Applicant Processing

DIsqualifiers and prerequisites:

  • No Felony Convictions
  • No Family Violence Arrests
  • No Misdemeanor Charges or Convictions in the last five years
  • Cannot Currently be on Probation
  • No Excessive Citations
  • No marijuana drug use in the last 2 years
  • No elicit drug use in the last 5 years
  • Good POST Standing with no pending POST investigation
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must posses a valid Georgia Driver’s License
  • Must posses a high school diploma from a SACS accredited school or a GED

 Applicant Process:

  • Physical Fitness Assessment
  • Oral Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Written Exam
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical and Drug Screening
  • Thorough Background Investigation
  • Final Offer of Employment

Application for Employment

Paulding County Applicant Information

It is RECOMMENDED that you complete the fillable application, then print the form and return to the Human Resource Department.  Please remember that the application must be notarized; DO NOT sign it prior to dropping it off at Human Resources.

Deputy Sheriff/Detention Officer Physical Fitness Requirements:

  • Must complete the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Obstacle Course in at least 2 minutes 6 seconds.
  • Recommendations for Obstacle Course Completion:
    • Wear proper workout/active attire
    • No derogatory/political/vulgar clothing
    • Eat a proper meal, but not too heavy
    • Rain or shine; course may be wet
  • The Obstacle Course is located at the Training Center: 284 Dallas Industrial Drive Dallas, GA 30132

**The Obstacle Course is CLOSED unless Sheriff's Office Personnel are present. Any applicant who utilizes or attempts to utilize the Obstacle Course without permission will be disqualified.