Deputy Sheriff (POST)

Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
Grand County Sheriff

SalaryMinimum Rate:

$75,462 annual, $36.28/hr. Lateral Annual Salary: $75,462 – $97,463 (5-year step plan, laterals will be placed according to experience).


  • Drives vehicle through assigned area of County, observing traffic violations and issuing citations and verbal warnings.
  • Controls the flow of traffic at accident sites and assists accident victims by providing emergency aid pending arrival of ambulance; controls traffic flow for fires, ambulance calls, emergency scenes and public functions and at times when traffic is inhibited.
  • Performs a variety of patrol and public service duties to include investigating suspicious persons and vehicles, responding to calls for service, assisting citizens in routine and emergency situations, performing conflict intervention, rendering first aid and responding to alarms and disturbances.
  • Trains new employees.
  • Investigates criminal cases ranging from crimes against persons and property to crimes against peace, order and decency; takes custody of evidence, controls activities at the crime scene, interviews witnesses and suspects and prepares various written reports.
  • Assists citizens by providing information varying from giving directions to solving problems through face-to-face and /or telephone contacts; provides general and specific law enforcement and community service information; provides crime prevention services to the public.
  • Locates suspects and takes them into custody based on previous criminal investigation, arrest warrants, or probable cause determination.
  • Prepares and maintains detailed department reports and records which include crime, incident, informational, and accidents, as well as other reports as needed; acts as liaison with outside agencies as necessary.


Education and Experience: High school diploma or general education diploma (GED); and one (1) year of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid, State of Colorado driver’s license. Requirement exists at the time of hire and as a condition of continued employment. Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification. Fire arms qualification. Must be 21 years of age. First aid/CPR certified.