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Sheriff`s Detention Officer
Benefits and minimum qualifications for the position of:


4-Yr. College Degree
Without College Degree
Starting Annual       
Beginning Monthly


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.
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.
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 or call (404) 298-8285 or (404) 298-8160 (automated).
>    Physical Efficiency Battery/Written Exam                 >   Oral Review Board
>    Pre-Employment Interview                                        >   Psychological Examination
>    Background Investigation                                           >   Physical and Drug Screening
>    Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer                         >    Post-Employment (offer)                                                                                                                               
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.
Download Pre Application

Click here for printable preapplication form or click on the Preapplication tab above to complete the form online. Please send your preapplication form to the address below: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Background and Recruitment 4415 Memorial Dr. Decatur, GA. 30032 The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office (DKSO) is an equal opportunity employer.


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