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.
Full-time: $17.60 - $26.38/hr.
In this position, you will be responsible for administrative support activities such as form and report preparation, facilitating communication between staff, and coordinating meetings. If you are looking to get your career off the ground, apply now!
Full-time: $23.63 - $35.44/hr
In this position, you will be responsible for conducting face-to-face interviews with each inmate or detainee booking into our jail, to determine risk and needs assessment. You will help determine the mental health and subsequent housing needs, perform ongoing case management, advocacy, and crisis intervention. This is a job for someone who is compassionate and strong of heart.
We are now hiring detention deputies.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is one of Colorado’s oldest and most respected law enforcement agencies. JCSO offers the broadest range of opportunities for individuals seeking a meaningful career. If you are called to a life of service. If you have courage and compassion, honor and integrity, strength and respect, intelligence and dignity. If you want to make a difference in your community every day, join the JCSO.
Starting Hourly Pay: $30.29/hr during training
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for Standard Benefits, which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement.
The starting salary for this position is $63,003.20. This will be your salary while attending the Detentions Academy as a Detention Certified Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Upon successful completion of the Academy, your salary will be adjusted to $71,281.60 with a top salary of $101,504.00 after merit and time in grade-based pay increases.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Must be 21 years of age by hire date
Full Time: $22.30 - $26.95/hr.
Top of the current salary range: $33.44/hr. 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.
Fire Management Officer
$71,900 - $111,446 annually
Jefferson County has a very diverse landscape, with everything from big cities to remote mountain terrain. Wildfires play a significant role in our environment and it is critical that we have the most updated plans in place to protect lives and property while battling the fire. This is where you come in. As the Fire Management Officer, you are responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating an integrated fire management program designed to prevent, respond to, recover from, mitigate, and educate on all things wildfire related. Check out the full job description and apply now to join our team!
Inmate Services Technician
Starting Pay is $22.30/hr with annual starting salary of $46,384
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 - $22.30 - $25.64/hr. based on relevant experience
Current max salary: $33.44/hr. based on time and merit increases
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.
Supervisor - System and Database Administration
Full-time: $126,244 - $155,609
This person manages, controls, and coordinates the systems administration services team and its servers, storage devices, and operating systems. We need someone with the IT knowledge and great people skills! Come join our team.
Full-time: $22.98 to Top out pay of $34.46
The Preventative Maintenance Technician assists with building operations and repairs for the Sheriff's Office complex.fraid of a new challenge. If you enjoy maintaining the status "flow" - apply now!
If you are an experienced forensic biologist who is looking for challenging, complex, and difficult cases, we have the job for you! Let's put your advanced skills to work in an environment where no day is ever the same.
Salary Range: $73,902.40/yr - $110,864/yr
This position is eligible for Standard Benefits, which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement.
Are you a good listener? Have you developed the ability to connect with people from various social, economic, and educational backgrounds?
We are looking for you to join us as a JCSO Victim Advocate. The victim advocate provides crisis intervention and comfort to victims and witnesses of crime and trauma and assists victims while being interviewed by Deputies.
This position is eligible for personal medical coverage beginning the first of the month after the hire date and has an assignment lasting no more than one year.
This position is grant-funded, non-benefited, and part time.
Hourly pay is $25.00/hr
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.