Archuleta County
  • Detention Center
  • Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
  • 46904.00-65686.40 per year
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision & Retirement plan, Life Insurance

Are you interested in living and working in Archuleta County, Colorado? Enjoy all that Archuleta County has to offer including biking, hiking, camping, hot springs, skiing, and an amazing community.

Archuleta County employees continually strive for excellence and take pride in serving our community in Southern Colorado. Pagosa Springs is the county seat for Archuleta County and is located in the Colorado Sunbelt, just 35 miles north of the New Mexico border and along the western slope of the Continental Divide. The combination of a high desert plateau and the Rocky Mountains to the north and east of town creates an unusually mild mountain climate. As a portal to the nearly 3 million acres of the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness Area, Archuleta County is a doorway to the four seasons of outdoor adventure which landed us in Outdoors Magazine's top 10 best Towns in American (2015) and Men's Journal's "20 Best Mountain Towns in America (2017).

We strive 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.

Archuleta County Sheriff's office is actively recruiting for a Court Security Officer. Our Court Security Officer enjoys an hourly wage of $22.55, plus a robust benefits package including optional medical, dental, vision plans, a County matching 401(a) retirement plan, PTO program, paid holidays, and life insurance, and optional benefits which include Mutual of Omaha Accident, Critical Illness and Term Life Insurance, and 457 retirement plans.


Performs a variety of functions involving all aspects of the 6th Judicial Archuleta County Combined Court system. Work involves performing a variety of law enforcement, security and safety functions. Enforces local, state, and federal laws and ordinances for the protection of life, health, safety, welfare, and property of the Archuleta County Court Services Staff, Archuleta County Staff, Public and Community.

Provides services to the 6th Judicial Archuleta County Combined Courts, the Board of County Commissioners, the District Attorney, County Attorney and associated staff.


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.

Provides security for the judges, probation officers, attorneys, court services staff and all others associated with, or participating in, and providing services to, the 6th Judicial Archuleta County Combined Courts.

Is physically present in designated areas and provides security in designated areas for the purpose of preventing, identifying and responding to threatening, unsafe, suspicious or illegal activity.

Conducts searches of entrants into the courtroom area by utilizing specialized equipment such as a magnetometer and hand-held screening wand.

Maintains a communication post to adequately monitor video surveillance. Provides communication to associated personnel when required.

Routinely checks doors and access ports in courtroom area.

Conducts follow-up paperwork as required.

Serves as a bailiff by providing courtroom security.

Provides protection and service to Archuleta County citizens and property while within the court building and adjacent perimeter.

Prioritizes daily functions according to court schedules and needs of court services staff.

Works in conjunction with all law enforcement staff to apprehend and detain suspects at the scene.

Documents incidents and prepares records and reports of daily patrol/security activities.

In emergency situations and/or crises situations, may be called upon to assist and be part of the established command center.

Conducts searches and gathers records, and preserves evidence and/or contraband.

Performs other duties related to court matters as assigned and required.


The work environment characteristics herein are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is primarily conducted indoors with occasional time spent in an outside environment. Ability to read and understand written documents, CCIC/NCIC records, legal documents, and related materials as required for the performance of the job.

Requires frequent use of both hands and manual dexterity to operate vehicles, keys, levers, and buttons and to operate security controls, doors, and equipment.

Auditory requirements sufficient to hear signals and two-way radios. Work involves stress associated with angry, upset, or distraught inmates or visitors and language and cultural variances. Requires ability to persuade and manage difficult people in unpredictable or dangerous situations.

Work requires physical and mental demands associated with breaking up conflicts, subduing inmates, and applying restraint and control techniques. Experiences regular exposure to fumes, dust, odors, blood-borne pathogens, STD's, or other health considerations.

Requires sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally in response to inquiries, complaints, and to receive/exchange directions/instructions.

Requires frequent moderate lifting/carrying (up to 49 pounds) and occasional heavy lifting/carrying (50 pounds and over) of supplies and equipment. Requires frequent standing and walking, pushing/pulling, bending/stooping, twisting, kneeling, and squatting, and occasional running.

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