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Deputy Sheriff II - Certified / Correctional Officer

Clayton County Sheriff Office - Jonesboro, GA

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Deputy Sheriff II - Certified

Provides law enforcement and security to the County.

Maintains personal possessions of inmates; creates ledgers and accounts for inmates’ money; maintains cash drawer for bond fees; processes checks; manages petty cash.

Transports mental patients to medical facilities.

Performs uniform patrol work: issues citations for traffic violations; responds to emergency calls; assists Deputies; responds to accident scenes; patrols County property; investigates complaints and reports of unusual activity; assists stranded motorists; impounds vehicles.

Assists in investigations of crimes: searches homes and buildings for wanted suspects; collects evidence; secures crime scenes; testifies in court; conducts surveillance; interviews witnesses and suspects; arrests suspected criminals.

Maintains security for various facilities including court, jail, juror locations, and other property located in the County; monitors alarms.

Prepares and reviews various reports and documents such as booking reports, vehicle lists, personal property lists, hospital duty rosters, productivity reports, shift activity reports, arrest reports, accident reports, citizen complaint documents, court documents, affidavits, LED sheets, etc.; maintains files and make copies as necessary.

Serves civil process papers including search warrants, protective orders, subpoenas, and arrest warrants; performs evictions and levies.


The purpose of this classification is to provide security and supervision of inmates in the County jail and inmates who are sentenced to the work release program correctional facility.


The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Processes new inmates and arrested persons; books new inmates; searches inmates and seizes all personal property; inventories personnel possessions including clothes and money; issues inmate uniforms; prepare inmate identification cards; enters arrests into computer; secures inmates in jail or holding cells; fingerprints inmates; informs inmates of charges and bond amounts.

Processes inmates into the work release program; verifies inmate employment, transportation, job changes and other related information; maintains daily time sheets and job location logs; investigates discrepancies regarding inmates’ work hours.

Collects payments from and issues receipts to inmates; collects money for inmates’ accounts.

Prepares processing paperwork for new inmates; accepts and answers inmate request forms; prepares bonds, incident and disciplinary reports and other required reports; reviews incarceration documents; maintains logs and files of inmates; answers direct questions from inmates.

Conducts daily operations of the jail including meal times, church services, GED classes, AA meetings, routing maintenance crews, monitoring suicide watch, etc.; assigns and supervises inmates to clean up detail; disburses cleaning and sanitation supplies; detects and reports maintenance problems.

Screens inmates for medical conditions; retrieves for and monitors inmates during medical treatments; directs inmates to infirmary;

Escorts and supervises inmates during on site court appearances; compiles court information to complete court lists; updates files and databases with new court information; submits bonds to court.

Maintains order and security within the facility; enforces inmate rules and regulations; assigns location of inmates; performs security checks and searches of cells for contrabands; conducts head counts of inmates; controls behavior of inmates and restrains irate or violent inmates; disciplines inmates in violation of rules and regulations; places inmates who commit major offenses on lockdown and handles revocation hearings; manages physically and mentally ill inmates.

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