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.
Building Maintenance Manager
Full-time: $104,058 - $127,905 annually
In search of the ultimate handy-person! The Building Maintenance Manager leads a complex team of maintenance workers who ensure that our facilities provide an efficient, safe, clean, sustainable, and user-friendly workplace. There are opportunities to not only keep us running, but to plan for future renovations, design, and remodels. We would love to put your skills to work!
- High School Diploma or GED
- Must be 21 years of age by hire date
Detention Deputy - Lateral
Salary: $73,775 - $99,000 based on a one for one year credit
Category: Enforcement & Protective Services
This is a lateral position for a deputy who is currently employed with another department. A Detention Deputy's work involves classifying and assigning inmates to jail housing, explaining rules and regulations, maintaining security and control of an assigned area of facility, preventing violence and supervising inmate activity, directing visitors, supervising distributions of meals and services to inmates, providing security in the public lobby, operating central control panel, preparing various reports and logs, conducting periodic inspections, and assuming other duties of Deputy Sheriff, as directed by policy, procedure and post orders.
This is not a job. It is a calling.
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.
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.
IT System Administrator
Full-time: $80,725 - $115,322 annually
The JCSO relies heavily on our operating systems to help us do our jobs efficiently and effectively. Maintaining, creating, and problem-solving those systems takes a special tech-savvy person. If this sounds up your alley, check out this great job opportunity!
IT Technical Support Technician
Salary: $47,807.76 ($22.98/hr) with a top salary of $71,744.40 ($34.49/hr) after merit and time in grade based pay increases.
We know how to power off and back on again, but we need a tech savvy person to help with other computer issues! If you like a challenging, fast-paced environment, this job may be for you!
POST Certified Deputy - Lateral
$35.47 - $47.60/hr. based on a one for one year credit.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) is seeking applicants with experience as a full-time peace officer who are currently employed by a state, county or municipal law enforcement agency and in good standing; or have been separated as a peace officer for two years or less; or law enforcement academy graduates looking for a career agency to start gaining their public safety experience.
Additionally, JCSO is seeking applicants who have current experience in specialized units such as Motorcycle/Traffic, SWAT, Canine, and Investigations. Immediate assignment upon completion of an accelerated field training program is possible.
Come join our team!
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.
If you have a great eye for detail and a high level of integrity, this could be the job for you! We are hiring a Records Technician responsible for preserving criminal justice records for the #JCSO. Apply now! The Records Technician is an excellent opportunity for your career to take off; this position welcomes you to work for the JCSO, which thrives on working collaboratively and serving our communities.
Under general supervision, the Records Technician performs various clerical and data entry tasks in collecting, maintaining and preserving criminal justice records for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Make a difference in your community and apply today.
***The starting annual salary for this position is $40,622.40 ($19.53/hr) with a top salary of $60,147.36 ($28.92/hr) after merit and time in grade-based pay increases.***
Sheriff's Office Recruiter
Full time: $53,682 - $80,502/yr.
We are recruiting for a Recruiter who can help recruit the very best people to join the JCSO! The Recruiter will help develop local and national promotion plans and develop new and creative recruiting ideas. This position plays a critical role in ensuring hires are the best possible candidates for our open positions.
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.