Archuleta County
  • Sheriff
  • Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
  • 49420.80-71260.80 per year
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance and retirement plan with matching contribution up to 7%.

An exciting opportunity to live and work in picturesque Archuleta County, Colorado! Enjoy all that Archuleta County has to offer including skiing/snowboarding, biking, hiking, camping, hot springs, xc-skiing, fishing, and an amazing community.

It is our goal to assemble and retain team members who share our core values of honesty, integrity, customer service, professionalism and accountability. We work hard to be an employer of choice. We offer competitive pay, generous benefits, and a positive work culture.

Performs a variety of law enforcement functions. Enforces local, state, federal laws and ordinances for the protection of life, health, safety, welfare and property of the public and community. Assists community members in solving problems and maintaining the peace.


The duties described herein are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Patrols for the purpose of preventing, identifying and responding to suspicious or illegal activity. Provides protection and service to County citizens and property.
  • Responds to emergency scenes and calls for service to provide assistance, direction, support and maintain law and order.
  • Responds to emergent and non-emergent complaints of crimes or incidents. Conducts initial investigations of crime scenes or incidents to gather pertinent facts and information.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses, participants and suspects at the scene of incident or crime. Conducts follow-up investigations as required.
  • Apprehends suspects and manages the care, custody and transportation of suspects and prisoners.
  • Conducts searches and gathers records as well as preserving evidence and/or contraband.
  • Recovers lost and/or stolen property.
  • Documents incidents and prepares records and reports of daily patrol activities.
  • Issues summons/citations for minor law violations. Prepares complaints and investigative reports for filing of criminal charges.
  • Appears in court as a witness/complainant to testify in legal proceedings.
  • Serves civil and criminal process papers.
  • Serves as a bailiff for providing courtroom security.
  • Promotes and administers the Sheriff's Core Values, Service Oriented Policing philosophy, and the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. Ensures a high degree of personal integrity from all command personnel and their subordinates to maintain the public trust.
  • Ensures that professional competence and skillful enforcement of the law remain at the highest levels in compliance with local, state, and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, and/or regulations.
  • Promotes community partnerships.
  • Maintains and enhances professional and technical knowledge and skills and keeps current on events that affect the Sheriff's Office.
  • You will be required to work: day, night and overnight shifts, weekends, holidays and on-call on a rotational basis.
  • Is occasionally required to work outside normal work hours in the performance of duties and to attend governmental meetings.


  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Undertakes major assignments, including short and long term projects, and accepts additional responsibilities as directed by Command Staff.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement.
  • Attends schools, conferences and other meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field; represents the department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings.
  • May be called upon to fight wildland fires, participate in search and rescue operations, and respond to emergency/disaster incidents.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

  • Possess the highest degree of integrity and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Minimum twenty-one (21) years of age, good physical condition - the ability of effect a forcible arrest.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration as it relates to law enforcement services.

Education, Experience and Licenses:


  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Completion of a Colorado P.O.S.T. approved basic law enforcement academy including skills and firearms training.
  • Associates degree or higher desirable.


One year of peace officer experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • Colorado P.O.S.T. Peace Officer certification.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred.

Please see complete job description for a full list of duties and qualification requirements.

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