Deputy Sheriff – Patrol

Springfield, GA
Effingham County Sheriff

Salary: $22.63 P/H.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The purpose of this classification is to perform intermediate protective service work for the Sheriff’s Office, involving a variety of general or support duty assignments and involving an element of personal danger, in one of the major functions of the department, including road patrol.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned area of the County; answers complaints and requests for assistance; investigates crimes and disturbances; interviews witnesses; questions suspects; collects, photographs, secures and labels evidence; makes arrests; testifies in court.
  • Enforces motor vehicle and criminal code; enforces and upholds all laws and ordinances as set forth by the State of Georgia and the County of Effingham.
  • Serves various types of civil and criminal papers; explains briefly the meaning of paper being served.
  • Cooperates with law enforcement personnel or other governmental agencies in making investigations and arrests.
  • Transports prisoners, mental patients, and intoxicated persons to institutions for confinement or treatment; provides transportation in certain emergencies.
  • Provides protective escort; maintains order at public gatherings; directs traffic; escorts funeral processions. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, or other documents; maintains logs and reports of gas mileage, vehicle maintenance, and shift activities.
  • Receives and files reports of crimes; receives various forms, reports, correspondence, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
  • Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, or other software programs.
  • Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
  • Maintains, cleans, and stocks law enforcement vehicle.
  • Administers first aid and CPR when needed.
  • Educates the community on crime prevention; interacts in the community; assists in community evacuations; advises referral assistance to the community.
  • Assists jailers in processing offenders in the system.
  • Conducts vehicle and trailer inspections.


  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Supplemented by Police Academy training;
  • Supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving basic law enforcement; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid P.O.S.T. certification and certifications in Intoxilyzer 5000, Radar Operations, and Standardized Field Sobriety.