Detention Deputy



Performs functions related to managing inmates, including: taking custody of inmates; conducting searches; completing required documents; patrolling detention facility; using force to maintain order and gain inmate compliance with lawful orders; and performing related functions.


Education and Experience:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • High School diploma or GED; and
  • One to two years of progressively responsible related experience; or,
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training Peace Officer Certification desirable
  • PPCT Certification
  • First Aid and CPR Certification

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

  • Processes and oversees inmates housed at the detention facility including: taking custody of inmates; performing visual, pat and strip searches; preparing and completing various documents and reports and entering related information into computer system; assessing inmates prior to incarceration; requesting or obtaining criminal history information; fingerprinting and photographing inmates; issuing clothing and supplies; conducting visual and audio surveillance; collecting contraband and completing reports regarding same; patrolling housing area; performing rescue functions during emergencies; processing inmates for release; administering medications; escorting or transporting inmates to various locations; accounting for inmate laundry; filling commissary orders and making purchases on inmate's behalf; processing inmate mail; and overseeing inmates assigned to work details.
  • Performs maintenance and minor repairs on assigned vehicle and equipment; inspects and tests equipment to assure safety.
  • Performs administrative functions, including: maintaining logs; tracking inventory of knives, keys, razors and related articles; counting and recording monies received; updating inmate lists and distributing same to various agencies; and maintaining affidavit information.
  • Performs master/central control functions, including: assuring doors are secure; answering the telephone and providing information on prisoners; maintaining communications with staff and other law enforcement officials; maintaining logs; and screening visitors.
  • Makes arrangements for inmate escorts to and from court.
  • Prepares complex, routine and non-routine reports; receives, sorts, and summarizes material for the preparation of reports; prepares work reports; relays and interprets administrative decisions, policies and instructions.
  • Fingerprints citizens for background checks, permit, per court order, etc.
  • Submits maintenance requests for facility.
  • Maintains weapons, equipment and uniforms in functional manner.


  • Reports administrative and/or operational problems to supervisor.
  • Responds to fires and related emergency situations, as needed.
  • Assists with juvenile watches, detoxification watches and mental health watches.
  • Participates in various training activities.

Moffat County is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/ Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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