Deputy Sheriff Colonel

Atlanta, GA
Fulton County Sheriff

Salary: $135,609.00 – $231,213.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this classification is to perform professional level administrative and supervisory work in overseeing the daily operation of the County jail and to ensure the safety, security and welfare of inmates during incarceration.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Oversees enforcement of all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations in order to ensure the safety, security and welfare of inmates during incarceration; disciplines inmates and staff.
  • Assists with preparation of long-range and short-term management plan for the jail; develops, interprets, and implements standard operating procedures, rules and regulations, and policies; prepares goals and objectives; evaluates progress made toward goals and objectives; identifies areas requiring improvement; and formulates and executes action plan to correct deficiencies.
  • Develops and administers budget; prepares budget requests and projected capital expenditure requests; monitors expenditures for compliance with approved budget; approves invoices; monitors checking accounts.
    Performs related administrative functions; maintains statistics and records; generates required reports; oversees and monitors staff training; prepares work schedules; ensures adequate staffing levels; reviews employee time sheets; maintains licensures and certifications for facility.
  • Ensures the security of facility; ensures adequate staffing levels; ensures staff has proper equipment to monitor and control the movements of the inmate population; monitors inmate population levels; ensures maintenance of facility and equipment; submits requests for repairs and replacement of equipment.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including jail data and reports, Department of Justice reports, incident reports, and housing plans; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including shift deployment report, building maintenance report and other reports; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
  • Operates or uses various equipment and supplies in order to complete work assignments: operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
  • Communicates with County officials, supervisor, other employees, inmates, attorneys, third party service contractors, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field; supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience in jail administration to include lead or supervisory experience and seven years of experience in the field.; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess and maintain Peace Officer Standard and Training certification. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.