Join The JCSO
The JCSO has great vision with great people.
Exceptional employees ensure our continued success. Therefore, recruiting and hiring good, qualified sworn and professional staff is a top priority.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is a professional organization of committed men and women who share a vision of contributing to the quality of life for our community. Because of that vision, The JCSO will continue to be a leader in providing superior law enforcement services to our community.
Starting salary: $47,502 - $55,068/yr. based on experience
Top salary: $71,264/yr.
This position calls for someone who is detail-oriented, organized, and a team player. The Business Technician is responsible for performing administrative and analytical functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and human resources. You will respond to inquiries from other agencies, departments, and the public.
Cybersecurity Analyst II
Full time: $80,204 - $104,265/yr. with topped out pay at $128,327/yr.
Help us fight crime right from your computer! You will be identifying and remediating risks, as well as planning, providing guidance, and implementing security measures to protect against potential threats and vulnerabilities. Come be a superhero for the JCSO and help protect our systems from cyber attacks.
Deputy Sheriff POST Trainee
While in the academy, the starting salary is $31.20/hr. plus generous benefits.
Now is your chance to join our law enforcement family! To be successful as a deputy, you will need courage, compassion, patience, vigilance, and a strong sense of duty. We are looking for team players who want to make a difference in the community. If you have been considering law enforcement as a career, apply now and find out what it's all about!
Academy graduates will start their careers in the detention facility, learning critical skills and gaining practical experience with inmate interaction, crisis intervention, de-escalation, and organizational culture. POST-certified deputies in the detention facility will have opportunities to move to the street in a patrol capacity.
Full Time: $22.30 - $25.84/hr.
Top of the current salary range: $33.44/hr. or $69,555/yr. based on experience and merit increases
Category: Enforcement & Protective Services
Do you prefer routine or diversity in your day? Like both?
You can experience the stability of routine and the refreshment of change as a JCSO Detention Specialist. Be a crucial part of our innovative environment that adds new initiatives, specialized housing units, and beneficial programs to reduce the likelihood individuals will return to jail once released. This career is key to better help inmates with behavioral, mental health, or substance abuse issues. A detention specialist doesn't generally have physical contact with inmates but performs an integral part of monitoring and managing inmate, visitor, and employee movement in the facility.
This is your #jobopportunity to stop crime using a tool belt. Because so much is riding on our tires, the fleet mechanic is the unsung hero who puts the JCSO back in the driver’s seat and back on the road to fight crime! Apply Now! You will keep things safe for the force to keep things safe for our communities.
Inmate Services Technician
Starting Pay is $23.54/hr with annual starting salary of $48,954/yr
Top Pay: $35.31/hr or $73,442/yr
This position works irregular hours to include days, nights, weekends and holidays.
This job teaches you a unique set of skills and responsibilities by engaging with the public while maintaining public safety.
Under general supervision, an Inmate Services Technician performs specialized administrative and accounting work for the Detention Services Division of the Sheriff’s Office. The Inmate Services Technician serves as the first level for the booking intake of arrestees, inmate money, and property, and maintains jail records throughout the inmate’s incarceration.
In this role, you will not get bored – every day brings new challenges and opportunities. We have competitive pay, benefits, promotion opportunities, and 4-day work weeks. Come join our team!
Inmate Worker Crew Lead
Full-time - $23.54 - $27.28/hr. based on relevant experience
Current max salary: $35.31/hr. based on time and merit increases
Category: Enforcement & Protective Services
The Inmate Worker Crew Lead performs specialized detention work and provides supervision and training for inmate workers. Direct inmates in properly operating kitchen sanitation, commercial laundry operation, custodial services, and outside authorized landscape activities, including light carpentry work, greenhouse and horticulture operations, sign engraving, facility snow management techniques, and unique community project management.
The JCSO is seeking volunteer victim advocates to perform specialized counseling work as a call-out advocate for victims and witnesses of crimes. Make a difference and apply to be a Volunteer Victim Advocate today!
Applications are processed throughout the year.
A commitment to modern, community-policing principles, along with a proactive approach to crime prevention, creates a professional and engaged workforce. From line-level staff to the sheriff, we are accountable for partnering with citizens to solve crime and quality-of-life problems in JeffCo communities.
Make a Difference
Sheriff's Office employees make a difference in their community every day. We affect people’s lives positively by apprehending dangerous criminals, reaching out to crime or crisis victims and helping the underprivileged through community programs.
A deputy may spend part of his or her career in a myriad of assignments: School Resource Officer, K-9 or civil deputy, motorcycle or bike units, or as an investigator. He or she may also be tracking drug activity in and around suburban Jefferson County and may later live and work as a resident deputy in the rural mountain area.
Professional employees work in a variety of functions from emergency management to animal control and crime analysis to criminalistics. The supportive administrative functions are vital in supporting The JCSO mission, vision, and values.
A Great Place to Live, Learn, Work & Play
Jefferson County is located on the western edge of metropolitan Denver and offers urban and rural lifestyles, and thriving mountain communities in the Rocky Mountains. Just minutes from downtown Denver, Jefferson County enjoys fantastic weather, with more than 250 days of sunshine per year, with an abundance of national, state, and local parks.
Jefferson County has a nationally acclaimed school district and a highly educated workforce. Residents and businesses have convenient access to higher educational institutions and a terrific base of heritage companies creating world-class technologies and products.
Despite being relatively large, the Sheriff's Office retains a family atmosphere. In addition to the welcoming staff, there are internal programs in place, including peer support, employee assistance, and a robust alumni that provide support to employees and their families.
If you are considering a career at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and would like to schedule a tour or ride-along to get a better understanding of the job, please visit the Ride Along Program web page.
If you need assistance completing an electronic application, or have any other questions about the hiring process please contact recruiting at 303-271-5332.