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SC Department of Public Safety Juvenile Correctional Officer-UEC in Union County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Upstate Evaluation Center - Union County

Under general supervision, exercises safety and security measures in an institutional setting; observes and reports activities of juvenile in an institutionalized population. Responsible for providing safety and security of all juveniles at the facility. Counsels juveniles as needed and refers to appropriate Clinician. Supervises and directs juvenile movement during various activities, maintains correct physical headcount at all times. Makes regular security checks of living units; completes and submits required reports. Observes, evaluates and reports on specific juvenile 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 juveniles. Ensures juveniles receive proper medical attention as needed. Supervises and conducts routine checks of living units relative to security and safety, and ensures that the juvenile's well-being is being addressed. Attends training and maintains certification required by the Continuing Law Enforcement Education. Conducts routine and unannounced strip and frisk searches of juveniles. Annually scheduled performance reviews.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirements: A high school diploma.

Agency Requirements:

*Juvenile Correctional Officer I * ($30,271): A high school diploma/GED and must be 21 years of age. Must have the ability to meet and maintain certification by Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE).

*Juvenile Correctional Officer II *($33,642): A high school diploma/GED, must be 21 years of age, and a minimum of one (1) year experience in military, law enforcement, correctional or police work. Must have the ability to meet and maintain certification by Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE).

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

Must have the ability to learn state laws/institutional rules/regulations/requirements for the control of juveniles/Child Abuse Statutes. Must have the knowledge of purpose/methods/practices of secure facilities. Must have the ability to learn various methods of instructing/handling/supervising juveniles in various activities; ability to have initiative in a variety of situations; ability to establish/maintain satisfactory working relationships with juveniles/fellow employees/families/general public. 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 50+ lbs., must be mobile, no sedentary duties, must be able to work around incarcerated 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: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Union County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 105094

Closing: 12/1/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: JD30/JD35

Position Number: 600JUVCO44 (105094)

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): 12 hour Shift (Shift Varies)

Pay Band: Band 4

Hiring Range - Min.: $30,271.00

Opening Date: 09/01/2020

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