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SC Department of Public Safety LEO II K-9 AGENT (#019862) Office of Investigation & Intelligence, Columbia (RICHLAND) in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts unannounced searches of SCDC institutions, employee and visitor vehicles and other areas as directed.

  • Responsible for the care of assigned K-9, to include housing, feeding, grooming and overall safety.

  • Provide weekly intelligence to assistant chief involving institutions assigned area of coverage that need K-9 sweeps.

  • Initiates arrests and conducted investigations on suspects arrested during K9 operations.

  • Prepares reports and other documentation for court proceedings.

  • Maintains assigned state vehicle and equipment to ensure it is clean and in proper working order in accordance with agency policy.

  • Assists federal, state and local officials in drug interdiction operations.

  • Assists with locating escaped inmates and fugitives as needed basis.

  • Conduct K9 drug dog demonstrations to various state and civic organizations.

  • Other Law Enforcement duties as needed to include investigations.

Questions regarding the application process, this job posting or any other postings with the SCDC should be directed to:

Recruiting and Employment Services (803) 896-1649

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State of South Carolina Minimum 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. (Or an acceptable equivalency as approved by the Division of State Human Resources).

SCDC Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree and one (1) year experience in Law Enforcement.


  • An Associate's degree and two (2) years of experience in Law Enforcement.


  • A High School diploma and Three (3) years of experience in Law Enforcement.

Must be current Class I LEO through the SCCJA or Class II Correctional Officer through *SCDC.*

Please submit a resume when applying for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given to applicants with prior documented law enforcement, military, or Correctional K-9 experience.

Additional Comments

This position requires travel among facilities/locations within the state. Agents are assigned a permanent vehicle for official use. Some overnight travel for emergency situations or to attend training may be required.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to be determined if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

Salary: $40,839.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 019862

Closing: 3/1/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: Yes

Class Code: JC20

Position Number: 019862

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $40,839.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $40,839.00

Opening Date: 02/20/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: NOTE: This position is recruited through only. You must apply online via the South Carolina Department of Corrections Career website: to be considered as an applicant for this position. Questions regarding the application process, this job posting or any other postings with the SCDC should be directed to: Recruiting and Employment Services (803) 896-1649

Residency Requirement (specifics): Applicant must reside in Clarendon, Sumter, Florence, Williamsburg, Berkeley, Orangeburg, Georgetown, Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, Bamberg, Allendale, Barnwell, Hampton, Jasper or Beaufort County with Preference given to applicants who reside in Clarendon, Berkeley, Dorchester, Allendale and Jasper Counties.

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Work Time: Monday - Friday (800 AM - 400 PM) Hours/weekly: 40.00 hrs. Shift/ Work Schedule: 02

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Corrections

Address: 4444 Broad River Road Columbia, South Carolina, 29210

Phone: 803-896-1649