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.
Known as the “Gateway to the Rocky Mountains” Jefferson County boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in the country with rolling grasslands, natural foothills, rugged mountains, and tumbling mountain streams. Residents and visitors from around the world enjoy hiking, biking, backpacking, and horseback riding on the magnificent Colorado Trail, comprised of 567 miles of trail between Denver and Durango. Residents enjoy over 300 days of sunshine per year, spending sunny afternoons visiting Lookout Mountain Nature Center and the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.
Recreational opportunities abound in the county, with Bandimere Speedway, Coors Brewery, and Lakeside Amusement Park being just a few of the more popular venues. The Red Rocks Amphitheater, noted by Billboard as being the most attended venue in the world in 2021, is a stunning scenic site hosting acts ranging from rock and hip-hop music to symphonies to standup comedy. History buffs will enjoy the Colorado Railroad Museum, Boettcher Mansion, and Old Towne Arvada, while foodies will want to head to a local farmer’s market or the Belmar Shopping and Dining District in Lakewood, the County’s largest city and Colorado’s fifth largest city.
Jefferson County hosts such major employers as Coors Brewing Company, Denver Federal Center, Lockheed Martin Space System, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the state-supported Colorado School of Mines. Jefferson County has evolved from a frontier agricultural and mining area into a thriving and modern suburban, business, industrial, recreational, and residential center. The County draws new residents and visitors because of its high quality of life, excellent educational opportunities, and the natural beauty of its surroundings. To learn more about the County, visit https://www.jeffco.us/.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 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 819 full-time employees, which includes 566 sworn personnel and 253 professional (non-sworn) staff.
The executive staff consists of the Sheriff, Undersheriff, and five Division Chiefs responsible for detention services, patrol, criminal investigations, support services, and finance and information services. The Sheriff’s Office fosters a culture of collaboration, trust, respect, and professionalism among staff. The Asset Management Director can expect to receive direction, training and support from executive management and peers, as well as enjoy reliance on the solid expertise and experience from highly functioning teams in all of the business units for which they are responsible.
The Sheriff’s Office utilizes a strategic plan to guide activities, focus efforts, and direct the budget. In 2018, an internal steering committee worked with community members and professional stakeholders to develop a five-year strategic plan. The strategic plan goals include: Optimizing Workforce Development, Enhancing Public Safety Practices, Improving Relationships between Public Services and Communities, and Creating an Environment for Efficient Fiscal and Facility Management.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a well-qualified individual to successfully perform the critical responsibilities of the Asset Management Director. The Director must have the ability to set strategic direction and goals for managers; provide oversight of work plan implementations; direct and provide personnel supervision and mentoring; and provide managerial oversight of business processes to ensure efficient and effective operations.
The Asset Management Director will serve as a member of the Sheriff’s Command Staff and will perform a significant role to ensure that the application of sound business practices and responsible fiscal stewardship measures are effectively accomplished.
This position currently involves direct report of managers, with oversight responsibilities for leading a staff of approximately 47 employees and managing an annual budget of $8,000,000. The Asset Management Director is responsible for oversight of four different business units: Records, Building Maintenance, Fleet, and Supply. The role of these units is described below.
Records - Communicates and collaborates with other JCSO Executive Team members on internal and external operations that are impacted by the capture, storage, processing, and dissemination of information. Plans, develops and implements policies, procedures and tools for creation, storage, retention and disposal of official JCSO records, including criminal records, in several formats and systems. Oversees operational compliance and effectiveness for the body worn cameras program.
Building Maintenance - Directs the development and implementation of integrated facility initiatives to support asset management and strategy prioritization, design, communication, and operation. Anticipates needs for new or modified systems and proactively seek facility solutions that will benefit the JCSO’s ability to provide services in the most efficient, cost effective, safe, and responsive manner. Develops strategic guidance to develop short- and long-term preventative maintenance and capital replacement plans and identify associated funding.
Fleet - Responsible for final review and approval of fleet operations to include: the purchase, licensing, insurance, maintenance, and disposal of all law enforcement vehicles. Prepares and develops plans for equipment replacement program. Oversees the acquisition and replacement of equipment and tools necessary to perform maintenance and repairs to JCSO equipment and vehicles to maintain compliance with various Federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards applicable to vehicle safety and emissions, and to ensure proper operational capabilities.
Supply - Responsible for the final issuance and inventory tracking of uniform items and police equipment, as well as ordering.
Major responsibilities include:
- Set annual strategic goals, provide direction, and create work plans for managers and supervisors.
- Provide leadership, coaching and mentorship to managers and supervisors for personnel management, performance, accountability and team building purposes.
- Oversee personnel recruitment processes for area of responsibility, working closely with the Sheriff’s Office Recruitment Unit to select, interview and hire qualified personnel.
- Oversee project identification, prioritization and funding allocation for major capital replacements and repairs, vehicle replacements, and technological upgrades or replacements.
- Create and maintain capital plans and replacement schedules.
- Oversee and monitor operational and capital budgets for the business units supervised. Forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment and projects; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends adjustments as necessary.
- Manage contracts and vendor relationships, as well as competitive purchasing and solicitation processes.
- Manage and implement process improvements for asset management solutions. Develop and recommend asset management policy and strategy to minimize total cost of ownership and maximize the life of assets, increase reliability and meet performance standards throughout the organization.
- Serve as project manager for major building capital replacements, software implementations or mandated business process changes.
- Develop and updates policies, guidelines, procedures and controls to ensure efficient and effective operations.
COMPETENCIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
- Knowledgeable about asset management best practices and progressive concepts.
- Excellent internal and external written and verbal communication skills.
- Collaborative, consensus building work style with an ability to work closely with the Sheriff’s Command Staff, department county staff, as well as all external stakeholders.
- Strong aptitude for creating partnerships to reach established goals.
- Innovative and experienced problem solver.
- Provide development, enrichment, and coaching opportunities for employees.
- Focus on workflow management.
- Possess a highly developed team-oriented approach.
- Demonstrated success building strong relationships of trust and accountability with all stakeholders—internal and external; is open and transparent.
- Demonstrated reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.
- Make sound decisions based on data analysis, experience, and professional judgment.
- Highly adaptive.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, accounting, business administration/management or related field and have at least seven (5) years of progressive experience in the field, including at least five (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a relevant field. Local government or public sector management experience, as well as a Master’s degree, are preferred but not required. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills are required.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
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 $133,021 (min) -$141,795 (mid-point) - $150,569 (max) depending on qualifications. The benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, FSA account, paid time off, 11 paid holidays, and tuition assistance in addition to free use of the sheriff’s office gym facility.
In planning for retirement, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office offers a 401(a) defined contribution plan as well as a 457 deferred compensation plan in addition to the County’s participation in Social Security. The Asset Management Director position is eligible for up to an 8% employer match into their 401(a) account.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Qualified candidates, please submit your cover letter and resume to Adriana Prata at email@example.com. This position is open until filled. For more information, please contact Adriana Prata at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-512-0416.