DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Employment

Click on the job title below to access the preapplication. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is seeking highly motivated, self-disciplined, career-oriented men and women interested in criminal justice careers. The detention profession is one of the fastest growing career fields today. We offer a rewarding career, competitive pay and excellent benefits in a professional, progressive agency.

You are only permitted to apply for ONE position. Applicants that apply for multiple positions will not be considered; accordingly, please select your desired position below and submit ONE application. Thank You.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest in our agency.

After you complete the preliminary background forms, the application booklet, sign all waivers and provide necessary documentation, we will conduct a background investigation which, depending upon the type of position for which you apply, may include psychological, integrity, physical efficiency, polygraph, and other job-related testing to determine if you have the abilities, character traits, and skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
You may be rejected during this time, or at any other phase of the pre-employment process, based on test or interview results, background information received, or your failure to provide needed documentation or to complete testing as scheduled. 

Applicants successfully completing the initial background investigation will be interviewed by an Affirmative Action Panel (the Review Board), which will make a recommendation to the Sheriff rating all applicants then appearing before the panel. 

Based on the recommendations of the Review Board and results of your background investigation, the Sheriff will make a conditional offer of employment only to those considered to be the “best qualified” of all applicants then under consideration for employment.  Those not selected will be so advised. 

Following a conditional offer of employment, you are required to complete a confidential postoffer medical questionnaire, and you will be required to successfully complete a standard DeKalb County medical examination, and you may be required to submit to additional physical or mental testing, predicated on the results of that medical exam, in conjunction with other background information. Reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled applicants will be fully considered. 

Applicants successfully completing all prior stages of the pre-employment process will be offered employment in the first available position for which they applied.

Deputy Sheriff   (Full Time)
Job Type:: Deputy Sheriff

Security Technician   (Full Time)
Job Type:: Security Technician

Sheriff's Detention Officer   (Full Time)
Job Type:: Detention Officer

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