Detention Officer

Monroe, GA
Walton County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $19.03 per hour.

Essential Functions:

  • This position is responsible for supervising inmates at the county jail.
  • Processes and performs initial and periodic searches of inmates; searches housing areas.
  • Ensures the safety of facility, inmates, staff, and visitors.
  • Administers emergency basic First Aid.
  • Makes rounds of jail; monitors inmate physical and mental condition; supervises inmate meal consumption, personal hygiene, and related activities; enforces rules and regulations.
  • Supervises and controls inmate behavior during day-to-day operations; restrains inmates as required.
  • Maintains assigned weapon, equipment, and uniform.
  • Takes charge of inmate personal property.
  • Transports inmates to medical, court, and other appointments.
  • Supervises and directs the work of inmate workers; transports inmate work details.
  • Utilizes the inmate classification system to separate inmates based on physical, mental, and behavioral histories.
  • Utilizes the records management system to enter and maintain records, visits, and shift logs.
  • Processes incoming and outgoing mail for contraband.
  • Maintains and update GCIC records.
  • Investigates crimes and critical incidents.
  • Enact emergency procedures in the event of riot, escape, or other critical incidents; serves as a member of the Emergency Response Team.
  • Performs related duties.


  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
  • This position requires a completed Walton County employment application and a completed Sheriff’s Office application including all specified documentation.
  • Resumes submitted without a completed application will not be considered.