Recruitment Unit

Why WCSO?

  • Redefining law enforcement, in our philosophy, approach, and actions.
  • Personally committed to the County, each other, and the members of our community.
  • A culture built on advancement and opportunity. Our officers enjoy access to the latest tools and training.
  • The Weld County Sheriff's Office, bonded together by a common purpose. Held together by shared experience.


Patrol Deputy Sheriff

Patrol deputy and car POST Certification required for Patrol Deputies.


Salary: $80,419 - $101,873


Position:
A Patrol Deputy is a law enforcement position that requires competency in detecting and investigating criminal activity; enforcement of local, state and federal laws; preparation of accurate reports to help in follow-up investigation, criminal and civil court, and in department investigations. All assignments require rotating shifts since the Sheriff’s Office functions 24-hours a day, seven (7) days a week.


Specialized Units:
Detective/Investigations, Drug Task Force, Canine Team (K9), SWAT Team (Special Weapons and Tactics), STRIKE Team (High Impact Task Force), FET (Field Evidence Technician/Crime Scene Investigation), FTO (Field Training Officer), Drone Pilot, Honor Guard, Bomb Squad


Benefits:
Medical Plans, Vision and Dental Plans, On-site Medical Clinic for You and Your Family, Mental Health Services for You and Your Family, Wellness Program Offering Classes, Certifications, Challenges, and Events, Life Insurance, Flex Spending for Tax Savings, Voluntary Benefits, County Pension, 401K and 457, 8 Hours Vacation Leave Per Pay Period, Immediate Sick Leave, 11 Paid Holidays Per Year, Tuition Stipend.

Detention Deputy Sheriff

Detentions Deputies Salary: $69,345 - $87,844


Position:
Detention Deputy I is an entry level law enforcement position in which you will receive training to competently work one of three general post assignments: booking, housing units, and roving.


Specialized Units:
SWAT Team (Special Weapons and Tactics), FET (Field Evidence Technician/Crime Scene Investigation), FTO (Field Training Officer), Drone Pilot, Honor Guard, Courts, and Training Instructor (Firearms, Defensive Tactics, OC, CED)


Benefits:
Medical Plans, Vision and Dental Plans, On-site Medical Clinic for You and Your Family, Mental Health Services for You and Your Family, Wellness Program Offering Classes, Certifications, Challenges, and Events, Life Insurance, Flex Spending for Tax Savings, Voluntary Benefits, County Pension, 401K and 457, 8 Hours Vacation Leave Per Pay Period, Immediate Sick Leave, 11 Paid Holidays Per Year, Tuition Stipend.

Opportunity to attend POST Academy

Steps for the hiring process

1. Submit a job application

2.Law Enforcement Frontline national written exam

3. Physical Abilities Test (PAT)- Sign up for the PAT test here.

4. Background Check: You can pick up your background packet at the PAT course or receive the online version from our HR department.

The next four steps, Polygraph, Psychological Exam, Drug Screen and Physical fitness examination will be scheduled by a WCSO recruiter.

 

Obstacle Course Video

Physical Abilities Test - Detentions Division

In the below video, we'll take through all of the obstacles of the new Physical Abilities Test for the Detentions Division. As of April 1, 2022, all applicants to the Weld County Jail must successfully complete the course to be considered for employment. A passing time is 7:45 or less.

Sign up for the PAT test here.

Physical Abilities Test - Patrol Division

In the below video, we'll take through all of the obstacles of the new Physical Abilities Test for the Patrol Division. As of April 1, 2022, all applicants to patrol must successfully complete the course to be considered for employment. A passing time is 7:45 or less.

Patrol Minimum Requirements

Requirements

To be considered for this position, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must currently be P.O.S.T. Certified
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess, or obtain a valid Colorado Drivers' License at time of hire.

Tattoos:

  1. Tattoos may be displayed while on duty or representing the agency unless considered controversial, disrespectful, or offensive.
  2. Tattoos, scarifications, and brandings on the face, or front of the neck, are not authorized while on duty or representing the agency.
    • Modest hand tattoos are allowed, at the discretion of the Sheriff or designee.
    • Modest neck tattoos not extending onto the front of the neck, beyond the carotid arteries, are allowed at the discretion of the Sheriff or designee.

Piercings:

  1. Modest piercing are allowed.
  2. Nostril is okay; septum, bridge, nasal Lang & rhino piercings are not allowed.
  3. No more than one piercing is allowed to be displayed.
    • Unusually large or obtrusive piercings are not allowed.
    • Ring thickness of 18 gauge (1mm) or smaller and a ring diameter of 10mm or smaller is allowed.
    • A stud size of 2mm or smaller is allowed.
  4. Ear piercings
    • Sworn personnel, only females are allowed to wear one pair of post style earrings, one in each lobe, while on duty.

Certificates/Licenses Required:

  • Must have valid Colorado driver's license.
  • Must successfully complete requirements for Colorado Police Officer Standard training certificate.
  • Must pass various psychological, physical, and background examinations.
  • Must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification.

Other Necessary Requirements

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Deputies must have full mobility and use of both arms and legs, and a full range of motion, to reach over their heads, reach below their knees, bend over or squat down, and to perform self-defense techniques taught by the Sheriff’s Office. They are required to move quickly, climb stairs, and ladders, and be able to run to assist other officers when there is a call for assistance. They must have the ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time. The Deputy must occasionally lift and/or move more than 150 pounds and display enough strength to remove an average human being from a hazardous area or to overcome and restrain a combative or resistive subject of average ability. Deputies must be able to meet the fitness standards, as prescribed by the Sheriff’s Office.

Specific vision abilities, and/or corrected vision abilities required, including dual vision, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, night vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Color vision essential to distinguish description of vehicles, suspects, victims, and other relevant objects. Visual skills enabling use of firearm, office, and field equipment.

Sensory capabilities to detect criminal/hazardous situations.

Dual hearing is required. Deputies are required to listen to multiple audio inputs simultaneously, such as portable radio conversations, conversations, sounds related to criminal or suspicious activity, alarms, etc.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, a Deputy works indoors and outdoors in rural and urban environments. Occasionally, the environments consist of uneven ground, high or precarious places, unlighted areas, or contain potentially dangerous conditions or items.

Inclement weather conditions are frequently encountered, and a Deputy will be required to drive, handle calls for service, and move between their vehicle and buildings.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Detentions Minimum Requirements

Requirements

  • No experience required.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Detention Deputy I: Previous experience in a position that required high public contact and frequent interaction with co-workers helpful, but not required.

Detention Deputy II: A minimum of 12 months experience in a Detention Deputy I position, or equivalent, a passing evaluation score, and successful completion of the current job knowledge test.

Detention Deputy III: A minimum of 12 months experience in a Detention Deputy II position, or equivalent, a passing evaluation score, and successful completion of the current job knowledge test.

  • Must be in possession of, or ability to obtain upon hire, a valid Driver's License.
  • Shift work required.
  • Shifts require working days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English, and to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedure, and operating manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of the general public or employees of organizations.
  • Basic math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables, in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to operate telephones; computer terminal, keyboard, photocopier, and scanning instrumentation; self-contained breathing apparatus and gas mask; two-way radios; and law enforcement-related equipment, such as restraints and handcuffs.

Tattoos:

  1. Tattoos may be displayed while on duty or representing the agency unless considered controversial, disrespectful, or offensive.
  2. Tattoos, scarifications, and brandings on the face, or front of the neck, are not authorized while on duty or representing the agency.
    • Modest hand tattoos are allowed, at the discretion of the Sheriff or designee.
    • Modest neck tattoos not extending onto the front of the neck, beyond the carotid arteries, are allowed at the discretion of the Sheriff or designee.

Piercings:

  1. Modest piercing are allowed.
  2. Nostril is okay; septum, bridge, nasal Lang & rhino piercings are not allowed.
  3. No more than one piercing is allowed to be displayed.
    • Unusually large or obtrusive piercings are not allowed.
    • Ring thickness of 18 gauge (1mm) or smaller and a ring diameter of 10mm or smaller is allowed.
    • A stud size of 2mm or smaller is allowed.
  4. Ear piercings
    • Sworn personnel, only females are allowed to wear one pair of post style earrings, one in each lobe, while on duty.

Other Necessary Requirements

Physical Requirements:

Deputies must have full mobility and use of both arms and legs, and a full range of motion, to reach over their heads, reach below their knees, bend over or squat down, and to perform self-defense techniques taught by the Sheriff’s Office. They are required to move quickly, climb stairs, and ladders, and be able to run to assist other officers when there is a call for assistance. They must have the ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time. The Deputy must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds and display enough strength to remove an average human being from a hazardous area, assist in lifting inmates from floor level to bed level, or to overcome and restrain a combative or resistive subject of average ability. Deputies must be able to meet the fitness standards, as prescribed by the Sheriff’s Office.

Dual hearing is required. Detention Deputies are required to listen to multiple audio inputs simultaneously, such as portable radio conversations, conversations with inmates or other sources, noise within the housing units, alarms, etc.

Specific vision abilities, and/or corrected vision abilities, are required, including; dual vision, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Language Skills:

Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English, and to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedure, and operating manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of the general public or employees of organizations.


Mathematical Skills:

Basic math skills, including; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables, in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Other Necessary Requirements:

Ability to operate telephones; computer terminal, keyboard, photocopier, and scanning instrumentation; self-contained breathing apparatus and gas mask; two-way radios; and law enforcement-related equipment, such as restraints and handcuffs.


Work Environment:

The jail contains 383,754 square feet (8.8 acres) of floor space, within a structure consisting of four wings, of either two or three levels, connected by hallways, stairs, and elevators. Jail duties are predominantly conducted indoors, but occasionally a deputy is required to go outside to conduct security checks of the perimeter and roof. All posts require frequent walking on concrete floors.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.