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Company Name :-
Mesa County
Position Name :-

Company Location :-
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Job Category :-
Jobs in general

Full Job Description :-
Deputy Sheriff Academy Recruits will be sponsored by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) while attending the Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy

(Academy), which is sixteen weeks long. The Academy consists of rigorous and intensive physical and academic law enforcement training. The recruit will be required to participate in all aspects of the training. Recruits are subject to all MCSO policies during their time in the academy.



If hired, you will become a
temporary employee attending the Academy with MCSO. Your tuition and equipment will be provided along with an hourly pay rate of $23.00 an hour based on a 40-hour work week. Recruits must successfully complete the Academy and be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified prior to becoming a full-time employee. Upon successful completion of the Peace Officers Academy, job duties will reflect those of a certified Deputy Sheriff – Jail Ops as listed below.

If at the conclusion of the Academy a recruit does not pass the P.O.S.T. certification, full-time employment may still be offered to work in the Detention Facility, determined by the Division Captain.

Individuals who are sponsored, pass the Academy and Colorado P.O.S.T. test will start full-time as a Deputy Sheriff –Jail Ops employee at the conclusion of the Academy and will have the ability to get placed on the Operations Division (Patrol) Transfer List as stated below.

The Operations Division Transfer List will contain those individuals who are Colorado POST-certified waiting to be transferred from the Detentions Division to the MCSO Operations Division. The list will be maintained by the Professional Standards Unit and will be available to all employees.

After one calendar year from the date of hire (full-time employee), a Detention Deputy who is POST-certified may request to be placed on the Operations Division Transfer List. The written request will be made to the Professional Standards Unit Sergeant. Prior to being placed on the Operations Division Transfer List, the Professional Standards Sergeant will ensure the requesting deputy has had no major discipline within the previous 12 months and was rated as “Proficient” on the employee’s last evaluation. If the employee does not meet these requirements, they will not be placed on the transfer list.


Provides safety, security and care to the inmates in the detention facility; provides safety and security to staff and visitors to the facility, upholds the civil and constitutional rights of inmates, provides security to the County and District Courts and transports prisoners. Duties and responsibilities depend upon assignment.

Essential Duties

(The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Mesa County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time. All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
Processes new inmates into the detention facility to include: reviews the paperwork to insure validity of commitment papers, performs custodial searches, takes fingerprints and mug shots, inventories and stores personal items/property, receives inmate monies for inmate accounts, detects potential medical/mental health problems which may require attention, completes intake/booking forms.
Monitors inmate living areas for fights, arguments, destruction of property and other types of undesirable behaviors; takes appropriate action when such undesirable behaviors are noted; conducts headcounts and security checks both at scheduled times and intermittently throughout assigned shift; supervises housing unit cleaning activities; issues and/or exchanges inmate clothing, linen, bedding and hygiene items; addresses other inmate needs as appropriate.
Supervises inmate meals to include: accounting for utensils, monitoring servers, ensuring all inmates are offered/provided a meal, ensuring equitable portion control, ensuring special dietary needs are addressed, monitoring clean-up.
Monitors inmate participation in special activities and programs.
Prepares reports of actions/incidents in accordance with training and policy. Makes computer entries to log routine, unusual and emergency activities. Composes, reviews, finalizes and files administrative paperwork/reports as required.
Monitors all security sensitive areas of the interior and exterior of the detention facility (including the Sheriff’s Office administration/law enforcement areas) to ensure the safety and security of staff and inmates, including, but not limited to: electric locks, gates, fences, doors, control areas, common areas, administrative areas, classrooms, commissary, control stations, booking area, visitation area, supply and storage areas, kitchen and laundry areas, etc.
Monitors all movement of inmates and visitors entering and departing the detention facility; controls inmate, visitor and employee movement within the facility; ensures unauthorized persons are not admitted to the detention facility; ensures items of contraband are not introduced into the facility; takes appropriate actions if contraband is located within the facility.
Provides security assistance to medical, food service, booking, maintenance, or other staff, volunteers or visitors as appropriate.
Conducts various types of searches.
Determines the level of security to which an inmate should be classified for housing. Assess appropriate programs and services needed for all inmate classifications and meet the needs of inmates requiring special considerations.
Accounts for all keys and equipment; checks for equipment reliability; keys, radios and all issued equipment.
Monitors radio transmissions for routine and emergency transmissions; coordinates with outside agencies for necessary response; uses appropriate radio procedures when transmitting information by radio.
Receives and distributes inmate legal mail as needed, opening and checking for contraband in the presence of the inmate. Regular inmate mail will be handled by an outside contractor that will open and scan regular mail onto the inmate tablet system for the inmate to access and view.
Responds to verbal and written requests from inmate population; counsels inmates, answers questions, verbally disciplines inmates for minor violations; participates in inmate disciplinary hearings.
Uses appropriate levels of force to control/contain prisoners, inmates, arrestees or others.
May assist in transporting inmates to court proceedings, medical and dental appointments, other detention/corrections facilities, hospitals, funerals, work details, etc.; when necessary, provides appropriate levels of security for all inmate transports.
Conducts necessary investigations and apprehension procedures should an inmate escape; may effect an arrest under the authority of an arrest warrant or other court order; assists certified officers in the performance of law enforcement duties; conducts interviews, reviews evidence, prepares initial reports, handles evidentiary materials, develops sources or information, prepares documents for signature.
Prepares for and testifies effectively in court proceedings.
Interacts with citizens and business concerns to respond to inquiries and complaints, provides information as appropriate regarding detention/court security related matters.
In emergency situations, may assist in securing the courthouse including processing entrants through metal detection equipment, assisting in clearing the building in emergency situations, or as dictated by the situation. May assist in enforcing safety regulations, rules and laws to ensure the safety of judges, court personnel, attorneys, other law enforcement personnel, prisoners, inmates, visitors and the public.
Additional elective collateral duties may include serving on specialized teams such as Special Operations Response Team (SORT), Honor Guard, Firearms instructor, Taser instructor, Defensive Tactics instructor, etc…
These collateral duties require a commitment from you when you have been selected for any collateral duties and may require you to receive certifications and/or specialized training for these assignments.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements


Education and Experience:

High School graduation or equivalent.

Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. (Ex: College courses/degrees, military experience, prior law enforcement experience, etc…)

Supplemental Information


This position requires standing, stooping, sitting, bending, twisting, running, climbing, gripping, pushing, restraining, pulling, carrying, coordination, flexibility, agility, balance, physical power and lifting up to 100 pounds. Must be able to engage in physical struggles and restrain violent, disoriented, and/or mentally disabled persons.

The rigors of this position place an unusual degree of mental, physical, and psychological demands on the officer. Officer fitness is essential to officer capabilities and performance. Confrontations with criminal suspects are unpredictable and cannot be entirely avoided; therefore, career-long requirements of physical fitness, (aerobic & anaerobic endurance, upper body strength and endurance, and core body strength and endurance) are an essential function of the job and required to perform arduous law enforcement duties.

May be subject to dangerous situations and/or individuals. May be stressful due to the nature of personal contacts with inmates.

May be exposed to communicable diseases, infections, blood and bodily fluids.

The employee is frequently exposed to dirt, smoke, fumes, extreme heat and cold for long duration, outside atmospheric conditions, traffic noise, and dust for sustained periods of time. Occasional exposure to mud/rock/snow/slide conditions and flash flooding.

The employee is frequently exposed to loud noise, high speed and high volume road conditions and other traffic hazards.

Must be available for shift/weekend/holiday work and overtime.

In compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act the following items can be used as a determining factor in the starting and ongoing wage of an employee working in this position:

A seniority system that rewards employees based on length of employment, or;
Education, training, or experience to the extent that they are reasonably related to the work in question.

This position is eligible for the Mesa County benefit package which includes the following;


Recruiting and Hiring Incentives In an effort to attract the most qualified candidates, the following financial incentives may be used for individuals with specific experience, skills, or education:

Fluent in both English and Spanish at the time of hire – $5,000.00 bonus (Effective 8/22/2018 – Will use Workforce Center test – Call Center Spanish-English Bilingual (Audio) Need 80% or higher to receive the bonus.
Associates Degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college – $3,000.00 bonus
Bachelors Degree from accredited college – $5000,00 bonus
Masters Degree from accredited college – $7000.00 bonus
Active duty military service of 2 or more years – $4000.00 bonus
2-3 years of related work experience – applicant will be hired at Step 2 of the pay range as described in the Pay Plan Policy 1034.
Three or more years of related work experience – applicant will be hired at Step 3 of the pay range as described in the Pay Plan Policy 1034.

Part-time Employees .5 FTE will be eligible for the incentives at 50% of the amount of bonus and paid in the same way full time employees receive them. Only one bonus will be awarded per applicant; however, applicant may qualify for the step increase for experience and one bonus level. All bonuses will be paid in two parts:

50% of bonus paid upon completion of the field-training program.
Remaining 50% paid upon completion of the first full year of employment.

Current employees may also be awarded a one-time $500.00 bonus for recruiting an applicant upon the referred applicant’s completion of the field-training program. Pay period when cleared. Paid from Division the person they recruited was hired for.

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