Job Code: 7101
Maintains law and order, serves legal processes of courts, provides courtroom services, and provides and maintains security, safety, care, and control of inmates, detention facility and facility equipment.
- Conducts investigations to determine location/locate individuals named in criminal and civil papers.
- Serves felony and misdemeanor warrants; arrests individuals named in warrants; executes lunacy pickup orders; transports prisoners to county jail or to mental institutions.
- Enforces all the rules and regulations of the courtroom and/or jail; maintains safety and security of the general public, facility staff, and county inmates; escorts inmates to various parts of the jail or court facility.
- Processes incoming jail inmates by taking accurate and classifiable fingerprints, photographs, and personal history; collects, inventories, and stores inmate personal clothing, jewelry, and money; issues jail clothing, linens, personal hygiene/cleaning supplies and bedding.
- Transports inmates to and from court; provides safety and security during transport; guards prisoners in court; maintains order and security in courtrooms; searches witnesses and the public for weapons.
- Processes bond monies and all cash bonds; approves and arranges bail bonds.
- Observes security monitors to watch inmate movement; supervises inmates during visitation, recreation, and medical call; reports unusual observations to superiors.
- Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone or in person from inmates, the general public, court personnel, medical staff, attorneys, clergy, officers, employees, and supervisors.
- Conducts periodic security inspections and searches of inmates' person and living quarters for unauthorized items including weapons, drugs, and smoking paraphernalia.
- Supplies inmates with meals; ensures medical attention is provided to inmates as needed; dispenses medication to inmates under the direction of physician or nurse.
- Mediates disputes between inmates and/or staff members; counsels and/or disciplines inmates as required.
- Documents all activity conducted in assigned position; completes daily activity reports, log books, incident reports, vehicle inspection forms, inmate property receipts, and various other reports and documents associated with routine duties of Deputy Sheriff; maintains files and records.
* Indicates an "essential" job function.
- High school diploma or GED
- Two years of experience as a law enforcement officer.
- Georgia P.O.S.T. certification as a law enforcement officer or one year experience as a Detention Officer III/Jail Training Officer with DeKalb County.
- Must possess a valid Georgia driver's license.
- Must be at least 21-years of age.
- Must pass current Georgia P.O.S.T certification as a law enforcement officer.
- Must be licensed and qualified to operate a firearm.