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County Marshal

Dawson County Government

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Job Title:  County Marshal
Department:  Dawson County Marshal’s Office
Salary:  $55,277.00 Annually
Status:  Full Time/Salary/Exempt


Job Summary:
The essential function of this position is to direct and manage the operations of the County Marshal’s Office in compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, regulations and laws.  The position is responsible for supervising staff, short- and long-range planning, training, enforcing codes and laws, providing customer service, approving alcohol licenses, developing and ensuring compliance by staff with policy and procedures, reviewing and approving reports, developing annual budget, and performing administrative functions of the department. 

Job Requirements:
Applicant must possess three years’ experience involving a high level of public contact including some experience dealing with the public in an enforcement, inspection, investigation, or customer service capacity. Experience that includes the enforcement of municipal codes is highly desirable.  Applicant should have sufficient experience to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with two to three years’ experience in law enforcement or enforcement of municipal codes.  Completion of State of Georgia P.O.S.T. certification preferred.  Code Enforcement certification preferred; and/or knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice, public administration, or closely related field.  Geographic knowledge of Dawson County roads, subdivisions, and zoned areas is a plus.  Applicant must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license and have no adverse driving records or felony conviction, and must be able to pass a background check and drug screening.

To apply, please go to our website at and apply online.  Paper applications are also available online or may be picked up in the Human Resources Department.  Paper applications may be mailed or delivered to the Dawson County Human Resources Department, 25 Justice Way, Suite 2233, Dawsonville, GA 30534; Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM; or emailed to  All applications submitted are subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act.

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

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