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Deputy Sheriff, Senior (certification required)

at Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2314039

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Class Summary

  • Deputy Sheriff, Sr.        $41,139        with an Associate's degree $42,373.17
                                                                  with a Bachelor's degree $43,607.34
Eligible for promotion to:
  • Deputy Sheriff, Master  $47,165  (after successful completion of job requirements, i.e. FTO training)
The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office is committed to provide our community with employees who are professional, efficient and well trained with access to the most up-to-date technology. As the demands rise, we will continue to strive to maintain the highest law enforcement standards possible.  

A Deputy Sheriff's primary duties are to oversee individuals who have been arrested and awaiting trial.  The Gwinnett County Jail is a direct supervision pretrial facility.  Deputy Sheriff's may serve in any of the five divisions after promotion to Senior Deputy Sheriff or higher.  The divisions are  administration, court services/civil, jail, field operations, and investigative services.
This is a safety sensitive position that will require a pre-employment drug test and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Gwinnett County Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace.  

The Grade for this position is SH223.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • One year of law enforcement experience;
  • Must be currently Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified Peace Officer;
  • Valid Georgia Driver's License;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and a United States Citizen;
  • Must have ability to use computer for data entry in jail management software and report writing; and
  • Law enforcement, military, or security experience highly preferred.

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

For information related to position specific Essential Duties, Knowledge and Skills and Physical requirements, click here.
NOTE: The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.

Benefits Offered

  • Health, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • HSA/HRA available
  • Basic, Optional and Dependent Life Insurance 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • On-site Medical Wellness Center
  • Holidays: 12 holidays per year 
  • Annual leave (vacation): 13 day accrual per year
  • Sick leave: 13 day accrual per year
  • Immunizations (Flu Shots, Tetanus, etc.)
  • Wellness Incentive Programs 
  • Annual Wellness Fair
  • 529 College Savings payroll deduction  
  • Financial Education Programs
  • Funeral Leave 
  • Longevity Pay after 3 years (full-time status)
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 2 years (full-time status)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished
  • Employee discount programs
  • Retirement Benefits include:
    • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
      * Employees can choose a contribution rate of 2.5%,5.0%, or 7.5%
      * Gwinnett County will contribute 7.0% of your pensionable earnings per pay period.
      • An employee is fully vested in 5 years. An employee can retire if he/she has reached the age of 55 and the sum of his/her age and years of service equals 65.
    • Deferred Compensation Plan
      * If you contribute at least 2.5% of your base pay to the 457(b) plan, Gwinnett County will contribute an additional 1% to your Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (this is in addition to the 7% described above).