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Deputy Sheriff - PS1

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains jail security; performs inmate head counts; monitors inmate activities; performs booking and prisoner intake activities; transports inmates to and from appointments and to and from other facilities; administers alcohol tests to inmates; testify.

  • Obtains warrants, locates subjects, and executes warrants by making arrests.

  • Transports prisoners to and from court; types and prepares extradition papers.

  • Patrols the county to deter and detect criminal activities; writes traffic tickets; directs traffic; assists at accident scenes; assists stranded motorists; escorts funeral processions.

  • Delivers subpoenas, eviction notices, child support papers, and other civil papers to defendants.

  • Attends required training classes.

  • Appears in court to testify on behalf of the state.
  • Performs the duties of K-9 Officer as assigned; trains and exercises dog.
  • Performs the duties of Bomb Technician as assigned; renders safe or removes suspected improvised explosive incendiary devices, explosives, explosive chemicals, pyrotechnics, and ammunitions; conducts blast scene investigations; develops bomb threat awareness and safety programs; develops agency emergency response plans.
  • Performs the work of Training Officer as assigned; determines training requirements, prepares instructional objectives, determines instructional methods and strategies, develops instructional aids and learning materials, and monitors the quality of program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing arrests, search and seizure, affidavits and warrants, and all aspects of law enforcement.

  • Knowledge of court procedures and civil processes.

  • Knowledge of criminal arrest warrant procedures.

  • Knowledge of GCIC and NCIC rules and regulations.

  • Skill in interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others.

  • Skill in planning, organizing, problem solving, and decision making.

  • Skill in the use of firearms and other assigned equipment.

  • Skill in the use of office equipment.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Physical Requirements


The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.

  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.

  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.

  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.

  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.

  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.

  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.

  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.

  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.

  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.

  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.

  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word

  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.

  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.

  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.

  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

The work is typically performed in an office and at crime scenes