Larimer County covers approximately 2,650 square miles, from the Wyoming border on the north, to one mile beyond Interstate 25 on the east, to the town of Berthoud on the south, and west to the Continental Divide. Larimer County is topographically diverse, with mountainous as well as plains areas. The county has both rural and urban areas. Larimer County includes the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland; the towns of Estes Park; Wellington, LaPorte, Red Feather Lakes, Berthoud, and many smaller communities. A large portion of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Roosevelt National Forest and Arapaho National Forest are also within Larimer County's boundaries.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently the largest single agency in Larimer County government. The Agency performs most of the peace keeping and emergency services for the unincorporated sections of Larimer County, and maintains the only detention center in the county. The Sheriff's Office currently employs over 430 people in over 50 different job classifications.
To apply for a position with Larimer County, please visit www.larimer.org/jobs. Only online applications are accepted. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at 970-498-5992.
Applications for ALL positions are accepted only after an opening has been posted. Applications for Patrol Deputy, Detention Deputy, Emergency Communications Operator and Detention Services Officer are NO LONGER accepted on an on-going basis. For more information, call (970) 498-5550.
All applicants must go through a pre-employment evaluation process. Each position has many specific requirements in addition to the general ones listed below. After an application is turned in, the applicant may be required to:
After passing the above requirements, an applicant is placed on the eligibility list. When a vacancy occurs, the applicant then must:
The written tests take two to three hours to complete, and results are available two weeks after completion. Applicants who do not pass this test cannot continue with the evaluation. Testing is generally done after business hours at the Sheriff's Office Administration Building.
The integrity interview and oral board are
usually given at a later time. They are held at the Headquarters
Building or Detention Center and take about one hour. The polygraph exam is
given on a scheduled basis and takes 2-3 hours.
Note: Drug testing will be performed at the medical evaluation.
Merit increases are awarded to Sheriff's Office employees as determined and approved by the Board of County Commissioners and Larimer County Human Resources. Merit increases are granted in accordance with provisions set forth in LCHR policy 331.5 (Wages and Salaries).
Employees earn sick and vacation time per LCHR policy 331.6.
Employees are enrolled in the mandatory retirement plan per LCHR policy 701.
The county offers medical and dental insurance for employees and qualified dependents at reasonable rates. Additional optional coverage includes: life, vision, disability, and others.
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