Prior to starting the application process, please click on the following link, http://www.columbusga.org/Sheriff/pdfs/EmploymentApplication-MCSO.pdf, download and print the necessary forms. After completing your application on line you may mail the original forms to P.O Box 1338, Columbus, GA 31902, attention: Kasey Trombley, Joe McCrea or Chuck Pickett or you may bring the forms to 100 10th Street, 4th Floor. Applications will not be considered until all forms have been notarized, signed and submitted.
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; testifies in court in regards to alcohol tests. Serves meals and distributes clothing and linens; confiscates contraband from inmates. Provides security for medical clinic personnel. Signs visitors in and out during visitation hours. Writes and maintains receipts for bond payments. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of federal, state, and local criminal laws. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing arrests, search and seizure, affidavits and warrants, and all aspects of law enforcement. 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: Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. No experience requirements. Ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act.
Correctional Officers Biweekly Salary
High School Grade 12 A $1,320.29
With Associate Grade 12 B $1,350.30
With Bachelor Grade 12 B $1,398.32
With Master Grade 12 B $ 1,446.34
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.