Detention Officer

Alamosa, CO
Alamosa County Sheriff


  • $38,750 to $41,750 DOE.
  • Post Certified: $45,843 to $48,843.

Position Summary:

Routine work in the safekeeping of prisoners in the custody of the Sheriff at the county detention facility. Oversees inmates during transport and in their quarters, testifies in court and processes arrest/booking paperwork for detention and courts. Must have the ability to legally carry a firearm. Full time with full benefits.

Essential Functions:

  • No history of felony or violent misdemeanor convictions.
  • Familiar with preventive, protective, and defensive tactics.
  • Mediates disputes.
  • Performs assigned duties.
  • Responds to notices of disturbances.
  • Conducts searches.
  • Gathers evidence and interviews victims and witness.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Provides court security.
  • Follows office policy and procedure.
  • Studies applicable Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Attends education workshops.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of arrestee rights, inmate supervision, and jail principles.
  • Responsible for other duties prescribed by County Sheriff.
  • Show up for work on time and ready to work.
  • Ability to work schedule to meet all the obligation of the position.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team.
  • Ability to follow the policies and procedures of the County and the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements listed below.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Driver’s License Required.
  • First Aid/CPR certification.