Deputy Sheriff Grade 17
$60,000.00 – $82,200.00 Annually
3/27/2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to protect life and property, to deter criminal activity, and to enforce all local, state and federal laws, statutes and regulations, including serving legal processes of courts, providing courtroom services and jail support, preventing criminal acts, providing traffic control and issuing traffic citations, performing preliminary investigations, and responding to emergency calls. Incumbents in this class are new to the department and have completed the required training.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- 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.
- 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; executes lunacy or juvenile pickup orders; transports prisoners to County jail, medical facilities, mental institutions, or juvenile detention center.
- Provides courtroom security: maintains a security presence in the courtroom to ensure safety of court personnel, to identify/prevent disturbances of court proceedings, and to identify/prevent potential violence or use of weapons; assists with courtroom proceedings and documentation process as required.
- 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; assists detention officers with security/management of inmates in court; secures and detains new prisoners.
- Processes incoming and outgoing inmates: takes accurate and classifiable fingerprints, photographs, and personal history; collects, inventories, and stores inmate personal clothing, jewelry, and money; documents receipt/return of personal items and money upon release.
- 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: provides safety and security during transport.
- Enforces jail rules, regulations and procedures: maintains a secure and peaceful environment in the facility; monitors and directs inmate activities inside the facility on a continual basis; takes headcount of inmates as required; reports unusual observations to superiors; directs work of inmate trustees; conducts periodic security inspections and searches of inmates’ person and living quarters for unauthorized items including weapons, drugs, and smoking paraphernalia.
High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and must be 21 years of age.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must obtain and maintain Peace Officer Standards and Training certification.
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: 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.