Employment

The Grand County Sheriff's Office firmly believes that every employee is a unique and valuable member of our team. We are committed to developing and sustaining a positive, supportive and encouraging work environment that attracts and retains employees with high integrity and dedication to our community. 

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The Grand County Sheriff's Office is looking for dedicated people like you to join our team in the heart of the Colorado High Country! 

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Patrol Division

  • Additional $2.00/hour shift differential for hours worked outside of business hours (7am-5pm)

Deputies on Patrol work 10 hour shifts four a total of eight days in a two week period allowing you to enjoy three days off every week. We cover the clock 24 hours a day and every four months, shift assignments are changed. Time and a half overtime is paid for all hours worked over 80. All uniforms and equipment are provided. A take home patrol vehicle is provided to Deputies living within Grand County. Patrol Deputies are allotted an hour each shift for physical fitness time pending calls for service. There are frequent overtime shifts available through DUI enforcement, boat patrol, bicycle patrol, and Forest Service special assignments including snowmobile, ATV and Razor patrols. Deputies have numerous opportunities for internal advancement including becoming an agency instructor in fields like firearms, driving, arrest control and SFST. Assignment in SWAT (Middle Park Emergency Response Team (ERT)) and assignment in Police Canine units are also available for those pursuing their career. Patrol Deputies have the ability to begin, learn and advance their careers at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Detentions Division

  • $5,000.00 Hiring Bonus
  • Start at $23.71/hour, raised to $24.31/hour after successful completion of field training
  •  Additional $2.00/hour shift differential for hours worked outside of business hours (7am-5pm)

Detentions Deputies work 12 hour shifts for a total of seven days in a two week period which allows you to enjoy three days off one week and four days off the next to take part in all of the recreational opportunities that Grand County has to offer. We cover the clock 24 hours a day with 12 hour shifts and every three months shift assignments are changed. Time and a half overtime is paid for all hours worked over 80. All uniforms and equipment are provided. There are frequent overtime shifts available as well as opportunities to do out-of-state extraditions and in-state transports of inmates. For those interested in career advancement, Detentions Deputies have numerous opportunities including becoming an agency instructor in fields like firearms and arrest control as well as the opportunity to apply for the Patrol Division after working 12 – 24 months in the Jail and if selected, attend an in-state police academy to obtain a POST certification and work in the Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s Office.  

Dispatch / Communications Center

  • $5,000.00 Hiring Bonus
  • Start at $23.71/hour, raised to $24.31/hour after successful completion of field training
  •  Additional $2.00/hour shift differential for hours worked outside of business hours (7am-5pm)

Dispatchers work 12 hour shifts for a total of seven days in a two week period allowing you to enjoy three days off one week and four days off the next. We cover the clock 24 hours a day. Time and a half overtime is paid for all hours worked over 80. All uniforms are provided and frequent overtime shifts are available. On the job training is provided as only a High School Diploma or GED is required. Dispatchers are paid to talk on the phone and radio, some conversations are critical lifesaving calls and many chats are pleasant, helping serve the citizens of Grand County. Dispatchers play a crucial role within law enforcement and public safety. Dispatchers are heroes and know they make a difference in the lives of others every single day.

Retirement Benefits

The Colorado Retirement Association (CRA), formerly Colorado County Officials and Employees Retirement Association (CCOERA) empowers Colorado local government employees to save for retirement. This employer-sponsored CRA retirement plan offers unique advantages such as personalized retirement counseling, flexible investment strategies and top-notch investment funds that are professionally selected and monitored. 

Upon hire, you are enrolled in the 401(A) Plan with the ability to elect your contribution amount between 3% - 6% of your gross income (please note this is an irrevocable election). This amount is matched by Grand County Government. Your 401(A) contributions are pre-tax. Grand County Government’s contributions are 100% vested after five years or upon reaching age 55, or whichever comes first. Employee contributions are 100% vested. 

An optional 457(B) Plan is also available upon hire or at any time in the future. The employee has the ability to choose how much they would like to contribute pre-tax or after-tax (Roth) basis. The employee has the ability to change their selection at any time and the contributions are immediately 100% vested. 

Location

Grand County is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains just 90 miles west of Denver. The county seat is Hot Sulphur Springs. Grand County is 1,850 square miles in size and has a year-round population of approximately 14,600 people. Because Grand County offers year-round recreation, it is not uncommon to have in excess of 35,000 people on any given weekend, winter, spring, summer, or fall.  

Attractions

Some of our popular hot spots are Winter Park Resort, Mary Jane Ski Area, Sol Vista Resort, Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, Grand Lake and  Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand County is also known as a “Sportsman’s Paradise.”  Grand County has some of the best big game hunting and fishing within the state of Colorado.