.
  • Maintains and reports problems with all booking equipment; trains staff in the proper use of the equipment, make recommendations on purchase of new equipment as needed. Resolves any maintenance concerns.
  • Maintains post orders and supplies for the Booking Room.
  • Assists the transportation unit Supervisor in the transportation of inmates as required by staffing levels and transportation needs.
  • Conducts criminal investigations within the Jail, as assigned.

Corporal - Jail Logistics

  • Facilitates inmate classification.
  • Reviews criminal history on all incarcerated inmates and disseminates pertinent information to administration, Supervisors, and staff.
  • Responds to the most difficult complaints and requests for information concerning classification decisions.
  • Completes background investigations on eligible applicants.
  • Coordinates projects with Jail Logistics Lieutenant..

 Corporal - Inmate Labor Coordinator

  • Manages and supervises inmate workers assigned to clean and maintain the Larimer County Jail; plans, schedules, assigns, delegates, monitors, and evaluates work of inmate labor staff; participates in the selection of inmate workers; trains inmate workers and provides remedial training as needed.
  • Implements policies and procedures developed to meet goals and objectives of the maintenance section.
  • Takes action to remove inmates from worker status as appropriate, when needed; handles complaints from inmates to ensure they are effectively resolved in a timely manner.
  • Develops and implements a daily cleaning and sanitation program for all areas of the Jail, including administrative, support, and inmate living areas.
  • Directs and advises inmate work groups in proper methods of care and cleaning of Jail.
  • Ensures security of the Jail is maintained.
  • Maintains necessary supplies for cleaning, inmate apparel and hygiene, and janitorial work.
  • Operates tools and equipment such as vacuums, buffers, etc.
  • Follows safety measures applicable to work assignment, as well as general Jail safety precautions and practices.
  • Directs and monitors grounds maintenance performed by inmate labor.
  • Maintains records of janitorial expenses.
  • Orders janitorial supplies and inmate supplies; receives and picks up supplies.
  • Participates in inmate disciplinary hearings.
  • Administers first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation in emergency situations.
  • Maintains Material Safety Data Sheets for all cleaning agents used within the jail.
  • Provides direct and indirect supervision through subordinate Supervisors of all positions, employees, and functions within the Jail; provides broad direction, oversees policy and procedure standards, and evaluates performance of Supervisors, direct reports, and operations; conducts second-level review of performance evaluation; resolves pervasive and complex personnel problems.
  • Conducts visual and audio surveillance of inmates on work details.
  • Performs clothed and unclothed searches of inmate workers.
  • Participates in inmate disciplinary hearings; may have to endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of inmates.
  • Performs the inventory function for all inmate clothing, bedding, hygiene items, and facility cleaning supplies.
  • Performs routine cleaning of sensitive areas within the facility.
  • Transports and escorts inmate workers to jobs sites away from the jail.
  • Conducts background investigations and prepares subsequent reports on candidates for employment.
  • Serves as a member of the Inmate Disciplinary Hearing Board.
  • Counts, collects, and inventories small items.
  • Effectively restrains inmates, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdues resisting inmates by using maneuvers and /or resorting to the use of hands and feet and other approved devices in self-defense.
  • Receives and picks up supplies.
  • Performs routine cleaning of the facility when the inmate labor force is not adequate to perform these duties.
  • Assists with the needs of security and transportation during emergencies or as directed.

Corporal – Court Services

  • Assists sergeant with administrative duties within Transportation unit; reviews court docket and related documents; coordinates transports between jurisdictions and special or complex transport situations; enters and reviews data within computer system; handles special requests from courts, District Attorney and the like.
  • Performs all transportation officer duties as a Larimer County officer within assigned area.

Qualifications: Corporal - BOOKING, COMPLIANCE OFFICER, INMATE LABOR COORDINATOR, INMATE WORKER SUPERVISOR SECURITY, AND COURT SERVICES

  • Two years of full-time experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or jail deputy, with at least one year of experience as a Jail Deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
  • High school diploma or GED, supplemented by specialized training in corrections, or a related field.
  • Larimer County Sheriff's Office 52-hour firearms course preferred.
  • Possession of a valid Colorado driver's license.
  • Current first aid and community CPR certificates.
  • "First/Second Line Jail Supervisor's Training" Course Certificate.
  • Firearms qualified in accordance with Sheriff's Office Policy
  • Currently certified as a peace officer in the State of Colorado.

Click here for the complete job description.

 

Other Information to Note: 

  • This posting is only open to current Larimer County Sheriff's Office Employees.
  • All application componenets must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
  • Posting salary is based off of the 2017 Step Plan.
Job ID
2017-2806
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$36.78
Closing Date
12/6/2017
Department
Sheriff

Directs field and office operations for an assigned unit. Performs a variety of specific unit and administrative duties.

  • Receives general supervision from higher level sworn personnel.
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over other assigned sworn and non-sworn personnel.
  • Assigns, directs, and supervises activities of assigned staff, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures, and standards; administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, scheduling work hours, granting leave, appraising performance, disciplining, and submitting such records and reports as required by County policies and procedures.
  • Assists officers in preparing reports in cases for trial and may personally appear in court to present evidence and testimony; reviews reports submitted by officers.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes a variety of data concerning Divisional activities; prepare reports and statistics.
  • Establishes and maintains lines of communication with internal and external elements of the Jail Division and keeps management appraised as to matters of significance.
  • Performs the duties of Field Training Officer (FTO).
  • Reads and comprehends legal and non-legal documents, including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons, and other legal writs and court documents.
  • Maintains discipline and ensures that agency rules and policies are followed.
  • Evaluates training needs of subordinates; researches and designs training programs; conducts in-service training; maintains related records and reports.
  • Prepares and reviews reports of shift activity.
  • Exercises direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations, and activities within the assigned unit; may include coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing work, participating in the interview and selection process, making recommendations impacting pay, status, and disciplinary action, evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager, and approving time off.
  • Testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Confers with prosecutors and maintains contact with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Assists in budget preparation and administration.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

SERGEANT - BOOKING

  • Supervises and assumes responsibility for jail booking and release.
  • Provides information and directions, mediates disputes, and advises inmates of rights and processes.
  • Conducts visual and audio surveillance of inmates.
  • Processes and releases inmates, including taking their photographs and obtaining a serviceable set of fingerprint impressions.
  • Performs crisis intervention functions including inmate and staff counseling, suicide prevention, recognition of abnormal behavior, and implementation of appropriate intervention action.
  • Performs searches of people and objects capable of concealing contraband.
  • Counts, collects, and inventories small items.
  • Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters.
  • Assumes responsibility for the fiscal control of expenditures within area of control.
  • Confers with local, State, and Federal agencies and courts to maintain a positive line of communication and a cooperative atmosphere between the agencies.
  • Serves as Jail Supervisor at off-site facilities for mass arrest functions.
  • Maintains, reports, and resolves problems with all booking equipment; makes recommendations on purchase of new equipment as needed.
  • Communicates booking and movement officer performance issues to platoon sergeants.
  • Assists the transportation unit supervisor in the transportation of inmates as required by staffing levels and transportation needs.
  • Performs special studies and projects as assigned and required.

SERGEANT - JAIL ADMINISTRATION
This is a three-year rotational job function within the Larimer County Jail.

  • Participates in all normal jail activities, including enforcing jail procedures and laws, monitoring inmate and officer activities, and conducting escorts.
  • Develops a thorough understanding and familiarity with the fire, safety, and disaster response plans for the Larimer County Jail and ensures compliance therewith.
  • Ensures that the Larimer County Jail Fire Safety Plans are in accordance with regulations set forth by the Poudre Valley Fire Authority and the American Correctional Association.
  • Facilitates semi-annual fire inspections conducted by the Poudre Valley Fire Authority.
  • Facilitates annual inspections by the County Health Department and the Larimer County Risk Management staff.
  • Conducts, at least quarterly, a Fire and Evacuation Drill for the Larimer County Jail and record the results of all such drills.
  • Retrieves and provides documentation to the ACA Coordinator dealing with the Discipline, Fire, Safety and Sanitation standards set forth in the ACA Standards for Jails.
  • Conducts a facility wide fire, safety and sanitation inspection at least once a week; conducts an inspection of fire equipment at least once a week and maintains documents of this inspection on file; ensures that there is clear access to fire extinguishers, fire control panels and fire exits are maintained at all times.
  • Conducts training for staff pertaining to policies and procedures on control of fire ignition and fire fuel sources, location and use of fire detection equipment, procedures for responding to fire emergencies, use of portable fire extinguishers, use of contained breathing apparatus and elements of facility evacuation.
  • Maintains Material Safety Data Sheets on corrosive, flammable, and toxic materials.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Ensures that proper procedures are in place and complied with pertaining to the disposal of hazardous waste produced by the Larimer County Jail.
  • Reviews and signs off on sanction hearings to ensure due process has been met.
  • Reviews and responds to sanction hearing appeals.
  • Performs crisis intervention functions including inmate and staff counseling, suicide prevention, recognition of abnormal behavior, and implementation of appropriate intervention action.
  • Serves as Jail Supervisor at off-site facilities for mass arrest functions.
  • Provides information to citizens regarding general legal procedures as necessary.
  • Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the jail.
  • Performs special studies and projects as assigned and required.
  • Maintains records and coordinates the use of the jail  pool vehicle.
  • Coordinates with Fleet Services for pool vehicle servicing.
  • Evaluates training goals, objectives, and priorities and provides input concerning implementation of various training programs.
  • Helps to identify training needs for jail personnel.
  • Develops and coordinates training academies and mini-academies as required.
  • Maintains agency media library and training aids; reviews training aids and selects appropriate additions to ensure library is current and complete.

SERGEANT - COURT SERVICES

  • Supervises and assumes responsibility for transportation and security activities within the Larimer County Justice Centers; makes decisions in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Participates in all normal transportation and security activities, including enforcing Justice Center procedures and laws, and monitoring inmate and officer activities, and providing courtroom security.
  • Performs and oversees administrative duties within Justice Center unit; ensures outsourced security contract is followed; coordinates special activities with tenants; resolves security issues.
  • Provides information and directions, mediate disputes, and advise inmates of rights and processes.
  • Serves as Jail Supervisor at off-site facilities for mass arrest functions.
  • Supervises and personally participates in Justice Center investigations, including the gathering of evidence, questioning of witnesses, and apprehension of suspects.
  • Provides information to citizens regarding general legal procedures as necessary.
  • Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the Justice Center.
  • Performs special studies and projects as assigned and required.

Qualifications:

  • Four years of full-time experience as a sworn law enforment officer with at least. two years of experience as a Corporal or Investiagtor in the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
  • High school diploma or GED, supplemented by specialized training in administration of justice, police science, public administration, or a related field. Must have the equivalent of 60 college semester hours.
  • Currently certified as a peace officer in the State of Colorado.
  • Current Firearms Qualification.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.

SERGEANT - BOOKING, JAIL ADMINISTRATION, AND COURT SERVICES

  • First/Second Line Jail Supervisor's Training Manual Certificate.

Click here for the complete job description.

 

Other Information to Note: 

  • This posting is only open to current Larimer County Sheriff's Office Employees.
  • All application componenets must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
  • Posting salary is based off of the 2017 Step Plan.
Job ID
2017-2807
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$40.95
Closing Date
12/6/2017
Department
Sheriff

Acts as a mid-level manager in planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the activities of the assigned Section. Makes suggestions for long-range planning and objective goal setting.

  • Receives general guidance from a Major or Administrator.
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision of sworn and non-sworn staff.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the assigned section; independently develops, implements, and evaluates goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for other assigned units.
  • Provides input and suggestions to the sheriff, division administrator, or captain on the implementation of assigned programs based on current and long-range needs.
  • Assigns, directs, and supervises activities of assigned staff, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures, and standards; administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, scheduling work hours, granting leave, appraising performance, disciplining, and submitting such records and reports as required by County policies and procedures.
  • Monitors performance of units to ensure compliance with agency standards and directives and to assure quality of work performance.
  • Prepares recommendations regarding changes to services or programs of assigned units.
  • Provides mid-level resolution of complaints by section employees.
  • Evaluates, determines, and suggests resources needed.
  • Assists in budget preparation and administration; develops and approves requirements for equipment needs and coordinate purchase of all specialized equipment.
  • Coordinates assigned unit activities with other agency components, county agencies, criminal justice agencies, and the community; represents the agency on boards, committees, and organizations to enhance communications with other agencies and the community; works directly with other agencies or departments in joint projects.
  • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker.  
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

 LIEUTENANT - INVESTIGATIONS

  • Facilitates the investigation of complaints filed against section employees to ensure complete and accurate documentation.
  • Provides periodic coverage during shifts and offer assistance as necessary.
  • Provides assistance as an incident commander for any major case investigation which requires the use of specialized units.
  • Represents the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Attends training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.

LIEUTENANT - PATROL

  • Provides mid-level resolution of complaints by section employees.
  • Facilitates the investigation of complaints filed against patrol section employees to ensure complete and accurate documentation.
  • Provides periodic patrol coverage during all shifts and offer assistance as necessary.
  • Oversees logistics and tactical operations of major crimes.
  • Provides assistance as an incident commander for any major case investigation that requires the use of specialized units.
  • Represents the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Performs the duties as a patrol sergeant and patrol officer as necessary.
  • Attends training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.

LIEUTENANT - SECURITY

  • Facilitates the investigation of complaints filed against jail section employees to ensure complete and accurate documentation.
  • Provides periodic jail coverage during all shifts and offer assistance as necessary.
  • Provides assistance as an incident commander for any major case and incident situations.
  • Represents the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Attends training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.

Qualifications:

 

LIEUTENANT - INVESTIGATIONS

  • Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to Investigations.
  • Manage and coordinate the varied resources of the division units.

 LIEUTENANT - PATROL

  • Criminal law and any specialized laws, rules, and regulations concerning criminal law, investigations, legal process, and specialized court documents as required.
  • Co-manage and coordinate the resources of the Patrol Section, and manage and coordinate the resources of other assigned units in the Operations Division.

LIEUTENANT - SECURITY

  • Criminal law and any specialized laws, rules, and regulations concerning the jail and inmate rights.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field. (Equivalency is based on two years of high-level experience equals one year of college work. For example, an employee with no college would require 8 years of high-level experience to reach the equivalency of the Bachelor's Degree. It is obligatory upon the incumbent to provide proof of equivalency for review and ultimate acceptance by the Sheriff.)
  • Currently certified as a peace officer in the State of Colorado.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, agency firearms qualification.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
  • Possession of or, ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.

 LIEUTENANT - INVESTIGATIONS, PATROL, & SECURITY

  • Five years of responsible experience as a sworn law enforcement officer and two years experience as a Sergeant with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Must have the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Other Information to Note: 

  • This posting is only open to current Larimer County Sheriff's Office Employees.
  • All application componenets must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
  • Posting salary is based off of the 2017 Step Plan.
Job ID
2017-2800
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$47.99
Closing Date
12/6/2017
Department
Sheriff

Performs a variety of complex law enforcement tasks and provides supervisory assistance for the assigned shift. Acts in the absence of first-line supervisor by providing supervision of staff and assuring operations tasks as completed. Provides highly responsible line assistance to assigned supervisor. 

  • Receives general Supervisor or direction from a sergeant or higher-level Supervisor.
  • Exercises indirect and direct supervision over deputies, reserve deputies, civilian employees, volunteers, and inmates as needed.
  • When the sergeant is not on duty, serves in the capacity of first-line Supervisor and assumes the responsibility for the supervision of his/her work group. Provides direct supervision to all assigned officers and direction to other employees, as necessary, throughout the facility; schedules shift personnel; reviews and approves reports; and takes charge of difficult and complex situations.
  • Serves as a lead worker for other employees; answers technical questions regarding operational issues; answers questions regarding other areas as delegated by a Supervisor.
  • Provides input to the Sergeant regarding training needs and performance of lower level personnel.
  • Prepares and reviews documentation of shift activity, reports of unusual incidents observed or emergency situations encountered, or other documentation required as a part of assigned duties.
  • Completes and maintains records, logs, and reports.
  • Conducts criminal investigations and participates in hearings and court cases as assigned; assists officers in preparing reports in cases for trial and may personally appear in court to present evidence and testimony; reviews and approves reports submitted by officers.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes a variety of data concerning agency activities; prepares reports and statistics.
  • Performs duties as Field Training Officer.
  • Provides information to citizens and/or other criminal justice system employees on rules and regulations of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office; preserves good relationships with the general public.
  • Assists in the investigation of complaints against platoon members and reports findings.
  • Performs all line officer duties as a Larimer County officer within assigned area.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of full-time experience as a sworn law enforcement officer, with at least one year of experience as a Patrol deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
  • High school diploma or GED, supplemented by specialized training in justice, police science, public administration, or a related field.
  • Currently certified as a peace officer in the State of Colorado.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Colorado driver's license.

Click here to view the complete job description.  

 

Other Information to Note: 

  • This posting is only open to current Larimer County Sheriff's Office Employees.
  • All application componenets must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
  • Posting salary is based off of the 2017 Step Plan.
Job ID
2017-2803
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$36.78
Closing Date
12/6/2017
Department
Sheriff

Directs field and office operations for an assigned unit. Performs a variety of specific unit and administrative duties.

  • Receives general supervision from higher level sworn personnel.
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over other assigned sworn and non-sworn personnel.
  • Assigns, directs, and supervises activities of assigned staff, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures, and standards; administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, scheduling work hours, granting leave, appraising performance, disciplining, and submitting such records and reports as required by County policies and procedures.
  • Assists officers in preparing reports in cases for trial and may personally appear in court to present evidence and testimony; reviews reports submitted by officers.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes a variety of data concerning Divisional activities; prepare reports and statistics.
  • Establishes and maintains lines of communication with internal and external elements of the Jail Division and keeps management appraised as to matters of significance.
  • Performs the duties of Field Training Officer (FTO).
  • Reads and comprehends legal and non-legal documents, including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons, and other legal writs and court documents.
  • Maintains discipline and ensures that agency rules and policies are followed.
  • Evaluates training needs of subordinates; researches and designs training programs; conducts in-service training; maintains related records and reports.
  • Prepares and reviews reports of shift activity.
  • Exercises direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations, and activities within the assigned unit; may include coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing work, participating in the interview and selection process, making recommendations impacting pay, status, and disciplinary action, evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager, and approving time off.
  • Testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Confers with prosecutors and maintains contact with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Assists in budget preparation and administration.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

SERGEANT - PATROL

  • Supervises and assumes responsibility for patrol activities during an assigned shift; makes decisions in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Participates in all normal patrol activities, including enforcing local and state laws, providing aid, making arrests, and transporting suspects.
  • Investigates citizen complaints against investigations personnel and report findings.
  • Supervises and personally participates in investigations, including the gathering of evidence, questioning of witnesses, and apprehension of suspects.
  • Provides information to citizens regarding general legal procedures as necessary.
  • Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes in the apprehension of offenders.

SERGEANT - INVESTIGATIONS & PATROL

  • Police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation, and identification techniques, civil procedures and processes, Jail procedures, and police records and reports.
  • Criminal law with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure, and preservation and presentation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases.
  • Operates an emergency vehicle.

Qualifications:

  • Four years of full-time experience as a sworn law enforment officer with at least. two years of experience as a Corporal or Investiagtor in the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
  • High school diploma or GED, supplemented by specialized training in administration of justice, police science, public administration, or a related field. Must have the equivalent of 60 college semester hours.
  • Currently certified as a peace officer in the State of Colorado.
  • Current Firearms Qualification.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.

Click here to view the complete job description.

 

Other Information to Note: 

  • This posting is only open to current Larimer County Sheriff's Office Employees.
  • All application componenets must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
  • Posting salary is based off of the 2017 Step Plan.
Job ID
2017-2802
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$40.95
Closing Date
12/6/2017
Department
Sheriff

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking talented men and women to join our team as Sheriff Services Technicians - Records.  Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all Sheriff's Office members.  The Sheriff's Office is an agency of 365 family oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities to include support services, patrol, jail, 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. 

 

Specifically the position: 

  • Types law enforcement reports from dictation or hard copy; proofs and reviews officer's reports; clarifies information with officers as needed; maintains log and report files; sorts, files, copies, and distributes reports.
  • Processes traffic reports; verifies receipt of funds; distributes reports by mail or counter.
  • Researches and responds to requests for information and reports from other agencies and citizens; determines proper release of information; collects and verifies receipt of fees.
  • Answers phones, greets, and assists visitors; responds to requests or refers to appropriate resources.
  • Uses computer database systems to type, enter, modify, and retrieve a wide variety of police reports and records including search queries on warrants, vehicles, articles, persons, guns, etc.
  • Assists department personnel and the public in person and by phone performing record checks, copying police reports, and mailing out requested reports to outside agencies and insurance companies in accordance with established regulations and provides general information regarding department policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Microfilms, images, and/or purges criminal justice records in accordance with approved Retention Schedule.
  • Notarizes articles for public, agency documents, and others as required.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, an hour north of Denver.  Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University, the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture of education, healthy citizens, outdoor recreation, bike friendly community, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. 

 

The City’s list of acknowledgements includes:

  • "Top 10 Healthiest Cities" - Livability.com, April 2015
  • 13 “Best Place to Live” - Livability.com, September 2015
  • “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” - CBS Money Watch, February 2012

Click here to view the complete job description for Sheriff’s Services Technician - Records.

 

Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience comparable to that of a Sheriff's Services Technician in Larimer County and the ability to demonstrate performance at all training levels proving required knowledge and abilities.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Maintain all certifications once obtained.
  • Perform typing functions at a minimum of 50 words per minute.
  • Ability to obtain CCIC/NCIC certification within six (6) months of hire.

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.
  • All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
  • Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:
    • Must be 18 years of age
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
    • Pass typing test requirement of 50 WPM
    • Pass employment questionnaire
    • Pass written examination
    • Pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history and financial status
    • Pass medical examination, including drug testing
    • Cannot have a felony conviction3+
    • No convictions involving Domestic Violence
    • No use of illegal drugs within the past five years

 

Job ID
2017-2813
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$16.98
Closing Date
1/10/2018
Department
Sheriff

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