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Employment Opportunities with
Custer County Government

Deputy Sheriff
The Custer County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of a full time Deputy Sheriff. A Sheriff's Deputy with the Custer County Sheriff's Office is responsible for the enforcement of State, County, and Municipal laws and ordinances, traffic control, calls for service, civil service process, livestock calls, wildlife calls, assisting with emergency services and jail operations, and in court security.

This position requires the Deputy to work assigned shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime when necessary. This is a demanding position providing quality service to the citizens of Custer County. Applicants must be Colorado POST certified or POST certified in another state and able to hold a provisional Colorado POST certification.

Starting salary is $15.95/HR and includes a comprehensive benefit package. Applications can be obtained by contacting Undersheriff Chris Barr at the Custer County Sheriff's Office, 719-783-2270, or by stopping at the office, 702 Rosita Ave, Westcliffe, CO 81252.

Communications Dispatcher

Hourly wage $11.67

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a Communications Dispatcher. This is a full time position (40 hours/week) with benefits. All applicants must be age 21 or older, no felony convictions, and pass a background check.

The Communication Center operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week. As such, it requires applicants to work flexible shifts, holidays, and weekends. Required skills include attention to detail, strong communication skills, working well under pressure, and an ability to learn various computer applications.

The Communications Dispatcher is responsible for gathering information, dispatching the appropriate emergency response, and providing information to ensure the safety of county personnel, including: Sheriff's Office (Deputies, Detention staff, Posse members, and Search and Rescue); Custer County EMS and Flight for Life; the Wetmore and Wet Mountain Fire Departments; the County Coroner, and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers.

Pick up an application at the Sheriff's Office, 702 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe, CO 81252. You need not complete a new application if you previously applied within the past 12 months. Call or email asking to be considered for the current position. Questions, please call Joseph McCarthy, 719-783-2270 or email at

Custer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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