DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
4415 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032

Job Opportunities Line:
(404) 298-8160
(404) 298-8285

PRE-APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or physical/mental disability (except where physical/mental requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification).

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 and submit ONE application. Thank You.
Position    
       
Preliminary Background Investigation Information
First Name: Middle Name:
Last Name: Maiden/Nickname:
Date of Birth: U.S Citizen:
Height: feet inches Weight: lb
Gender:  
Address: Apt #: -.
City/ Town: State: -. Zip:
Home #: Work #:
Cell #: E-mail :
Driver's License?
HS Diploma or GED?:
College Degree?:    
Have you been in the military? Active Reserve?
Type of Discharge:
Are you currently POST certified as a Peace Officer in the State of Georgia?
Have you ever been arrested as a juvenile?
Have you ever been arrested as an adult?
Have you ever been convicted of domestic violence?
Are you currently serving any probation or parole?
Please explain why:

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I certify that the information given by me in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false information, misrepresentation, or concealment of fact on this application or any attachment is sufficient grounds for my application to be rejected or, if employed, my employment terminated. I understand and agree that the County or any of its authorized agents may verify all information furnished in this application. I further understand that I may be removed from consideration or terminated in the event a medical examination given by the county discloses information on me that is considered disqualifying. I understand that submission of this application in no way assures me a position. I understand the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office job requirements, tests, and working conditions and agree to these conditions.
Do you agree to the statement above?

Qualification/Disqualification Policy
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TO ALL APPLICANTS: The following criteria are established by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office as the required minimum qualifications for the positions indicated that must be met by each applicant who seeks employment with this agency. This document also contains those criteria which, if they apply to the applicant, would serve to disqualify the applicant from consideration for employment.

PLEASE READ AND INITIAL THIS DOCUMENT. Please read this document and understand what the qualification and disqualification factors are as they relate to your prospect for employment. Once you have read each criteria, please mark your initials in the space provided for each on the left side of the document. Do not initial the space until you have a clear understanding of the qualification or disqualification factor. The personnel investigator will answer any questions that you might have concerning whether or not any of these factors apply to you.
Do you agree to the statement above?

General Qualifications (Applies to ALL positions)
All applicants are advised that the following criteria will automatically disqualify their application:
Detention Technicians must be 18 years of age.
Clerical and administrative applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Applicants must be high school graduates or have an equivalency (G.E.D.) diploma.
Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a comprehensive physical examination performed by the county physician.
Applicants must successfully complete a voice stress examination.
Applicants must successfully complete a departmentally specified drug screen.
Applicants must successfully complete a stringent background investigation.

Additional Qualifications (Apply to Deputy & Detention Officer positions only)
All applicants are advised that the following criteria will automatically disqualify their application:
Detention Officer applicants must be at least 20 years of age and must possess a valid driver's license.
Deputy Sheriff applicants must be at least 21 years of age, must possess a valid driver's license, and must be a United States citizen.
Applicant's must successfully complete a battery of written tests, including psychological tests.

Disqualification or Rejection Policy
All applicants are advised that the following criteria will automatically disqualify their application:
Any falsification of the employment application.
A conviction of felony offense, or convictions of multiple misdemeanors.
Any past commitment or treatment for a serious mental or emotional disorder which in the department's judgment would pose a direct risk to the health or safety of the applicant or others, or would otherwise prevent the applicant from performing the basic job functions effectively.
Any discharge from military service that is less than "honorable."
More than five (5) moving traffic violations in any 12-month period within the last three (3) years.
The current use, or use within the last year of any legally controlled drug, narcotic, or other substance, without the prescription of a licensed medical physician.
Failure to meet any scheduled appointment related to the hiring process, without notice and/or valid explanation.
Discovery of past undetected crimes.
Failure to successfully complete all elements of the Sheriff's Physical Fitness Program.

Possible Disqualifications
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office lists the following criteria as those that meet the standards for possible disqualification, depending on the merits and circumstances surrounding each criteria as it relates to each applicant.
A conviction from a criminal offense involving the use of drugs or alcohol.
A demonstration that the applicant has chronic marital or other interpersonal difficulties.
A demonstration that the applicant prescribes to a strong bias against groups based on sex, race, age or religion.
The demonstration of an unsafe, unstable or inconsistent employment record.
Any demonstration or indication of emotional instability, immaturity or irrational behavior.
A record or demonstration of poor management of personal finances.


Reapplication Policy
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It is the policy of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office not to allow candidates who are disqualified to reapply for positions of employment.

If the candidate does not presently meet the qualifications/disqualification standards of the Agency, they may at this time terminate the application process, and reapply at such time when they will be qualified.

Candidates who are not selected by the Review Board may reapply for employment consideration after a waiting period of one (1) year.

I have read the Qualification and Disqualification Policy of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office as it relates to applicants for employment. I fully understand the above reference policy and it is my desire at this time to apply for the desired position with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
Do you agree to the statement above?

Detention Officer Applicants Only
Qualified applicants in this job must be available for work assignment and physically capable of performing the following essential job functions, at the time of hiring, or after required training where applicable and at all times thereafter while so employed.
Qualified applicants must be physically able to:

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  • Apply and remove manual restraints (flex cuffs, handcuffs, leg irons, straight jackets) to persons not responding to verbal direction, or physically resisting custody or control.

  • Be available to work all shifts, perform overtime work as required, and to respond to call-in for non-scheduled emergency duty on a 24-hour basis.

  • Complete an intensive course of academic and on-the-job training, including rigorous physical training, during the immediate six (6) months following the date of hire. Absence in excess of five (5) days total during this probationary period is unacceptable.

  • Communicate in English, clearly and effectively, by voice and in writing, your observations of incidents or crimes, the content of written or verbal orders, and other information.

  • Escort prisoners between various cell areas and between various jail facilities.

  • Establish and maintain physical control over non-cooperative or combative subjects by application of progressively greater incremental levels of physical force including manual force and defensive batons.

  • Establish and maintain physical control of persons by issue of clear, distinct, firm verbal commands and directions, spoken in English.

  • Execute visual, auditory, and manual physical search of persons, cell areas, vehicles, and facility grounds for contraband, weapons, or persons fleeing custody.

  • Patrol on foot the exterior and interior of the several jail facilities, including uneven grassed areas, gravel paths, and concreted surfaces, performing visual and auditory surveillance to detect contraband, weapons, and escape attempts.

  • Patrol by vehicle the exterior roads abutting the jail facilities, performing visual and auditory surveillance of facilities, gate, fences and surrounding areas to detect and prevent introduction of contraband, weapons, and escape attempts.

  • Patrol by vehicle the exterior roads abutting the jail facilities, performing visual and auditory surveillance of facilities, gates, fences and surrounding areas to detect and prevent introduction of contraband, weapons, and escape attempts.

  • Perform basic first aid and CPR on injured persons.

  • Perform physical count and summary of inmates, and meals, supplies or equipment issued.

  • Prepare photographs and manually inked fingerprints of persons arrested, identify persons by comparison of manually inked or other photo-reproduced fingerprints.

  • Pursue, apprehend and subdue persons fleeing lawful custody.

  • Receive and interpret information transmitted audibly or visually, from persons, by radio, telephone, or computer terminal, and relay that information by any of those same methods.

  • Supervise inmates on work details within the jail and other county facilities, and while performing work on county parks and roadways.

  • Transport prisoners by secured passenger vehicle, or prisoner van or bus over public roads between the jail facilities, and various medical, judicial, or correctional facilities within the metropolitan area.

  • Work assigned posts outdoors during inclement weather and the extremes of weather, as well as indoor posts under crowded, noisy, confined conditions. You will receive verbal abuse, and may be subject to physical assault from person under your custody.
Do you agree to the statement above?


APPLICANT'S RESPONSE
  • Are you currently available and physically able to perform the essential functions of the work described above?
  • Do you require an accommodation (as defined in 29 CFR 1630.0) to enable you to perform any of the essential job duties required?
  • If you require an accommodation to perform one or more of the essential job functions, describe in writing how you would perform each function with an accommodation. (Attach additional pages if required.)


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