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The Director of Finance and Accounting for Custer County

The Director of Finance & Accounting position, reporting to the Board of County Commissioners, is a full-time, exempt role with primary responsibilities involving the management and operation of the Finance Department. The role requires overseeing the financial systems and operations of the county, including the preparation of the county’s annual budget, management of accounting records, and financial reporting. Key duties involve compliance with GAAP, GASB, and GAAS standards, managing revenue projections, and overseeing sales tax collections and debt financing. The position supervises payroll and accounts payable functions, maintains accounting records, and prepares financial statements and reports. The role demands a high level of independence in performing duties and making decisions affecting the county’s financial health. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field, with a Master's preferred, and at least four years of relevant experience, particularly in government finance. A CPA certification is also preferred. The position also requires passing a background check and potentially involves travel. salary range is set at $80,000 to $125,000 For the full description click here.

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Custer County Finance & Human Resources Department

205 S 6th Street

Westcliffe, CO 81252

Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Please submit applications to the address above or


Custer County Detention Deputy

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is seeking well qualified Detention Deputy applicants, all interested individuals are encouraged to apply.  

Pay: Rate range $18.00-$22.00/hr DOE    


Application: Letter of Interest Due By: Jun 17, 2024 , Please submit letter of interest with complete resume to

                      Custer County is an equal employment opportunity employer, submit any applicant requests for reasonable accommodations to 

                      Custer County Human Resources Director.


Minimum Requirements

Must be at least 18 yrs old and hold a high school diploma or GED, must be able to read, write and understand the English language.  Must be able to pass a background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions within the last 7 years, no convictions of VRA crimes or crimes of moral turpitude.  Must be able to pass a drug test, including no use of marijuana in the last 18 months,  Custer County Sheriff’s Office employees are not allowed to use marijuana while employed by the Sheriff’s Office.


Under limited supervision, performs the duties of a Detention Deputy of an assigned shift or unit of the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, to assist and protect the lives and property of Custer County residents, business owners, visitors, and offenders. Provides safety and security of offenders, staff, and citizens of Custer County.  Supervises activities of offenders of an assigned unit or shift and posse members.  Determines offender needs, trains employees, writes and conducts inspections of detention areas for security and cleanliness, and recommends general actions.  Coordinates the handling of high risk, complex, or sensitive incidents or subjects in custody.

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