Job Openings

Due to health and safety concerns we require everyone entering the Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 at the Courthouse.

SUMTER COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Zoning Administrator. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and education/experience. This position provides technical support for the zoning application process. Answers telephone and greets visitors; provides information and assistance regarding zoning matters and permits; resolves issues and concerns and forwards to appropriate personnel as needed. Accepts and reviews applications for zoning, land use amendments, conditional use, variances, appeals and special exceptions; compiles related maps and data. Prepares legal advertisements; send notices to adjoining property owners; prepares signs for display on property in question. Prepares reports for the Board of Commissioners and Tax Assessor’s Office. Assists in the interpretation of zoning maps, plats, deeds and ordinances; researches property in the tax digest. Provides administrative and clerical support for the Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of Zoning Appeals; compiles data for agenda, public hearing notices and staff reports; prepares resolutions for rezoning, conditional use, variances and appeals; prepares public notices for board hearings.  Attends meetings and records minutes; notifies applicants of Board decisions. Assists in interpreting zoning maps, and use maps and related information; researches property information in the tax digest. Reviews and approves plats for zoning requirements. Provide monthly agenda and case updates for the county website. Interprets county ordinances and land use. Verifies and maintains addresses for the E911 system.  Notifies GIS, Sumter County Tax Assessors and Voter Registration of new or updated addresses. Assists building inspector and code enforcement officer with issuing permits and responding to code and nuisance complaints from public as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements, 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. 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 for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Proof of requirements must be provided at time of applying.

Due to health and safety concerns we require everyone entering the Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 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 $33,155.20.

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 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 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 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. This license is required to be upgraded to a Class F license within 90 days of 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 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 time of applying.

Due to health and safety concerns we require everyone entering the Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 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.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SUMTER COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT

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 licenses 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 time of applying.

Due to health and safety concerns we require everyone entering the Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 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 an equitable compensation and pay plan.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 licenses 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 Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 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)

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 Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 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)

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SUMTER COUNTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE

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, regulation, policies, and procedures; monitors 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, grills, 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 Sate of Georgia; must possess P.O.S.T. certification.

Due to health and safety concerns we require everyone entering the Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 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


MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Facility Maintenance Worker. Salary is commensurate based on experience, qualifications and an equitable compensation and pay plan. 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 licenses 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. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia. Must be able to work flexible hours.

Due to health and safety concerns we require everyone entering the Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 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


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 control room to watch conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; observes monitors to 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 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 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 licenses 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 time of applying.

Due to health and safety concerns we require everyone entering the Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 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)

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 licenses 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 time of applying.

Due to health and safety concerns we require everyone entering the Courthouse to wear a mask, use the hand sanitation station available around 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 100 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