Changing Aspen Leaves - RMNP

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Description Detail


Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$11.60 $96.15 $2,010.63 $16,665.68 $24,118.00 $200,000.00


Reporting to the Larimer County Sheriff, performs command-level division chief activities directing the work of a major division primarily devoted to performance of or support of law-enforcement functions. Assists the Sheriff in performing executive duties in the Sheriff's absence.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general direction from the Sheriff.
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over sworn, technical, and clerical staff of assigned division.
  • Assume responsibility for the organization and personnel in the Sheriff's absence.
  • Investigate and evaluate public complaints against the Sheriff's Office and its personnel; conduct sensitive personnel investigations; make recommendations or decisions.
  • Provide direct and indirect supervision through subordinate supervisors of all positions, employees, and functions within the assigned division; provide broad direction, oversee policy and procedure standards, and evaluate performance of supervisors, direct reports, and operations; conduct second-level review of performance evaluation; resolve pervasive and complex personnel problems.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for a specialized division performing specific functions in the agency.
  • Evaluate and determine resources needed for that division.
  • Provide input and suggestions to the Sheriff on the implementation of programs in that division; ensure appropriate implementation; prepare recommendations regarding change to services or programs in that division.
  • Monitor the assignment and supervision of all activities for that division and provide overall technical and administrative direction.
  • Monitor the work of the division to ensure compliance with written directives.
  • Monitor budget preparation and administer expenditures for that division.
  • Coordinate division activities with other agency components, county agencies, criminal justice agencies, and the community.
  • Represent the agency on boards, committees, and organizations to enhance communications with other agencies and the community.
  • Serve as a member of Larimer County's Sheriff's command staff; review and resolve internal issues; develop and implement strategic direction for the organization; attend meetings to represent the division before the Elected Official.
  • Assume command of major incidents including directing operations, media contact, and coordination with other organizations.
  • Provide upper-level resolution of complaints by employees assigned to that division.
  • Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in field; review professional journals, attend association and professional meetings, and otherwise maintain contacts with professionals to facilitate exchange of information.
  • Assume responsibility for the organization and personnel in the Sheriff's or Undersheriff's absence.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration, budgeting, purchasing, and personnel management.
  • Criminal law with particular emphasis on their particular area of specialization.
  • Proper and effective methods of deploying personnel in their area of specialization in accordance with anticipated and actual requirements.
  • Organization and functions of the various agencies involved in law enforcement and their particular area of specialization.
  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
  • Leadership methods and management skills.
  • Budget management and resource allocation according to governmental standards and procedures.
  • Manage and coordinate the resources of a division in the agency.
  • Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
  • Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
  • Analyze and interpret problems in the community in their particular area of specialization.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Six years of responsible experience in their particular area of specialization, including at least three years in a supervisory capacity at a Sergeant level or higher.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with major work in their particular area of specialization, Police Science, Public Or Business Administration, or a related field. (Equivalency is based on two years of high-level experience equals one year of college work. For example, an employee with no college would require 8 years of high-level experience to reach the equivalency of the Bachelor's Degree. It is obligatory upon the incumbent to provide proof of equivalency for review and ultimate acceptance by the Sheriff.)
  • Currently certified as a peace officer in the State of Colorado.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate certificate for their particular area of specialization.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, first aid and community CPR certificates.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Colorado driver's license.

Background Image: Changing Aspen Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park by Jeremy Hollis. All rights reserved.