The City of Aurora's Court Administration is seeking qualified Detention Officer's to contribute to the effective operation of the City's detention facility in the Municipal Court. Detention Officers monitor and processes prisoner entry and departure from the jail, and operate equipment to ensure the safety and security of the detention facility.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.
**This recruitment may be a lengthy process as applicants are screened for current and future vacancies **
At the City of Aurora we demonstrate our work by modeling the Core 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service; and we welcome all who share those values to apply.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Observes prisoner behavior and care to maintain prisoner's health and legal rights
  • Operates detention center control panels which open and close doors
  • Monitors video equipment of all jail areas
  • Monitors and interacts with detainees
  • Processes records and legal documents to facilitate information access
  • Processes incoming prisoners, including photographing, finger printing, inventorying, and storing prisoner's property
  • Explains detention center procedures to detainees and answers questions concerning conditions of detention
  • Physically subdues violent prisoners
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
This position has a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) for (Female Detention Officers only / Male Detention Officers only) due to same-sex detainee supervision and interaction. Employees may be selected on the need for either group.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education : High School Diploma or GED.

Experience : At least 1year corrections/law enforcement experience. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge : Knowledge of standard clerical/administrative practices, knowledge of the methods and procedures of processing prisoners; and detention facility operating requirements.

Abilities : Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; handle sensitive or difficult situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; operate various types of office equipment; subdue uncooperative and violent prisoners; and perform difficult or unpleasant housekeeping tasks.

Skills : Skill in the operation of a personal computer and related software; keyboarding skills.

Licenses, Certificates and/or Equipment Required : First Aid, CPR, and NCIC/CCIC certifications able to obtain within 6 months of employment. POST Certification may also be accepted.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands : Moderate to heavy physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 100 pounds; frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds; considerable walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, bending, and twisting requiring full range of body movement; frequent hand/eye coordination to operate control panel and other equipment as well as controlling prisoners; hand/foot coordination for operation of van; speech communication, hearing, and listening to maintain communication with other employees and prisoners; vision to monitor controls, video equipment, and prisoner activities.

Work Environment : Works indoors in a detention/jail facility with some time spent outdoors; some exposure to noise and dust; regular exposure to combative prisoners. Shift work to include rotating shifts, working weekends and holidays.

Equipment Used : Operates personal computer, copiers, fax, kitchen and laundry
equipment, control panels, motor vehicles and other equipment related to detention work.


For Veteran's points: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.