Department Job Openings 

Department Of Juvenile Justice
Public Safety Officer I
Date Posted: April 19, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $26,988.00 - $49,932.00 
Deadline:05/04/18 

Job Description: Under general supervision of the Director of Public Safety, Police Officer 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.  Conduct perimeter patrols of all areas with DJJ Institutional grounds on a regular and non-scheduled basis. He/she will respond to calls for service/assistance, and observes, instructs, corrects, investigates and reports persons or incidents involving, but limited to, suspected break-ins, tampering, vandalism, thefts, property damage, safety hazards, smoke, fire obstructions and conditions or violations contrary to the best interest of institution. Transport juveniles as required for medical appointments, funerals, etc. in and/or out state. Prepare written reports of investigation based on his or her actions. Investigates all escapes from institutions upon apprehension of juvenile(s). Investigate motor vehicle collisions on DJJ property. Escort unauthorized, unruly visitors, or terminated employees off DJJ Campuses. Maybe placed temporarily in charge of a shift in the absence of a supervisor. Perform other duties of a similar nature or level. The above is not intended to be all-inclusive list of duties.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

Police-Certified: High School Diploma or equivalent; South Carolina Class One Certified Law Enforcement Officer with a minimum of one (1) year experience or related experience ie. military service.

Police-Trainee: High School Diploma or equivalent; able to successfully complete their certification at the Police Officers Academy within 12 months of employment.

 He/she must have experience with Windows Operating System; possess a valid South Carolina driver's license, and must be able to successfully complete a psychological evaluation.

Special Necessary Requirements:  Certification by the Law Enforcement Training Council in accordance with 23-23-40 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976.  Some positions require a commercial driver's license.

 Preferred Qualifications: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to prepare reports; 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. He/she will also 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 transports, and provide a safe environment for the juveniles, visitors and employees of DJJ. You should also be able to work under general supervision of the Director of Public Safety while using judgment to proceed in routine matters in accordance with standard practices. He/she will have varies work hours (on call for emergencies 24 hours per day), must have the ability to travel overnight or daily with distance in excess of 1 hour drives, and sit/stand for a period of 1-3 hours a day. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, and conduct inspections while being able to physically/mentally work in a secure facility setting with juveniles. He/she must have the confidence and endurance to work in a sometimes hostile environment while following DJJ's Policies and Procedures. Annual scheduled performance reviews will be completed. You must be able to report to work during inclement and hazardous weather conditions. Must be able to work core business hours, to include weekends and evening if required. Must be able to work around incarcerated juveniles; stand or sit for long periods of time.

 

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.

 

Apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1893545/public-safety-officer-i/agency/sc/apply/general

 

Check the status of your application at: www.jobs.sc.gov.


Port Royal Police Department
Police Officer
Date Posted: April 19, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $39,226 - $42,137
Deadline: Open until filled

The Town of Port Royal Police Department is seeking qualified candidate for the position of Police Officer. Candidate must be able to perform all duties necessary for the protection of life and property within the Town of Port Royal as well as the enforcement of state laws and local ordinances. Officers will patrol assigned areas and responds to calls for service; to enforce all public safety and welfare related law enforcement work as required. Other duties include service of warrants, apprehension and arrest criminal suspects and law violators, preparation of reports and other documentation, prepare cases for court and provide court testimony as necessary. Experienced applicants are preferred however if you are seeking to begin a law-enforcement career you must meet the following requirements.

 

Minimum Experience and Training: At a minimum, a candidate must:

  • Must be 21 years of age at start of application process.
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have a S.C. Driver’s License at date of hire
  • Must have personal vehicle registered at the date of hire
  • Must have a clean criminal record (no felonies, serious misdemeanors, Criminal Domestic Violence, or crimes of moral turpitude)
  • Clean driving record with minimal speeding convictions, no DUI or DUS conviction in last ten years, or leaving the scene of an accident conviction.
  • Must have Honorable Discharge, if served in the military.
  • If currently employed as a certified officer, candidate must be in good standing with their current agency with no current disciplinary problems within the last six months. 
  • Candidate must be able to pass a hiring board, a physical agility course, a polygraph exam, a psychological exam, and a physical.
  • Must complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy training within 1 year of hire date.

 

Benefits:
Competitive Salary
South Carolina Police Officers Retirement Plan
Individual paid health insurance 
All uniforms and equipment provided
Take home patrol car program 
Dental and Vision insurance offered

To apply

Applications can be picked in person at the police department or requested by telephone by calling (843) 986-2220 or by email at rwekenmann@portroyal.org


City of Savannah, Ga.

 

Chief of Police
Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $140,000 - $160,000
Deadline: May 4, 2018

 

The City of Savannah, Georgia is seeking a Chief of Police. Savannah offers great weather, nearby beaches, and a tradition of hospitality and cultural happenings. It is home to a vibrant art and cultural scene that plays host to over 200 festivals each year focused on a variety of themes including music, food and film. A growing Savannah Music Festival has garnered international acclaim as performers from Savannah and all over the world showcase talent in a variety of musical genres. Voted one of “The World’s 30 Friendliest Cities” and the fifth “Best Small City in the United States.”

This Chief of Police manages the daily operations of the Police Department, overseeing all matters related to police services; planning and implementing comprehensive community policing, law enforcement and public safety programs. As a key member of the City Manager’s Leadership Team, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace change and help guide the community through significant challenges. Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's Degree required in Police Administration, Law Enforcement, or Criminal Justice; Master’s Degree preferred; with seven years of experience in upper level police management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Graduate of the FBI Academy; or Graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Program or Command Officer Development Program required; comparable specialized police leadership and management training in ethics and integrity, emergency management, cultural and generational diversity, problem solving, and community policing will be considered.
  • Experience in providing upper level leadership in a police department that is comparable in size and complexity to the Savannah Police Department and that has been certified by CALEA for at least two consecutive accreditation periods is highly desired;
  •  Certified by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) or demonstrate the ability to be certificated within six (6) months of employment; must possess a valid driver's license.

 

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history not later than 5:00 pm (ET) May 4, 2018 to: alanreddish51@gmail.com.

 

Additional information: http://www.mercergroupinc.com

 


Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department offers an extraordinary range of career options, from street patrol and investigations to advanced tactical units, crime analysis, community relations and more. 

The Columbia Police Department has it all for anyone who is seeking the full spectrum of being a law enforcement officer in the State Capital of South Carolina.

 

Start your Law Enforcement Career with the Columbia Police Department.

                                                                                                  

You can view all job openings online at columbiapd.net

 

Need more information; contact us at (803) 545-3500 or hrford@columbiasc.net


University of South Carolina -Division of Law Enforcement and Safety

Communications Specialist III
Date Posted: 3/1/2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $32,000
Deadline: Open until filled

 

Job description: The 9-1-1 Telecommunications operator assists in the operation of the police communication center; serves as the initial contact person responsible for monitoring fire and burglar alarm signals system-wide; notifies the proper officials and/or emergency contacts when alarm activations occur; monitors 911 TTY, and dispatches appropriate calls for services; and enters all activities into the CAD system in a timely manner.

Requirements: High School diploma and 2 years’ call center or customer service experience utilizing voice communications systems or central switchboard operations. An associate’s degree in a technical communications discipline may be substituted for the required experience.

Benefits: Include enrollment in SC Retirement Systems; State of SC health, dental and vision insurance; paid holidays and ample overtime opportunities; tuition assistance available after six months of employment.

Apply at:http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/27153.  Questions regarding the posting may be directed to Ms. Meagan English (803-777-2739).

The University of South Carolina is an AA/Equal Opportunity Employer.  


Town of Cowpens Police Department

Police Officer 
Position hours: Full time, 12-hour shifts
Salary: $32,712
Deadline: Open until filled
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Town of Cowpens Police Department is seeking highly motivated applicants to fill an Officer position for the town. Applicants need to be self-motivated, ability to learn policy, procedures and to take direction from the command staff to effectively produce the desired result of keeping the residents and businesses safe in the jurisdiction.The Officer will perform general police duty, patrols the city, conducts investigations, prepares various reports and cases for court and assists residents in an attempt to protect life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Issues written citations for traffic and other minor violations.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years of age. Valid South Carolina Driver’s License. Ability to pass a thorough background Investigation and pre-employment drug screen and physical. Current South Carolina Law Enforcement certification and 1-year experience is preferred.
How to apply:Send resume to Chief Wayne Meredith w.meredith@townofcowpens.com

 


 

 

City of Folly Beach Police Department 

 

Public Safety Officer
Date Posted: March 1, 2018
Job Type: Full-time 
Salary: $38,000
Deadline: Open until filled
 

The City of Folly Beach is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Officer. 

Successful applicant will be required to pass a physical, psychological test, polygraph test and extensive background check.  South Carolina LE1 certified candidates preferred. Officers certified in other states are also encouraged to apply. Other qualification requirements include possession of a high school diploma or GED, US Citizenship, and no convictions for domestic batteries or any crimes that include the use of a firearm. The City offers a full benefit package to include health, dental and long-term disability insurance paid by the City.  Vision, dental plus, supplemental ltd and optional life are also available.  Starting Salary for SC LE1 certified applicants is $38,000.  Successful applicant will also be eligible for $2297.00 for 11 paid holidays.  Overtime opportunities available upon completion of field training. Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available online at www.cityoffollybeach.com. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 843-513-1837 or Kathryn Battey at kbattey@cityoffollybeach.com


 

S.C. Bureau of Protective Services

Date Posted: February 22, 2018
Job Type: Full-time 
Salary: $38,273.00 to $41,200.00 /year
Apply at: www.scdps.gov/bps 
Job Description:
Patrol assigned areas to deter and/or detect violations. Maintain order and enforce state statutes and regulations. Exercise arrest powers and testify in court. Investigate disturbances. Complete reports and documents. Disseminate information in a timely manner. Maintain security of all properties as promulgated by statutes and regulations. Assist with order and proper discipline at the Chambers of the Legislature, Governor's mansion, State Capitol Complex and other state buildings and facilities. Provide protective services for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, their families and other state officials.

 

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
The Bureau of Protective Services (BPS) is accepting applications for Certified Class LE1 Law Enforcement Officers and Non-Certified applicants. A high school diploma or GED. Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years of age. Must be able to perform all essential and marginal job functions of a BPS Officer. Must be a resident of South Carolina and have a valid South Carolina driver's license prior to the effective date of hire. Selected applicants will be required to submit to an extensive background check to include; credit check, criminal history, driver's record, history of drug use, a polygraph examination and take a urinalysis test to screen for illegal substances prior to appointment. The background investigation will consist of contacting ALL of your former employers, and at the due time your current employer. Please note that if you answer "NO" on the state application to the question asking "May we contact this employer?" this will not allow DPS to conduct a thorough background investigation and you will not move forward in the process.

 

Additional Comments:
Division assignments are based on the critical need areas. This means you may or may not be assigned to the Division of choice; your assignment will only be based on "existing needs". Therefore, if you are unable to relocate to a critical need area, an offer of employment may be rescinded. Starting salary for un-certified new hires is $38,273 annually. Starting salary for certified SC Class I Law Enforcement Officers will be $38,273 or $42,100 depending on the length of time you have been certified and actively employed in a law enforcement position prior to being hired at SCDPS. Background questionnaires are an official part of the application. Any attempt to misrepresent yourself may be grounds for disqualification. Read each question carefully and select the most appropriate answer. 

 

 For more information contact: Cpl. Luis Morales Office: 803-734-1910 Email: luismorales@scdps.gov

 

 


 City of Beaufort Police Department

Date Posted: January 17, 2018
Compensation: $39,130 - $46,956
Deadline: Open until filled

 

The City of Beaufort Police Department is seeking to fill an open police officer position at the department.  Experienced certified police officers, civilian military police officers, or former military police officers are preferred, but not required. These positions perform patrol duties in assigned areas of the City, respond to calls for service; generate calls for service, enforce all federal and state laws and City ordinances, perform traffic enforcement, conduct property checks, and participate in related community oriented police activities. 

Minimum Experience and Training: At a minimum, a candidate must:

  • Must be 21 years of age at start of application process.
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have a valid S.C. Driver’s License within one week of the date of hire.
  • Must have a clean criminal record (no felonies, serious misdemeanors, Criminal Domestic Violence, or crimes of moral turpitude).
  • Must have a favorable driving record with no DUI or DUS conviction in last ten years, or any conviction of leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Must have an Honorable Discharge if served in the military.
    • If currently employed as a certified officer, candidate must have a favorable work history with their department. 
    • Candidate must have no prior history of drug use in the past 3 years in accordance with South Carolina or Federal Laws.
    • Candidate must be able to pass all phases of the hiring process.

 

Hiring Process

The hiring process is a step process.  Candidates must pass each step before moving on to the next step.  The process consists of:

  • Police application submitted and postmarked by closing date – all pages thoroughly complete as required, incomplete application will not be processed.
  • Background (criminal history, credit history, driving history, work history)
  • Pass the hiring board
  • Pass the physical agility course, a polygraph exam, a psychological exam, and a physical examination / alcohol & drug screening
  • Job Offer

 

Interested persons should log into the City of Beaufort web page http://www.cityofbeaufort.org and print/fill out a Police Department application. Applications may be mailed to the City of Beaufort, Attn:  Human Resources, 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902, faxed to 843-470-3501, emailed to iburgess@cityofbeaufort.org or may be dropped off in person by the posted deadline.

 


 

Columbia College Police Department

 

The Columbia College Police Department has an immediate opening for a uniform patrol officer.

The Columbia College Police Department serves and protects the students, faculty and staff of Columbia College. We are located in the historic Eau Claire neighborhood, north of Columbia, South Carolina.

Required Qualifications: Must be 21 years of age; possess a high school diploma, no criminal convictions, no DUI convictions within past 10 years, and a clear credit history; no tattoos, piercings, or body art that shows below the shirt sleeves of the summer uniform, or below shorts of the bike patrol uniform; must be able to complete the departmental physical fitness standards test and qualify with all issued equipment.

All non-certified candidates must successfully complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course within the first year of employment. All candidates (certified and non-certified) must also complete the Columbia College Police Department’s Field Training Officer Program.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years law enforcement experience with a South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Law Enforcement Certification in good standing; an Associate’s degree, or higher, in criminal justice or a related field.

Additional Information: The Columbia College Police Department pays for all state mandated, and all required continuing educational training. CCPD also provides all required uniforms and equipment. After successful training, the officer will be placed on a 12 hour day, evening or night shift, based on seniority, and, dependent on the patrol division staffing levels, and, the department’s needs.

Salary and benefits: The starting salary ranges from $28,500-$37,500 annually, dependent upon qualifications. Columbia College offers competitive health benefits for officers (and additional family), paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, holiday leave, and, free tuition towards a first bachelor’s degree for officers, their spouses and their children.

 

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter of interest and a current resume to the following address:

 Attn: Wayne Jamison

1301 Columbia College Drive

Columbia, SC 29203 


Summerville Police Department

Code Enforcement Officer

Date Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018

Compensation: $36,139/annually

Hours: 8:30 AM UNTIL 5:00 PM

Deadline: Open until filled

Minimum Requirements: Requires an Associate’s degree preferred, supplemented by one to two years of experience in code or law enforcement, planning, or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license.  Must obtain certification as an International Property Maintenance Code Inspector (IPMC) within initial 12 months of employment. 

 


  Lexington County Sheriff's Department

PATROL DEPUTY- $39,474 - $45,395

JOB REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for employment. Additional requirements for the positions of Deputy and Correctional Officer are outlined separately below:

Minimum Requirements for all Positions

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have a clear criminal history.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Driving record must not show a disregard for the law.
  • Credit history must show sound financial management with the ability to keep accounts paid up-to-date.
  • Results of all pre-employment tests and interviews must meet standards.
  • Past employment record must be satisfactory.
  • Must pass a drug test.
  • Medical examination results must show that you are capable of performing all of the essential functions of the job for which you are applying, with reasonable accommodation.

Additional Requirements for Deputy

  • Must be at least 21 years-of-age, and, MEET AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
    • Must already be certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (LE Class 1),
    • Must possess college degree (Bachelors or higher),
    • Must be a certified law enforcement officer from another state,
    • Must have prior Military Police experience.

 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SELECTION PROCESS
The Sheriff’s Department’s pre-employment selection process consists of the following elements:

Driving record review
Criminal record review
Credit history review
Psychological screening
Initial interview
Polygraph examination
Background investigation
Pre-employment physical examination and completion of a health history questionnaire
Pre-employment drug test
Any other requirement determined necessary by the Sheriff’s Department

This process generally takes eight to ten weeks or longer to complete.

Qualified applicants and employees are treated without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or disability.

For more information about employment opportunities with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, contact our recruiter Sergeant Dan Rusinyak at 803-785-JOIN(5646) or Drusinyak@lcsd.sc.gov

Job Purpose

Performs assigned duties of the position for the County and responds to calls for service; enforces all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare. Works under stressful, high-risk conditions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

♦ Enforces all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare; performs all duties in compliance
with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations and standards of safety.

♦ Performs routine patrol duties, including but not limited to patrolling assigned areas of the County, responding to emergency calls and/or public calls for assistance, maintaining order and public safety, apprehending and arresting law violators and criminal suspects, issuing traffic citations/summonses, transporting prisoners and mental patients.

♦ Assists with criminal investigations. Interviews witnesses, complainants and victims; gathers physical evidence and preserves it for court; provides case follow-up as needed.

♦ Prepares cases for prosecution; provides court testimony as necessary.

♦ Participates in special operations as assigned.

♦ Provides courtroom security as assigned.

♦ Maintains assigned equipment and vehicles.

♦ Participates in public relations efforts as necessary to maintain a cooperative and positive relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the community.

♦ Attends periodic training sessions; maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.

♦ Prepares various documents including incident reports, accident reports, investigative reports, pursuit reports, warrants, subpoenas, and case documentation.

♦ Refers to policy and procedure manuals, codes, regulations, laws, maps, statutes, and training manuals.

♦ Operates/uses a variety of police equipment, which may include a police vehicle, firearms, Datamaster, radar; operates various types of office equipment, machinery and tools in the performance of duties such as a computer, printer, adding machine, radio equipment, telephones, tape recorder, fax machine, copier.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

♦ Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.

♦ Positions in this class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, fingering, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting. Positions in this class may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, workspace restrictions, and vibrations.

Application Process:

All applicants must complete a Lexington County Sheriff's Department application. Applications can be obtained at the front lobby of the Sheriff's Department located at 521 Gibson Road, Lexington, South Carolina; at the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SC Works) office located at 671 Main Street, West Columbia, SC 29170; or visiting our website at www.lexingtonsheriff.com

Please complete the application accurately and completely, especially concerning past employers and reference information (giving FULL addresses, telephone numbers, etc.). Questionnaires may be mailed to any references, current and past employers you indicate in your application, therefore, correct mailing addresses are critical. The Department accepts applications on a continual basis. Completed applications can be turned in at the front desk of the Sheriff's Department, which is open 24 hours a day, or to the above listed SC Works location, from 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completed applications may also be mailed to the Department at the following address:

Lexington County Sheriff's Department
Attn: Human Resources Division
PO Box 639
Lexington, SC 29072

The following documents are required in order for your application to be processed:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of a valid S.C. Driver’s License
  • Certified ten-year driving record (You must provide a copy of your driving record from every state you have been licensed to drive within the past ten years.)
  • Credit report (This can be obtained from companies such as Equifax, Experian, etc. These are listed in the yellow pages of the phone directory under “Credit Reporting Agencies” and also at the bottom of this page.)
  • Copy of form DD-214 (if a Veteran)
  • Copies of other documents which may be applicable to employment (i.e. Certifications, training documents, diplomas, etc.)

Lexington County Sheriff's Department

CORRECTIONS OFFICER- $36,891-$42,425

JOB REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for employment. Additional requirements for the positions of Deputy and Correctional Officer are outlined separately below:

Minimum Requirements for all Positions

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have a clear criminal history.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Driving record must not show a disregard for the law.
  • Credit history must show sound financial management with the ability to keep accounts paid up-to-date.
  • Results of all pre-employment tests and interviews must meet standards.
  • Past employment record must be satisfactory.
  • Must pass a drug test.
  • Medical examination results must show that you are capable of performing all of the essential functions of the job for which you are applying, with reasonable accommodation.

 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SELECTION PROCESS
The Sheriff’s Department’s pre-employment selection process consists of the following elements:

Driving record review
Criminal record review
Credit history review
Psychological screening
Initial interview
Polygraph examination
Background investigation
Pre-employment physical examination and completion of a health history questionnaire
Pre-employment drug test
Any other requirement determined necessary by the Sheriff’s Department

This process generally takes eight to ten weeks or longer to complete.

Qualified applicants and employees are treated without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or disability.

For more information about employment opportunities with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, contact our recruiter Sergeant Dan Rusinyak at 803-785-JOIN(5646) or Drusinyak@lcsd.sc.gov

Job Purpose

Provides for the safety of staff and inmates and the security of the detention facility; supervises inmate activities, and performs related corrections work as assigned. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

♦ Maintains the security and safety of the County’s detention facility, inmates and staff through implementation of established policies and procedures.
♦ Monitors jail access and egress.
♦ Monitors security cameras, alarm systems, automated locking systems and other specialized security equipment.
♦ Patrols facility to ensure security; inspects locking and security devices and doors for proper working condition.
♦ Processes and books inmates; searches, photographs and fingerprints inmates; secures inmates’ property and issues clothing and supplies; establishes inmate records and accounts; completes medical screenings; receives and processes inmates for weekend sentences; escorts inmates to proper housing locations.
♦ Performs initial classification of all new arrivals; conducts NCIC background checks on new inmates.
♦ Supervises meals, visitation, recreation and exercise, telephone privileges, counseling, court visits, movement within the facility, and medical attention; conducts head counts regularly.
♦ Maintains key and tool control.
♦ Supervises inmate workers.
♦ Ensures that inmates are provided with appropriate sanitary conditions, clothing and supplies; administers First Aid and/or CPR as required.
♦ Routinely searches inmates, cells, kitchen and other inmate-accessible areas for contraband and other safety and security hazards.
♦ Observes and maintains orderly conduct among inmate population; subdues unruly or violent individuals; responds to emergency situations on jail property; investigates incidents, crimes, disputes, abuse of drugs, etc., among inmates.

 Job Specifications and Qualifications 

Knowledge:
♦ Methods, organization, and operation of a County detention facility;
♦ Structure, functions, and inter-relationships of state and local law enforcement agencies and detention facilities;
♦ Enforcement procedures;
♦ Methods of detention and incarceration;
♦ Firearms, restraining devices, automotive, radio, and other law enforcement and security equipment;
♦ State and federal law, departmental and county policies, and state and federal standards pertaining to corrections.

Skills:
♦ Comprehending, interpreting, and applying regulations, laws, and detention methods and techniques;
♦ Written and verbal communication via in-person, phone, and email contact;
♦ Utilizing taser equipment and restraining devices;
♦ Reacting calmly in emergency and stressful situations.

Education/Experience:
♦ High School diploma or equivalent, with no experience required.

Licensing and Certifications:
♦ Class II Basic Jail Certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy;
♦ Valid South Carolina Driver's License;
♦ CPR and First Aid certifications.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements: 

♦ Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
♦ Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting.
♦ Positions in this class may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, workspace restrictions, and vibrations.  

Application Process:

All applicants must complete a Lexington County Sheriff's Department application. Applications can be obtained at the front lobby of the Sheriff's Department located at 521 Gibson Road, Lexington, South Carolina; at the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SC Works) office located at 671 Main Street, West Columbia, SC 29170; or visiting our website at www.lexingtonsheriff.com

Please complete the application accurately and completely, especially concerning past employers and reference information (giving FULL addresses, telephone numbers, etc.). Questionnaires may be mailed to any references, current and past employers you indicate in your application, therefore, correct mailing addresses are critical. The Department accepts applications on a continual basis. Completed applications can be turned in at the front desk of the Sheriff's Department, which is open 24 hours a day, or to the above listed SC Works location, from 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completed applications may also be mailed to the Department at the following address:

Lexington County Sheriff's Department
Attn: Human Resources Division
PO Box 639
Lexington, SC 29072

The following documents are required in order for your application to be processed:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of a valid S.C. Driver’s License
  • Certified ten-year driving record (You must provide a copy of your driving record from every state you have been licensed to drive within the past ten years.)
  • Credit report (This can be obtained from companies such as Equifax, Experian, etc. These are listed in the yellow pages of the phone directory under “Credit Reporting Agencies” and also at the bottom of this page.)
  • Copy of form DD-214 (if a Veteran)
  • Copies of other documents which may be applicable to employment (i.e. Certifications, training documents, diplomas, etc.)

 


 

 

 Francis Marion University

Police Officer

Under general supervision, performs routine police officer duties enforcing state laws, and university rules and regulations for the protection and safety of people and property. Carries firearms, communicates effectively, operates a law enforcement vehicle, effects arrests, performs rescue functions and engages in law enforcement patrol functions.

State Requirements: A high school diploma and certification by the Law Enforcement Training Council in accordance with § 23-23-40 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976.

FMU Preferences: High school graduate, with experience in first aid, law enforcement and firearms marksmanship. Required to participate and successfully complete SCCJA (SC Police Academy) training if not currently Class 1 police officer certified. One year’s experience in law enforcement or military would be helpful. Must be 21 years of age or older, have a satisfactory credit report, a valid SC driver’s license, and pass an extensive background investigation which includes a social media review.

State Classification: Law Enforcement Officer I

Band/Level: 4/1

Salary: $26,989

Normal Working Hours: Rotating Shifts

Materials Needed:

1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 17-87);

2) FMU Staff Application;

3) Resume;

4) Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate);

5) Valid SC driver’s license (copy);

6) 10-Year Motor Vehicle Record from SC Highway Department (original);

7) Social Security Card (copy);

8) DD214 (Member – 4 copy) for Military Services – if applicable (copy);

9) Police Officer Certification, if applicable (copy); and

10) Satisfactory Credit Report (for interviewees only).

To obtain the FMU Staff Application, please click here.

 

Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547 or FAX to (843) 661-1202.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 


 Spartanburg Community College Campus Police

Job Title: Law Enforcement Officer I
VACANCY (POSITION) NUMBER: 141984
POSITION TITLE: SCC Campus Police
STATE CLASSIFICATION: Law Enforcement Officer I (JC10/0001)
LOCATION: Central Campus
STATE SALARY RANGE: $26,988 - $38,460
BAND: 04
JOB DATE: Immediate                                                       
OPENING DATE: July 10, 2017               
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:          

Provide for public safety, security, traffic control and fire prevention on the Spartanburg Community College campuses during assigned shifts.  Minimize the loss of State and personal property due to fire, vandalism, or theft. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must be 21 years of age and have a High School Diploma with two years’ work experience in law enforcement.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Prefer certification as a police officer by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in accordance with 23-6-430 of the Code of Laws of S.C. 1976, a college degree, and law enforcement experience in a college setting. 

HOURS:

6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday

(1 hour lunch)

6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Friday 

Interested applicants must apply online at www.jobs.sc.gov 

If assistance is needed, call (864)592-4706.

  


South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

 

Job Title: Correctional Officer II
Closing Date/Time:  Thu. 10/19/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time
State Salary Range:  $26,988.00 - $49,932.00 annually
Agency Hiring Range: Min: $32,595.00  Max:
Job Type:  FTE – Full-Time
Location:  Richland County, South Carolina
Normal Work Schedule:  8 Hour shift varies

 

Job Description: 

Under general supervision, exercises safety and security measures at the Detention Center.  Also observes and reports activities of institutionalized population; provides counseling to population as function of treatment plan.  Must be a mentor/coach for new JCO Is and provides school security as needed. Serves as a mentor/coach for new officers and provides school security as required. Assumes responsibility for the custody and care of youth through knowledge of and adherence to laws, rules, regulations, policies and standard operating procedures governing the South Carolina Department of Justice Department. Searches for contraband and provides security; counts, feeds, and supervises assigned youth in dormitories, classroom areas, and other areas; and performs security of various assigned areas. Provides custody and security of assigned youth including constantly observing actions of youth for prolonged periods. Performs "pat" and "strip" searches of youth. Physically restrains and secures sometimes assaultive youth. Transfers and transports youth, on foot and in vehicles and other forms of transportation. Maintains security in buildings, grounds, and other posts; intervenes during emergencies or altercations to prevent escapes and gain physical control of youth. Supervises movement of youth inside and outside the facility, and takes periodic counts of youth. Supervises youth in a correctional facility in the performance of work activities and during recreational and religious activities, and conducts inspections for health and safety hazards. Performs other related work as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

He/she must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and 12 months experience (including six (6) months as a Juvenile Correctional Officer I/Juvenile Specialist I) or/and equivalency in correctional, security, military, law enforcement/police work, or have a combination of education and experience.  He/she must be an officer in compliance with and certified under Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) within six (6) months of employment, and able to pass a drug test upon hire. 

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).

Preferred Qualifications:

He/she must have the ability to meet and maintain certification by Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE). Ability to learn state laws/institutional rules/regulations/requirements for the control of juveniles/Child Abuse Statutes; knowledge of purpose/methods/practices of secure facilities; ability to learn of various methods of instructing /handling/supervising juveniles in various activities; ability to exercise good judgment/initiative in a variety of situations; ability to establish/maintain satisfactory working relationships with juveniles/fellow employees/families/general public. He/she will be considered an Essential Position, and must perform approved restraints on juveniles without restrictions.  He/she must be 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, and must be able to work around incarcerated juveniles without supervision. He/she will work under general supervision; work will be reviewed by supervisor on a daily basis with annually scheduled performance review.

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.

 Apply online at: 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1938054/juvenile-correctional-officer-ii-juvenile-detention-center/agency/sc/apply

 Check the status of your application at:

www.jobs.sc.gov.

 

 

 

 

 
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