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SALARY RANGE: B23:$34,987-$56,013

This is a WORK TEST POSITION which requires successful completion of 90 days on the job training before being eligible for appointment to probationary status.  

It is the policy of Fulton County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee, and applicant based upon merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Completion of course work equivalent to the academic requirements of an Associate's degree in criminal justice or related field; and successful completion of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

If requested, must submit to a psychological profile test. Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License at the time of appointment. Must be at least twenty (20) years of age. Must conform to the following qualifications as required by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act: Be a citizen of the United States; Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (G.E.D.). POST MUST EVALUATE AND APPROVE ALL MILITARY G.E.D. CERTIFICATES; Not have been convicted by any state or the federal government of any crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison or institution; nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for the purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of a motor vehicle when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered; Be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record; Be of good moral character as determined by established standards and procedures; Have an oral interview with the hiring authority or designated representative(s) to determine applicant’s appearance, background, and ability to communicate; Be found, after examination by a licensed physician of the Fulton County Health and Wellness Department, to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect exercising the powers or duties of a peace officer; and Successfully complete a job related academy entrance examination provided for and administered by the council in conformity with state and federal law. Such examination shall be administered prior to entrance to the basic course provided for in Code Sections 35-8-9 and 35-8-11. The council may change or modify such examination and shall establish the criteria for determining satisfactory performance on such examination. Peace officers who do not perform satisfactorily on the examination shall be ineligible to retake such examination for a period of six (6) months after an unsuccessful attempt. The provisions of this paragraph establish only the minimum requirements of academy entrance examinations for peace officer candidates in this state; each law enforcement unit is encouraged to provide such additional requirements and any preemployment examination as it deems necessary and appropriate.

EXAMINATION:

The examination will consist of A REVIEW of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be rated as eligible. If selected, an official, accredited college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work shown on the application.

TO APPLY:

For current openings, please refer to the Fulton County Personnel Department Job Opportunities page  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fulton/default.cfm .   If there is an opening, you may submit an application at this link.

JOB SUMMARY:

Incumbent in this class is a sworn law enforcement officer responsible for providing specialized court-related law enforcement services to the citizens of Fulton County. Responsibilities include enforcing state and local laws, ordinances, court orders, writs, and precepts; serving civil processes; effecting levies; and making arrests on criminal warrants.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

This is the first level within a nine-level Marshal classification series. Marshal I, Deputy is distinguished from Marshal II, Deputy in that the former serves as the entry-level class and possesses a lesser degree of law enforcement experience, whereas the latter possesses a greater degree of law enforcement experience and provides guidance, advice, and one-on-one training to the Marshal I, Deputy and oversees a specifically assigned geographical area or departmental function as required. Incumbent in this class works night and weekend shifts as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Serves civil processes. Interprets court orders, levies, and attachments. Makes decisions to arrest or set a court date on criminal warrants. Provides security for the Fulton County State and Magistrate Courts. Acts as Bailiff and supervises jurors in the State and Magistrate Courts. Assists and interacts with the general public to provide court-related services. Communicates with departmental staff, other law enforcement agencies, and the general public utilizing voice, telephone, radio, facsimile, and computer data links. Responds to calls for assistance from other law enforcement agencies. Enforces state and local laws and makes arrests. Operates vehicles to carry out supervisory directives as required. Receives general instructions on daily activities from assigned supervisor. Performs traffic duty as required.

KNOWLEDGE:

Office practices and procedures; Federal, state, and local criminal laws and codes governing area of assignment; Principles of criminal justice and public safety; Rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing area of assignment; Standard courtroom operating practices and procedures; Principles and practices of customer service; Safe use and care of firearms and other standard and specialized law enforcement equipment (i.e., two-way radio, motor vehicle, etc.);Fulton County geography.

SKILLS:

Using a two-way radio; Operating a motor vehicle; Responding quickly and calmly in crisis situations; Reading maps and symbols; Preparing and presenting oral and written communication; Operating office equipment, including a typewriter, telephone, calculator, personal computer, copier, and fax machine; Maintaining an orderly courtroom environment and performing effective crowd control; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the general public; Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

 

 
 
 

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