Walker County is currently seeking applications for an Assistant Chief of Walker County Police. This position pays between $17 and $22 an hour, depending on experience.


The Assistant Chief of Walker County Police works closely with the Chief of Walker County Police in the oversight of all activities of the Codes Enforcement Officers in Walker County.  This position has responsibility, at the direction of the Chief, to ensure the successful completion and administration of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and standards for the department. May also partake in the strategic planning covering the use of resources, coordinating activities, and ensuring high quality service and contributes to the implementation of projects and programs to maximize codes enforcement services in coordination with the all other county departments, and public and private organizations.


  • Evaluates property against County ordinances.
  • Writes warning citations and advises owners or occupants of corrections needed.
  • Directs investigation of ordinance violations and issuing citations by other officers.
  • Follows up on citations after given time has elapsed.
  • Assures all POST records for the department are maintained properly.
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a similar position.
  • Three years’ experience in a related field.
  • Experience in Public Relations a plus.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age


  • Advanced knowledge of state and local protocols and ordinances.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of desktop and laptop computers and Microsoft software.
  • Ability to read and comprehend maps, plats, and legal documents.
  • Ability to measure with a tape measure and perform calculations accurately.
  • General knowledge of safety rules and regulations pertaining to duties.
  • Ability to understand and enforce procedures and policies.


  • A valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance, and maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).
  • O.S.T. certification and mandated as a peace officer.
  • Must achieve and retain Red Card certification.


These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of Chief of Walker County Police‘s job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb, bend, crouch and twist to perform such tasks as:

  • Walking, standing, climbing ladders, while observing the work site and work duties of others; visiting other departments or offices; or inspecting a location;
  • Twisting, sitting, operating foot controls while driving a vehicle; entering and exiting vehicle often;
  • Reaching, carrying, pushing, pulling supplies, files, file drawers, other equipment;
  • Sitting at meetings, doing desk work, in a vehicle.

Hand and foot dexterity is required to operate office equipment, and paperwork.

Hearing and speech is necessary to communicate with customers and co-workers in person, by telephone and radio.

Good vision is required for all functions.

This position must be able to lift 25 pounds occasionally.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually exposed to a noise level that is moderate to loud. Work is performed out of doors daily and in seasonally extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as rain and other environmental elements.  Physical hazards include dangerous equipment, noise and vibration, exposure to fumes, gases, chemicals, dust, dirt, and aggressive individuals.


  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided.
  • Effective leadership.
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with staff, management, volunteers, community groups and professional associates.
  • Accomplishment of job functions in effective and timely manner.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects.
  • Exercise of sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly analyze problems; to meet demanding and changing deadlines in spite of interruptions.
  • Adherence to established policies and procedures.

To apply for this position, click here to access the application packet. Fill it out and send the application packet, a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Government
c/o Tabitha Cantrell, Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to Tabitha Cantrell.

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