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  •  Do I Have To Live In Mesa County To Work For The Sheriff's Office?

    Employees of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office are considered Public Safety employees and are required to live within the County of Mesa.


     Does the Mesa County Sheriff's Office only accept applications if a position is open/available?

    No, the Sheriff's Office accepts applications for positions on an ongoing basis and holds testings 4 to 5 times a year (depending on the positions applied for)

     How long does an application stay active if there are no positions available?

    You application will stay active for 1 calendar year

     How Long Does The Recruitment Process Take?

    There are many variables that play into the length of time that it takes to get an applicant hired and started with the Sheriff's Office. The entire process can take 8-12 weeks.


     Is There Anything That Would Keep Me From Applying With The Sheriff's Office?

    If you have ever been convicted of a felony or domestic violence then you would not be able to work at the Sheriff's Office.

    Applicants with twelve (12) points or more of traffic violations within the last three (3) years and/or one (1) DUI or drug related driving conviction in the past three (3) years, will be disqualified from further consideration.


     What Does The Hiring Process Consist Of?

    • An applicant must first turn in a Mesa County Sheriff's Office Application for review. NOT ALL APPLICANTS ARE INVITED TO TEST WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
    • Applicants can expect further intensive testing including, but not limited to, a polygraph, physical, psychological and background investigation.
    • The applicant must be able to successfully complete and pass all parts.

     What if I pass all testing but no positions are available?

    Your name will be placed into a hiring pool of employment eligible candidates to be considered for future employment should a position become available.

     What is the Cooper Physical Fitness Test?

    A: The Cooper Physical Fitness Test is a physical agility test used by the Sheriff's Office for all sworn positions (Alternative Sentencing Unit, Detentions & Law Operations/Patrol) The Cooper Test consists of a 1 1/2 mile run, 300 meter sprint, sit ups (1 minute) and push ups (1 minute) You must pass each test with at least a 20% and have an overall score of 30%. All scoring is based on age and gender. 

     Where Can I Find The Most Recent Job Postings?

    You can also visit the Mesa County website at www.mesacounty.us for daily, updated listings of job openings with the Sheriff's Office. You can obtain a Mesa County Sheriff's Office Application from this website.


     Where Do I Turn In My Application?

    You can deliver your application to either of the following addresses:

    • Mesa County Sheriff's Office
    • 215 Rice Street
    • Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
    • Mesa County Human Resources/Personnel Department
    • Mailing Address:
      • Department 5021
      • P.O. Box 20,000
      • Grand Junction, Colorado 81502-5001
    • Physical Address:
      • Old Courthouse
      • 544 Rood Avenue, Third Floor
      • Grand Junction, CO  81501


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