IT Director

Website Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff's Office

Jefferson County is the fourth-largest county in the state of Colorado with a 2020 population of 582,910. The County is included in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and is adjacent to the state capital of Denver. There are 12 incorporated cities and towns that lie within Jefferson County, spread over 122 square miles. The County covers an additional 577 square miles in unincorporated suburban and mountain areas.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, founded in 1859, with offices in the county seat of Golden, is a large public safety organization with an annual budget of $117 million and an authorized strength of 820 full-time employees, which includes 566 sworn personnel and 254 professional (non-sworn) staff.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a well-qualified individual to successfully perform the critical responsibilities of the IT Director. This position currently involves direct report of managers, with oversight responsibilities for leading a staff of approximately 16 employees and managing an annual budget of $4.9 million.

The IT Director is responsible for serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The IT Director is responsible for the oversight of the following aspects: information technology project management; business analysis; the countywide public safety radio infrastructure, operations, and technical support; and external vendor and contracting services. This position provides technology vision and leadership to the organization by developing and implementing communications and IT initiatives and plans that improve the organization’s effectiveness.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer and information science, business administration/management or a related field.  It also requires at least seven (7) years of progressive experience in IT, including at least five (5) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a relevant technology infrastructure or application development environment.  A combination of equivalent education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of this position will be considered.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive market salary commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $140,729 – $186,467 depending on qualifications.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at: This position is open until filled; however, the first review of resumes occurs on May 27, 2022. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. For more information, please contact Patty Heminover at or (651) 968-7841.

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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