Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Deadline: March 11, 2021

Organization: South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

Location: Other

City: Union

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: AGENCY HIRING RANGE - MIN: $40,218.00




State Requirements: A high school diploma and supervisory experience in correctional, security or police work. A bachelor’s degree in a human services or criminal justice field may substitute for the required supervisory experience.

Agency Requirements: A high school diploma and four (4) years supervisory experience with DJJ or comparable security, military, correctional, and/or law enforcement experience. Must attend, pass, and maintain all required DJJ training courses. Must pass a drug test.
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: A bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field.

Considerable knowledge of state law, secured facility rules, regulations as well as requirements for the control of juveniles and in compliance with SC Child Abuse Statues. Considerable knowledge of purposes, methods, and operational practices of DJJ facilities. Lead and develop new officers. Ability to complete required reports to include daily ERS Reports. Ability to establish working relationships with employees. Prone positions (flat on stomach and/or back), kicks and strike motions, joint manipulations, bending at the waist and torque motions, lift hands above the head lifting 50+ pounds, repeated breathing (inhaling/exhaling techniques for CPR/First Aid/AED), kneel on knees (together/individually) unsupported. Work in extreme heat/cold/humidity/inclement weather; safely operate a motor vehicle to include a valid state issued driver's license, walk and/or stand extended periods of time, visually distinguish subjects of up to 75 yards, physically respond appropriately to emergency situations. Attends training and maintains certification required by CLEE (Continuing Law Enforcement Education). Under limited supervision annually scheduled performance review. Works independently on a limited basis.

Essential position: May be required to work any shift and stay over if necessary; this included being places in direct supervision. May work in locked quarters, must be mobile, no sedentary duties, must be able to work around juveniles without restrictions. This position performs duties related 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.

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs





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.

Job Description:



Under limited supervision of the Captain/Unit Manager, plans and directs Correctional Officers in the living unit, assists in planning and implementing operational procedures and ensures that juveniles in the living unit are provided program discipline, safety and security. To set forth responsibilities for all shift supervisors; to ensure shift supervisors are knowledgeable of all security-related job assignments and the requirements to effectively supervise assigned security personnel; to ensure that the highest level of security, safety, compliance with Performance based Standards, and sanitation in practiced in the living room. Supervises, manages, leads, trains and mentors all Juvenile Correctional Officers assigned to the unit in a secure environment in the performance of duties to ensure the safety and security of all staff, juveniles and state property. Ensures that proper staff coverage is maintained at all times. Responds to and handles situations of concern by maintaining the master schedule. Monitors unit to ensure compliance with safety, security, sanitation and maintenance regulations. Maintains inventory of all security equipment to include but not limited to keys, vehicles, security devices, etc. Provides subordinate staff with policy and procedure interpretations. Submits written reports to the Captain of Security pertaining to juveniles or employee-related incidents and any matters pertaining to the security and safety of the institution. Ensures annual EPMS planning stages and reviews of supervised staff are prepared and submitted to the Office of Human Resources (OHR) in accordance with OHR standards. Ensures all reports are accurate and submitted to the appropriate person at the end of the shift. Attends team members meetings to discuss juvenile issues, treatment, security, and participates with employee recognition selection committee when directed by the Captain of Security. Supervises/attends daily shift briefings periodically to ensure proper communication/teamwork for all staff on shifts at a specific facility. Performs other duties as required.

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: Shift Varies (12 Hour Shift) Work every other weekend.
Contact Name:
Recruiters Dorley and Price
Contact Phone Number: 803-899-0055; 803-609-1420
Application Process:

You must apply online at Follow the status of your application online.
Employer Address:

4900 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.