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.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a tech-savvy Administrative Assistant to play a key role in facilitating administrative support within policies and procedures, managing confidential matters and reports, and facilitating communication between staff and general public meeting coordination. Come make a difference at the best sheriff’s office in the state!
Building Maintenance Electronics Tech
Full-time: $60,340 - $90,500/yr.
We are looking for a skilled worker to perform electronics maintenance on our JCSO facilities. In this job, you will work on security systems, digital recording system, interior communications, lighting, plumbing, and much more. If this makes the light bulb go on over your head, apply now!
Full Time: $21.76 - $32.62/hr.
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.
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.
Senior Forensic Scientist - Firearms
Full-time: $35.53 - $53.30/hr. based on experience and qualifications
Minimum 3 years experience
Use the latest in advanced level forensic science to help us solve crimes. In this position, you will be faced with complex and difficult cases. You will also help update policies, advise staff, maintain equipment and ensure quality checks, and participate in pre-trial conferences and hearings on cases. If you are a team player who wants new challenges, come join us!
Inmate Services Technician
Full Time: $21.76 - $32.62/hr
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 - $21.76 - $32.62/hr
Category: Enforcement & Protective Services
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.
Want to make a difference in your community? Look forward to the excitement of never knowing what your day might bring?
Apply now to be a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy to Protect, Serve and Enforce with the best agency in the country! 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. 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 $63.003.20 per year/$30.29 per hour. This will be your salary while attending the Combined Regional Academy as Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Upon successfully completing the Academy, your salary will be adjusted to $71,281.60 per year/$34.27 per hour with a top salary of $101,504.00 per year/$48.80 per hour after merit / time-in-grade based pay increases.
Preventative Maintenance Technician
Full-time: $22.42 - $33.62/hr.
Category: Maintenance & Trades
The Preventative Maintenance Technician is responsible for assisting building operations and repairs for the Sheriff's Office complex. What kind of person is the JCSO seeking? The one who believes in core values and ethics, who is professional and knowledgeable, and who isn’t afraid of a new challenge. The jack-of-all-trades that wants to make a difference in their community.
Technical Support Technician Jr.
**The starting annual salary for this position is $48,984.00 ($23.55/hr) with a top salary of $73,528.00 ($35.35/hr) after merit and time in grade based pay increases.****
The Technical Support Technician is responsible for performing customer service and entry level technical support for users for IT functions within a department or division. Support involves computer systems administration and support tasks, including customer communications, documenting, inventorying, testing, maintaining, basic troubleshooting, triage, repair and support of PC hardware, software, operating systems, software applications, peripherals and mobile devices.
Trades Crew Lead
Salary: $45.22 - $48.89/hr
Compensation based on education, experience, and skills. Eligible for overtime pay.
This is a way to do the maintenance work you love, while supervising a great group of individuals. You will get to work in every part of our facility, and interact with hundreds of grateful employees who will be happy to have things repaired and fixed!
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.