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Certified Deputy Sheriff - Full Time

Location: Douglas County , Douglasville, GA 30134
Department: Sheriff Enforcement/280
Job Status: Full-Time
Status: Until Filled
Details: Salary: $41,841.51 annually ($19.15 hourly) plus full benefits package
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Job Summary

This is general law enforcement work responsible for protecting life and property within Douglas County; enforcing traffic regulations, state laws and county ordinances; responding to emergency situations, citizen requests for assistance and alarms; and conducting investigations in response to reported or discovered criminal activity. Work may involve duty as a detective or investigator, process serving, administrative duties, or other special assignments as determined by the Sheriff. Work requires independent judgment and discretion in difficult or unusual situations. Work involves personal danger.

Schedule includes days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Job Ad

Full Time (42 hours)


  • Mandatory – previous law enforcement experience

  • Georgia Peace Officer certified at time of application; Mandatory P.O.S.T. certified or eligible to be certified within 6 months of hire date

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Must complete a minimum of 20 hours of P.O.S.T. approved training each year

  • Must have and maintain a valid United States Driver's License (Class C),a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR) and the ability and willingness to drive a county vehicle; if assigned job duties require the use of a vehicle

  • Minimum 21 years of age

Employment is contingent on passing a mandatory Physical/Drug Screen/Credit Check/Polygraph Test/Background Investigation/Psychological Examination and MVR.


Salary: $41,841.51 annually ($19.15 hourly) plus full benefits package


Resumes may be attached, but a resume without a completed application will not be considered.