Temporary Correctional Officer – CEC

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Job title: Temporary Correctional Officer – CEC

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: Job Responsibilities

South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice invites applications for Correctional Officers to maintain safety and security for Coastal Evaluation Center (CEC). Looking for an exciting, rewarding career? Want to make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth? Consider becoming a Correctional Officer and joining the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice’s (SCDJJ) Team!MISSION

It is the mission of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ) to impact and transform young lives, strengthen families, and support safer communities through targeted prevention and rehabilitation.


New officers will learn effective communication and de-escalation skills to manage behavior. Our training program is facilitated by experienced trainers who teach first aid, report writing, crisis intervention, defensive tactics, investigation, problem solving, and other critical skills used by corrections and law enforcement professionals.


Our CO’s come from all kinds of personal, professional, and educational backgrounds. However, successful CO’s do have a few things in common. They are strong communicators with a true desire to help people. They value serving their community and understand the importance of working in a team environment. They are problem-solvers who can make decisions and thrive in a fast-paced environment.


  • Paid classroom and on-the-job training
  • Uniforms provided
  • Opportunities to work overtime
  • 12-hour shifts including overnights, weekends, and holidays
  • Regularly scheduled opportunities for pay raises
  • Career advancement potential
  • Benefits include a competitive retirement plan through SCRS/PORS and a deferred compensation plan; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; generous PTO program; and an extended sick leave program.


  • Under general supervision, exercises safety and security measures in an institutional setting.
  • Observes and reports activities of institutionalized population.
  • Provides counseling to population as function of treatment plan.
  • Must be a mentor/coach for new JCO Is and provides school security as needed.
  • Responsible for providing safety and security of all youth at the facility.
  • Counsels youth as needed and refers to appropriate Clinician.
  • Supervises and directs youth movement during various activities, always maintains correct physical headcount.
  • Makes regular security checks of living units; completes and submits required reports.
  • Observes, evaluates and reports on specific youth behavioral traits both positive and negative to appropriate staff to help determine specific group needs or interventions.
  • Serves as a member of the local unit team meetings to develop a rehabilitative program for youth. Ensures youth receive proper medical attention as needed.
  • Supervises and conducts routine checks of living units relative to security and safety and ensures that the youth’s well-being is being addressed.
  • Attends training and maintains certification required by the Continuing Law Enforcement Education.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Agency Requirements: Must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates must present documentation of their attainment of college degree(s) at the time of interview. Documentation must be either an official or unofficial copy of the college transcript or Letter of Verification of Degree from the institution’s Registrar’s Office. If the candidate selected for the position provided an unofficial copy, it must be replaced with an official copy on or before the HR processing date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of state laws/institutional rules/regulations/requirements for the control of juveniles. Knowledge of SC Child Abuse Statutes.
  • Knowledge of purpose/methods/practices of secure facilities. Knowledge of various methods of instructing/handling/supervising youth in various activities.
  • Ability to pass a competency examination of SCDJJ Policies and Procedures and Institutional guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to meet and maintain certification under CLEE (Continue Law Enforcement Education) Training.
  • Ability to meet and maintain certification under the SC Law Enforcement Training Act.
  • Willing to work any shift and stay over if necessary.
  • Work in locked quarters, be able to bend over, lift 50+ lbs., must be mobile, no sedentary duties, must be able to work around youth without restrictions.
  • This position performs job duties relating to the custody, control, transportation, or recapture of juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the employee may have direct and indirect contact with juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Training applicable to these duties will be provided.

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 maybe attached with your application, but not substituted for completing the work history section of the application.

Expected salary: $14.55 per hour

Location: Dorchester County, SC

Job date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 07:51:57 GMT

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