Application for Employment Detention Center


John Spezze, Sheriff
Andy Rohrich, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
Records Fax: 719-539-1077



Located in the heart of the Rockies, Chaffee County has become a popular destination to play and live. Solid,!dependable employment can be found with our detentions and dispatch team within the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office.

Our positions provide job security with the opportunity to gain experience and a sound employment history. Come join a fun team!

Looking for dedicated men and women to serve our community in this lively field

Download application using link below!



The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for full-time and part-time positions as a Civilian Detentions Deputy. These Deputies will perform a variety of duties pertaining to inmate activities and movement within the facility. This is a fast paced environment requiring energetic, self-motivated individuals with good computer skills, communication skills and the ability to multi-task. This facility has 105 beds and houses local inmates, overflow inmates from other agencies and inmates pending sentences with the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid Colorado driver’s license with a good driving record, no felony convictions, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be able to work varying shifts and weekends.

Annual full-time salary starts at $42,000.00 with benefits that include: health, dental, vision, retirement and paid leave time.

Applications can be downloaded or picked up at the Chaffee County Detention Facility -148 Crestone Ave. Salida, CO. Applications must be notarized. Our records staff is available for notarization Monday through Thursday.

For additional information on these positions, please contact Lieutenant Justin Martinez at (719)539-7150. Chaffee County is an equal opportunity employer.



Full-Time Assistant Cook – full benefits

The Chaffee County Detention Center has an immediate opening for an assistant jail cook.  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and be able to pass a background check. Salary for this position is $38,480 per year/$18.50 hour.  Applications can be picked up at 148 Crestone Avenue, Salida or downloaded from our website.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and hiring will be done promptly.  For more information please contact Lt. Martinez at 719-539-7150.  Chaffee County is an EOE.