JOB ANNOUNCEMENT (2011-094)
Rockdale County is accepting applications for the position of Sheriff’s Deputy in the Sheriff’s Office for current and future openings. This position is responsible for performing a full range of law enforcement duties in the patrol, civil, crime prevention, investigation, transportation, court security, support services or correctional officer functions of the Sheriff's Office. The incumbent may be assigned temporarily to a specialty area within the department based on needs. Applicants for the Certified Sheriff’s Deputy positions must submit either a copy of their P.O.S.T certification or a copy of their COMPASS entrance exam.
- Patrols assigned geographic area; receives and responds to dispatch calls.
- Receives, searches, books and places prisoners in appropriate cells; maintains security and control in receiving, visitation and other jail areas.
- Maintains order and ensures the security and safe condition of the courtroom; assures the safety of jurors and the public.
- Determines proper method for legal service of a process; prepares schedules to assure time and efficient routing of processes to be served.
- Maintains peace within controlled school and community settings.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS
- Knowledge of law enforcement concepts and terminology, including jail operations, criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention; first-aid principles and techniques; report preparation and record keeping; and human behavior theories related to criminology, crisis intervention and crowd control.
- Knowledge of laws and court decisions pertaining to law enforcement, including search and seizure, suspects and prisoner’s rights, and custody and protection of evidence; operational principles and practices of criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention; court and trial procedures.
- Skill in communicating effectively in both verbal and written form;
- Skill in exercising sound independent judgment in emergency or stressful situations; correctly interpreting a given situation and taking appropriate action under a variety of conditions.
- High school diploma or GED.
- Graduation from a four-year college with course work in political science, criminology, criminal justice or related field preferred. Must be a Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).
- Must be qualified on the existing firearms qualification course.
- Must attain current DARE certification if pertinent to assignment.