Sheriff's Office Employment

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is now hiring for the positions of Detention Deputy, Detention Specialist, Cook II, Civil Administrative Clerk and Patrol Deputy.

Detention Facility

The Summit County Detention Facility is a dynamic and energetic 94-bed facility with an average daily population of 57 inmates. We are looking for professional, outgoing people who have a great sense of humor, excellent communication and customer service skills, and attention to detail.  

Colorado POST certification is not required, but applicants must be able to meet POST certification standards. Applicants must not be current drug users. As the possession or use of marijuana is prohibited by federal law, this requirement also applies to marijuana. 

Meals are provided when on shift and are designed by a classically trained chef. Our restaurant quality food is the envy of detention facilities throughout Colorado! 

Summit County government offers a down-payment assistance program for first time homebuyers, and the Summit County Sheriff's Office also has a volunteer deputy ski program for sworn staff.

Excellent benefits package through Summit County government, including medical, dental, vision, a free employee health care clinic and retirement programs.
Serious applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the on-duty sergeant to arrange for a facility tour and ride along at 970-423-8977.

Summit County Non-Discrimination Guideline

It is the guideline of Summit County Government not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, on the basis of genetic information of the individual or family member of the individual, or any other protected basis that is unlawful under federal, state, and/or local law in applying or providing terms and conditions of employment. 

Summit County Government does and will continue to take Affirmative Action to assure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or on the basis of genetic information of the individual or family member of the individual.

Detention Deputy

Pay Range: $20.10/hr to $29.16/hr DOE

Detentions Deputies are sworn law-enforcement positions, responsible for the safety, security and orderly running of the detention facility. These duties include, but are not limited to: the booking and release of arrestees, inmates and detainees; Courts; transports across the state of Colorado and extraditions throughout the United States, assisting with Court Security duties, including security at the Justice Center and the DA's Office / Probation Office building; fingerprinting; taking mugshots; enforcing facility rules and regulations; conducting criminal investigations; making arrests; writing reports; professionally using the law enforcement radio system; assisting the Civil Division when needed; and, assisting the Operations Division as appropriate. 

Successful applicants will be trained in arrest control/ defensive tactics, firearms, Taser and pepper spray, in addition to over 80 hours of in-service training offered annually. Detention Deputies bid by seniority for twelve hour shifts; Sunday through Tuesday or Thursday through Saturday and work every other Wednesday. This normally works out to working four days with three days off and then working three days with four days off, with some exceptions for training weeks. 
Detention Application

Detention Specialist

Pay Range: $17.40/hr to $25.22/hr DOE

Detention Specialists are civilian positions responsible for assisting in the safety, security and orderly running of the facility. These duties include, but are not limited to: operating the Control Room in an efficient and orderly manner; answering phone calls; monitoring the camera system; opening secure doors and prioritizing movement throughout the facility; responding to intercoms; listening to and use of the law enforcement radio system; logging movement of trustees participating in the work release program; enforcing facility rules and regulations via the facility intercom system; logging entry and exit of personnel utilizing the Evidence Room and Armory; report writing as needed; and, responsible for monitoring the safety of the detention deputies, arresting officers, volunteers, community partners working in the facility and the inmates. 

Detention Specialists do not have any direct physical contact with arrestees, detainees, or inmates within the facility. Operating the Control Room is a fast paced, critical function within the facility and requires excellent prioritization, multi-tasking, and communication skills. 

The schedule for Detention Specialists may vary, depending on the needs of the facility. 

Detention Specialist Application

Cook II

Pay Range: $15.38/hr to $21.54/hr DOE

The Assistant Cook position reports directly to the Kitchen Manager.  Duties include, but are not limited to: preparing high quality meals for arrestees, detainees, inmates, and staff within the facility, as well as those meals pre-ordered by Justice Center employees; supervision of trustees working in the kitchen; accounting for all tools used to prepare meals; maintain meal timeframes; assisting the Kitchen Manager in developing the menu and ordering food as needed; adjusting meal counts with little notice due to inmate movement; developing and preparing specialized meals for medical and religious reasons; and, ensuring kitchen cleanliness at all times.

Kitchen staff work a ten hour day schedule, four days a week, as developed by the Kitchen Manager to maximize the benefit to all kitchen employees.

The Summit County Detention Facility kitchen, on average, produces approximately 4,500 meals per month.

Cook II Application
Please email with any questions. 


Now Accepting Applications for Patrol Deputy

Interested parties should download a Patrol application after reading the basic requirements below. 
Basic Requirements

Job Description 

Patrol Application

Hiring Process: 

  1. Initial application process
  2. Written Testing
  3. Oral Board
  4. Complete a Personal History Questionnaire
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Integrity Interview
  7. Psychological Testing
  8. Polygraph Examination
  9. Executive Interview
  10. Successful completion of the FTO program

Testing for these positions will be TBA. Qualified candidates who are selected to move forward into each phase will be informed by phone or email. 

A completed application may be mailed directly to the Sheriff’s Office at: 501 N. Park Ave./P.O. Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or may be scanned and emailed

Please email  with any questions.

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