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Correctional Officer


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Correctional Officer

The City of Americus is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Correctional Officer
The beginning salary for this position is $31,118 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.


How to Apply: THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Resumes will not be accepted without an application. An application may be obtained by visiting the City's website at An application and a full copy of the job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. Applications and all supporting documentation MUST be submitted to the Human Resources Department by Fax at 229-924-2012, by email at, by mail or in person at the City Americus Human Resources Department, 101 W. Lamar Street Americus, GA 31709, 3rd Floor, Ste. 301. For further details, please contact the HR Department at 229-924-4411, Monday- Friday (8am-5pm).

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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