Job Openings

Sumter County Human Resources Office has moved to Suite 110 (former Voter Registration/Elections Office)

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

SUMTER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

FINANCE DIRECTOR (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Finance Director. This position is responsible for directing the county's financial operations. Interested applicants should access the comprehensive job description via the link above to obtain the full requirements and other details for this position.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to hires, trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines staff; supervises the management of grant funds, including records maintenance and reporting; manages financial investments; coordinates with elected and appointed officials and department heads to provide information, resolve problems, and provide financial direction; attends Board of Commissioners meetings to provide reports, present budget reports and amendments, and to answer financial questions; prepares the annual operating budget; prepares and advertises five-year tax histories; prepares and computes roll-back millage rates and county millage rates; advertises and holds public hearings; monitors revenues to ensure compliance with budgetary and management objectives.

Knowledge required includes but is not limited to knowledge of the principles and practices of business administration; knowledge of budget development and management principes and practices; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, county ordinances, and department policies and procedures.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


FINANCE SPECIALIST (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Finance Specialist. This position performs specialized accounting functions in support of department operations. Interested applicants should access the comprehensive job description via the link above to obtain the full requirements and other details for this position.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to processes bi-weekly payroll, processes accounts payable and accounts receivable, reconciles bank statements, processes quarterly taxes, processes and distributes budget reports, balances and closes monthly payroll, processes journal entries, prepares bank deposits, prepares monthly defined benefits reports. 

Knowledge required includes but is not limited to knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, payroll policies and procedures, accounts payable and receivable policies and procedures, asset management principles, and customer service principles and practices.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SUMTER COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS

DEPUTY CLERK TRAINEE (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Clerk of Courts is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Deputy Clerk Trainee. This position provides clerical and customer service support for the Office of the Clerk of Court.

Duties and responsibilities include but are 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 are required; manages court records; attends court and provides clerical support; drafts bench warrants for failure to appear cases; processes passport applications; notarizes documents; calculates and collects money for copies, filings, etc.; balances receipts and prepares daily deposits.

Knowledge required includes but is not limited to knowledge of court policies and procedures, legal procedures and terminology, bookkeeping principles, and modern office procedures. 

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SUMTER COUNTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER I (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 hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SERGEANT (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Correctional Institute is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Sergeant. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to serving as Administrative Duty Officer; supervising institution staff and inmates on an assigned shift; ensuring compliance with institution operating procedures and inmate rules; conducting roll call and shift briefings; responding to medical and behavioral emergencies; resolving situations in accordance with policies and procedures; directing the work of personnel; ensuring the safety and security of the prison by monitoring inmate location, movement, and behavior; coordinating and conducting inmate counts; training, assigning, directing, supervising, evaluating and disciplining personnel.

Minimum knowledge requirements are: knowledge of modern corrections facility operations principles, supervisory principles and practices, Georgia Department of Corrections rules and regulations, building security principles, inmate labor laws and county work detail policies and procedures; skill in planning, organization and decision making; maintaining records and preparing reports, oral and written communication; skill in the use of firearms and restraint equipment. 

Minimum qualifications include but are not limited to: 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 the ability to readily obtain certification by the Georgia Department of Corrections. 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 hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICER (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Correctional Institute is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Special Operations Officer. Under supervision, the major duties include but are not limited to: maintains custody and security of prisoners and other incarcerated offenders and maintains order in correctional institutions and other places of detention; acts as first responder to all emergencies inside the facility and on the facility grounds; investigate any and all violations of departmental policies and/or state laws; enforces all institutional policies, rules, procedures and regulations; enforces rules, regulations and state laws necessary for control and management of offenders and the maintenance of public safety; escorts offenders in transit and during temporary leaves; guards facility entrances in order to screen visitors; maintains order, discipline and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies and laws; observes conduct and behavior of offenders; oversees offenders during work assignments, meals, and recreation periods; responds to emergencies; conducts routines and unscheduled searches of the facility and offenders for contraband; transports offenders to and from correctional facilities; will be on call and respond to emergencies or activities deemed necessary by the Warden, Deputy Warden of Security or the Administrative Duty Officer.

Minimum qualifications include but are not limited to: 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 the ability to readily obtain certification by the Georgia Department of Corrections. 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 hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


TOOLS CONTROL/TRANSPORT - ID OFFICER (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Correctional Institute is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Tools Controls -Transport-ID Officer. This position is responsible for maintaining the inventory of tools for the county's correctional institution to ensure all tools are accounted for and serviceable; oversees the custody and security of inmates while transporting them to a specified location in an assigned vehicle; performs specialized duties in the maintenance and repair of Institute facilities.

Major duties include but are not limited to: orders tools from vendors; add tools to the inventory; audits the tools inventory to identify lost or damaged tools; transports inmates to various locations such as prisons, medical facilities, jails and other specified locations; takes photographs and creates county and offender identification cards.

Requirements include but are not limited to: considerable knowledge of security procedures and techniques; knowledge of Georgia Department of Corrections Standard Operating Procedures; knowledge of inventory management practices and procedures; knowledge of vehicle maintenance standards and procedures; skill in organizing, maintaining and storing tools and equipment; skill in interpersonal relations; ability to react in an emergency and make sound, rational decisions, demonstrating good judgment and work in a hostile environment.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to hr@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. Annual starting salary depends 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. 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 hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SUMTER COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I (FULL-TIME)

This position operates light to heavy equipment in support of assigned public works construction, repair and maintenance projects on county roads and infrastructure.  HEO I is considered to be an ‘entry level’ position with a minimal background in equipment operations of up to two years’ experience.

The Sumter County Public Works is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Heavy Equipment Operator I. This position is responsible for operating/driving equipment and performs manual labor work associated with projects.

Major duties include but are not limited to: operates light to heavy equipment in the maintenance and repair of county roads, bridges, rights-of-way, and drainage systems; operates farm tractor, roll packer, and single axle dump truck; ability to learn to operate skid steer loader, backhoe, farm tractors with side-boom mower and rear mower, front-end loader, and other types of heavy and light equipment; operates a variety of hand and power tools, including chain saw, pole saw, weed eater, leaf blower, shovel, rake, shop brooms, etc.; unloads and loads equipment for transport; assists in traffic control at work sites; performs pre-trip and post-trip vehicle and equipment inspections; performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs on equipment; uses single axle dump truck to transport materials to and from work sites; replaces road signs, mows rights-of-way and other related duties; attends department meetings and training sessions.

Knowledge requirements include but are not limited to: knowledge of the techniques, equipment, and supplies used in public works maintenance; knowledge of county and departmental safety policies and procedures; knowledge of or ability to learn the geography of the county, including road names and locations; skill in the operation of assigned vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment; skill in prioritizing and organizing work; skill in oral and written communication.

Applications must be downloaded and emailed to hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

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 hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

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 hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

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 hr@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. Annual starting salary depends on qualification.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER