Job Openings

Sumter County Human Resources Office has been moved to Suite 110 (old Election's Office)

Applications may be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at the drop box outside Suite 110 at the Courthouse.


SUMTER COUNTY TAX ASSESSORS OFFICE

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Tax Assessors Office is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Administrative Assistant.  This position is responsible for performing clerical and general office support. Some of the major duties includes but are not limited to: assists customers with office services; helps with real estate and title searches; make modifications to mailing and physical addresses to make them in compliance with E911; assists Disabled Veterans with exemptions and mortgage letters; process PT-61s from the Clerks Authority website and generates monthly report; assists taxpayers with homestead applications, and other essential duties as required.

Minimum requirements include: ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent; ability to read GIS maps; ability to use Win-Gap software, Data Cloud, and Eagle View; sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SUMTER COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS


HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Public Works is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Heavy Equipment Operator.  This position operates heavy equipment in support of assigned public works construction and maintenance projects. Some of the major duties includes but not limited to: operates heavy equipment in the maintenance and repair of county roads, bridges, rights-of-way, and drainage systems; operates motor grader, excavator, backhoe, dump truck, roll packer, low boy, farm tractor, front end loader, and any other types of heavy and light equipment; unloads and loads equipment for transport; performs various tasks associated with the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges; maintains road, road shoulders, and ditches; operates a variety of hand and power tools, including chain saw, weed eater blower, shovel, rake, etc., and other essential duties as required.

Minimum requirements include: ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent; sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years; possession of a vehicle and possession of/or ability to readily obtain a valid driver license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle operated.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Starting salary is $25,188.80 (depending on experience).

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SUMTER COUNTY CLERK OF COURT


DEPUTY CLERK TRAINEE - (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Clerk of Court is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Deputy Clerk Trainee.  This position provides clerical and customer service support for the office of the Clerk of Court. Some of the major duties includes but not limited to prepares and transmits sentencing and conviction information to the GCIC, Department of Driver Services, Court of Appeals, Georgia Department of Corrections, and other agencies; receives, verifies, and files a variety of documents; manages court; manages court records, attends court and provides clerical support, drafts bench warrants for failure to appear cases; notarizes documents; and performs other essential duties as required. 

Minimum requirements include ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent; and sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Applications can be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Starting salary is $23,025.60

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SUMTER COUNTY JUVENILE COURT

DEPUTY CLERK AND PANEL COORDINATOR - (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Juvenile Court is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Deputy Clerk and Panel Coordinator.  This position is responsible for providing clerical and customer service support for the Southwestern Judicial Juvenile Court Circuit operations and for coordinating the citizens' panel judicial review program.  Major duties for this position include but are not limited to procures and maintains all official case and judicial panel review records for each juvenile review; enters data for juvenile case files; provides clerical support for court operations; creates and updates panel files; creates a summary of recommendations from case plan; schedules case review dates and times; mails notification letters to all parties invited to panel review; travels to six counties for court and panels; attends panel reviews and assists the panel in formulating panel findings and recommendations; distributes judicial citizen review panel recommendations to the Juvenile Court Judge, parents, and other appropriate agencies and parties; answers telephone and greets visitors; provides information and assistance; files all Juvenile, DFACS, HIPPA, Panel, a DJJ files; collects fines or restitution payments; balances accounts; responds to requests for information and records from Special Assistant Attorney General, Department of Juvenile Justice, attorneys, Court Appointed Special Advocate, Department of Family and Children’s Services, Public Defender, District Attorney, court reporters, families, etc.; assigns case numbers to court cases; transfers cases as instructed for Juvenile files and DFCS; processes informal adjustments and dismissals from DA; signs and processes summons and subpoenas; performs related duties.

Minimum requirements include: ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent; sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years; possession of a vehicle and possession of/or ability to readily obtain a valid driver license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle operated.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Starting salary is $13.27 per hour.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SUMTER COUNTY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE DETAIL OFFICER - (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Buildings and Grounds Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Buildings and Ground Maintenance Detail Officer.  This position is responsible for supervising and participating in the work of an inmate detail while repairing structures and maintaining county buildings and other county property.  Major duties for this position include but are not limited to: supervises and instructs assigned inmates on the work detail; maintains the safety of inmates and the general public; checks worksites for safety and security concerns; monitors inmates to ensure safety and security; performs routine maintenance duties such as applying plaster, fixing fountains, and other duties; supervises and participates in the construction and moving of furniture; performs preventive maintenance on grounds maintenance equipment; cleans, inspects, and searches the detail vehicle for contraband; supervises and participates in the janitorial maintenance of the courthouse; pours concrete; constructs tile floors; installs sheetrock; performs grounds keeping and building maintenance duties; rake, mulch, and prune the grounds as needed; performs related duties.

Minimum Requirements include:  knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience or service; possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated; possession of or ability to readily obtain appropriate certifications from the Georgia Department of Corrections for the supervision of inmate laborers.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us  or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Starting salary is depending on qualification.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SUMTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT

CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTER (PART-TIME)

The Sumter County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Certified Firefighter part-time and full-time. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and education/experience. This position drives; operates and maintains fire equipment and apparatus to mitigate fire and other emergency incidents. Responds to alarms and assists in the suppression of fires, including rescue, entry, ventilating, and salvage work; assumes command at emergency scenes until relieved by a superior officer; directs emergency operations until relieved by a superior officer. Operates and participates in the maintenance of a variety of equipment, tools, and apparatus; troubleshoots and resolves problems. Maintains the inventory of tools and equipment on apparatus; conducts daily inspection of apparatus; performs routine maintenance on vehicles, apparatus, and equipment; reports mechanical failures when assistance or repair is warranted; performs minor repairs and may assist on major repairs. Maintains current knowledge of county roads, geography, and water system; tests fire hydrants. 

Minimum requirements, knowledge, and level of competency are commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with high school education. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. This license is required to be upgraded to a Class F license within 90 days of the hire date.  Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act. Be at least 18 years of age, not have been convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction within ten years prior to employment, have a good moral character as determined by investigation under a procedure approved by Human Resources, be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record (Criminal background check). Proof of requirements must be provided at the time of applying.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Starting salary $19,195.44 for part-time and $38,390.88 for full-time.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SUMTER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

DETENTION OFFICER (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Full-Time Detention Officer. The position is responsible for performing corrections and detention service duties at the county jail.

Minimum Requirements include the ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until filled. (Annual starting salary $ 26,498.16)

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


CERTIFIED SHERIFF DEPUTY (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Sheriff Office is seeking qualified P.O.S.T. Certified and Non-Certified candidates for the position of Certified Sheriff Deputy. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and the protection of life and property.

Non-Certified Applicants: This position is also open to non-P.O.S.T. certified candidates. We will sponsor you to go to the Academy, providing successful completion of all background screenings.

Minimum Requirements include the ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. 

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Must be able to pass a background investigation including a Criminal History, Driving History, and Reference check. Proof of requirements must be provided at the time of applying.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until filled. (Annual starting salary $32,189.04)

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (FULL-TIME and PART-TIME)

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Communication Officer. This position is responsible for receiving calls for assistance from the public and dispatching appropriate public safety personnel.

Minimum Requirements include the ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia and GCIC/NCIC certification as set forth by Peace Officer Standards and training. Must be able to work flexible hours.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until filled. (Annual starting salary $24,627.20)

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SUMTER COUNTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE

SERGEANT - (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Correctional Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Full-Time Sergeant.  this position is responsible for supervising and participating in assigned Institute functions.  Major duties for this position include but are not limited to: serves as Administrative Duty Officer; supervises institution staff and inmates on an assigned shift; ensures compliance with institution operating procedures and inmate rules; conducts roll call and shift briefings; responds to medical and behavioral emergencies; resolves situations in accordance with policies and procedures; directs the work of personnel; makes work and duty assignments; ensures the safety and security of the prison by monitoring inmate location, movement, and behavior; coordinates and conducts inmate counts; oversees safety, maintenance, and sanitation inspections; oversees the discovery and control of contraband; trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel; performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements include: knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service; possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated; possession of or ability to readily obtain certification by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Starting salary is $14.54 per hour.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


CORPORAL (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Correctional Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Corporal. This position is responsible for serving as an assistant shift supervisor on an assigned shift. Major duties include but are not limited to; assuring adherence to department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; monitors the performance of assigned personnel. Participates in and supervises the work of personnel engaged in guarding, monitoring, searching, and disciplining inmates in the absence of the shift supervisor.  Observes inmate conduct and behavior to prevent escape or disturbances. Guards and supervises inmate work details; inspects work for accuracy and completeness; dismisses problem inmates from work details. Inspects locks, window bars, doors, grilles, and gates for tampering; conducts outdoor perimeter security checks (e.g., parking lots and vehicles). Searches inmates and dorms for contraband articles. Performs mandatory headcounts. Assists subordinate personnel with difficult or complex situations. May employ weapons or force to maintain discipline and order among inmates if necessary. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum qualifications include possession of high school diploma or its equivalent; one to three years experience as a Correctional Officer; possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia; must possess P.O.S.T. certification.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until filled. (Annual starting salary $27,743.04 - $29,032.28)

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

CONTROL ROOM OPERATOR (FULL TIME/PART-TIME)

The Sumter County Correctional Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Part-Time Control Room Operator. This position is responsible for operating a security and surveillance control room to monitor the county correctional institution’s security and safety measures inside and outside of the facility. Major duties include but are not limited to; operating security and surveillance system, observes TV monitors in the control room to watch conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; observes monitors ensure the safety of institute staff members and visitors inside and outside of the facility.  Alerts correctional personnel of inmate unruly activities viewed on the control room monitors; dispatches correctional personnel to trouble spots and other facility locations as necessary. Operates control panel board to open, close, and lock prison doors; operates an intercom system to transmit and receive messages and to give orders to inmates inside the facility; maintains an ongoing log of control room operation activities including records of incidences, inmate counts, visitors, key requests, etc.; answers telephone, transfers calls, answers questions, and takes messages; performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements include completion of high school or equivalent. Possess have the ability to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Must be at least 18 years old. Proof of these requirements must be submitted when applying for the position. Must pass P.O.S.T. Certification within the time frame required by this department, which is normally within six months of employment. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Must be able to pass a background investigation including a Criminal History, Driving History, and Reference check. Proof of requirements must be provided at the time of applying.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until filled. (Annual starting salary $16,693.56)

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Correctional Institute is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Correctional Officer. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to supervising inmates, observing inmates' conduct and behavior, directing inmates during work assignments, patrolling the facility, and performing additional tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements include completion of high school or equivalent. Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Must be at least 18 years old. Proof of these requirements must be submitted when applying for the position. Must pass P.O.S.T. Certification within the time frame required by this department, which is normally within six months of employment. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Must be able to pass a background investigation including a Criminal History, Driving History, and Reference check. Proof of requirements must be provided at the time of applying.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to twooden@sumtercountyga.us or mailed to Human Resources P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709 or dropped off at Suite 110 at the Courthouse. An application must be completed by each individual to be considered for any position with Sumter County.

Applications will be accepted until filled. (Annual starting salary $27,120.60 - $27,743.04)

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER