Opportunities with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office

To begin the application process, an applicant must fully complete the Columbia County Sheriff's Office application for Employment, along with Criminal History Records Information Consent Form, Domestic Violence Conviction Attestation, and the Applicant Data Sheet. An application may be downloaded or  obtained in the records division of the Sheriff's Office. Applications must be complete, signed, and dated. Incomplete applications may be rejected.  Communications Officer applicants who fail the multitasking data entry test may test again in 30 days, if no other disqualifying aspects exist.  Rejected applicants may reapply for consideration in six months; however those applicants who are disqualified for reasons which assure another rejection will not be reconsidered.

Applications, resumes, letters of reference, or other materials submitted with applications as additional information, become property of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, and cannot be returned. The information provided on the application is subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act.

For sworn/certified positions, an applicant must meet the appearance standard as set forth by the Sheriff.  The applicant will be notified by the Human Resources Specialist if the application is rejected for not meeting necessary qualifications to continue in the application process, including reason(s) for the rejection and re-application procedures.

If you are a member of the National Guard or Reserves: 

State requirements for acceptance to attend Basic Peace Officer Academy or Basic Jailer course requires that we submit a Letter of Good Standing with your class application.  The letter should be on the company letterhead stating that you are a member of the unit in good standing and should be signed by your Company Commander or First Sergeant.

If you are previous law enforcement from another state:

You will need to submit the following items:

  1. State certification letter or certificate (for each state in which you are certified)
  2. Basic Mandate Training certificate (for each state in which you completed the training)
  3. Letter of Good Standing for each agency that you were employed.  This letter should be on agency letterhead and state that you left the agency in good standing and should be signed by the appropriate person from that agency.

NOTE: These items must be submitted before your application can move forward to be hired.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is "An Equal Opportunity Employer."

Download & Print Application Form under the job description below.
CCSO Recruitment and Selection Process

CCSO Benefits

View other job opportunities with Columbia County.


We accept applications for the positions listed below throughout the year and will keep them on file for two years from the date of receipt. 

Click on the link to view the job description for the position for which you are interested.
Patrol Deputy (Sworn)

Deputy Jailer (Sworn)
Bailiff Deputy - Part Time(Sworn)
Communications Officer
Records Clerk III
Clerk IV Courthouse
School Crossing Guard

 For any further questions, please feel free to contact the Human Resource Specialist at (706) 541-3937 or send an email to


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