DEPUTY SHERIFF I (CERT)
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. Incumbents in this classification are enrolled in training at the law enforcement academy and complete on-the-job training in the field under the oversight of a senior or training officer.
- 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.
- Assists with provision of 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.
- 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.
- Assists with supervision of 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- High School Diploma or GED required; supplemented by one year of work experience that shows an ability to maintain steady employment in any field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
- Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; must possess Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification. May be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications depending on area of assignment.
- 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.