Detentions Deputy

Other correctional personnel
Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office - Georgetown, Colorado

Jul 21, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Sep 1, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$29.23 hourly
Top Pay:
$$30.11 hourly

Job Description

Ensure  safety and security in the detentions facility.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to transporting inmates to and from other detention facilities, acting as court bailiff, supervising inmate workers in the performance of their duties and assuring that the proper paper work is completed for all activities in the facility.

Pay Rate - $29.23 to $30.11/hour DOQ

Benefits - Retirement, Health, Dental, Vision, Wellness, EAP (Employee Assist Prog), Life & AD&D Ins, Short-term and Long-term Disability, PTO, Sick Leave, Education Assistance.

Additional Information


  • Enforce County laws, and State and Federal Statutes.
  • Maintain the security of the jail by ensuring that all inmates are adequately confined; monitor the safety of inmates, detainees, visitors and employees.
  • Monitor and inspect all cellblocks to ensure security.
  • Book in and Bond out prisoners as necessary.
  • Maintain inmate’s cash accounts and update inmate’s records on a predetermined basis.
  • Administer prescribed and non-prescribed drugs according to doctor’s or nurse’s instructions.
  • Log all information regarding inmates, on a constant basis, to accurately reflect their activity.
  • Inspect all cell blocks, kitchen and work areas according to a predetermined schedule.
  • Operate two-way radios, fingerprint machines, breath testing devices, computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones and related equipment as it relates to the jail.
  • Transport inmates to and from court, other penal institutions or medical appointments; record all transportation transactions regarding inmates.
  • Maintain the transportation vehicles to assure proper working order.
  • Act as court bailiff as required.
  • May be called on to testify in Court or Hearings.
  • Supervise inmate workers during inside and outside work activities.
  • Operate commissary as scheduled.
  • Maintain efficient recording keeping and filing systems for the jail.
  • Prepare a variety of reports, collecting, compiling and tabulating necessary data.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Actions most often have a direct effect on the lives of others. Extremely difficult decisions are made under stressful conditions and a high degree of accuracy is required.


Minimum 21 years of age.


Requires a level of knowledge and ability to independently accomplish tasks or projects of typical complexity in a consistent and accurate manner and in a variety of situations. An essential aspect of this level is the creativity and innovation required to enhance the mere application of skill. Such a level is generally acquired by at least one (1) year law enforcement experience.


Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License; Must possess certification for CPR and first aid; Colorado POST certification desired; Read, Write and Speak English, Spanish or other foreign language helpful


High School diploma or equivalent.


Must possess all of the required knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the Control Technician position. Detailed knowledge of constitutional and case law as related to law enforcement practices and the operation of a detentions facility. Detailed knowledge of the policies, procedures and methods utilized by the department. Detailed knowledge of State Law and County Ordinances. Detailed knowledge of Inmate Handbook as it relates to operation of the detentions facility. Ability to communicate effectively and give complex instructions both verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, court officials, other agency officials, inmates, officers of other law enforcement agencies, and the general public. Ability to remain calm and respond appropriately to emergency and/or threatening situations. Knowledge and proficiency in the use of computers used by the department. Ability to act with tact and impartiality when dealing with the public, other agencies, co-workers and inmates. Proficiency in the operation of department vehicles under normal and adverse weather and road conditions. Proficiency in the use of firearms to the department standard. Proficiency in non-lethal control techniques adequate to physically subdue and control unruly and resisting subjects. Ability both physically and psychologically to protect oneself and others in threatening situations. Ability to perform law enforcement duties requiring good judgment under pressure and good physical condition.


Must be in good health and in physical condition. Must possess adequate physical strength to drag an unconscious subject a distance of fifty feet across a smooth level surface. Must be able to climb and decent stairs quickly and repeatedly throughout a work shift.

Must have vision of 20-40 or better using both eyes, with eyeglasses or contact lenses if required.


The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.

  • Spends approximately 90% of the time standing, walking or running and approximately 10% of the time sitting while working in the Housing areas, Control rooms or Booking area.
  • Must possess sufficient strength to carry a human being from a hazardous area (average - 150 lbs.)
  • Frequently pushes, pulls, climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, reaches, handles and feels in the daily performance of duty.
  • Must possess sufficient physical capability to overcome and restrain a combative or resistive subject.
  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the two way radio, intercom system and telephone.
  • Visual and fine/gross motor skills enabling the use of firearm, office and field equipment.
  • Visual capacity including color vision to monitor movement within and around the facility utilizing close circuit monitors.
  • Visual and fine/gross motor skills enabling the operation of control panels within the facility.
  • Ability to detect criminal/hazardous situations.


Work is performed in circumstances involving hazards such as assault by inmates, biohazard transmitted by inmates, and the possibility of fires and disturbances which may be threatening to life or cause bodily harm. Extremely stressful environment during peak activity periods demanding full attention and coordination of numerous tasks simultaneously.


This position has been determined to be an EXTREME exposure risk to “biohazards” associated with blood-borne pathogens HIV (aids), HAV (Hepatitis A) virus, HBV (hepatitis B) virus, and air-borne transmissions of TB (tuberculosis). Members are advised that exposure to a “biohazard” may result in severe illness or death. Members are required by Department policy to use protective equipment and clothing. Inoculation may be required to prevent or treat exposures to “biohazards”. The County provides inoculation of HAV, HBV, (Testing for TB) Chickenpox, Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, & Pertussis), Meningococcal, MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella), and Influenza. Some vaccinations are only required once in a life time, and you may be required to show documentation of the vaccine. Employees who decline to be vaccinated will need to sign a Declination


Personal contact with individual inmates and/or arrestees occurs on a daily basis. This position requires physical contact of touching, controlling, sitting by, as well as, the examining of an individual’s extremities, and body cavities. Hand-to-hand exchanges of documents, personal property, clothing and other items may be required on a daily basis. Face-to-face verbal communications between the member and the same individuals(s) is required on a constant basis. This position may require immediate response to medical emergencies where blood, body fluids or other medical hazards may be present. The member may or may not have time to take precautionary and protective measures.


May supervise actions of up to 12 inmate workers.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: Ability to independently accomplish tasks/projects in a consistent and accurate manner. Creativity & innovation are required to enhance the mere application of skill. Such a level is generally acquired by at least one (1) year law enforcement experience.


Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License; Must possess certification for CPR and first aid; Colorado POST certification desired; Read, Write and Speak English, Spanish or other foreign language helpful.

Contact Information

Liz Graber

Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office
P.O. BOX 2000
Georgetown, Colorado 80444
phone: 303-679-2376

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