Juvenile Correctional Officer I- John G. Richards 2nd Shift
State of South Carolina - Richland County, SC

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Provides care, custody, and control of young juveniles under the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Under general supervision, exercises safety and security measures in an institutional setting. Observes and reports activities of institutionalized population; provides counseling to population as a function of treatment plan. Maintains appropriate control and protective services of juveniles including security and well being, at all times. Supervises and directs juvenile movement during various activities on site; maintains correct physical headcount at all times. Conducts regular security checks of living units. Maintains log of all activities. Provides protection of the environment in which juveniles reside with strict adherence to safety regulations designed to protect juveniles and staff. Some of the specific tasks that you may be required to perform include filling out forms, making written entries in official records and files, transportation, maintaining cleanliness of buildings (including laundry), supervision of juvenile activities (indoor and outdoor), and addressing out-of-control juveniles and/or situations. You must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina Driver’s License. You shall be required to work any shift in any facility of the Department within fifteen miles of your primary workstation (DJJ facilities operate on a seven-day per week, twenty-four hours per day schedule). You may be required to work alone. You may be required to intervene in situations where personal and physical harm is possible. You must be able to withstand verbal abuse. You may be required to administer emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or first aid and shall be required to maintain certification in both CPR and first aid.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

A high school diploma or GED. Must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Must be at least 21 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED with a valid driver’s license. Must provide date of birth on application. Must be eligible for certification under the Law Enforcement Training Act and able to successfully complete the Agency’s Basic Training Program. Drug testing required.

Additional Comments:

Applications are incomplete if you fail to answer all supplemental questions, education and work history. Incomplete applications are not referred to hiring managers. Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the stated closing date. You will be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver’s license and child abuse registry prior to an offer of employment. Additionally, a medical examination and drug testing may be required. Please provide an explanation for any gaps in employment. A resume may be attached with your application, but not substituted for completing the work history section of the application.

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