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Detention Officer

Habersham County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018

End Date: Feb. 28, 2018

Position: Detention Officer (FT)         Closing Date:  Continuous        

Department:  Sheriff’s Department        Posting Date: 01/09/2018        

Salary:  $11.80                                            FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt


Major Duties:
This position is responsible for maintaining security at the county jail.  A Detention Officer maintains the security of the detention center by conducting security checks and performing cell searches and inspections.  Detention Officers perform all inmate booking functions, including fingerprinting and photographing inmates.  A Detention Officer is responsible for taking head counts, conducting inmate searches and seizures, and administering inmate discipline and privileges.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • This position is required to supervise state inmate labor.  Employee must pass P.O.S.T. Certification within the time frame required by this department, which is normally within six months, but may be altered.
  • Ability to learn or possess knowledge of law enforcement and corrections processes, including bonding procedures.
  • Ability to learn or possess knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and county and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to obtain first-aid and CPR certification within the first six months of hire.
  • Knowledge of drug interaction precautions when administering medications.
  • Skill in record-keeping.
  • Skill in the use of physical restraint methods and equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
The successful candidate must pass a Background/Reference Check, and Pre-Employment Drug Screenings prior to the start of employment.  Employee must pass P.O.S.T. Certification within the time frame required by this department, which is normally within six months, but may be altered.
Habersham County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: All applicants must complete the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office employment application included in this posting. You can submit the completed application and supporting documents by email to: applications@habershamga.com.  An application and a detailed job description can also be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building (Located on the 1st floor in the Old Courthouse), 555 Monroe Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523 or downloaded from our website www.habershamga.com. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.