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SC Department of Public Safety Correctional Officer II-Disciplinary Officer-BRRC in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Chief Disciplinary Hearing Officer, the Disciplinary Officers will impose and oversee consequences of a juveniles' disciplinary hearings/procedures after all proper documentation has been completed in accordance to the policy and procedures. The Disciplinary Officer will impose alternative methods and consequences with the intent and purpose to change juveniles' behavior first using the least restrictive, to more restrictive consequences as needed. Serve as a liaison between staff and the Disciplinary Hearing Officers to collect and gather inappropriate behavior information. Using this collection of information to form a recommendation as to a course of action to deter or correct the displayed behavior. The disciplinary officer will forward information of completed sanctions to the Chief Disciplinary Hearing Officer before completion of their assigned shift. Provides custody and security of assigned youth to include observing their actions during the time of completing sanctions. Documents/reports any incidents/violations that occur during the course of assisting juvenile completing sanctions to Chief Hearing Officer within 24 hours, not to include weekends/holidays. The disciplinary officer will monitor, impose and supervise sanctions/consequences and assignments based on the recommendations of the Disciplinary Hearing Officers; report all completed or non-completed sanctions/contractual documentation to Facility Administrator, CIOC Administrator, Deputy of Institutional Services and social work staff weekly; document that the juvenile was afforded the opportunity to complete the sanctions in a safe environment with access to needed items; note if the juvenile refuses to complete sanctions and provide a strategy to get the juvenile to comply. Responsible for providing safety and security of all juveniles. Counsels juveniles as needed and refers to appropriate Clinician if needed; observe, evaluates and reports on specific juvenile behavior traits both positive and negative to appropriate staff to help determine specific needs of the juveniles. Attend local unit team meetings to address concerns as it relates to juveniles constantly being referred to the Disciplinary Hearings process. Attends trainings and maintains certification required by the Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE). Responsible for virtual appearance/transportation of juveniles for the Disciplinary Hearings process. Entering data into the database (J-Drive) as it relates to Level III events and completion of sanctions. Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirement: A high school diploma and experience in correctional, security or police work.

Agency Requirement: A high school diploma or GED, a valid driver's license and 12 months as a Juvenile Correctional Officer I or related experience. Must be 21 years of age. Pass a drug test. Must be an Officer in compliance with and certified under Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) with six (6) months of employment.

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

Prefer 18 months of correctional, law enforcement or military experience. knowledge of state laws/institutional rules/regulations/guidelines for custody, control and supervision of juveniles. Knowledge of SC Child Abuse statues. Knowledge of purpose/methods/practice of secure facilities. Knowledge of various methods of instructing/handling/supervising juveniles 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 Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) Training. Participate physically and successfully complete the agency's Handle with Care training which includes the Primary Restraint and Take Down techniques and on-the-job functions but not limited to: Handcuffing (hands extended behind back), prone positions (flat on stomach and/or back) Kicks and Strike Motions, Joint Manipulations, bending at the waist and torque motions. Lifting hands above the head, lifting 50+ pounds, and repeated breathing (inhaling/exhaling) techniques for CPR/First Aid/AED. Must be able to kneel, bend and stand unsupported. Work in extreme climates/inclement weather, safely operate a motor vehicle to include having a valid state issued driver's license. Walk and/or stand for extended periods of time, visually distinguish between subjects and objects at distances of up to 75 yards with or without corrective lenses, and must have the ability to wear protective equipment in case of emergencies. General supervision: Work reviewed by supervisor on a daily basis; annually scheduled performance reviews. Essential Position: Must perform restraints on juveniles without restrictions. Willing to work any shift and stay over if necessary. Work in locked quarters, be able to bend over, lift 5+ pounds, must be mobile, with limited sedentary duties, must be able to work around juveniles 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.

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

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.

Salary: $27,527.00 - $50,930.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 106560

Closing: 1/16/2021 5:00 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: JD35

Position Number: 60034097/60034184(106560)

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): 8 hour shift varies. Work every other weekend.

Pay Band: Band 4

Hiring Range - Min.: $33,642.00

Opening Date: 10/16/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply online at, and follow the status of your application online.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

Address: P O Box 21069 4900 Broad River Road, Building 2007 Columbia, South Carolina, 29221-1069

Phone: 803-896-5600