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The City of Americus is seeking three (3) qualified candidates to fill the position of Correctional Officer. The salary for this position is $31,118.00 annually ($14.96/ hour).

Responsibilities of this position are to supervise, direct and guard inmates on assigned work details; monitors activities and behavior of inmates on a continual basis, drives van with trailer to transport inmates to/from work sites or correctional facility, evaluates safety and security of work area, maintains inmate discipline; enforces established correctional institution rules and regulations; assists in restraining violent/unruly inmates; conducts regular headcounts of inmates; searches inmates, vehicles and grounds as needed to locate/remove contraband or weapons; ensures separation of inmates from the public; prevents escape of inmates while on work detail; operates a variety of equipment and tools associated with work details, and receives or prepares various forms, reports, work orders or correspondence in communication with supervisors employees, other departments, law enforcement personnel, correctional institute and/ or the public.

Requirements include High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by completion of basic correctional officer training program; supplemented by five (5) months previous experience and/ or training involving corrections, law enforcement, or security work. Required qualifications may be any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid Georgia Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Correctional Officer certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.


* High School Diploma/ GED * Certified Birth Certificate * Valid Georgia Driver's License
* GA P.O.S.T. Certification (ADULT SUPERVISION) * Passing Certificate of Accuplacer Exam

HOW TO APPLY: The deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.  Resumes will not be accepted without an application.  You may obtain a copy of the full job description, and submit an Official Application for Employment by visiting the City of Americus website at or the Human Resources Department located at 101 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709 (3rd Floor, Suite 301), or by phone at 229-924-4411 ext. 250.

EEOC: The City of Americus is an equal employment opportunity provider, regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the City of Americus will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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