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Deputy Sheriff/Jail

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Clarke County Sheriff's Office

Athens, GA

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A total of $3,000 will be offered as a hiring incentive to be paid in $1,000 increments over first 12 months of employment contingent on satisfactory job performance.



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REPORTS TO: Sergeant

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System - Requires satisfactory completion of a twelve month probationary period


SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes. Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance.

Purpose of Job 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, assisting in court security, transporting prisoners, performing necessary functions to ensure safety and well-being of inmates, employees and visitors. Click

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Below are qualifications that may entitle you to

salary above the annual entry rate (max of $2400): * 2 years of active duty military service------------------------------------------------------------------------$600 * 3 years of active duty military service------------------------------------------------------------------------$900 * 4 years of active duty military service---------------------------------------------------------------------$1,200 * Possess the Georgia Peace Officer Certification prior to employment---------------------------$1,200 * Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Degree from an accredited college/technical school or 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours------------------------------------------------------------------$1,200 * College Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college/university----------------------------$2,400 *

Qualification Entry Rate After 6 Months After 12 Months Minimum $36,669 $38,045 $39,421 2 Years Active Military Service $37,269 $38,645 $40,021 3 Years Active Military Service $37,569 $38,945 $40,321 4 Years Active Military Service $37,869 $39,245 $40,621 Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified $37,869 $39,245 $40,621 Assoc. Degree in Criminal Justice $37,869 $39,245 $40,621 College Baccalaureate Degree $39,069 $40,445 $41,821 In addition, a total of $3,000 will be offered as a hiring incentive to be paid in $1,000 increments over first 12 months of employment.

Job Related Requirements

WORK SCHEDULE: The Deputy Sheriff schedule is a twelve hour shift from 8:00-8:00 which rotates from days to nights every 28 days or is 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.

Minimum Training & Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions: High school diploma or equivalent required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Must be a United States Citizen. Must be at least 20 years of age. Requires ability to meet and maintain current certification requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act.

Previous law enforcement or corrections experience preferred. This position requires a 12-month probationary period. Essential Duties,

The following duties are normal for this job.

These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Enforces all criminal laws of the State of Georgia. Serves warrants, civil papers, subpoenas, and executes writs, and FIFA's involving locating, identifying, arresting, and transporting persons named in warrant and completing booking procedures.

Processes warrants including logging, entering into computer, checking addresses, following up on outstanding warrants, and filing; types correspondence regarding warrants as required. Conducts investigative work to locate and identify persons to be served warrants and civil papers, assists in administrative and/or criminal investigations, background investigations of new employees, and investigations of new bail bonding companies. Transports prisoners to jail, correctional facilities, doctors' offices, hospitals, or to court for trials or hearings; extradites and transports inmates from other states; picks up and transports mental patients to proper facilities.

Operates G.C.I.C./N.C.I.C. computer and local criminal justice computer network, CHIEFS computer operations, and JALAN computer operations. Performs general office duties; responds to emergency telephone and radio calls; dispatches units; monitors security of courthouse and responds to emergency calls within the courthouse. Provides courtroom security for all courts and follows directives of judges; testifies in court and grand jury hearings.

Performs all inmate booking functions; fingerprints and photographs arrestees and inmates. Operates and monitors operating condition of service vehicle. Assists other agencies inside and outside of the county in responding to calls, traffic control, and other activities as required.

Assures security of jail facility by checking all doors and locks, searching new prisoners, and checking visitors for contraband; responsible for security of all electronically controlled jail doors. Works the inmate housing and other areas which requires taking head counts; making jail checks; monitoring inmate movement within the facility, visitation and recreational activities, booking area, front gate, and interior of the jail; dispenses medications; investigates inmate complaints; writes reports; and distributes and maintains files on inmates and inmate property. Works the front control desk (C-1) or other control desks; maintains daily log of admissions, court appearance and other releases, and other activities occurring during shift.

Supervises trustees performing work assignments. Completes incident reports. Presents public information programs to various community groups.

Trains personnel in departmental computer system functions and computer support unit policies, procedures, practices, methods, and techniques; advises personnel on unusual, complex or difficult situations. Teaches at the Northeast Georgia Police Academy, Post Mandate Classes, Department Level, Mandatory In-service/Refresher Criminal History/GCIC Compliance Classes. Processes crime scenes and conducts surveillance work.

Maintains inventory on equipment and uniforms and records of issued equipment and uniforms. Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the county and the operations and functions of the Sheriff's Office. Knowledge of law enforcement/investigative techniques and corrections processes, civil and criminal code practices, jail and field policies, courtroom procedures, record keeping and other applicable policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities.

Knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, bonding procedures, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the job. Knowledge in first aid and CPR. Knowledge of computers, G.C.I.C./N.C.I.C. and JMS computer operations, and the criminal justice computer network.

Knowledge of defensive tactics to protect self and other; proper arrest and suspect apprehension techniques. Ability interact with individuals that may have mental health conditions that influence cognitive abilities, and must be able to deal with individuals and stress in an environment that may result in chasing and subduing a suspect resisting arrest. Ability to respond quickly and logically in emergency or stress situations.

Ability to understand the special problems of and deal humanely with individuals in confinement. Ability to foster a team environment by supporting cohesive work relationships and providing effective conflict resolution. Ability to administer policies, procedures, plans and activities.

Ability to administer operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of the specific duties of the position. Ability to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, operations, budgetary and equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to departmental and operations and activities.

Ability to effectively communicate and interact with subordinates, management, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the County as they relate to the Sheriff's Office.

Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner. Ability to demonstrate appropriate organizational, management, human relations, and technical skills. Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in managing subordinates including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems.

Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information. Ability to handle required mathematical calculations. Ability to read, understand and interpret personnel and financial reports and related materials.

Ability to use telephones, copiers, two-way radios, firearms, physical restraint methods and equipment, and an intoximeter. Supplemental Information: (ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including police vehicles, telephones, copiers, two-way radios, firearms, physical restraint equipment, and an intoximeter. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials.

This position requires: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motion. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of medium work.

May be required to physically restrain hostile persons of much greater size. May be required to physically defend oneself from violent physical attack by persons with intent on inflicting serious bodily injury or death.

DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to hear, speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving / receiving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants / from supervisors.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires ability to read a variety of state criminal and civil codes, departmental directives, civil processes, state criminal and traffic codes, Unified Government ordinances, court procedures, and informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to prepare incident reports, daily logs, performance evaluations, arrest reports, time sheets, etc. using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak to groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence.

INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand complex principles and techniques; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; and to make independent judgment in the absence of management.

VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of administrative, technical or professional languages including legal terminology.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide and determine percentages. FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with police and office equipment.

MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using law enforcement and office equipment. Requires the ability to lift, push, bend and pull objects or materials using body parts as the position necessitates. Requires skilled movements coordinating eyes, hands and fingers accurately and making precise movements with speed.

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as telephones, copiers, two-way radios, firearms, physical restraint equipment, and an intoximeter. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination. COLOR/VISUAL DISCRIMINATION: Position requires binocular vision with good depth perception and peripheral vision, motion detection, high acuity, and light adaptation, as well as the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone, two-way radio. Job Title: Deputy Sheriff/Jail

  • Opening Date/Time:* Mon. 08/01/16 12:00 AM Eastern Time

  • Closing Date/Time:* Continuous

  • Salary:* $36,669.00/Year

  • Job Type:* Full Time

  • Location:* Jail, 3015 Lexington Rd, Athens, Georgia

  • Department:* Sheriff

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