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Jailer Officer

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Deputy Sheriff

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A Deputy Sheriff's primary duty is to oversee individuals who have been arrested and awaiting trial. The Gwinnett County Jail is a direct supervision pretrial facility. Sheriff’s deputies may serve in any of the five divisions after promotion to senior deputy sheriff or higher. 

 

Applicants must pass a comprehensive background process (including criminal, controlled substance, credit, driving, and employment history checks) and an oral interview in the first phase. The second phase includes a drug screen, polygraph, and psychological exam.

Applicant must attend and successfully complete the Basic Jail Officer’s Training course within six months of employment date to remain employed with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. The applicant will need to pass the basic mandate training required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council to be a certified law enforcement officer. Law Enforcement is a continuing education career, and the applicant will be required to attain job-related certifications and maintain those certifications during their career. There are also twenty hours a year of mandatory training.  

Education

2015-2017

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2011-2014

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2007-2010

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Successfully passing this test is required by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council to become a peace officer in Georgia and to be admitted into the Academy with the GCSO.

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Hiring Process

A Deputy Sheriff's primary duty is to oversee individuals who have been arrested and awaiting trial. The Gwinnett County Jail is a direct supervision pretrial facility. Sheriff’s deputies may serve in any of the five divisions after promotion to senior deputy sheriff or higher. 

 

Applicants must pass a comprehensive background process (including criminal, controlled substance, credit, driving, and employment history checks) and an oral interview in the first phase. The second phase includes a drug screen, polygraph, and psychological exam.

Starting Salary

Jailer is $48,172 + $4,300 Hiring Bonus.                                                                                                                                                      Senior Deputy is $54,894.00 + $4,700 Hiring Bonus.                                                                                                                                      There is a 3% Education Incentive for an Associate’s Degree or a 6% Educational Incentive for a Bachelor's Degree for both positions.

Requirements for Employment with the GCSO

The Applicant Must:

  • Have a High School diploma or GED equivalency

  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time the application is submitted for Jailer and Civilian positions

  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time the application is submitted for Senior Deputy (Sworn) positions 

  • Be a United States citizen

  • Be willing and able to perform rotating shift work

In addition, the applicant must successfully pass the pre-employment process, which includes a comprehensive background investigation and an interview, prior to receiving a conditional job offer. To receive a final job offer, the applicant must pass a physical exam, drug screen, polygraph, and psychological evaluation. Each segment of the application process must be followed and completed in accordance with the guidelines and time restraints applied during the process.

If your information is not fully complete and on time you will be removed from the hiring process. The law enforcement profession demands thoroughness and work completed in a timely manner, and this begins in the application process. If you feel you meet or exceed these requirements please click here and complete an application and begin one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

Career

Applicant must attend and successfully complete the Basic Jail Officer’s Training course within six months of employment date to remain employed with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. The applicant will need to pass the basic mandate training required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council to be a certified law enforcement officer. Law Enforcement is a continuing education career, and the applicant will be required to attain job-related certifications and maintain those certifications during their career. There are also twenty hours a year of mandatory training. 
 
 

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