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Dougherty County uses Sheriff's office to check applicants

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County's Human Resource Department does its own background checks on new employees and we found they have no problem delving into an applicants past history.

To apply for a position with Dougherty County it must be done online. Those applications are handled directly by the Human Resource Office and background checks are preformed only after the applicants are whittled down to a select few. The Sheriff's office handle's the search which is done searching state and national records.

"It's just a standard GCIC, a Georgia background check or NCIC it goes back as far as the person's history goes generally at the age of adulthood, around 18 years old so all of ours would go back as far as there is history," said Alice Goesser Jenkins, Dougherty County Human Resource Director.

The sheriff's office's investigation includes both civil and criminal records. The Human Resource Director says it has turned up several DUI charges for people applying to drive county vehicles and therefore disqualified those applicants.

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