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Sheriffs' Office - Employment Opportunities

Applications may be obtained at the Laramie County Sheriff's Office (1910 Pioneer Avenue in Cheyenne), Laramie County Human Resources (3rd Floor of the Historic Courthouse, 310 West 19th Street, Cheyenne), online through Laramie County Government site, or click on the links provided in the job descriptions below. Completed applications may be left at the front desk of the Laramie County Sheriff's Office during normal business hours or mailed to:

Laramie County Sheriff's Office
Personnel/Training Bureau
1910 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001

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TITLE: Mental Health Counselor

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff

The Pay Band is $48,307-65,357 annually.

Summary: Under general supervision, provides intermediate-level behavioral healthcare counseling services in the Detention Facility, within scope of authority and according to County policies and procedures .

Essential Job Functions: (Essential function, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
• Provides intermediate-level care and counseling services to inmates within scope of authority; supervises behavior and activities of inmates; maintains strict confidentiality in all inmate matters.
• Responds to and manages behavioral health issues, including aggressive behavior, anger control, suicidal tendencies and other issues of inmates referred by staff and inmates in the Detention Facility.
• Interviews inmates with psychological instability and behavioral health issues; observes inmates conditions and behavior; develops behavioral health assessments; assesses lethality factors and recommends or authorizes inmate management procedures; advises inmates of community resources.
• Provides ongoing assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic treatment of inmates; utilizes specialized techniques for treatment and prevention of violence and suicide.
• Confers and consults with supervisors as needed; collaborates with other professionals to provide and advocate for continued care outside the limitations of the facility.
• Develops, interprets and updates mental health policies, procedures, rules and regulations; provides training for Detention Facility staff.
• Manages referrals to Jail Diversion Program, and participates on the Inmate Classification Board.
• Reviews and analyzes records and reports; prepares special and recurring reports; monitors budgets and expenditures for contract services; assures that appropriate services are provided.
• Updates and maintains a variety of inmate records; documents activities as required.
• Explains nature of Sheriff's Department programs, procedures and services to inmates.
• Provides information and assistance within the scope of designated authority.
• Adheres to the standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. ยง 552A} as amended; maintains and enforces all aspects of confidentiality of inmates' information.
• Performs other duties as assigned or required .

Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of County policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of suicidal tendencies, emotional disturbances, mental disability, developmental disability and substance abuse.
• Knowledge of protocols and practices in behavioral healthcare, and principles of psychotherapeutic techniques and procedures, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV).
• Knowledge of Federal, state, and county laws related to inmates, detention facility policy and procedures, department written directives, and Wyoming standards for correctional facilities.
• Knowledge of counseling techniques and procedures, trends and practices in mental health assessments, and legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct.
• Knowledge of the principles of file systems, case files and records management.
• Knowledge of local community resources and various community services programs.

• Skill in assessing mental health problems, and making recommendations based on observations and interviews.
• Skill in providing effective patient care services.
• Skill in understanding, interpreting and applying relevant statutes, ordinances, codes and regulations.
• Skill in staying calm while working with people in crises.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with public officials, outside agencies, County staff and the general public, while dealing with sensitive information.
• Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
• Skill in effectively communicating verbally and in writing.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field; possession of a valid Wyoming License as a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, or Professional Counselor; AND one (1) year of professional counseling experience, preferably in an institutional environment; OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience; must pass a thorough background investigation.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting:
Personnel/Training
Captain Linda Gesell
lgesell@laramiecounty.com
Telephone: 307-633-4735


TITLE: Juvenile Services Officer

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff

FLSA: Non-Exempt

The Pay Band is LE1 ($43,743-$61,460 annually / eligible for overtime at 1 1/2 times

Summary:

Juvenile Services Officer

Laramie County Sheriff's Office is seeking individuals for their Juvenile Services Center who are highly motivated to work with juveniles within the justice system. This position would provide a supportive approach in order to motivate and build self-esteem. Ideal candidates would be able to demonstrate positive role modeling to youth in regards to handling stress, provocation and building respectful relationships.

This is a law enforcement position that will require the successful candidate to meet all of the hiring standards required by the Laramie County Sheriff's Office and the Wyoming Peace Officer's Standards and Training (POST) Commission as required by State law and other appointment standards and requirements. The successful candidate will be required to attend the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy (WLEA) in Douglas, Wyoming, within one year of date of hire to attend an eight (8) week Detention Officer Basic Certification.

The hiring process will include the candidate completing the POST General Knowledge Examination and the WLEA physical fitness assessment as part of the initial assessment for hiring. Also included in the hiring process will be a formal interview, background investigation, administrative review, medical/drug screen, psychological examination, polygraph, and final administrative review. Each "step" must be successfully completed for consideration.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Summary: Maintains safety and security of the staff, juvenile inmates, and visitors to the Juvenile Service Center; supervises and protects juvenile inmates according to policies, procedures and regulations. This job class is a special assignment in the Sheriff's Office.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates Degree or work experience with Juveniles equivalent to an Associates degree; no felony convictions, no misdemeanor convictions for domestic violence, meet WARM driving record requirements, and meet standards listed above for hiring.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Personnel/Training
Captain Linda Gesell
lgesell@laramiecounty.com
Telephone: 307-633-4735

Interested applicants may apply using this application: Juvenile Services Officer Application.


TITLE: Deputy Sheriff - Detention Division

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff

FLSA: Non-Exempt

The Pay Band is LE1 ($43,743-$61,460 annually / eligible for overtime at 1 1/2 times

Summary:

Deputy Sheriff in the Detention Division:

(1) Minimum of 21 years of age and able to meet the requirements of Wyoming Peace Officer's Standards and Training (POST) and the State of Wyoming for certification as a Peace Officer. Applicant must have no felony convictions, no misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence, and a safe driving record as determined by County Risk Management policies.

(2) Able to read and speak clearly in the English language.

(3) Initial screening includes the Wyoming POST General Knowledge Test and the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy physical fitness assessment. These may be waived for those individuals who are already Wyoming certified as Detention Officers or "challengeable" through POST by certification in another State.

(4) Opportunity to lateral transfer to the Patrol Division (through a competitive process) after two years of service.

(5) Highly competitive salary and benefits include a flexible health care package, State law enforcement retirement, life insurance, and annual performance based bonus opportunities.

(6) Successfully complete all phases of the hiring process to include a formal interview, background investigation, medical/drug screen, psychological evaluation, a polygraph and administrative reviews.


TITLE: Deputy Sheriff - Patrol Division

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff

FLSA: Non-Exempt

The Pay Band is LE1 ($43,743-$61,460 annually / eligible for overtime at 1 1/2 times

Summary:

Deputy Sheriff in the Patrol Division:

(1) Must, at a minimum, be certified in Wyoming as a Peace Officer, or, eligible to "challenge" Certification (as determined by Wyoming Peace Officer's Standards and Training {POST}) in Wyoming thru certification in another state as a Peace Officer

(2) Minimum of 21 years of age and able to meet the requirements of Wyoming Peace Officer's Standards and Training (POST) and the State of Wyoming for certification as a Peace Officer. Applicant must have no felony convictions, no misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence, and a safe driving record as determined by County Risk Management policies.

(3) Able to read and speak clearly in the English language.

(4) Salary may be determined by certification, experience, and documented training. State law enforcement retirement, annual performance based bonus opportunity, and a flexible health care package among other benefits. Patrol Deputies have take home cars once they complete the FTO Program (and providing they live within Laramie County).

(5) Must successfully complete all phases of the hiring process to include a formal interview, background investigation, medical/drug screen, psychological evaluation, a polygraph, and administrative reviews.

(6) Opportunities to participate in combined Special Weapons Team or EOD, dog handler, investigations, or Combined Drug Task Force Teams as well as certified instructor in many specialties once probationary status is completed.

(7) Highly competitive salary and benefits include a flexible health care package, State law enforcement retirement, life insurance, and annual performance based bonus opportunities.

Employment Information:

The Laramie County Sheriff's Office has no requirement or obligation to hire any individual. Disqualification for employment consideration may occur at any phase of the hiring process. Laramie County is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Personnel/Training
Captain Linda Gesell
lgesell@laramiecounty.com
Telephone: 307-633-4735

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The Laramie County Sheriffs' Office has no requirement or obligation to hire any individual. Disqualification for employment consideration may occur at any phase of the hiring process. Laramie County is an equal opportunity employer.

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