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Deputy Sheriff

Cherokee County

Posted: Feb. 19, 2018

End Date: Dec. 31, 2018

POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision by the shift supervisor, a person in this position ensures security and protects property of the facility, completes the admission process of inmates, prevents escapes, controls behavior of inmates, and protects inmates from each other. The incumbent must be diligent in maintaining an inmate count, overseeing the dispensing of medication, and be able to take personal property of inmates. The incumbent must also adhere to definite procedures established by the department to ensure that the inmates' constitutional rights are observed. A person in this position does not supervise other employees, but may be tasked with inmate transport or other responsibilities of a state certified peace officer.
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be 18 years of age, high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, if military not dishonorably discharged, U.S. citizen, no felony or family violence convictions, no marijuana use within 24 months, no other illegal drug use or DUI convictions within 5 years.
ENTRY SALARY:  $16.59 per hour $37,095.24 a year - Uncertified
Defined Benefit + Optional 457, Incentive pay for post-secondary degrees

Please visit our website http://www.cherokeega-sheriff.org for more information and the application process.