The Detention Center seeks highly motivated, responsible, and committed applicants to supervise and manage adult male and female pre-trial detainees and sentenced inmates in a secure institutional setting. Officers enforce rules, policy, laws, orders issued from the courts, and work closely with other law enforcement agencies and criminal justice professionals. Applicants must meet the following conditions: 21 years of age, clean criminal record, valid S.C. driver’s license, pass drug screen, background, and reference checks, and pass a physical fitness test. Applicants may be required to complete a TABE test at Adult Ed. as part of the hiring process. Must successfully complete Criminal Justice Academy training and obtain Basic Detention Officer Certification (Class 2 LCO) within first year of employment. Must be able to work rotating 12-hour shifts, weekends, holidays, and report for training, meetings, and emergency recall if required. Starting salary for non-certified officers is $36,031.00 Salary increases to $39,724.00 upon certification. Certified officers may be compensated at a higher starting wage depending on experience, in accordance with county guidelines. Benefits include Police Officer’s Retirement, Paid Vacation and Sick Leave, Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Plans, Paid Holidays, Double Time Pay for Holiday Duty, Free Uniforms and Equipment, Discount Offers at Local Fitness Centers, Promotion Opportunities, Advanced Training Opportunities, Free Annual Health Screening, and more.
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