Job Openings

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

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available throughout the building and practice social distancing.  


Applications may be downloaded and emailed to deharris@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 HUMAN RESOURCES

    1. APPLICATION (PDF)
    2. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (PDF)
    3. Documents to Submit with Applications (PDF)
    4. HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (PDF)

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT - (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Human Resources is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Human Resources Assistant.  This position is responsible for providing administrative support for the county’s human resource functions. Major duties for this position include but are not limited to prepares and posts job announcements to websites and bulletin boards; receives and reviews job applications; schedules interviews; requests background checks; schedules drug tests; prepares correspondence; conducts orientation; prepares and distributes new-hire packets; maintains active and inactive employees files and records in data system; schedule meetings; answers telephone and greets visitors; provides information and assistance; maintains office supply inventory; makes purchases as needed; and performs related job duties as needed. The work consists of related administrative duties with frequent interruptions and strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position.

Minimum requirements include: knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work of human resources and/or business; 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; two years of administrative assistant experience preferred; and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available throughout the building and practice social distancing. Applications must be downloaded and emailed 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 $25,188.80.

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.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available throughout the building and practice social distancing. Applications must be downloaded and emailed 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.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available throughout the building and practice social distancing. Applications must be downloaded and emailed 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 $11.07 per hour.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



SUMTER COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION

DESK CLERK - (PART-TIME)

The Sumter County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Part-Time Desk Clerk. Major duties for this position include but are not limited to; greeting the public and visitors to the office, answering multi-line telephone system, routing calls, taking messages, responding to questions about the department’s activities, and collecting registration fees for the programs offered through the Parks and Recreation Department.

Minimum Requirements include a high school diploma or recognized equivalent. Skill in oral and written communication is a must. The employee must be able to work weekdays, weekends, and evening hours. Proof of requirements must be provided when the application is returned.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available throughout the building and practice social distancing. Applications must be downloaded and emailed 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 $11,512.80 per year


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.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation stations available throughout the building and practice social distancing.  Applications must be downloaded and emailed to ecarrillo@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 SHERIFF DEPARTMENT

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.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation stations available throughout the building and practice social distancing.  Applications must be downloaded and emailed to ecarrillo@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 $ 25,342.20)

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


CERTIFIED SHERIFF DEPUTY (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Sheriff Department is seeking qualified 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.

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. Must be ALREADY Certified as a Peace Officer for the State of Georgia.

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.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation stations available throughout the building and practice social distancing.  Applications must be downloaded and emailed to ecarrillo@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 $ 29,276.91)

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

WORK DETAIL SUPERVISOR (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Work Detail Supervisor. Salary is commensurate based on experience, qualifications, and equitable compensation and pay plan. The purpose of this position is to supervise county inmate crews and perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance, repair, and minor upkeep of the Sheriff’s Office and LEC. Duties include but are not limited to minor carpentry, plumbing, filter maintenance, light fixture maintenance, and heating and air system maintenance. 

Minimum requirements include high school education or its equivalent. One to two years experience in building maintenance including facility maintenance, facility repair, and heating and air systems. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Must pass P.O.S.T. Certification within the time frame required by this department, which is normally within six months of employment.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation stations available throughout the building and practice social distancing.  Applications must be downloaded and emailed to ecarrillo@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 $26,353.60 - $27,601.60)

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.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation stations available throughout the building and practice social distancing.  Applications must be downloaded and emailed to ecarrillo@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 $23,025.60 - $24,086.40 for Full-Time)

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.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available throughout the building and practice social distancing. Applications must be downloaded and emailed 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.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation stations available throughout the building and practice social distancing.  Applications must be downloaded and emailed to ecarrillo@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 (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.

Due to health and safety concerns we recommend everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation stations available throughout the building and practice social distancing.  Applications must be downloaded and emailed to ecarrillo@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.

Due to health and safety concerns we recommend everyone entering the Human Resources Office to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation stations available throughout the building and practice social distancing.  Applications must be downloaded and emailed to ecarrillo@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