Detention Officer


Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Detention Officers.  The primary responsibility of this position is to supervise inmates in housing units while maintaining the security of the facility.  Responsibilities include processing inmates into the facility; monitoring activities and behavior of inmates on a continual basis; maintaining inmate discipline; enforcing established correctional institution rules and regulations; and assisting in restraining violent/unruly inmates.  Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, to establish and maintain a safe working relationship with inmates.

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, an understanding of computers, and ability to type.  Must be able to work well under pressure and multi-task.  12 hour shifts including weekends and holidays required.  Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Georgia driver’s license.

Employment contingent upon passing physical fitness test, background check, polygraph or voice stress examination, psychological examination, and a post offer drug screening.

Lumpkin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Send, fax or email the application to:

Director of Community & Employee Services
99 Courthouse Hill, Suite A
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Fax 706.864.4760