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.
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Sheriff's Detention Officer (Full Time)
DUTIES: Maintaining order and supervising inmates in the DeKalb County Jail. This includes, but is not limited to: maintaining records, administering fingerprints, searching prisoners, issuing clothing and assigning quarters, inspecting prisoners’ quarters to detect possession of any unauthorized objects, supervising inmates’ cleaning activities, supervising the feeding of inmates, and supervising the operation of the jail laundry.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or GED from an Accredited Agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Must be twenty (20) years of age or older. Possess a valid driver’s license upon completion of pre-employment application, but a Georgia driver’s license upon accepting a Conditional Offer of Employment. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must not have any Felony or Domestic Violence conviction(s) or any open charges. Must not show a pattern of multiple misdemeanors.
Employees are required to begin their county employment at the minimum salary specified for the class.
ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS: Opportunities for promotion, group insurance protection covers major medical, dental and eye care, 15 days vacation, 13 days sick leave, pension plan, and deferred compensation. Uniforms and equipment are furnished.
PHYSICAL ABILITY: Successful completion of a physical examination is required upon offer of employment.
CHARACTER: Applicants must be of good moral character
WORK SCHEDULE: Employees in this class are required to regularly work on various shifts, weekends, and/or holidays.
APPLICATIONS may be filed with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, 4415 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032 or apply on line at www.dekalbsheriff.org or call (404) 298-8285 or (404) 298-8160 (automated).
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It is the policy of the DeKalb County Sheriff that all individuals who are accepted for employment will be hired as "at will" employees, and serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff, who exercises sole discretion with respect to all hiring, continuations of employment, and terminations. The Sheriff may terminate employment of any employee at any time with or without cause.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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