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Detention Officer

Dawson County Sheriff's Office

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Application Process will remain Open Until Filled

Job Title: Detention Officer
Division: Detention  
Salary: DOQ
Status: Full-Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Job Summary
Under general supervision by the shift supervisor, this position ensures the security and protects the property of the facility, completes the admission process of inmates, prevents escapes, controls behavior of inmates, and protects inmates from each other. This employee must show diligence in maintaining an inmate count, prompt in dispensing medication, and be able to take custody and control of the personal property of inmates. The employee must also adhere to definite procedures established by the department to ensure that the inmates' constitutional rights are observed. This position requires independent judgment and discretion in difficult or unusual situations, and involves personal danger and psychological stress. A person in this position does not supervise other employees.

Job Requirements
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older. A high school education, GED, or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills equivalent is preferred; any combination of education and training that is dictated by the agency’s standard operating procedures. Individual must complete Basic Jail Certification course, complete yearly twenty (20) hours of P.O.S.T. approved training if certified as a peace officer and all additional training requirements when scheduled.  Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or qualified to work in the United States, have no felony convictions, possess a valid Georgia driver’s license and satisfactory driver’s history, and pass a background check and a drug screening.

Applications are available at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Center and online at  Applications may be mailed or delivered to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center, Attn: S. Evans, 19 Tucker Avenue, Dawsonville, GA 30534; Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All applications submitted are subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act. Application process will remain open until filled.

Dawson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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