Deputy Sheriff - Jail Operations

Deputy (Corrections)
Mesa County Sheriff's Office - Grand Junction, Colorado

Sep 24, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$24.66 hourly
Lateral Transfer:
$27.36 w/ 3+ years experience hourly
Top Pay:
$31.41 hourly

Job Description

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is located in Grand Junction, in the heart of Western Colorado’s outdoor capital with a variety of activities that include hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, river rafting, outdoor music venues, arts, fruit orchards, wineries, and more.

We are the largest Sheriff’s Office in Colorado, west of the Continental Divide. We employ over 240 dedicated professionals in our Detention, Support Services, and Law Operations Divisions, who provide public safety services to our community.

We are a progressive agency that exemplifies the values of Integrity, Service, and Community.

The beauty of Western Colorado is our office and your family’s playground! Mesa County is 3,300 square miles of mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts, National Forests and home to the Colorado National Monument.

We value and cultivate leadership with many opportunities for advancement, trainings, specialized assignments and career development tailored to your strengths. We encourage a team atmosphere, but in truth, we are family.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of exceptional employees who have a strong desire to make a difference in the Mesa County community. We are looking for individuals with high integrity to join our professional team to help provide safety, security, and well-being of our inmates housed in our Detention facility. We are a multi-pod direct supervision facility that currently has 553 beds with additional temporary bed space in our booking area.

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Additional Information

Hiring bonuses for Education, Military, and Fluent in English/Spanish. (See job description for this.)

12.33 hour shifts for Detention Deputies

Day shift is 0550-1810 and Night shift is 1750-0610, rotate shifts every 2 months

Deputies work 2 days on/2 off/3 on/2 off/2 on/3 off (Every other weekend is a 3 day weekend.)

Uniforms and issued equipment provided.

Yearly anniversary step pay increases until top out is reached.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience: Prior experience preferred but not required

Our testing process includes:

Physical Fitness Test


Psychological Assessment

Vocabulary and Problem-Solving Tasks

Spelling/Grammar & Locating information test

Background Investigation


Pre-employment Psychological Evaluation and Interview

Medical/Drug Screening

Contact Informaton

Connie Olson

Mesa County Sheriff's Office
215 Rice St
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
phone: 9706238041

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