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Custer County Government

New Position Open-----Assessment Mapper/Cartographer
The Custer County Assessor's Office is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Assessment Mapper/Cartographer.

Position Summary:
Primary duties for the Assessment Mapper/Cartographer are to create and update property assessment maps and general use county maps. The Assessment Mapper/Cartographer will perform the mathematical calculations necessary to calculate acreage and boundaries on property splits and combinations.
Applicants must have experience in drafting or computer aided drafting (CAD). Applicants should have some general knowledge of mapping or survey practices. Prior mapping or surveying experience would be extremely helpful. Some lifting of up to 30 pounds may be required, and applicants must be able to climb stairs and remove record books from tall shelves.
It may be necessary on rare occasion to gain access to a property on foot in semi-rugged terrain. Prior experience with real estate title work or in an Assessor's Office is preferred. In addition, the Assessment Mapper/Cartographer will provide information and assistance to property owners and the general public. Accuracy and ability to interact with the public are essential.

Successful candidate must:
  • Have drafting or computer aided drafting (CAD) skills
  • Have general knowledge of legal descriptions including lot and block, aliquot, and metes and bounds descriptions
  • Have general knowledge of mapping or surveying practices
  • Have the math skills necessary to calculate parcel size and property splits
  • Be self-motivated and able to work with little supervision after initial training period
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy in work
  • Be able to interact well with the public and other employees
  • Be able to pass a background check as well as a drug and alcohol screen

Additional Information:
This is a full time position and carries a full benefit package to include sick leave, vacation leave, paid holidays, and health insurance. Starting salary is $29,500 -$31,500 per year depending on experience. This announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.
Applications and a full position description are available at the Custer County Assessor's Office upstairs in the courthouse at 205 S. 6th Street, Westcliffe, Colorado.
Completed applications and a current resume must be returned by close of business on May 3, 2019. The Assessor's Office can be reached at 719-783-2218 for more information.

New Posting-----Deputy Sheriff

A Deputy Sheriff with the Custer County Sheriff's Office has many duties. A deputy for this office is responsible for the adhering to Statutory Requirements, traffic control, calls for service, livestock calls, wildlife calls, assisting any other emergency agency, civil service process, assist with jail operations, assist with court security and all other duties as assigned.

A deputy sheriff for this agency will be expected to arrive to work on time, work shift work, work holidays, work assigned shifts, occasionally work overtime and maintain a pleasant atmosphere for the citizens and staff they are in contact with. This office is an emergency service agency and lunch breaks are a paid working lunch and at times you may be expected to work through your lunch break. A deputy sheriff is required to stay alert to their surroundings and ready to respond to calls for assistance at all times.

Full Custer County Benefits are included in this job opening. These benefits include medical insurance, sick time accrual, vacation accrual and retirement.

Starting Salary: $16.65/hr
Applications always accepted.
Click here for an application form. Applications may be emailed to
Applications are also available at 702 Rosita Ave, Westcliffe, CO 81252.

Position Open----Communications Dispatcher Description / Position Overview

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is always accepting applications, keeping them on file and reviewing as needed to fill all job postings.

Position Summary:

Communications Dispatcher is a multi-tasking position that provides both emergent and non-emergent assistance to individuals who call the dispatch center. Dispatchers are responsible for quickly and accurately determining the nature of the calls, gathering appropriate information, obtaining exact location while simultaneously determining what resources are needed and dispatching them. Dispatch is responsible for radio communications for all emergency services in Custer County. Dispatch is required to work closely with Fire, EMS, Sheriff, Search and Rescue, surrounding agencies and any other resources needed per situation. Dispatchers must possess the ability to complete a high volume of tasks, phone calls and radio traffic under stressful and demanding situations.
Dispatch must continually keep all public and emergency response safety as their highest priority. Dispatchers process requests for confidential information that are not limited to criminal history reports and wants/warrants through the NCIC (National Crime Information Center, CCIC (Colorado Crime Information Center) and the CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigations) network. Dispatchers must possess a level of confidentiality for this position.
Dispatchers are expected to communicate effectively with the public and emergency personnel using tact and good judgment especially during periods of extreme stress and time constraints; possess high memory retention and quick recall; possess the ability to type while talking on both the radio and telephone; make decisions under pressure; and effectively multi-task, as well as handle a variety of administrative duties.

Successful candidate will:
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess, or obtain following certifications: CBI CCIC/NCIC (National Crime Information Center), CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services), Incident Command System 100, 700, and NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately type 40 net words per minute

Additional Information:

This is a 24-hour, seven day a week operation; therefore, applicants must be willing to work: 8-12 hour work days (day, swing or graveyard shift), weekends and holidays, and be flexible for overtime and schedule adjustments on short notice. This position requires the successful completion of a background check, must be able to pass a drug test, and other pre-employment assessments. This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

Click here for an application form.
Applications are also available at 702 Rosita Ave, Westcliffe, CO 81252. Applications and questions can be directed or emailed to Undersheriff Chris Barr at or call 719-783-2270.

Truck Driver and Equipment Operator

The Custer County Road & Bridge Department is accepting applications for the position of Truck Driver/Equipment Operator in the Westcliffe area.

Position Summary:

The applicant must have a Class A CDL license with tanker endorsement, be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a pre-employment physical and drug and alcohol screening. Starting wage is $16.48 per hour. Applications are available at the Road & Bridge Department in Westcliffe from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Thursday. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Custer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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