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Employment Opportunities with
Custer County Government

New Positions Open

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.

Detention Deputy

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Detention Deputy

Position Summary:

Detention deputy is responsible for the care, custody and control of offenders within the Custer County Detention Center. Detention Deputies perform duties necessary to ensure the safety and welfare of offenders and staff. They resolve conflicts and crisis for offenders through prevention, intervention and observation. Detention Deputies prepare incident reports, answers questions about judicial issues, facility rules and procedures. Detention Deputies handle booking, and bonding of people arrested. Detention Deputies perform searches, monitor visits, schedule attorney visits. Detention Deputies also accompany offenders to courts for judicial processes.
Detention deputies are required to have high integrity, ability to handle stressful situations and verbal communications skills to de-escalate volatile situations. They assist patrol deputies with parties arrested to ensure a safe, secure environment when transitioning from arrest to custody. Positions require shift work as detention is a 24 hour a day operation. Detention Deputies should have good observation skills, multi-tasking skills and limited computer skills. Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws pertaining to offenders is preferred but not required. Detention Deputies are required to attend mandated training annually to include arrest control, CPR/First Aid and less lethal munitions

Successful candidate will:
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Applicants cannot have felony record
  • All applicants are required to pass a background check

Additional Information:

Position starting pay is $14.15 hour which includes a full benefit package to include sick leave, vacation leave and health insurance. 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.

Custer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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