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Company: Fulton County, GA
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $54,000.00 - $70,828.00 Annually



Job Number: 2004356.3.29.2023

Department: SHERIFF

Opening Date: 03/29/2023

Closing Date: 3/28/2024 12:00 AM Eastern



Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and must be at least 20 years of age.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must complete and maintain Basic Jail Officer Certification in addition to CPR and First Aid. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

*All applicants must agree to and successfully pass a background investigation, drug screening and polygraph to be considered for employment with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.*
Must successfully pass the minimum Physical Fitness/Agility standards and testing for running, sit-ups, and push-ups administered by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. If requested, must submit to a psychological profile test. Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License at the time of appointment. Must be at least twenty (20) years of age. Must conform to the following qualifications as required by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act: Be a citizen of the United States; Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (G.E.D.);

Not have been convicted by any state or the federal government of any crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison or institution; nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for the purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of a motor vehicle when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered; Be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record; Be of good moral character as determined by established standards and procedures; Have an oral interview with the hiring authority or designated representative(s) to determine applicant's appearance, background, and ability to communicate; Be found, after examination by a licensed physician of the Fulton County Health and Wellness Department, to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect exercising the powers or duties of a peace officer; and Successfully complete a job related academy entrance examination provided for and administered by the council in conformity with state and federal law. Such examination shall be administered prior to entrance to the basic course provided for in Code Sections -35-8-9 and -35-8-11.

The council may change or modify such examination and shall establish the criteria for determining satisfactory performance on such examination. Peace officers who do not perform satisfactorily on the examination shall be ineligible to retake such examination for a period of six (6) months after an unsuccessful attempt. The provisions of this paragraph establish only the minimum requirements of academy entrance examinations for peace officer candidates in this state; each law enforcement unit is encouraged to provide such additional requirements and any pre-employment examination as it deems necessary and appropriate.


All applications must be completed in full before they are submitted. Please review all applications for accuracy and make corrections before submitting. Errors can result in not meeting the minimum qualifications. We do not accept additional information after applications are received by the Department of Human Resources Management.

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to provide and maintain security, safety, care, and control of inmates, detention facility, and facility equipment and to supervise inmates in the County Jail, Jail Annexes, Grady Detention and the Fulton County Courthouse. Incumbents in this class are new to the department and have completed the required training.

Essential Functions:

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.

Enforces all the rules and regulations of the jail; maintains safety and security of the general public, facility staff, and inmates; takes custody of new arrivals; escorts inmates to various parts of the jail facility.

Receives/processes incoming inmates: explains jail rules, regulations and procedures; searches prisoners, conducts property inventory, and secures personal property; prepares in-processing documentation; makes photographs and fingerprint records of incoming prisoners; obtains GCIC background reports; conducts book-in interviews; documents personal histories; answers questions from prisoners; determines appropriate classification of each inmate according to charges, medical condition, and/or security risk; segregates prisoners into proper cells; assigns jail housing; and issues clothing, bedding and personal hygiene items.

Monitors inmate activities inside the facility on a continual basis, such as during meals, cleaning activities, exercise, work/cleanup detail, recreation, visitation, religious services, personal hygiene, and related activities; takes and records periodic headcounts of inmates; conducts medical/sick call to distribute medications; controls movements of inmates; monitors work details; manages inmate workers/trustees; transports prisoners to medical facilities, other law enforcement facilities, or other locations as assigned; and reports unusual observations to superiors.

Coordinates, monitors, or performs various functions associated with ensuring the health, safety and welfare of inmates, which may include serving of meals, provision of clothing/bedding, provision of medical aid/supplies, coordination of visitation and telephone communications, or distribution of mail.

Maintains security of facility: performs periodic security checks of facility; monitors video surveillance and radio equipment; checks door locks; controls door operations; conducts emergency fire drills; conducts jail shakedowns; searches inmates, cells, building and ground areas to locate/remove contraband and to maintain security; assists in controlling/restraining violent/unruly prisoners; responds to prisoner, employee, or facility emergencies; operates fire suppression equipment; and provides first-aid and/or CPR if needed.

Conducts release of prisoners per established procedures; prepares out-processing documentation; runs GCIC reports on inmates; releases prisoners upon bonding out, for termination of cases, or for placement on probation; and oversees the cleaning of inmates' quarters or cleans cells upon prisoner release.

Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone or in person from inmates, the general public, court personnel, medical staff, attorneys, clergy, officers, employees, and supervisors.

Ensures inmates with special needs receive required attention including those with contagious disease, those with suicidal tendencies or special medical problems.

Mediates disputes between inmates and/or staff members; counsels and/or disciplines inmates as required.

Conducts GCIC checks on arrestees; enters/retrieves computer data that may include booking cards, prisoner history file, inmate property inventory list, inmate medical information, investigation data, personal and criminal records check, fugitive information, background and history information.

Attends shift meetings, seminars, and training sessions as required to maintain knowledge of departmental and county operations, to promote improved job performance, and to maintain knowledge of changing policies, procedures, codes, and laws.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; maintains an awareness of new equipment, procedures, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; participates in continuing education activities.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including Compstat profile sheets, J-Rosters, inventory sheets, and medical/sick call sheets; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including incident reports, master count sheets, cell search sheets, and floor activity logs; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Operates or uses various equipment and supplies in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains a variety of law enforcement equipment; operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.

Communicates with supervisor, other employees, inmates, clergy, attorneys, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to start, stop, operate and monitor the functioning of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring.

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 evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

It is the policy of Fulton County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetics, disability or sexual orientation.


The answers you provide to the supplemental questions will be used to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your responses pertaining to specific work experience and education must be clearly shown in the areas for work history and education on your application. Your application must be completed in full before it is submitted. Please review all applications for accuracy and make all corrections before submittal because errors can result in not meeting the minimum qualifications. We do not accept additional information after your application has been received by the Department of Human Resources Management. Do you accept these conditions?

  • Yes
  • No


    Do you possess a High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) ?
    • Yes
    • No


      Do you meet the minimum age qualification for this position of being at least 20 years of age?
      • Yes
      • No


        Do you currently possess a valid Drivers License from any State within the United States?
        • Yes
        • No


          Are you a current Fulton County Sheriff's Office employee?
          • Yes
          • No


            Are you a previous Fulton County Sheriff's Office employee?
            • Yes
            • No


              Have you ever been convicted of a felony offense?
              • Yes
              • No


                If yes to the previous question, please state the charge and the disposition.


                Are you currently living away from the Metropolitan Atlanta Area? (More than 50 miles away from Atlanta, Ga)
                • Yes
                • No


                  Please be advised that all applicants must agree to and successfully pass a Background Investigation, Drug Screening, and a Polygraph to be considered for employment with The Fulton County Sheriff's Office.Please answer yes/no to confirm understanding.
                  • Yes
                  • No


                    If you were referred to this posting by a current or former Fulton County Sheriff's Office employee, please enter their name below.


                    Are you bilingual? If yes, please respond below with languages.


                    Do you know sign language?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      Required Question

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