Department Job Openings 

 


 

USC Aiken University Police Department

Position: Law Enforcement Officer I

Date Posted: September 23, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $36,000-$42,000
Open until: Filled

 

Job Duties:

Officer will provide law enforcement, security and protection for the campus. Duty hours include nights and weekends. 

Qualifications:

High school diploma.  One year experience in public safety/law enforcement preferred.   Must be 21 years of age, be physically qualified and have no criminal record.  Must pass a background investigation, complete the SC Criminal Justice Academy and be certified by the SC Law Enforcement Training Council before assuming police duties.  Must receive certification as a Medical First Responder.  All applicants must be a current resident of SC and have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.  This position will require that the successful candidate pass a pre-employment alcohol and drug test as well as be subject to random, post incident /accident, reasonable suspicion and rehabilitation monitoring drug and alcohol testing consistent with USC HR Policy 1.95, Drug and Alcohol Testing. 

Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/67849

 

 


 

Springdale Police Department

 

Position: Police Officer
Date Posted: September 9, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: based on experience
Open until: Filled

Job duties:  

Enforces the laws of the state of South Carolina, municipal codes of the Town of Springdale and federal laws as they apply; patrols town streets, parks, and commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law; and builds rapport with residents, businesses and community groups by attending neighborhood crime watch meetings

Responds to calls for service and reports findings; takes appropriate actions to resolve issues; patrols assigned area; assists with crime scene security and processing; conducts follow-up investigations; and supports prosecution of criminal cases

Makes court appearances; serves warrants/subpoenas; processes items into property and evidence; and performs all other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED equivalent

Must have successfully completed basic law enforcement training and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy or have the ability to obtain certification from the SC Criminal Justice Academy 

Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid S.C. driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any state; must have the ability to meet the department's physical standards; and must not have any felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history within the past seven years

Benefits:

Free medical, dental and vision insurance for employees.

Affordable dependent coverage

Thirteen paid holidays 

Vacation/sick leave

Take home car

How to apply: Applications are available online at http://www.springdalesc.com/Websites/springdalesc/images/Police%20Application.pdf or at the Town of Springdale Police Department, 2915 Platt Springs Rd. West Columbia, SC 29170. 


 

Municipal Association of South Carolina

 

 

 

Position: Public Safety Loss Control Consultant
Date Posted: September 17, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: see below
Open untilFilled

Job duties:

  • Provides technical support and consultative services to Municipal Association members participating in workers' compensation (South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust) and property/liability (South Carolina Municipal Insurance Risk Fund) insurance programs administered by the Association

  • Travels extensively to meet with municipal staff, including police and fire professionals, human resources professionals, finance directors, risk managers, administrative support staff, executives, mayors and members of city councils; assists member cities and towns in developing effective safety and risk management programs and loss control capabilities within their organizations to help create safe working environments for employees and minimize the potential of claims from residents of municipalities; ensures solutions are in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and other applicable safety standards and guidelines

  • Develops and conducts law enforcement and fire safety specific training to increase potential loss awareness among public safety staff

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of education in, criminal justice, fire science, business administration, public administration, risk management or a closely related field

  • Ten years of progressive experience in public safety with specialized training with an emphasis in fire science; fundamental knowledge of the law enforcement and public safety field to include laws and policies, as well as experience developing and conducting training; and possess a valid state driver's license and a current or former law enforcement officer certification

  • Demonstrated above average interpersonal, organizational, analytical, problem-solving and customer service skills, as well as written and verbal communication; proficient in utilizing various software applications; strong awareness of and ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to balance multiple priorities; and public sector knowledge/experience is preferred

Pay info: Competitive salary based on qualifications with excellent benefits package, including SC state retirement and health insurance

How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to Summer Randall at [email protected]. For more information about the Municipal Association of South Carolina, visit www.masc.sc

 

 


 


Beaufort Police Department

 

Position: Police Officer
Date Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: see below
Open until: filled

The City of Beaufort Police Department is seeking to fill open police officer positions 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 federal and state laws and city ordinances; perform traffic enforcement; conduct property checks; and participate in community-oriented police activities.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must be 21 years of age at the start of the application process.

• Must have High School Diploma or GED.

• Must be a US Citizen.

• Must obtain 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 the 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, the candidate must have a favorable work history with their department.

• Candidate must have no prior history of illicit 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 process consists of:

• Police application submitted and postmarked by the closing date – all pages thoroughly complete as required, an incomplete application will not be processed.

• Background investigation (criminal history, credit history, driving history, work history)

• Pass an interview board

• Pass the Police Officer Selection Test (written aptitude test)

• Pass a physical agility course, polygraph exam, psychological exam, and a physical examination/alcohol & drug screening

• Job Offer

Salary Information:

Salary is based on education and experience.

Salary Range is: $39,130 - $46,956

$7,500 Signing Bonus: for EXPERIENCED South Carolina State Certified Law Enforcement Officer Candidates

&

$2,500 Signing Bonus: for EXPERIENCED Out of State Certified Law Enforcement Officer Candidates

The City of Beaufort also offers performance-based salary increases annually.

Application Process:

Interested persons should go to the City of Beaufort web site, at https://sc-beaufort.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx and fill out a police department application. Applications may be emailed to [email protected], mailed to the City of Beaufort Attn: Human Resources, 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902, faxed to 843-470-3501 or may be dropped off in person by the posted deadline. 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 and current or past employers you indicate in your application; therefore, correct mailing addresses are critical.

After initial completed application submitted to Human Resources, the following documents are required for further processing of police application packet:

• Copy of Birth Certificate

• Copy of Social Security Card

• Copy of High School Diploma or GED

• Copy of a valid 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.)

• Copy of form DD-214 (if applicable)

• Copies of other documents which may be applicable to employment (i.e. Certifications, training documents, diplomas, etc.)

Bonus Eligibility:

Must hold a current Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer Certification with SCCJA and be in good standing, AND have a minimum of 2 ½ YEARS full-time sworn law enforcement experience post field training, preceding your application date.

Payment for In-State Certified Officer:

$5,000 shall be paid upon hire, with remaining $2,500 to be paid upon successful completion of 6-months probation period.

Payment for Out of State Certified Officer:

$2,500 shall be paid after receiving Class 1 Certification with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

*Signing Bonus is subject to applicable payroll deductions. All monies paid as a bonus are subject to repayment if new hire separates employment within the first two (2) years of employment. This bonus program may be discontinued without notice, at any time. Former City of Beaufort Police Officers are not eligible for the signing bonus. The City of Beaufort will have sole discretion in the applicability of this program with regard to years of services and law enforcement certification type.

 


 

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office 

 

Position: Patrol Deputy and Detention Officer

Date Posted: September 5, 2019

Job Type: Full-Time

Pay Ladder:   

Deputy- $39,465-$42,550- Less than 2 years

Deputy First Class- $42,900- $47,100- 2-4 Years

                                  $44,900-$49,100- 4-6 years

Lance Corporal- $46,700-$51,000- 6-8 years

                             $48,190-$56,670- 8-10 years

Senior Deputy- $48,750-$54,400- 10-15 years

Master Deputy- $ 49,250-$56,000- 15+ years

All have Education incentives- AS +2%, BS +4%, MA +6%

Detention Positions

Correction Officer I- $35,824-$37,654 -Less than 2 years

Correction Officer II- $37,075-39,215- 2-4 years

                                    $38,415-$42,295- 4-6 years

Correction Officer III- $40,605-44,495- 6-8 years

                                     $$42,805-$46,495- 8-10 years

Senior Correction Officer- $44,655-$49,000- 10+ years                  

All have Education incentives- AS +2%, BS +4%, MA +6%

Deadline: Until Filled

Benefits: 

  • Competitive Career Ladder Pay Scale
  • State of South Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield Health & Dental Insurance 
  • Eyemed Vision Insurance 
  • SC Police Retirement 
  • Long Term Disability 
  • Family Medical Leave 
  • Paid Annual Leave and Sick Time (accrued bi-weekly)
  • Bi-weekly Pay Schedule 
  • On-site Health Clinic 
  • Employee Wellness Programs 
  • Free Sheriff's Office Gym 
  • Discount YMCA Membership 
  • Optional 401K and Deferred Comp Plans
  • Optional Short Term Disability (Colonial Life)
 
Signing Bonus of $1000 for certified officers and $500 for non-certified. 
For more information go to www.lacoso.net/employment or contact the recruiter at [email protected] or 803-313-2111.

 Lexington Medical Center

 

Position: Operations Commander
Date Posted: September 6, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Based on experience
Open until filled

Basic Function: The Operations Commander manages the daily law enforcement/security operations, supervises shift supervisors, as well as serves as liaison between officers and the manager of public safety.

Qualifications Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Minimum Years of Experience: 4 Years of technical training in Criminal Justice and/or experience; 5 Years of law enforcement/public safety or related experience such as military service; 3 Years of supervisory or progressively responsible leadership experience. Substitutable Education & Experience: None. Required Certifications/Licensure: Possess International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security Supervisor Certification or attain certification within first 12 months of employment; Possess a South Carolina Class 1 Police Officer Certification or attain certification within the first 12 months of employment. Successfully complete annual requirement to maintain South Carolina Class 1 Police Officer Certification, as well as the following: firearms qualification, defensive tactics (to include intermediate weapons), Criminal Justice Information Systems Security and Awareness, Restraint Application, Crisis Intervention and any and all required training through Lexington Medical Center); Certified in CPR or attain certification within the first 3 months of employment; Valid South Carolina driver’s license.

Required Training: Successfully complete a psychological evaluation; successfully pass a comprehension exam as required by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy; Experience with Windows Operating System (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint); Ability to read and write English fluently and follow both written and oral directions.

Contact: Wilson Carswell
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (803) 791-2528
Fax: (803) 791-2663
Address: 2720 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169

 

“Lexington Medical is continuing to grow, join us and apply now!”

Position: Police Officer (5 Positions)
Date Posted: November 7, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Based on experience
Open until filled

Now Offering Sign-On Bonus $6,000


Schedule:  Full-Time - 6 AM - 6 PM or 6 PM - 6 AM - AM/PM

LMCDPS became a Police Department in 2006 employee both certified class officers along with security officers.  The Department is accredited by the International Association of Hospital Security and Safety, as well as the South Carolina Police Accreditation Coalition.  Lexington Medical Center’s Public Safety department is currently seeking accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.  (CALEA).  We are committed to improving our employees through training, certifications, and continued advancement opportunities. 

Basic Function:

The Police Officer responds to and resolves calls for service, performs law enforcement duties and patrols the District to ensure the safety and security of patients, visitors and staff. 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and write and follow both written and oral directions.
  • Ability to communicate well with others.
  • Certified law enforcement officer or have to ability to become a certified law enforcement officer, recognized by the S.C. Criminal Justice academy.
  • Basic Security Certification or have to ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment the Basic Security Certification, as recognized by the International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.  Associates Degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of one (1) year law enforcement/public safety or related experience such as military service required. A bachelor's degree may be considered in lieu of one (1) year experience.
  • Experience with Windows Operating System (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license.
  • Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation.
Contact: Wilson Carswell: Email: [email protected] Phone: (803) 791-2528 

 

 
Anderson City Police Department
 
Position: Patrol Officer
Date Posted: December 19, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $35,000
Open until filled
Position requirements:
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Ability to obtain a South Carolina Driver's License
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Good overall physical condition
  • DD-214 (If prior military)
  • No convictions of felonies or serious misdemeanors
Upon selection the candidate must be able to successfully complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement course. Once the candidate successfully completes the academy, their duties will include, but are not limited to, answering calls for service, traffic violations, investigation of criminal activity, investigation of illegal narcotics, enforcing state and federal laws and many other areas involving with being involved with the community.
Benefits of working for the Anderson City Police Department are:
  • Vacation time (accrued based on years of service)
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Uniform, footwear and equipment supplied by the department
  • Medical/Dental/Life Insurance (city pays significant portion)
  • Police Officer Retirement System (25 yrs)
  • Additional 401K programs
  • Partial educational tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness incentive
  • Flexible 12 hour rotating shifts
 
If you think you have what it takes to become a part of our team and are interested in the position, please contact us and fill out an application.
Contact information:
Sgt. M. Frazier
Training/Recruiting
Office: (864) 231-2614
Work Cell:864-634-1516
www.andersonpd.com
 
 

Columbia Metropolitan Airport Department of Public Safety
 

Public Safety Officer 

Date Posted: December 18, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $42,827 (Step 1 of grade 15)
Open until filled

 

Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications for a Public Safety Officer (PSO).  PSO performs various police and fire duties in addition to ensuring safety within and around the Airport.  South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Class One certification required. If hired, FAR 139 Airport firefighter certification must be obtained (Paid for by the Airport). Applicants must possess and maintain a valid S.C. Driver’s License. All successful candidates are required to undergo a Criminal Background Investigation via polygraph screening and meet the minimum standards of the department’s physical fitness test (PFT). Good mechanical ability required for operation of emergency response equipment.

Excellent Benefit package includes medical/dental insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, personal leave, SC Police Officer’s Retirement System (PORS) as well as an employer match of up to 6% of salary for 401K contributions. 

Applications will be accepted in the Airport Administrative Office (east side of main terminal by United Airlines counter) Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Applications can also be completed online at: https://columbiaairport.com/employment-opportunities/,  and Emailed to [email protected] or downloaded and faxed to 803-822-5141 - Attn: Human Resources. 

“For any questions or to receive a copy of the job description, please contact Chief Eddie Martin at [email protected]
Airport is EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veterans Employer

 


 


 

City of Mauldin

Position Title:            Animal/Code Enforcement Officer

Statement of Duties

Position is responsible for performing animal control functions for the City of Mauldin.  Responsibilities include enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances regarding animal control; providing back up to patrol officers; enforcing city codes and ordinances for noise, litter, parking, and licenses; maintains evidence for the police department; and preparing reports, courtroom security, and performing administrative duties.

Supervision
Employee works under the general direction of a Police Sergeant.  Employee plans and prioritizes work in accordance with standard practices and previous training and is expected to solve most problems by adapting methods or interpreting instructions accordingly.  Employee has limited access to confidential records.
Employee has access to confidential information including lawsuits against the City.
Employee does not exercise any supervisory responsibilities.

 

Job Environment
Position requires independent judgment to locate, select, and apply the most pertinent practice, procedure, regulation, or guidelines to be applied in a given situation.  Employee is expected to understand, interpret, and explain to others the regulations and/or guidelines governing the work.  The sequence of work and/or the procedures followed vary in each situation.
Errors can result in adverse public relations, personal injury/loss, injury to others, monetary loss, and legal repercussions to the City. 
The position has constant contact with the public, for the purpose of enforcing laws and ordinances, investigating complaints, and responding to calls for service.  Other contacts are with other city departments for the purpose of giving and/or receiving information and assistance.  Contacts are often made in writing, in person, through electronic means, or by telephone.

 

Position Functions

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 
Essential Functions
  • Provides back up to patrol officers when needed, assists in arrests, pursues fleeing suspects, uses firearms, conducts search and surveillance, transports prisoners, ensures the rights of individuals and equitable treatment.
  • Provides animal code enforcement for the City, receives and responds to calls from citizens regarding stray animals, locates stray animals and transports them to city kennels.
  • Feeds and waters animals and cleans kennels daily.
  • Prepares reports and documentation as required, completes impoundment forms.
  • Enforces city ordinances, patrols city to check for business licenses, parking restriction violations, unsightly yards, noise violations, litter violations, unlicensed vehicles, parking of trailers in residential areas, and emergency alarms.
  • Writes warnings, prepares reports, issues court summons and subpoenas as required for noted violations.
  • Provides testimony in court if necessary.
  • Maintains property and evidence room, logs in all found property and recovered or stolen property, evidence, and property to be examined by the city, county, and State Law Enforcement laboratories.
  • Transports vehicles for maintenance, prepares work order for necessary repairs, and takes vehicles to city shop for repairs.
  • Makes bank deposits for the City of Mauldin as requested by departments.
  • Performs other duties as required by the supervisor.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Physical and Mental Requirements

The nature of the position involves a variety of field work which may include exposure to outdoor weather conditions more than 2/3rd of the time; high places, toxic or caustic chemicals, blood borne pathogens, exposure to diseases, vicious animals, rabies, animal bites, traffic, and threats from irate citizens up to 1/3rd of the time.  Employee is required to stand, walk, talk, listen, use hands, reach with arms and hands, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or run more than 2/3rd of the time; and sit, taste or smell up to 1/3rd of the time.  Employee frequently lifts up to 100lbs., and occasionally lifts more than 100 lbs.  Normal vision is required for this position.  Equipment utilized includes light trucks, automobile, hand tools, office machines, computers, police safety gear, and firearms.

Education and Experience

A candidate for the position should have a High School diploma or equivalent; one- (1) to three- (3) years experience related to code enforcement, law enforcement, and animal inspection; or any equivalent combination of education or experience.

Special Requirements

A candidate for this position must also have a valid South Carolina driver’s license.

Class III certification required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

A candidate for this position should have knowledge of:

  • Animal restraint tools and techniques
  • State laws and city ordinances, and procedures for police and animal law enforcement

Skill in:

  • Communication and organization skills
  • Handling animals
  • Conducting search and surveillance
    • Data entry

And ability to:

  • Detect hazardous conditions, resolve problems
  • Maintain control when dealing with dangerous animals
  • Prepare reports and maintain records
  • Preserve and protect evidence
  • Deal effectively with disgruntled citizens often under adverse conditions
  • Manage multiple assignments in a detailed and effective manner 

 


 

 Attorney General's Office

 

Investigator
Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $32,838 - $60,760
Deadline: Open until filled
Job Number: 82281

Position Number: 60009574

Job Responsibilities: As an investigator in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, this position will investigate allegations regarding Medicaid Provider Fraud and the abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of residents of health care facilities. Will interview witnesses, acquire witness statements and procure relevant documents and evidence regarding complaints. Will arrest suspects; secure search & arrest warrants; testify before trial and grand juries. Will work closely with SC DHHS and state and federal prosecuting and investigative agencies. Must possess good written and oral communication skills; will compile required reports and coordinate other administrative details of criminal investigations. Will assist with other required duties as requested.

Minimum and Additional Requirements: A bachelor's degree and two years of experience conducting investigations or performing other law enforcement duties; or a high school diploma and six years of experience conducting investigations or performing other law enforcement duties. Candidate must be a Class I Certified Law Enforcement Officer in South Carolina.

Preferred Qualifications: Must be highly motivated.  Must be comfortable working in a team atmosphere.  Must be able to present clear, concise written and oral reports. Travel required outside of normal business hours. Extensive knowledge of Criminal Justice system and excellent computer skills preferred. Experience in conducting financial or fraud investigations is strongly preferred. Familiarity and experience in using Excel is strongly preferred. Three years of experience in an Investigator or Detective position preferred.

Additional Comments: DRUG SCREENING, CREDIT CHECK, DELINQUENT TAX CHECK AND SLED BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED.

 
THIS OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/2227428/investigator-iii-medicaid-provider-fraud


Town of Springdale Police Department

Patrol Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $33,000 -$36,000

Position hours: Full time, 12-hour shifts, rotating

Deadline: Until Filled
Job duties:

·         Enforces the laws of the state of South Carolina, municipal codes of the Town of Springdale and federal laws as they apply; patrols city streets, parks, and commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law; and builds rapport with residents, businesses and community groups by attending neighborhood crime watch meetings

·         Responds to calls for service and reports findings; takes appropriate actions to resolve issues; patrols assigned area; assists with crime scene security and processing; conducts follow-up investigations; and supports prosecution of criminal cases

·         Makes court appearances; serves warrants/subpoenas; processes items into property and evidence; and performs all other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

·         Must be a minimum of 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED equivalent

·         Must have successfully completed basic law enforcement training and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy or have the ability to do so. (preference will be given to current certified officers)

·         Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid S.C. driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any state; must have the ability to meet the department's physical standards; and must not have any felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history within the past seven years

How to apply: Applications are available online at www.springdalesc.com or at Town of Springdale Police Department, 2915 Platt Springs Rd. West Columbia, SC 29170.

EOE Disclaimer: The Town of Springdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and various background investigations which may include criminal history, driving record, credit report, employment history, education verification and personal references. 


Presbyterian College Campus Police Department

Police Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $32,760
Deadline: Until Filled

 

The Presbyterian College Campus Police Department has immediate openings for campus police officers. The Campus Police Department proudly serves and protects the students, faculty and staff of the College. We are located on a remarkable 240-acre campus in the historic town of Clinton, South Carolina between the cities of Columbia and Greenville. Since 1880, Presbyterian College has been offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in the community.

Minimum 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 offensive tattoos, piercings, or body art that show below the shirt sleeves of the summer uniform; must be able to meet the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s physical fitness standards and qualify with all police equipment. All non-certified applicants must be willing to successfully complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course within the first year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of 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 Presbyterian College Campus Police Department pays for all state mandated, and all required continuing educational training. PCCPD also provides all required uniforms and equipment with exceptions. After successful training, the officer will be placed on a 12 hour day or night shift, based on seniority, staffing levels, and the department’s needs.

Salary and benefits: The starting salary range is $32,760 annually. Presbyterian College offers a competitive health benefits package for officers and family, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, holiday pay, and an employment 401k type retirement program.

Presbyterian College Campus Police Department is not part of the South Carolina Police Officer’s Retirement System (PORS).

Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and the names and direct contact information for three professional references. Please send materials to Barbara Fayad, Vice President for Human Resources and Title IX, Presbyterian College, 503 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325. Electronic submissions of application materials are encouraged and should be sent to [email protected] . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

 


  City of Newberry Police Department

Police Officer
Date Posted: June 4, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $31,472 plus full benefits package. SCCJA Certified Officers Eligible to receive up to $5000 Retention Bonus!
Deadline: Open until filled

 

GENERAL POSITION OVERVIEW: Entry level police officer position. Under general supervision, performs general duty police work in an effort to protect life and property of Newberry citizens through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves patrolling the City, conducting investigations, preparing cases for court, preparing various reports, and assisting citizens in an attempt to protect life and property of citizens through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Employee works under stressful, high-risk conditions.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Requires an Associate’s degree in criminal justice, business, social science, or other relevant field, with one to two years of experience in law enforcement; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must have successfully completed or demonstrate aptitude and ability to complete required courses and certifications; may be required to possess additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the City. Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license. Must pass an entry-level written exam and physical strength/agility test, pre-employment drug screen and pass a background investigation to include a clear criminal record. Must be at least 21 years of age

Entry Level Salary: $31,472 plus full benefits package; salary commensurate with experience and SC Criminal Justice Academy Certification/s. SCCJA Certified Officers Eligible to receive up to $5000 Retention Bonus!

 


Department of Juvenile Justice
Public Safety Officer I
Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $26,988 - $49,932
Deadline: Until Filled

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.


 Oconee County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff
Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Starting pay: $33,500 - $34,500
Deadline: Open until filled
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this position is to enforce all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare; to perform general police work, responding to calls for service; to participate in special unit operations and activities as assigned, and to perform related work as required. The position works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed frequently by supervisor.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
  1. 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.
  2. Performs assigned police duties, which may include traffic safety and enforcement, patrol, criminal investigations, narcotics / vice investigations and enforcement, crime scene / evidence investigations and control, community service, court security, warrant service, school resource officer / D.A.R.E. programming, etc.
  3. Performs general law enforcement duties as necessary, including but not limited to patrolling assigned areas of the County, responding to public calls for assistance, maintaining order and public safety, apprehending and arresting suspected law violators and criminal suspects, collecting evidence and participating in investigative operations.
  4. Performs routine service duties, including but not limited to providing escort service for the protection of persons and/or property, assisting stranded motorists,  directing traffic, providing security and crowd control at special events, etc.
  5. Prepares cases for prosecution; provides court testimony as necessary.
  6. Performs routine service duties, including but not limited to providing escort service for the protection of persons and/or property, assisting stranded motorists, providing funeral escort, directing traffic, providing security and crowd control at special events, etc.
  7. Prepares and submits detailed work records and reports.
  8. Maintains assigned equipment and vehicles.
  9. Receives and responds to citizens’ inquiries, concerns and complaints concerning law enforcement activities.
  10. Attends periodic training sessions and attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current law enforcement and investigative trends, technology and legislation; maintains required physical fitness and required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.
  11. Remains on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response.
  12. Performs general clerical work as required, including but not limited to maintaining logs, preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Requires gathering, organizing, analyzing, examining or evaluating data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information.Requires persuading or influencing others in favor of a service, point of view, or course of action; may enforce laws, rules, regulations or ordinances.Requires leading, operating or repairing complex machinery or equipment that requires extended training and experience, such as firearms, emergency response vehicles, etc., or the application of custom administrative software or systems; may involve installation and testing.  Involves operations of limited scope.Requires performing skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem-solving.Requires using addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculating ratios, rates and percentages.Requires reading technical instructions, procedures, manuals and charts to solve practical problems; composing routine reports and specialized reports, forms and business letters with proper format; speaking compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.Requires doing specialized technical or entry-level professional work requiring general understanding of operating policies and procedures and their application to problems not previously encountered; application of specialized technical or professional principles and practices or the use of a wide range of administrative methods in the solution of problems; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:The educational requirement for this position is: Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by the completion of required law enforcement coursework.Education may be substituted for experience.Related-experience required: Requires a short demonstration up to and including one month.Experience may be substituted for education.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS: Certifications, licenses, professional designations, or other qualifications required for this position include:·  Must be able to obtain Basic Law Enforcement Certification.·  Must possess a valid state driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state.· Must be a U.S. citizen and be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment; must not possess felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years; must be able to read and write in the English language.·  Must meet other requirements as set forth in applicable South Carolina statutes and regulations. Certifications, licenses, professional designations, or other qualifications preferred for this position include:· May require additional professional or technical certification(s) as deemed necessary by supervisor.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Requirements:Standing: 1/3 of the time or over; walking: 1/3 of the time or over; sitting: up to 2/3 of the time; using hands: 2/3 of the time or over; reaching with hands and arms: 2/3 of the time or over; Climbing or balancing: up to 1/3 of the time; stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling: 1/3 of the time or over; talking, seeing, or hearing: 2/3 of the time or over; tasting: under 1/3 of the time; smelling: 2/3 of the time or over.This position requires lifting: Up to 10 pounds: 2/3 of the time or over; Up to 25 pounds: up to 2/3 of the time; Up to 50 pounds: under 1/3 of the time; Up to 100 pounds: under 1/3 of the time; More than 100 pounds: under 1/3 of the time.

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 [email protected]

 


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 [email protected]

 


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 [email protected]


 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: [email protected]

 

 


 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 [email protected]v

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 [email protected]

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.)

 



 

  

 

 
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