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Detention Officer for Jail

Harris County

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Detention Officer – Sheriff’s Office - Jail

Harris County, Georgia, with a population of 36,000 and located in west central Georgia along the Alabama border 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, is accepting applications for a Detention Office at the Jail for the Sheriff’s Office.  This full-time position reports to Jail Administration and is responsible for maintaining the security of the facility and providing a safe and secure environment for the inmates.

HSD or GED; more than 2 years of experience in law enforcement or jail environment or related field preferred. Possession of or ability to readily obtain GCIC/NCIC certification. Must possess and maintain valid CPR certification, must complete taser training within six months of hire; must possess and maintain valid driver's license. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing security/general work functions associated with maintaining the safety, security and welfare of inmates in jail.

The starting salary is $18.58 per hour, plus generous benefits including a five-year vesting schedule for retirement. 

To apply and learn more about the county and its benefits, visit the Harris County website at

Position opened until filled. Hiring is dependent upon successfully passing drug screening, background check, social media check, employment check, and driving history check. Harris County, Georgia is an EOE.

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