Certified Sheriff’s Deputy

Conyers, GA
Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Salary range: $47,361.60 To 75,778.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing a full range of law enforcement duties in any of the bureaus of the Sheriff’s Office, including, but not limited to the following: patrol, civil, crime prevention, community outreach, investigation, transportation, court security, administrative, support or jail. The incumbent may be assigned temporarily to a specialty area within the agency based on needs. A certified sheriff’s deputy may hold the rank of Certified Deputy I, Certified Deputy II, or Certified Deputy III, depending on qualifications.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains law and order and protects life and property.
  • Receives and responds to dispatch calls; investigates and takes appropriate action on assigned calls.
  • Conducts security checks of businesses, parks, public buildings, industrial areas and residences.
  • Maintains traffic control through observation and the use of speed detection devices.
  • Detains and tests drivers suspected of driving under the influence.
  • Issues citations and/or makes arrests for violations of laws and ordinances; prepares incident reports
  • Attends and testifies in court on cases investigated or reports written.
  • Respond to natural and man-made disasters.
  • Transports prisoners.
  • Locates defendants and serves criminal warrants.
  • Assists with crowd control and security assignments at various public gatherings or incident scenes.
  • Reports hazardous conditions on public roadways and bridges, and conducts surveillance.
  • Provides assistance to the public as needed. Provides information and guidance regarding victim’s rights.
  • Works with code enforcement.
  • Conducts and prepares investigations of vehicle accidents.
  • Assesses victims, rendering aid to the injured prior to emergency medical services arrival.
  • Requests assistance from other agencies, including fire, emergency medical, and tow services.
  • Directs traffic at the scene; prepares accident reports.
  • Processes arrested persons following established procedures and renders aid to other law enforcement personnel.
  • Attends/participates in roll call, including inspection and training; participates in training programs to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Performs specialized short or long-term assignments including administrative, technical, and investigative duties as required.
  • May serve as field training officer.
  • Works with the public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Baccalaureate degree in criminology, criminal justice, political science, public administration, or related field preferred.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must have a valid State of Georgia Driver’s license.
  • Must be certified as a Peace Officer under regulations of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.