Deputy Sheriff

Savannah, GA
Chatham County Government

Salary: $51,024.00 – $81,638.00 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform law enforcement, criminal and civil services, and public safety work to protect life and property under the supervision of a Corporal or other departmental supervisor.
  • Maintain custody of the Detention Center inmates and ensure their safety and security.
  • Book, process, search, and seize the personal property of arrestees and new inmates.
  • Issue inmate uniforms, transport, escort and secure inmates, and maintain shift logs and order in the housing areas.
  • Respond to assistance calls from other officers and be able to defend yourself.
  • May be assigned to specialized divisions within the Sheriff’s Office, such as Court Services, Transportation, or Court Orders Service.
  • Supervise the inmates while in the housing unit and have direct contact with the inmates under your supervision.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds, push loaded carts, and climb stairs.
  • Work 12-hour shifts that rotate every three months, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited school.
  • P.O.S.T. Certified Peace Officer for Law Enforcement and in good standing.
  • Possess or be able to obtain the Georgia P.O.S.T. Certification for Basic Jail Officer and First Aid CPR Certification.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license from the state where you reside with the ability to obtain a Georgia driver’s license.
  • Your vision must be correctable to 20/20 or 20/40 in each eye.
  • Must complete and pass physical and psychological exams with a medical professional and pass a drug screen and background investigation.