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Deputy Sheriff (School Resource Officer)
Stephens County Sheriff’s Office
Stephens County, Georgia
ENTRY SALARY: $42,588.00 per year (including holiday pay), plus benefits
Assigned to a school and responsible for assisting a school cluster consisting of several individual locations, assisting the school administration and staff in providing a safe and secure environment for students by proactively planning to prevent safety and security problems and by responding immediately to deal with any disruption or criminal activity, and instilling in students respect and understanding of the law through education and example.
Provide local school administrators and personnel with the resources to operate a safe and secure school.
Provide in-service training to help administrators be better prepared to deal with security-related matters.
Act as the liaison/facilitator between the school and local law enforcement agencies.
Maintain knowledge of procedures for dealing with public agencies that come into the schools to deliver subpoenas, interview students and/or teachers, and arrest individuals.
Reduce juvenile delinquency by promoting positive relationships between youth and law enforcement.
Take law enforcement action as necessary to protect against unwanted intruders.
Assist, in a proactive way, the administration in developing plans for a safe school environment for staff and students.
Plan and help conduct emergency drills on a routine basis.
Advise as to what law enforcement measures are appropriate when an incident is perceived as a violation of the law.
Be available for conferences and consultations with students, parents, and staff members to assist with problems of a law enforcement or crime prevention nature.
Create and maintain written case files of criminal acts by students and report of deprived, abused, or neglected children.
High school diploma or GED; Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. Must be certified in CPR and First Aid. Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Law Enforcement certification, pass a criminal history, psychological, and polygraph test, and valid Georgia driver's license required.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to calculate and/or tabulate data. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
FULL-TIME - Benefits package includes paid time off, retirement, and option to participate in 457 Plan. Health benefits are also included.
Office of Professional Standards & Training
Stephens County Sheriff's Office
Office 706 898-5853
Cell 706 491-0763