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Employment Opportunities with
Custer County Government


Communications Dispatcher

Starting Salary $1850 per month.
Applications must be received by September 19, 2014
Applications available at 702 Rosita Ave, Westcliffe, CO 81252

Job Description

A dispatcher with the Custer County Sheriff’s Office has many duties. A dispatcher for this office is responsible for the dispatching, communications and safety for the following county personnel: Sheriff Department (Deputies, Jail Staff, Posse Members, and Search and Rescue), Medical (Ambulance Corp, Clinic Staff, Flight for Life), Fire Department, the County Coroner and Division of Wildlife. A dispatcher will also be required at times to monitor and communicate with National Law and the Custer County Road and Bridge radio traffic.

The dispatcher is the first person a citizen comes into contact with when either calling into or coming into the office for assistance. The dispatcher is expected to be courteous and helpful. The dispatchers are expected to answer the lobby window and all telephone calls that come into the office and handle them accordingly.

The dispatcher is required to operate the CCIC system to assist officers in their daily duties. Among these duties the dispatcher is required to run traffic clearances, criminal histories, warrant procedures, research suspect information and various communications with other agencies as required. The dispatcher may also be assigned the duty of entering crime reports, sex offender records or concealed carry permits for this agency into the CCIC system. This system is very confidential and information received off of the system is not to be disclosed to anyone outside of the Sheriff’s Department staff. The dispatcher is required to follow all CCIC / NCIC regulations as stated in the contract for operation of the system. Fail to abide by these regulations will result in dismissal and possible state prosecution.

The dispatcher is required to answer the E911 system and dispatch the appropriate agency to assist the citizen in need. With this system the dispatcher will be required to obtain and maintain EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) and C.P.R. certification. With EMD certifications you will be required to give information to assist the individual with his/her medical emergency. You are required to follow regulations for privacy with this system.

A dispatcher for this agency will be expected to arrive to work on time, work shift work, work holidays, occasionally work overtime and maintain a pleasant atmosphere for the citizens and staff they are in contact with while on duty. 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 dispatcher is required to stay alert to their surroundings and ready to respond to calls for assistance at all times.

Among the primary duties listed above a dispatcher will be required to learn the process of logging and processing of civil papers, issuance of concealed weapon permits, assist the jail staff in their daily activities, keeping your work area clean and any other duties assigned by either the Communications Supervisor, Sheriff or Undersheriff.


Deputy Sheriff
Custer County Sheriff's Department is accepting applications for future openings for the position of 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.

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

Applications are available at the Sheriff's Office at 702 Rosita Ave, Westcliffe, CO 81252.


Custer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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