The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office seeks career oriented, highly motivated men and women with high moral and ethical standards to provide the entire range of law enforcement services to the community.

We are a full service law enforcement agency offering employment in every aspect of policing. We have a wide range of employee and family benefits available.

Medical Insurance for Employee

Group rate available for family coverage, life insurance and competitive retirement plans.  Prospective employees should inquire as to specific benefits.

Employment Criteria

Must be at least 21 years of age for Deputy Sheriff positions, 18 years of age for civilian positions, accredited high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, honorable discharge (if prior military), no adverse driving record and no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude.

It is the policy of the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office to hire the best qualified individuals by using a selection process that measures each applicant’s traits and characteristics in a manner that is related to the employment opportunity.

The agency will practice a regimented and thorough selection process while simultaneously affording equal opportunity to everyone regardless of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, or age. The agency does not discriminate against people with disabilities and affords them the same opportunity for employment selection provided to all citizens. Where possible, the agency provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of qualified people.

The agency relies upon the accuracy of information contained in the employment application and other data obtained throughout the selection process. Any misrepresentations, falsification, or material omissions of this information may result in the exclusion of the applicant from further consideration for employment or, if the individual has been hired, termination of his/her employment.

Refer to the “Statement of Hiring Practices” document contained in the Employment Application Packet for further requirements and qualifications.

Selection Process

Our selection process is thorough to ensure only the highest caliber persons are selected. This process includes, but is not limited to:

  • Oral Interview.
  • Medical examination, drug screen, psychological evaluation and polygraph examination (after conditional job offer).
  • Extensive background investigation.

Click HERE to view an important memo dated 01-21-10 regarding the employment application process.

Click HERE to download the Employment Application and return the completed Employment Application to:

Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office
Human Resources Office
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540