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 the 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 the 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, Military, or Federal

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.
  4. Equivalency of Training Information (PDF)

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."

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
Deputy Jailer (Sworn)
Bailiff Deputy - Part Time(Sworn)
Communications Officer
School Crossing Guard

Facility Custodian

Crime Analyst