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Patrol Deputy 


Pitkin County is always looking for qualified applicants to join our Sheriff's Office as Patrol Deputies. The position is posted however we may not have any current openings. Please fill out an application and we will be reviewing these on an ongoing basis as positions become available.


Under basic supervision, protects lives and property, and preserves the peace in Pitkin County through the patrolling of assigned areas, impartial enforcement of laws, detaining and interviewing violators, apprehension of suspects, and responding to calls for service; assists the community in the mutual pursuit of a peaceful, safe, and healthy environment. Duties may vary according to job assignment.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Enforces state and federal laws, and enforces compliance with local regulations, according to Pitkin County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) policies, procedures, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP); makes proper decisions using sound judgment; duties may vary according to job assignment. Duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; secures the scene, protects lives and property and conducts initial investigations; evaluates situation, requests additional resources as needed, and gives clear orders to emergency personnel and citizens; secures and documents crime scene and property; identifies and collects evidence.
  • Patrols assigned areas looking for illegal, hazardous, and suspicious activities and persons; conducts traffic stops, and investigates traffic accidents and criminal violations; assists motorists, victims and witnesses; investigates criminal and civil complaints and incidents; communicates with and interrogates victims, witnesses, and suspects in cases.
  • Arrests law violators; locates, pursues and arrests criminal suspects; transports and processes prisoners; serves criminal and civil warrants and other court documents; completes detailed reports and required technical paperwork.
  • Provides intervention and mediation for conflicts; controls scene, resolves disputes, and assists other emergency responders; informs residents about community programs and resources.
  • Provides courtroom testimony when summoned; provides factual statement of incidents, presents evidence relating to cases before the court, and assists in the prosecution of criminal and civil cases.
  • Maintains vehicles and equipment in clean and effective operating order.
  • Assists other Sheriff’s personnel, County departments, outside organizations, and federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations in order to define and resolve law enforcement issues.
  • May be assigned to special operations, enforcement, intervention, investigative and tactical teams; including search & rescue, traffic, civil process, SRO, training, and liaison with other agencies.
  • Updates PCSO files, records and event logs, and prepares reports as required.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the Sheriff’s Office by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
  • Supports the relationship between Pitkin County government and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Position Requirements


Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND one year of satisfactory work experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Some college experience is preferred. Must pass a background investigation.

The Sheriff may choose to hire or promote, at his discretion, outside of these qualifications.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record.
  • Must maintain certification with the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board. Additional technical training and certifications may be required at the direction of the Sheriff.


Knowledge of:

  • Sheriff’s Office policies, procedures, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • State and Federal laws, regulations and statutes, including rules of evidence, pursuit and search techniques, use-of-force rules, criminal and traffic codes, and special areas of assignment.
  • Colorado criminal justice and court systems, procedures and protocols.
  • Investigative procedures, and protocols for observation and memorization of critical details.
  • Modern law enforcement principles, practices, methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Hazardous chemicals and materials, first aid and CPR.
  • Geography, roads, and landmarks of Pitkin County.
  • Principles of records management.

Knowledge of (Job Class Standard):

  • County policies and procedures.
  • State and federal laws and regulations governing work performed.
  • Record keeping and records management rules and standards.

Skill in:

  • Interpreting laws and regulations, making decisions, maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations.
  • Remaining alert at all times, and reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Effectively managing situations requiring diplomacy, understanding, fairness, and sound judgment.
  • The care, maintenance and safe operation of a variety of firearms, impact weapons, chemical agents, mobile data terminals, and other law enforcement tools and equipment.
  • Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Recognizing suspicious behavior patterns, mediating difficult situations, and using effective arrest & control techniques.
  • Operating motor vehicles and special equipment during emergency, high risk situations.
  • Operating a personal computer and specialized software applications.
  • Working independently and as a team member.

Skill in (Job Class Standard):

  • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously, under pressure, and in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
  • Utilizing standard personal computer software programs and specialized state and County software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

  • Work is performed in internal and external environments with exposure to inclement weather; subject to physical harm such as dangerous vehicles, ballistic and physical attacks; may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, drugs, infectious and communicable diseases; required to physically restrain persons; subject to extended periods of intense concentration in review of crime scenes, investigations, and preparing law enforcement reports. Must be able to work in uniform during weekdays, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift; must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet PCSO standards.


$26.92-$31.23 per hour dependant upon qualifications.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position (13) Patrol Deputy  
Close Date 3/18/2020  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Sheriff's Office  
About the Organization Pitkin County government provides valued and high quality public services supporting the health, safety and well-being of people and the natural environment. Pitkin County is a tobacco-free workplace.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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