Larimer County

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The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking talented men and women to join our team as Certified Deputies.  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.  

 

A Certified Deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office performs a full range of law enforcement duties, including protection of citizens and crime prevention work.    

 

Specifically the position:

  • Effects arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints, subdues resisting suspects using approved techniques of arrest control, defensive tactics, and weapons and resorts to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in defense of self or others.
  • Prepares investigative and other reports, sketches, and drawings, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Exercises independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when appropriate force may be used and to what degree.
  • Operates a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.
  • Loads, unloads, aims, and fires handguns, shotguns, and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.

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 long 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 a Deputy - Certified.

 

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

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be currently Colorado POST certified or Certifiable by date of hire
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Current first aid and community CPR certificates by date of hire
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.
  • No criminal convictions as defined by Colorado POST

Other Information to Note:  

  • 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 listed.
  • Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:

    • Must be 21 years of age
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
    • Pass written examination
    • Pass integrity questionnaire and 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
    • Cannot have a felony conviction
    • No convictions involving Domestic Violence
    • No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
    • Current First Aid and CPR (All Ages) certificates required by date of hire 
    • Pass the following physical evaluation 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

Job ID
2017-2731
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$26.62-$35.03
Closing Date
09/25/2017
Department
Sheriff

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking talented men and women to join our team as Emergency Communications Operators.  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 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.  

 

An Emergency Communications Operator receives and transmits routine and emergency telephone, radio, and computer messages and dispatches required law enforcement, fire, and/or ambulance personnel and equipment. Maintains continual radio contact with all on-duty personnel responding to calls or initiating calls.

 

Specifically, the position:

  • Dispatches necessary emergency personnel including law enforcement units, fire departments, ambulance departments, and other agencies as needed.
  • Sends, receives, records, and disseminates teletype information from the state and national computer; maintains NCIC/CCIC certification.
  • Reads maps and verbally describes detailed directions via radio or phone.
  • Performs Emergency Medical Dispatching for all medical calls received in the communications center.
  • Coordinates search and rescue efforts, disaster emergencies, motorized patrol units, and prisoner relays.

Larimer County—in the heart of North Central Colorado—extends to the Continental Divide and is home to 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, 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 long 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 an Emergency Communications Operator. 

 

Qualifications:

  • One year of experience performing duties comparable to those of an Emergency Communications Operator.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR D certification by date of hire.
  • Obtain EMD certification during training phase.

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.
  • SHIFT WORK REQUIRED -- SHIFTS REQUIRE WORKING DAYS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS
  • 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.
    • Current First Aid and CPR (All Ages) certificates required by date of hire.
    • Pass Typing Test - 40 WPM Required
    • Pass Pre-employment Questionnaire
    • Pass written examination
    • Pass Simulated Dispatch Test
    • Pass Oral Board Interview
    • Pass an in-depth background investigation
    • Pass a polygraph examination
    • Pass a psychological evaluation and medical exam, including drug test
    • Pass a physical assessment test based on the essential job functions
Job ID
2017-2727
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$19.72
Closing Date
10/18/2017
Department
Sheriff

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