Troup County Sheriff's Office makes it easier to apply for jobs

Published: Sep. 16, 2015 at 11:47 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2015 at 1:25 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - If you're a searching for a job in law enforcement, the Troup County Sheriff's office has made the application process simpler.

Laura Grantham started her first day at the Troup County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, but she said the application process wasn't easy.

"It took them a little over a month to finally contact me for an interview. Once I did get contacted for an interview they called me for a 2nd interview, and a tour of the facility, and then within another couple of weeks they had me take a drug test," Grantham said.

Grantham says during the two month process she even started to look at other places of employment, and that's exactly why the sheriff's office decided to make some changes two weeks ago.

Sergeant Stewart Smith of the Troup County Sheriff's Office said a resident can now come straight to the lobby to fill out an application for an open position instead of having to go to their department of labor or to the government center.

"That expedites that process, and instead of waiting around for two or three weeks to get the application, we can review it quickly, and let them know it's been received and set up an interview with them," Smith said.

Smith said applicants can even get a tour of the facility before deciding if they want to actually apply for the job.

Positions will be posted in the lobby on a bulletin board and will display the requirements for the job like education or training needed.

Jailers start at $11.40 an hour and deputies start at $13. 58 an hour.

If you can't make it to the sheriff's office, don't worry, you can still apply at the Department of Labor or the Government Center in Troup County.

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