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.
- POST Certified Deputy Sheriff
- Detention Counselor
- Recruiting Manager
- Volunteer Victim Advocate
- Building Maintenance Tech - HVAC
- Dept Certified Detention Deputy
- Detention Specialist
- Preventative Maintenance
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
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
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.
Volunteer Victim Advocate
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 as a Volunteer Victim Advocate today! The application process closes on July 23!
Under limited supervision, a Volunteer Victim Advocate will perform specialized counseling work as a call-out advocate assisting, advising, and/or providing crisis intervention and comfort to victims and witnesses of crimes reported to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
- Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver's license. Must have a high school diploma or a GED.
- Applicants must have an open, non-judgmental attitude toward victims of crime and trauma. Genuine concerns and empathy for victims of crime and trauma are necessary qualities.
- Applicants must be willing and able to remain calm during high-stress situations and must possess excellent communications skills and have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Applicants must have their own transportation and insurance.
- Applicants must pass an oral interview, background investigation, and psychological examination.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Volunteer Victim Advocates contact crime victims and witnesses whose circumstances comply with state and federal law and guidelines for victims' advocacy services, notifies them of their rights under state law, and explains how Victim Services can assist. They may make oral presentations before business, civic, school, and/or other groups on topics pertaining to the rights of victims and the criminal justice system.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Upon acceptance to the program, applicants must attend and successfully complete a 40- hour training academy which will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights and all day on two Saturdays for 4 weeks.
Applicants will be required to complete an 8 hour (minimum) ride-along with a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy.
TIME COMMITMENT: After completion of training, the applicant must be able to respond to crisis situations county-wide a minimum of four weeknights per month or one weekend a month (Friday night 6:00 p.m. to Monday morning 6:00 a.m.)
The Building Maintenance Technician HVAC is responsible for assisting building operations and repairs. 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 fun one who has character and wants to make a difference in their community.
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. ($30.81 - $43.87/HR)
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.
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.
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.