Deputy Chief Marshal – Full Time Job Opportunity

POSITION TITLE:         Deputy Chief Marshal
DEPARTMENT(S):        Public Safety
REPORTS TO:              Chief Marshal/Public Safety Director


This is a sworn, management position for the City of Sugar Hill reporting directly to the Chief Marshal.  The successful candidate will perform complex administrative work directing the operational activities of the Marshal’s Office.  Work involves overseeing the daily operations of the Marshal’s Office and assisting the Chief Marshal in developing and carrying out the mission and vision for the department.  Work is performed in conjunction with and in assistance to the Chief Marshal.  Work in this class is extremely independent and requires a high level of responsibility and decision making.

The Deputy Chief Marshal position exercises considerable accountability and responsibility.  The position will serve as the Acting Chief Marshal in the absence of the Chief Marshal and may be the Incident Commander during major events.

The Deputy Chief Marshal reports to the Chief Marshal and has responsibility for performing general and specialized law enforcement duties and administrative work in the coordination, planning, review and supervision of the activities in the department.  The Deputy Chief Marshal has direct supervision of personnel and activities, including supervising subordinate leaders and staff.  Work includes assisting in developing and managing the department budget, monitoring for safe working conditions, investigating complaints from citizens concerning department policies or officer conduct; assuring quality control; researching leading practices and revising policies and procedures as needed; assisting the Chief Marshal in researching and implementing improvements in departmental services; and any other work assigned.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental and City policies and State and Federal law, supplemented with specific directions from the Chief Marshal.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Marshal and is evaluated through observation, discussion and review of reports.

This is an “at-will” position, and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the Chief Marshal and the City Manager.  An incumbent in this classification: demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills, sets a good example and correctly applies the tenets of the City’s Code of Ethics and Values.


  • Manages staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; communicating the expectations of all public safety employees to ensure group and role clarity; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations to the Chief Marshal.
  • Assists in directing the activities of the department, which includes planning, budgeting, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings;
  • Understands the duties of the officers in the department
  • Ability to and does perform their functions when necessary;
  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.


  • Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances, policies and written directives of the department and of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the application of computers to modern law enforcement work.
  • Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment as required to maintain state certification and comply with state mandates.
  • Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to present effective court testimony and make public presentations.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and activity reports.
  • Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens, department staff, and City officials.
  • Ability to lead and direct the activities of City Marshals.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with other City officials and with the general public.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of police operations and to institute improvements.
  • Ability to use resourcefulness and sound judgment in emergencies.
  • Ability to analyze complex law enforcement problems and situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
  • Ability to enforce laws firmly and to maintain satisfactory public relations.


Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience related to the area of government management, criminal justice, fire science or public administration including five years in an upper executive management position; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the Deputy Chief Marshal for the City of Sugar Hill such as those listed above.


  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License.
  • Georgia POST Certified Peace Officer.
  • Georgia POST Intermediate and Advance Certification.
  • Georgia POST Supervision and Management Certification.


Works under the general direction of the Chief Marshal.


Supervises sworn, professional, paraprofessional, clerical, and other personnel as assigned.


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Environment: Office, outdoors, and natural environment; exposure to cold, heat, sun, rain, sleet, snow, noise, and dust; work at heights.
  • Physical: Sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting; work around equipment and machinery; walk, stand or sit for prolonged periods; moderate to heavy lifting and carrying; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling.
  • Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate the equipment.
  • Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
  • Positions in this class typically require: talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
  • Medium Duty Work: Exerting 25 pounds of force on average occasionally, and/or up-to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Incumbents may be subjected to disruptive people, threatening environment, and travel.
  • This position may require: 24 hours on-call assignment, overtime, or working weekends, holidays, 10-hour, 12-hour, and rotating shifts.

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How to Apply
Applications accepted at City Hall, City of Sugar Hill, ATTN: Jane Whittington, City Clerk, 5039 West Broad Street, Sugar Hill, Georgia 30518 or Email Jane Whittington at Applications, background release and complete job description are available at the link below.

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