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The Candler County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Applicants do not have to be certified to apply; however, preference may be given to Georgia POST-certified applicants. Candidates must have a sincere desire to serve the public and the ability to carry out assignments fairly and impartially. Candidates must be able to work flexible and rotating shifts, including nights and weekends.
Deputy Sheriffs in the Uniform Patrol Division account for the greatest allocation of law enforcement resources and represent the primary delivery system of law enforcement services for the citizens and businesses of Candler County. Through the use of strategic patrol car allocation, the Uniform Patrol Division deploys patrol units in the various areas of the county and during the hours of the day that enable a rapid response to citizens' requests for law enforcement services as well as provide for optimum patrol coverage for the prevention and suppression of crime and disorder. In addition, the high degree of police visibility in conjunction with the enforcement of traffic laws encourages the orderly and safe movement of traffic on the highways and streets within the County.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under general supervision and in cooperation with the community deputy sheriffs perform a variety of policing and law enforcement activities. Tasks are primarily service-oriented and include patrol, investigative, and enforcement functions, to generally provide for the safety of the public, and to perform essential functions as required. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse weather conditions, apprehending criminals, directing traffic, and transporting prisoners. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Georgia Statues and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and, review of written work product for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures.
Education: High School Diploma or Higher.
• High School Diploma or equivalent,
• Must be at least 21 years of age (applicants 20 years of age may be considered),
• Must be a U.S. citizen
• Must not have any felony convictions. Conviction of certain misdemeanor offenses may deem the applicant unacceptable,
• Must successfully pass an extensive character and background check,
• Must successfully pass a medical exam and drug screen,
• Must successfully pass a psychological evaluation
• Must successfully pass a voice stress analyzer or polygraph testing,
• Certified applicants must be in good standing with Georgia POST with no history of suspensions, revocations, or open investigations. Closed POST investigations will be reviewed,
• Non-certified applicants must meet requirements to obtain and maintain Georgia POST certification,
• Must possess a valid Georgia driver's license with a good driver’s history,
• Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job; and
• Must not have a pattern of illegal drug use or abuse of prescription drugs.
**ATTENTION APPLICANTS WITH PRIOR LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE**
Background investigators will meet with your former law enforcement employers/supervisors and obtain copies of personnel files which will be reviewed thoroughly by command staff. Those who were terminated from a law enforcement agency resigned under questionable circumstances/in lieu of termination, or have documented disciplinary issues of concern in personnel files may be disqualified.p >