The Denver Sheriff Department is seeking individuals for the position of Judicial Assistant II in the Inmate Records Unit. This civilian position is located inside the jail. The individual in this position shall be responsible for updating inmate records to include, but not limited to:

In this role, you will be working in close proximity with inmates. Please do not apply if this work environment would not be comfortable.

The Denver Sheriff Department is the largest Sheriff Department agency in the state of Colorado and is comprised of many divisions and diverse operations with over 900 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members. These operations include:

  • Two separate jails
  • Security for the District and County Court systems
  • State inmate transportation
  • Extradition duties
  • Fugitive and K-9 units
  • A community corrections and work release facility
  • Security at Denver Health Medical Center
Our agency is currently accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). The Denver Sheriff Department has recently been awarded the Triple Crown Accreditation from the National Sheriffs' Association. The Triple Crown Accreditation is an honorable distinction that recognizes a department for adapting the country's most impactful, proven solutions for correctional management. Since the establishment of the award in 1993, only 39 of more than 3,500 sheriff departments across the country have qualified. The Denver Sheriff Department now joins the ranks of the top one percent of sheriff departments in the country that have attained this prestigious accreditation. We are a proud agency that is committed to employing the best practices for the community that we serve while being fiscally responsible.

Denver Sheriff Department Mission
To provide safety and security for the community by ensuring care, custody, transportation and reentry services for detainees by operating safe, secure, efficient and humane facilities that adhere to federal state and local laws.

The department is searching for candidates to support this mission. These positions will be located within the jail.

  • To be considered for positions with the Department of Safety (Fire, Police, Sheriff), you will be required to submit to and pass a drug and alcohol prescreening as well as an extensive background investigation that includes fingerprinting and polygraph testing.
  • These positions are 24 hour/7 day a week operations within a secure jail facility; as such, these positions require flexibility in work schedules. Working evenings, holidays and weekends may be required.
  • Every position within this recruitment will work within a secure jail facility.

Job Responsibilities
  • Experience creating, updating and modifying inmate legal records.
  • Read, interpret, and update County Court Mittimus and District Court Memorandum orders in the Jail Management System.
  • Must become proficient and certified in National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • Verifies release eligibility in accordance with applicable state statutes prior to inmates' actual release.
  • Coordinates and processes documents for inmate transports and parole hearings.
  • Conduct audit of inmate files.
Knowledge of:
  • Interpreting legal documentation
  • Records management and auditing procedures
  • Automated data/manual storage and retrieval techniques
  • Numerical and digital filing
  • Business English, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Operation of office equipment including copiers, faxes, and telephones
  • Computer usage and various software programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook)
Skill in:
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Customer service
  • Monitoring accuracy of inmate records and documents
  • Researching, collecting, and formatting information
  • Interpretation, analysis and application of rules, regulations, and policies
Ability to:
  • Work in a jail environment
  • Learn and use Jail Management System
  • Perform complex mathematical calculations regarding inmate sentence and good time calculations
  • Learn and adhere to department policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with criminal justice system
  • Work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities


Qualifications: Graduation from high school, or the possession of a GED Certificate is required.

Education/Experience Equivalency:
3 years of full performance specialized/technical office support experience (creating documents, manipulating data, special projects, & critical thinking).

Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum 3 year experience requirement. 30 SEMESTER HOURS = 1 YEAR of Experience.

All qualifications and experience MUST BE detailed in the application and/or resume in order to be considered. Please include specific month/year dates for any employment.

Additional Information

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The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.

Agency: Denver Sheriff Department
To Apply: Please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit
Background Check/Drug Testing: Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit, polygraph, fingerprinting, and drug testing will be required.
Probationary Period: The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining Career Status with the City.
Recruiter: LL