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Liberty County Sheriff's Office

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JOB TITLE:  Jailer                                                                                                      SD/24

DEPARTMENT:  Sheriff’s Office, Liberty County

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for performing corrections and detention service duties at the county jail.

PAY: $16.15 HR.




o   Receives and processes incoming detainees.


o   Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes.


o   Inspects cells, locks, windows, grills, doors, gates, fences, and grounds for tampering and to ensure all are secure.


o   Searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; conducts periodic headcounts.


o   Guards and directs inmates during recreation periods and work assignments.


o   Patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, including infraction of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners.


o   Employs weapons of force or restraining techniques to maintain discipline and order among inmates if necessary; observes inmates from guard tower.       


o   Escorts inmates to and from magistrate, visiting room, medical treatment,   recreation, and other appropriate areas.


o   Monitors security cameras; operates control panel.  


o   Prepares written reports concerning incidences of inmate disturbances or injuries or

     other related watch activities; completes daily activity logs.           


o   Issues uniforms to new arrivals, serves meals, dispenses prescription drugs as   prescribed, screens and delivers mail, stores inmates’ personal property, issues laundry and toiletries to inmates.


o   Monitors and supervises laundry.


o   Escorts and monitors chaplains for religious services.


o   Performs other related duties as assigned.   






o   Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local statutes and department policies and     procedures.


o   Knowledge of the regulations and procedures of inmate detention.


o   Knowledge of inmate rights.


o   Knowledge of arrest, search, booking, fingerprinting, and detention practices.


o   Skill in observing and supervising inmates.


o   Skill in the use of general office and radio surveillance equipment.


o   Skill in using restraint equipment and methods.


o   Skill in dealing with the public.


o   Skill in maintaining records and preparing reports.


o   Skill in making decisions accurately and rapidly.


o   Skill in oral and written communication.


SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Shift Supervisor-Jail assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks work in progress and upon completion for compliance with established instructions and procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include federal and state laws, county ordinances, inmate detention protocols, state crime information center procedures, department standard operating procedures, and supervisory instructions.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related detention facility duties.  The number of inmates to be supervised and personnel shortages contribute to the complexity of the work.


SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to book, guard, transport, and release inmates and to maintain security at the jail.  Successful performance helps ensure effective inmate detention practices.



PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, inmates, jail visitors, representatives of other public safety agencies, representatives of service and support agencies, health care providers, clergy members, attorneys, court personnel and the general public.


PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information and provide services.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting, walking, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, must be able to distinguish between shades of color, and use the necessary physical force to restrain unruly inmates.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in a detention center.  The employee is exposed to noise, infectious or contagious diseases, and life-threatening situations.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as gloves.






o   Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.


o   No experience requirements.


o   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.


  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards Training Council for the State of Georgia.





Ga. P.O.S.T. Jail Officer Certification







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