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Detention Deputy

Rockdale County, Georgia Conyers, GA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $16 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Summary:  

This position is responsible for a full range of duties in the safety and security of prisoners in and visitors to
the Rockdale County Jail. Work includes supervision and control of detainees; enforcement of security rules, regulations
and procedures; and, the provision of services and information to detainees. A detention deputy may hold the rank
of Detention Deputy I, Detention Deputy II or Detention Deputy III, depending on qualifications.
Work Environment: Work is performed in a variety a secured jail facility, office, and field, and may require exposure to
dangerous and life-threatening situations. An employee must be willing to work any hour of the day or night (shift work),
overtime, weekends, on call and holidays. Employee must be willing to work at any location in the County and travel
on specific assignments, and comply with the agency's grooming standards and wear a uniform

** The starting salary is as listed plus incentives for education and certifications.**

Major Duties:
Maintains routine operations of the Jail and security of the jail; perimeter and exercise yard.
Verifies all prisoners are accounted for; monitor prisoner's locations and activities.
Operates the electronic video surveillance equipment.
Collects, inventories and logs inmate property at booking.
Screens all visitors during inmate visitation periods and inspects/approves property to be given to inmates.
Updates jail docket to indicate bookings, releases and location of prisoners when not in the jail.
Maintains log of visitors.
Completes and maintains all arrest and booking reports on all prisoners and persons placed on bond.
Places prisoners in an assigned jail cell and removes them for release or transportation.
Arranges for an escort to transport to other locations if required.
Completes forms necessary for bonds.
Performs such tasks as fingerprinting and photographing of all arrested suspects prior to incarceration.
Assures safety and health of prisoners.
Monitors prisoner activity in jail cells.
Assures prisoners receive meals.
Escorts medical staff to deliver and dispense medications as prescribed by a physician.
Arranges for a prisoner to be transported for medical care as needed.
Administers intoximeter test to driving under the influence suspects.
Supervises inmate workforce in the routine and regular cleaning, sanitizing, sweeping, mopping and vacuuming
of floors and the making of minor equipment and facility repairs.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must be a United States citizen.
Similar training or experience preferred.
Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have a valid State of Georgia Drivers License

Knowledge Required by the Position:
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws pertaining to inmate sentencing, pretrial conditions, and release.
Knowledge of the policies and procedures established by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.
Knowledge of policies and procedures covering inmate security, classification, care, and discipline.
Must have strong hand-eye coordination.
Ability to move heavy objects by pushing or pulling.
Ability to kneel, crouch or crawl through small spaces.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
Ability to receive and maintain CPR certification, Advanced First Aid certification and any other training as required.
Ability to work in a hazardous and confining working environment.
Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with inmates and with the general public.
Ability to prepare and maintain records.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written orders.
Ability to obtain Georgia Peace Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) Council certification as a Basic Jail Officer.
Ability to see, including depth, color and texture perception.Supervisory Controls: The bureau commander or his/her designee assigns work in terms of agency goals and objectives.
The work is reviewed through reports and observation of activities.

Guidelines: Guidelines include applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and standard operating procedures related to
public safety communications and law enforcement standards. These guidelines require sound judgment and interpretation
in application.

Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with co-workers, business leaders, educators, attorneys, representatives of the
judicial system, federal state, and local law enforcement officers, inmates and the general public.

Physical Demands: Work may be sedentary in the office environment and/or fieldwork may subject incumbent to extended
periods of physical and mental exertion under highly stressful conditions. The person must be able to remain calm and think
logically when defending himself/herself from imminent danger, apprehending suspects of crimes, etc. The individual must
have correctable hearing, visual and speaking abilities to perform assigned duties. The person must be able to sit or stand fo
prolonged periods; walk, run, kneel, stoop, crawl and crouch; make precise and coordinated finger, hand and limb movements;
maintain uniform, controlled hand-arm posture or movement; push, pull or drag an adult (averaging 5'6 , 160 pounds); lift and
carry boxes of evidence (average 50 pounds); use force to restrain/subdue others; work efficiently for long periods of time.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility: None.

Rockdale County, Georgia


Conyers, GA
30012 USA



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