Job Openings

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

Due to health and safety concerns, we recommend 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 to ecarrillo@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 CLERK OF COURTS

COURT CLERK TRAINEE - (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Clerk of Courts Office is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Court Clerk - Civil/Criminal Division Trainee. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties include but are not limited to, preparing and transmitting sentencing and conviction information to the GCIC, Department of Driver Services, Court of Appeals, Georgia Department of Corrections, and other agencies as required. Managing court records; attends court and provides clerical support; drafts bench warrants for failure to appear cases. Receiving, preparing, and processing incoming and outgoing mail. Scanning documents. Calculating and collecting money for copies, filings, etc.; balances receipts and prepares daily deposits. Answering telephone and greets visitors; providing information and assistance; providing requested documents. Assisting in maintaining office supply inventory; reorders as needed. Processing passport applications. Notarizing documents. Maintaining a variety of files and records. Preparing a variety of regular and special reports. Performing related duties. 

Minimum Requirements include the ability to read write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with a high school diploma or its recognized 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.

Due to health and safety concerns, we require everyone entering the Courthouse 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 $23,025.60 - $24,627.20


SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SUMTER COUNTY FINANCE DEPARTMENT

FINANCE DIRECTOR - (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Finance Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Finance Director. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is responsible for directing the county's financial operations. Major duties include: hire, train, assign, direct, supervise, evaluate, and discipline staff; supervise 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; works with administration and department heads to project expenses and forecast revenue; presents proposed balanced budgets for consideration and approval; develops and maintains internal controls; prepares and advertises five-year tax histories; prepares and computes roll-back millage rates and county millage rates; advertises and holds public hearings; monitors expenditure levels for all county departments; prepares budget amendments as needed; monitors revenues to ensure compliance with budgetary and management objectives; supervises payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, grant management, records management, asset management, and other financial functions; coordinates support for annual external audits; reconciles bank statements to the General Ledger; analyzes, monitors, maintains, reconciles, balances and adjusts accounting records; prepares and enters General Ledger journal entries; oversees the preparation of bank deposits; ensures compliance with county cash management policies and authorizes cash and investment asset transfers; performs related duties.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience; ability to be bonded.

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 August 27, 2021.

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 for the position of Deputy Clerk and Panel Coordinator. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position provides clerical and customer service support for Southwestern Judicial Juvenile Court Circuit operations and for coordinating the citizen’s panel judicial review program. Major duties include: 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 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 a vehicle and possession of/or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle operated.

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.

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


SUMTER COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Public Works Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Responsibilities of this position include operating a variety of moderately heavy-duty construction equipment including front-end loader, motor grader, backhoe, dump truck, lowboy, and other related equipment to ensure county roads, bridges, ditches, signs, drainage systems, and rights-of-ways are properly maintained.

Minimum requirements include the ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations; 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 commercial driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Proof of these requirements must be shown 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 the position is filled. Starting salary $25,188.80

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DETAIL OFFICER (FULL-TIME)

The Sumter County Public Works Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Detail Officer.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is responsible for guarding and supervising assigned Sumter County Correctional Institution state inmates engaged in performing Public Works construction, maintenance, and repair activities; supervise mowing and litter control details. Transporting inmates to and from work sites in accordance with established guidelines. Inspecting inmate work to ensure accuracy, thoroughness, and completeness. Issuing supplies, materials, tools, and equipment to inmates; monitor usage, storage, and quantity. Observes the conduct of inmates to prevent disturbances or escapes. Reports acts of misconduct to appropriate personnel in a timely manner; employs discipline or force to maintain order if needed; prepares written reports related to inmate misconduct, disturbances, or injuries. Ensures all inmates are present, secured, and returned to the Correctional Institute at the end of the day. Operates light and moderately heavy equipment and hand tools as required. Performs related duties.

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. 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 certification by the Georgia Department of Corrections. Proof of these 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 the position is filled. Starting salary $27,601.60

SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SUMTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT

CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTER (PART-TIME and FULL-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 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 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 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 $ 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 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 $ 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)

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 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 $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, 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 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 $27,743.04 - $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 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 $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