Deputy Sheriff

Ellijay, GA
Gilmer County Sheriff

Salary: $45,614.00 – $50,086.00 Salary/year.

Position Summary:

This is general law enforcement work responsible for protecting life and property within Gilmer County; enforcing traffic regulation, state laws, county ordinances; responding to emergency situations, citizen requests for assistance, alarms; and conducting investigations in response to reported or discovered criminal activity. A superior officer reviews work assignments and gives specific instructions and assistance when guidance or back-up is needed. Work requires independent judgment and discretion in difficult or unusual situations. Work involves personal danger.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the county to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars and to enforce laws and ordinances and protect life and property, monitors commercial and residential areas for signs of criminal activity, patrols for suspicious persons and vehicles.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, disturbance calls, and complaints of crimes; enforces federal, state, and local laws by performing warrant, felony, or misdemeanor arrests; protects the civil rights of persons in custody; uses non-deadly and deadly force to protect oneself, other officers, and citizens.
  • Secures and protects crime scenes by establishing boundaries, detaining victims, suspects, witnesses, location, and identifying evidence and briefing supervisors and investigators on their arrival.
  • Conducts investigations and interview to establish probably cause and reasonable suspicion; collects information and determines follow-up actions; presents evidence and testimony in courts of law; assists in prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Serves as first-responder to provide aid and assistance to victims of traffic and other accidents; assists fire and emergency medical services in treating and transporting victims.
  • Conducts searches and seizures in a wide variety of contexts, including frisks, incident to an arrest, pursuant to warrant, plain view seizures emergency conditions and inventories.
  • Person’s business and residential security checks; checks and ensures building/home is secured and reports unsecured buildings.
  • Enforces traffic and parking laws through the issuance of citations and warnings; routinely inspects roadways, bridges, and traffic signals and signs to find and report any hazardous conditions.
  • Assists stranded motorists, crowd control, traffic direction, hazardous material emergency assistance; escorts special processions; responds to natural or manmade disasters; and transports prisoners to jail facility.
  • Prepares and maintains a wide variety of departmental records and reports in compliance with departmental and legal policies and procedures; prepares and files thorough written incident reports.
  • Operates and maintains any assigned uniform, vehicle, and equipment in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Gives advice and general information to the public; renders advice on domestic disturbances; assists citizens in need.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • High School education or equivalent.
  • Basic certification as a Georgia Peace Officer.
  • Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is acceptable.
  • Valid Georgia driver’s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
  • Completion of yearly thirty (30) hours of P.O.S.T. approved training.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have no record of any felony conviction.