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.
- Animal Control Officer
- Dept Certified Detention Deputy
- Detention Specialist
- Detention Counselor
- Director of Finance and Budget
- Inmate Worker Crew Lead
- POST Certified Deputy Sheriff
- Recruiting Manager
Like gorgeous office views?
Look forward to the excitement of never knowing what your day might bring?
Want to make a difference in your community?
Apply now to be an Animal Control Officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to Protect, Serve and Enforce with the best agency in the country!
We are looking for:
• Individuals with integrity, excellence, and respect who have been called to a life of service, and have lived their lives accordingly
• Good people who represent the vibrant diversity of the community we serve and measure up to the high standards our community expects
• Men and women willing to learn law, policy, and procedure, and apply those in a fair, impartial, and equitable manner
• Men and women who are passionate about animals and willing to balance this passion with enforcing the law and educating the public
Want to make a difference in your community? Choose your own path? Balance work and life?
Detention deputies can transport inmates, provide court security, train new recruits, join the tactical team, climb the ladder, and so much more. The possibilities are endless!
This is not a job. It is a calling.
If you are called to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, you will find the duties, qualifications, and information on how to apply below.
The starting salary for this position is $56,638.00. This will be your salary while attending the Detentions Academy as Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Upon successful completion of the Academy, your salary will be adjusted to $64,090.00 with a top salary of $91,258.00 after merit and time in grade-based pay increases.
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.
Join us to Do Good In Green and play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of one of Colorado's most extensive detention facilities, with cutting-edge technology and a clean environment.
Fulltime position: $20.29-$30.43/HR
The Detention Counselor performs specialized clinical law enforcement work participating in counseling inmates and detainees of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility.
- Conducting inmate classification screening and follow-up interviews
- Providing inmate management recommendations to detention staff
- Documenting all contacts with inmates and detainees.
- Organizing and operating self-help classes and groups for inmates and detainees
- Perform ongoing case management and crisis intervention. Serving as a member of various committees and boards, Preparing statistical and narrative reports
Salary Range: $44,727 - $67,089
The Inmate Worker Crew Lead performs specialized detention work in providing supervision and training for inmate workers. Direct inmates in the proper operation of 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 special community project management.
Apply now to be a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy to Protect, Serve and Enforce with the best agency in the country!
We are looking for individuals with
- called to a life of service,
- live their lives accordingly
Good people who represent the vibrant diversity of the community we serve in a fair, impartial, and equitable manner.
Those who successfully complete this process will join one of Colorado's oldest and largest sheriff's offices to help make Jefferson County a safe place for all people to live, learn, work, and play.
This is not a job. It is a calling.
The starting salary is $56,638 while attending the Combined Regional Academy as Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Upon successful completion of the Academy, your salary will be adjusted to $64,090 with a top salary of $91,258 after merit
Are you up for a challenge?
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.
To help achieve this goal, we have opened a new civilian position: Recruiting Manager. This key HR position will bring experience, knowledge, and consistency to our Recruiting Unit.
- Experience in HR and recruiting
- Strategic, “big picture” thinker
- Capable of supervising highly qualified personnel
- Quick learner with a positive attitude
Challenge Accepted? Apply now.
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 click here.
If you need assistance completing an electronic application, or have any other questions about the hiring process please contact recruiting at 303-271-5332.