Detention Officer / Deputy Sheriff

$42,082 yearly
  • ACCGov
  • Athens, GA, USA
  • Jan 11, 2023
Full time Police/Sheriff

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Shift Supervisor or Sergeant
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System; Requires satisfactory completion of a twelve month probationary period.
PAY GRADE: Public Safety Step Plan
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes; Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance.

Applicants with qualified (BLE certified) prior experience may be eligible for higher placement/salary in the step plan.  
 Purpose of Job 
 Detention Officer:  The purpose of this position is to ensure security and protection of property of the jail facility, complete the admission process of inmates, prevent escapes, control behavior of inmates, protect inmates from each other, and provide for the wellbeing of inmates. The incumbent must be diligent in maintaining an inmate count, overseeing the dispensing of medication, and be able to take personal property of inmates. The incumbent must also adhere to definite standard operating procedures established by the Office to ensure that the inmates' constitutional rights are observed. It is a demanding position that requires a heightened state of readiness at all times. A person in this position does not supervise other employees.

Deputy Sheriff:  The purpose of this job is to preserve the peace and enforces the laws of the State of Georgia. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, protecting life and property, enforcing state laws, maintaining jail security, serving warrants and civil papers, providing courthouse and courtroom security, transporting prisoners, performing necessary functions to ensure safety and well-being of inmates, employees and visitors. It is a demanding position, and when assigned to the jail it requires a heightened state of readiness at all times.
Job Related Requirements 
WORK SCHEDULE:  Twelve-hour shift from 8:00-8:00 will be assigned permanently to days or nights. Shift assignments are made at the discretion of the Sheriff or his designee. Weekends and holidays are included and overtime is required from time to time.

 May be required to work on religious holidays.
 Regular and predictable attendance is required.
 Must work cooperatively with others.
 When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.
 Emergency Position: 
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager or safe and effective operation of the jail. 


Must be a United States Citizen.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Must complete GCIC Security and Awareness training within 10 days of hire. 

Must complete the core module requirements of the jail training program within 2 months of assignment. 

Must obtain certification in First Aid and CPR within 3 months of hire.

Must complete Basic Jail Certification Course within 6 months of hire.

Previous law enforcement or corrections experience preferred.
Deputy Sheriff Only:
Valid Driver's License required. 
Must possess current POST certification as set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act.
Must qualify and requalify with service weapon(s) semiannually upon obtaining peace officer certification.
When assigned to driving the bus to transport inmates:  Must possess a Class A or B CDL with passenger endorsement.
 When assigned to the Field Section, must complete the court training program or field training program within 3 months of assignment.

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Job # 2021-DS