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SC Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Officer III-Public Safety-Lieutenant in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision of the Administrator of Public Safety, Public Safety Officers will respond to and resolve calls for service, perform law enforcement duties by patrolling S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice Campuses to ensure the safety and security of persons and property. Manage the daily law enforcement operations. Supervises and evaluates job performance of the shift supervisors. Manages law enforcement response aspects (responses times, dispositions and documentations). Ensures that scheduling and appropriate manpower are maintained. Ensures accurate and timely dissemination of information to subordinate and supervision. Conducts perimeter patrols of all areas with SCDJJ Institutional grounds on a regular and non-scheduled basis. Responds to calls for service. Performances the duties of the Shift Supervisor, if necessary. Coordinates with the South Carolina Justice Academy (SCCJA) from curricula approval and evaluation. Oversees initial employee training, continuing education programs and maintenance of certifications according to South Carolina guidelines. Identifies educational gaps and provides training. Reviews, maintains, updated and submits training of records for compliance with South Carolina Criminal Justice requirements. Identifies qualified instructors to provide training when needed. Coordinates with recruitment unit to guide personnel to guide recruits from hiring through training. Maintains the department training resource information and provides legal information that affects the daily duties of law enforcement personnel. Researches new training materials, evaluates and updates training programs and vendor to keep current with new techniques, consults with staff members, public private representative to ensure training information is current. Assists in development and modification of policies and procedures to correspond in practices. Perform other related duties as required as needed.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirements: A high school diploma and experience performing patrol or investigative duties with a public law enforcement agency. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required law enforcement experience.

Agency Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent, South Carolina Class One, Law Enforcement Certification, minimum of five (5) years of law enforcement experience or related experience such as military service, minimum three (3) years supervisory progressive leadership experience, must successfully complete a psychological evaluation and must posses a valid South Carolina driver's license.

Necessary Special Requirement: Certification by the SC Criminal Justice Academy in accordance with 23-6-430 of the Code of Law of South Carolina (Basic Detention)

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

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to prepare reports: Ability to prioritize multiple competing priorities during high stress situations: Perform general police work such as maintaining order during emergencies, participating in vehicle and employee searches, be on alert for suspicious activities, drugs, theft, contraband, and juvenile abuse: Patrol assigned area to prevent crime and detect violations of law: Respond to complaints, reports of violations and request for assistance: Investigate traffic collisions; Escort unruly visitors off campus; Perform emergency and routine juvenile transport; Provide a safe environment for the juvenile(s), visitor(s) and employee(s) of DJJ. Work under general supervision by Administrator of Public Safety while using judgment to proceed in routine matters in accordance with standard practices. Annual scheduled performance review supervised by Administrator of Public Safety via reports, schedule meetings and personal contacts. On call for emergencies 24 hours per day. Essential Position: Candidate should possess high moral, character, someone stable and nature and able to withstand a background investigation. Must be able to work with aggressive delinquent juveniles daily in accordance with SCDJJ Policies and Procedures. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs., sits 1-3 hours per day: stand 1-3 hours per day, walk 1-3 hours per day and ability to work varied hours to meet organizational needs. Deal with confidential and sensitive information. Ability to prioritize multiple competing priorities during high stress situations and ability occasionally travels overnight. 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: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 106530

Closing: 10/30/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: JC30

Position Number: 60031166(106530)

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): 8 hour shift varies. On call 24 hours.

Pay Band: Band 6

Hiring Range - Min.: $46,257.00

Opening Date: 10/16/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply online at 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