Greene County Sheriff's Office - Detention Officer

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Department Greene County Sheriff's Office
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleDetention Officer
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Greensboro, GA

Job Announcement

Greene County Sheriff's Office, GA Police Jobs



The Greene County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking qualified applicants for openings in the Greene County Detention Center. Greene County has a jurisdictional area of 408 square miles, including portions of Lake Oconee and Interstate 20. The county is situated halfway between Augusta and Atlanta. The Greene County Detention Center generally houses approximately 80 inmates.

Duties of a Detention Officer include:

  • Processing inmates; maintaining jail security; serving meals; transporting inmates.
  • Receives and processes inmates into custody of institution; searches prisoners; takes charge of personal property.
  • Provides inmates opportunity to call attorney or relative; advises inmates on institutional rules and regulations.
  • Patrols jail area periodically to insure security and maintain order.
  • Supervises inmates during meals, personal hygiene and related activities for conformance to institutional rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Escorts and safeguards inmates to cell; checks on inmates' physical condition.
  • Prepares routine records on inmates; performs general clerical duties.
  • Records visits; inspects items brought into the jail; checks incoming and outgoing mail.

Certain applicants may qualify for a higher pay grade based on experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, or G.E.D.;
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible for Georgia P.O.S.T. certification;
  • Valid Georgia Driver's License;
  • Must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation including criminal, controlled substance, driving, work history, and psychological testing.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $29,328.80 to $29,929.80 /year

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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