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Company: City of Augusta
Location: Augusta, GA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education



Maintains order and security in the jail and ensures the safety and well-being of inmates, employees, and visitors within the guidelines of applicable state and federal laws, departmental directives, and rules and regulations. Reports to the Sergeant or other designated person and works with co-workers, inmates, attorneys, visitors, ministers, social workers, and probation, parole, court, police, and other agency personnel to provide operational support.

  • Monitors inmate activity, and records/maintains in log book.
  • Works control panel for cells, entrance to cell block, emergency exits, and visitation/attorney area.
  • Conducts security inspections.
  • Oversees inmate recreation activities.
  • Assists in the distribution and collection of commissary items, inmate clothing, and linen.
  • Performs emergency first aid to inmates as necessary.
  • Answers telephone and operates intercom system.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Education:  High school diploma or G.E.D.

Experience:  No experience required. Selected candidate will be trained to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Preferred: Previous experience in law enforcement, public safety, or related occupation

Age Requirement:  MUST BE AT LEAST 20 YEARS OF AGE.

Citizenship Requirement:  United States citizen


  • Considerable knowledge of law enforcement and the corrections process.
  • Familiarity with applicable state and federal laws, county policies and procedures, and departmental directives.
  • Proficiency in using GCIC/NCIC and JMS computer operations, physical restraint methods and equipment, first aid, CPR, and interpersonal communications.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Meet or have ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act.
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid operator's/driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.  
  • Meet or have the ability to meet the standards of training to be certified in the carrying and deployment of a taser.

May Require:  CPR and First Aid annual training

Must pass Physical Fitness Assessment

  • One (1) mile run in 10.38 or less
  • Thirty-one (31) sit-ups in a minute
  • Twenty-six (26) push-ups in a minute

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, running, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, using tools and equipment that require a high degree of manual dexterity, ability to distinguish between shades of colors, and physically subdue individuals when required. Work is performed in a jail with exposure to diseases, dirt, dust, and physical confrontations.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work. OTHER

Applications must be accompanied by legible copies (no originals) of the following documents:

  • High school diploma, transcript indicating graduation date, or G.E.D. certificate
  • DD214 Member-4 (from those with military experience)
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Any other job related documents.

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