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Deputy Sheriff - Patrol (FT)


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Position: Deputy Sheriff – Patrol (FT)                                               Department: Sheriff

Starting Salary: $19.51/hour                                                             FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Posting Date:  April 06, 2021                                                            Closing Date: Continuous

                                                                 REVISED 05-20-2021

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the enforcement of local, state and federal laws.

Major Duties:

  • Patrols the county to detect and deter crime.
  • Enforces traffic laws.
  • Responds to calls for service.
  • Prepares required reports.
  • Investigates automobile accidents; prepares accident reports.
  • Secures crime scenes and collects evidence.
  • Obtains and serves search and criminal warrants; apprehends and arrests suspects.
  • Transports prisoners to court and other locations.
  • Interviews complainants, witnesses, victims, suspects and informants.
  • Attends required training sessions.
  • Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Provides security at school and other special events.
  • Escorts funerals and parades; provides traffic control at special events.
  • Assists emergency response personnel at fire and emergency medical scenes.
  • Serves on special teams and task forces as assigned.
  • Maintains security during course sessions.
  • Testifies in court as required.
  • Performs related duties.

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, county ordinances, criminal traffic laws, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the boundaries and geography of the county.
  • Knowledge of criminal investigation methods, practices and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and court procedures.
  • Skill in the use of firearms, communications equipment, and other standard and specialized equipment.
  • Skill in interview techniques.
  • Skill in processing, analyzing and preserving evidence.
  • Skill in operating emergency vehicles.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • 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 Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.

The successful candidate must pass a Background/Reference Check, and Pre-Employment Drug Screenings prior to the start of employment.

To Apply: All applicants must complete a Habersham County employment application. Applications can be found online at  Applications and a detailed job description can be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building located at 130 Jacob’s Way, Clarkesville, GA 30523 in room 303. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.

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