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Detention Officer
Title:Detention Officer
The Ware County Sheriff’s Office is currently advertising for the position of DETENTION OFFICER. We have established very high standards for our employees. It is the policy of this agency to hire only the most qualified individuals. Our employee selection process affords equal opportunity to everyone regardless of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender or disability. Should you be disabled, our staff will be happy to provide any reasonable accommodations to assist you.

To be considered for employment, applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Be at least 18 years of age for the position of Detention Officer;
  • Be a legal citizen of the United States (attach copy of social security card and certified copy of birth certificate);
  • Be registered with the Civil Service if you are a male born on or after January 1, 1960 unless you are a son of a foreign diplomat. (If you are not certain if you are registered, visit website
  • Have no felony convictions;
  • Have no adverse driving record;
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution (attach copy of diploma AND transcripts with application);
  • Possess a valid driver license (attach copy of DL with application);
  • Possess an honorable discharge if prior military (attach copy of DD-214 with application).
The hiring process includes, but is not limited to, an oral interview and passing a background investigation. If a conditional offer of employment is presented, applicants must then pass a pre-employment drug screen, a polygraph or computer voice stress analysis test, (CVSA), physical, and a psychological examination. It is very important to note that: a) you should not quit your present position unless you receive an OFFICIAL JOB OFFER from this agency; and b) this agency will only be responsible for the cost of the initial screenings and hiring processes.
Any follow-up testing that you may request will be at YOUR expense. In addition, test results that are paid for by the county are the county’s property and results will not be given to the applicant.

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