Deputy Sheriff Recruit

Savannah, GA
Chatham County Government

Salary: $43,571.00 – $69,713.00 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Train under a Jail Training Officer (JTO) for an initial training phase.
  • Attend and complete 13 weeks of training for Georgia P.O.S.T. Certification.
  • Perform law enforcement and public safety work for Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Book, process, search, and seize personal property of arrestees and new inmates.
  • Issue uniforms, escort and secure inmates, maintain shift logs, and maintain order in housing areas.
  • Respond to assistance calls and operate security checks under the Guardian system.
  • Direct and Indirect Supervision facility.
  • Adhere to a 12-month probation period policy.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited school.
  • One year of work experience involving public contact.
  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Correctable vision to 20/20 or 20/40 in each eye.
  • Physical and psychological exams, drug screening, and background investigations must be passed.