Job Opportunities

The Sheriff’s Office utilizes Guardian Alliance Technologies to begin the online application process and background portion of the hiring phase.

Please email Office Coordinator Ashley Carlson with your first and last name, email address, phone number, and which position you wish to apply for at amcarlson@dekalbcounty.org to receive a link to the online application process through the Guardian Portal. This is the official place where your application process begins!

PLEASE NOTE THE GUARDIAN APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY (PHOTO, BIRTH CERTIFICATE, HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/EQUIVALENT, OR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED) AND HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT!

Corrections/Patrol Applicants

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Applicants for patrol/corrections begin their career in the Corrections Division.
  • DeKalb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Telecommunications Applicants

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • DeKalb County is an equal opportunity employer.
Segment #1

The written test component must be passed to progress in the testing process. If a candidate passes Segment #1, they will move on to Segment #2. The exact date, time, and location for the written test will be determined at a later date. Telecommunicators will have an additional computer/typing test after passing the first initial written test.

Segment #2

If a candidate completes Segment #1, they will be scheduled for an oral interview conducted by the Merit Commission. The exact date, time, and location for the oral interview will be determined at a later date.


Those individuals who successfully pass both segments of the testing process will be placed on the specific eligibility list for Corrections/Patrol or Telecommunications Divisions for the Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff may provide an official job offer based on selections from that eligibility list as needed after the individual has completed and passed a rigorous background investigation, psychological and polygraph test.