Deputy Sheriff

Marietta, GA
Cobb County Sheriff's Office

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is mandated by the Constitution of the State of Georgia and executes a broad range of services which include, but are not limited to: Jail Operations, Court Security, Criminal Warrant Execution, Civil Process Service, Mental Health Transports, Forgery/Fraud Investigation, and Fugitive Investigation and Apprehension. Accepted applicants will be contacted by a Sheriff’s Office recruiter to schedule the Physical Agility Test. The Physical Agility Test (PAT) consists of the following events: climbing over a 5’5″ wood wall and 3’4″ concrete cylinder, weaving through wood poles, climbing over a 3’10” chain link fence, running up and down stairs, walking a 15’7″ Balance Beam, crossing a 3’10” X 3’6″ gravel pit and crawling through a 3’6″ X 12’5″ concrete cylinder. You will have 70 seconds to complete the PAT course. This posting will be used to fill entry-level Deputy Sheriff positions. For further information, please contact Internal Affairs at 770-499-4745 or

Base Pay for Deputy Sheriff I is $46,000.00 per year (18-month working test period). Shift differential pay is as follows: evening shift deputies receive an additional $0.50/hour; overnight shift deputies receive an additional $1.00/hour; detention center eligible deputies and civilians will receive an additional $1.30/hour. Education incentive pay is as follows (annually): $1,000 Associate Degree, $2,000 Bachelor’s Degree, $3,000 Master’s Degree. The department offers a Tuition Reimbursement Program for eligible employees. Paid vacation leave offers 13 to 20 days per year, based on years of service with the department. There are 11 paid holidays per year. Paid sick leave accumulates at 4.0 hours per biweekly period. Employees are eligible for paid military leave, up to 18 days per year. A free health clinic is available for all Cobb County Employees and their dependents who have insurance with Cobb County. The clinic offers sick and well checks and many prescription medications at no cost to the employee.

$46,000.00 – $70,840.00 Annually



Enforces all local and state codes, ordinances, laws and regulations, both traffic and criminal, in order to protect life and property, to promote security, and to maintain law and order.

Provides courtroom security: maintains a security presence in County courtrooms to ensure safety of court personnel, to identify/prevent disturbances of court proceedings, and to identify/prevent potential violence or use of weapons; and assists with courtroom proceedings and documentation process as required.

Manages courtroom activities: maintains law and order during courtroom proceedings; announces judge's entry; swears in witnesses; enforces courtroom rules; answers questions from the public and judge; maintains contact with counsel during deliberations; and manages jury.

Conducts security checks of courthouse offices, judges' chambers, parking lots, or other areas of courthouse; performs electronic and visual security screening of jurors, spectators, or other individuals: and safeguards judges and other judicial personnel.

Manages prisoners; maintains continual visual surveillance of inmates: monitors and controls all inmate activities regarding movement; subdues unruly and resisting inmates; manages interpersonal conflicts to maintain order; and performs searches of inmates.

Transports inmates to/from assigned locations such as courts, jails, detention center, correctional institutions, prisons, medical facilities, regional youth detention centers, or elsewhere as directed: and provides safety and security of inmates during transport.

Serves felony and misdemeanor warrants and civil papers: arrests individuals named in warrants; conducts investigations to determine location/locate individuals named in criminal and civil papers; performs extradition of alleged criminals from other jurisdictions to satisfy open warrants; and executes lunacy or juvenile pickup orders.

Patrols designated areas to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations: prevents/discovers commission of crime and traffic violations; responds to calls relayed by dispatchers; apprehends, arrests, and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders; and writes citations. Responds to calls relayed by dispatchers: responds to alarms, domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, rescue operations, public service duties, welfare checks, stranded motorists, or other calls for assistance; conducts preliminary investigations; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses and takes statements; gathers information and evidence; seizes contraband and weapons; preserves evidence until the case is disposed of in a court of law; preserves and secures crime scenes; and takes photographs and prepares crime scene sketches.

Processes incoming detainees, e.g., conducting searches to detect concealed weapons and contraband; processing fingerprinting and identifications cards. Performs security patrol operations, providing monitoring of both inmates and security/fire systems; controls all movement within monitored area and ensures that inmates are safely and securely maintained. Performs other related duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or GED and ability to graduate from the POST academy within 12 months required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must be a U.S. Citizen, have a valid driver license, must be 21 years of age, must pass a background investigation, must have no felony convictions, must pass a polygraph examination, must pass a physical examination, must pass a psychological examination and must pass an oral interview board.

Licenses and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License; maintain Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification. May be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications depending on area of assignment.
Physical Abilities

Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

Sensory Requirements

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors

Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, animal/human bites, explosives, firearms, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.