Recruitment

A Message from the Sheriff

Dear Candidate,

Law enforcement is one of the most rewarding careers possible for those with a passion for serving others. Thank you for your interest in joining the dedicated men and women of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.

You can count on a work environment that promotes excellence and integrity, one where coworkers become family. As we work together to build the best Sheriff’s Office in the state, I am committed to investing in the training and education of our deputies and civilians to ensure career advancement and to best serve the people of Cobb County.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Sheriff Craig Owens

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for employment you MUST:

 

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Obtain High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a Valid Driver’s License
  • Have Good Employment History
  • Have Good Personal References

    Please Note: The Sheriff’s Office does not allow tattoos or branding on the head, neck, scalp, hands or fingers. The display of any unprofessional, obscene or offensive tattoos or brands are prohibited. The final authority as to the prohibition of a tattoo/brand shall be with Sheriff or his design.

Selection Process

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Background Investigation
  • Interview Process
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation

Salary

  • Part-Time Deputy Sheriff  $22.12 – $34.06 (Hourly) Effective March 22, 2020
  • Detention Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff I – $46,000.00 – $70,840.00 (Annually) Effective March 22, 2020
  • Deputy Sheriff II – $48,435.69 – $74,590.96 (Annually) Effective March 22, 2020
  • Deputy Sheriff III – 5% Increase from Deputy Sheriff II, Available after Four Continuous Years of Service
  • Shift Differential Pay: Evening Shift Deputies receive an additional $.50/hour; Morning Shift receive an additional $1.00/hour
  • Detention Incentive Pay of $1.30 Per Hour is Available to Eligible Employees, Sworn & Civilian

Lateral Entry Program

  • Upon hiring pay adjustment of 2% for each year of experience (10% maximum)
  • Completion of jail certification and JTO – $2,500 payment
  • Completion of 12 month probationary period – $2,500 payment

Educational Incentive Pay

Sworn Employees with Higher Education will be Eligible for the Following Education Incentive Pay:

 

  • Associate’s Degree: $1000 per year
  • Bachelor’s Degree: $2000 per year
  • Master’s Degree: $3000 per year
  • *Must Provide Sealed Copy of Transcript From Education Institution. Pay will be Distributed to employee Quarterly.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Free Wellness Clinic

Available Positions

  • Marietta, GA
  • Full-Time – $46,000.00 – $70,840.00 Annually
  • Category: Law Enforcement
  • Department: Sheriff’s Office
 

Position Information

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is mandated by the Constitution of the State of Georgia and executes a broad range of services which include, but are not limited to: Jail Operations, Court Security, Criminal Warrant Execution, Civil Process Service, Mental Health Transports, Forgery/Fraud Investigation, and Fugitive Investigation and Apprehension. Accepted applicants will be contacted by a Sheriff’s Office recruiter to schedule the Physical Agility Test. The Physical Agility Test (PAT) consists of the following events: climbing over a 5’5″ wood wall and 3’4″ concrete cylinder, weaving through wood poles, climbing over a 3’10” chain link fence, running up and down stairs, walking a 15’7″ Balance Beam, crossing a 3’10” X 3’6″ gravel pit and crawling through a 3’6″ X 12’5″ concrete cylinder. You will have 70 seconds to complete the PAT course. This posting will be used to fill entry-level Deputy Sheriff positions. For further information, please contact Internal Affairs at 770-499-4745 or Recruiting@CobbSheriff.org.


Base Pay for Deputy Sheriff I is $46,000.00 per year (18-month working test period). Shift differential pay is as follows: evening shift deputies receive an additional $0.50/hour; overnight shift deputies receive an additional $1.00/hour; detention center eligible deputies and civilians will receive an additional $1.30/hour. Education incentive pay is as follows (annually): $1,000 Associate Degree,  $2,000 Bachelor’s Degree,  $3,000 Master’s Degree. The department offers a Tuition Reimbursement Program for eligible employees.  Paid vacation leave offers 13 to 20 days per year, based on years of service with the department. There are 11 paid holidays per year. Paid sick leave accumulates at 4.0 hours per biweekly period. Employees are eligible for paid military leave, up to 18 days per year. A free health clinic is available for all Cobb County Employees and their dependents who have insurance with Cobb County. The clinic offers sick and well checks and many prescription medications at no cost to the employee.

 

Essential Functions

 

Enforces all local and state codes, ordinances, laws and regulations, both traffic and criminal, in order to protect life and property, to promote security, and to maintain law and order.

 

Provides courtroom security: maintains a security presence in County courtrooms to ensure safety of court personnel, to identify/prevent disturbances of court proceedings, and to identify/prevent potential violence or use of weapons; and assists with courtroom proceedings and documentation process as required.

 

Manages courtroom activities: maintains law and order during courtroom proceedings; announces judge’s entry; swears in witnesses; enforces courtroom rules; answers questions from the public and judge; maintains contact with counsel during deliberations; and manages jury.

Conducts security checks of courthouse offices, judges’ chambers, parking lots, or other areas of courthouse; performs electronic and visual security screening of jurors, spectators, or other individuals: and safeguards judges and other judicial personnel.

Manages prisoners; maintains continual visual surveillance of inmates: monitors and controls all inmate activities regarding movement; subdues unruly and resisting inmates; manages interpersonal conflicts to maintain order; and performs searches of inmates.

Transports inmates to/from assigned locations such as courts, jails, detention center, correctional institutions, prisons, medical facilities, regional youth detention centers, or elsewhere as directed: and provides safety and security of inmates during transport.

Serves felony and misdemeanor warrants and civil papers: arrests individuals named in warrants; conducts investigations to determine location/locate individuals named in criminal and civil papers; performs extradition of alleged criminals from other jurisdictions to satisfy open warrants; and executes lunacy or juvenile pickup orders.

Patrols designated areas to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations: prevents/discovers commission of crime and traffic violations; responds to calls relayed by dispatchers; apprehends, arrests, and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders; and writes citations. Responds to calls relayed by dispatchers: responds to alarms, domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, rescue operations, public service duties, welfare checks, stranded motorists, or other calls for assistance; conducts preliminary investigations; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses and takes statements; gathers information and evidence; seizes contraband and weapons; preserves evidence until the case is disposed of in a court of law; preserves and secures crime scenes; and takes photographs and prepares crime scene sketches.

Processes incoming detainees, e.g., conducting searches to detect concealed weapons and contraband; processing fingerprinting and identifications cards. Performs security patrol operations, providing monitoring of both inmates and security/fire systems; controls all movement within monitored area and ensures that inmates are safely and securely maintained. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

 

High School Diploma or GED and ability to graduate from the POST academy within 12 months required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must be a U.S. Citizen, have a valid driver license, must be 21 years of age, must pass a background investigation, must have no felony convictions, must pass a polygraph examination, must pass a physical examination, must pass a psychological examination and must pass an oral interview board.

Licenses and Certifications

 

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License; maintain Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification. May be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications depending on area of assignment.

Physical Abilities

Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

Sensory Requirements

 

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors

 

Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, animal/human bites, explosives, firearms, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

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  • Marietta, GA
  • Full-Time – $36,814.50 – $58,904.21 Annually
  • Category: Corrections
  • Department: Sheriff’s Office
 
Position Information
 
These positions are located within the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.
 
Accepted applicants will be contacted by a Sheriff’s Office Recruiter to schedule the Physical Agility Test.
 
The Physical Agility Test (PAT) consists of the following events: climbing over a 5’5″ wood wall and 3’4″ concrete cylinder, weaving through wood poles, climbing over a 3’10” chain link fence, running up and down stairs, walking a 15’7″ Balance Beam, crossing a 3’10” X 3’6″ gravel pit and crawling through a 3’6″ X 12’5″ concrete cylinder. You will have 70 seconds to complete the PAT course.
 
Essential Functions
 
Ensures the security and safety of the inmates: ensures that inmates are not injured by themselves or by other inmates; responds to alarms; conducts inmate and cell searches to remove contraband materials and weapons; and provides inmates with information regarding charges, bonding, attorneys, and personal interactions.
 
Monitors and accounts for the inmates: conducts intake (booking) of inmates on arrival; monitors and ensures that all inmates are accounted for and are secured in their cells; conducts walkthroughs and body counts; and monitors the control towers and video surveillance system.
 
Provides inmates with daily living needs: issues clothing; performs inmate meal distribution and commissary distribution; oversees recreation activities and religious services; and oversees operation of cafeteria and laundry services.
 
Monitors inmate health status: monitors and conducts basic evaluations of health status; involves healthcare professionals as needed; and escorts or transports inmates to medical facilities following doctor or nurse recommendation.
 
Transports inmates to different locations: and transports or escorts inmates to different locations within the facility or to locations outside the facility.
 
Ensures the security and safety of facility staff and visitors: monitors visitor access to facilities and conducts searches for contraband materials; and escorts visitors within the facility.
 
Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications
 
Must be 19 years of age. High School Diploma or GED required.
 
Licenses and Certifications
 
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License; must possess and maintain Basic Jail Officer, CPR and First Aid Certifications within six (6) months of hire.
 
Physical Abilities
 
Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).
 
Sensory Requirements
 
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
 
Environmental Factors
 
Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, hazardous materials, traffic hazards, toxic agents, human bites, explosives, firearms, violence, disease, and pathogenic substances.
 

Contact Information

Investigator Irvin R. McClure
(470) 557-6460
Irvin.McClure@cobbcounty.org

 

Investigator Karlos Simpson
(470) 557-5915
Karlos.Simpson@cobbcounty.org

 

Investigator Lakesha Jackson
(470) 557-5838
Lakesha.Jackson@cobbcounty.org

 

Cobb County Human Resource Department
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Telephone: (770) 528-2555 — Employment Hotline