Deputy Sheriff – School Resource Officer

Springfield, GA
Effingham County Sheriff's Office

Post Date:     08/29/2022          Posting ID:       2022-2027          Close Date:     Until Filled

Full Time

$22.63/hour – Non-Exempt

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Position Overview:

The purpose of this classification is to provide prevention education, a positive role model for students, and to help make the schools a safer environment as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to an elementary, middle or high school. During non-school months, the Deputy Sheriff works other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Patrols school campus; conducts interviews of students; arrests violators of criminal law; transports prisoners; responds to calls for assistance; investigates incidents of criminal behavior on campus; investigates “anonymous” student reports of crimes; mediates disputes between students; assists with random drug searches of schools.

Teaches the CHAMPS program when available.

Assists with implementation school safety plan; provides security for after-school events.

Conducts conferences with parents of students and with school personnel; conducts home visits with truant officer.

Prepares police incident reports; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, or other documents; prepares documentation of DUI grant activities; prepares documentation of Juvenile Justice; prepares traffic accident reports.

Testifies in court and at Board of Education Hearings.

Assists with fingerprinting child identification program.

Advises students with law enforcement questions.

Reviews truancy reports and student discipline reports.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Attends training for drug prevention officers; attends law enforcement in-service training.

Provides drug prevention literature to public; speaks to parents, the public, and civic groups.

Drives patrol unit and operates police radio.

Plans activities for “Red Ribbon Week” and prom/graduation week.

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.



Directs traffic in school zone.

Coordinates fundraisers; assists with Sheriff’s community events.

Answers the telephone; enters incident reports into computer.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.



High school diploma or GED; supplemented by college level course work or vocational training in criminal justice, sociology, and/or psychology and Police Academy training; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving law enforcement with some experience working with children preferred; 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 valid P.O.S.T. certification.


We are an equal opportunity/drug free workplace employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal , state or local laws. Applicants with a known disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request an accommodation in the recruitment or selection process but must request this accommodation no later than 48 hours prior to the need.  All resumes must be submitted with a completed County Application.  Applications can be obtained at: Human Resources Office, 804 S Laurel Street, Springfield, GA 31329 or