Annual beginning salary $27,716, then $29,102 after one year satisfactory
service and successful completion of the south Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Satisfactory service includes but
is not limited to: Successful completion of all pre-service, in-service, and academy training; satisfactory
completion of all firearms, fire, first aid, and other related training; satisfactory attendance record (meets
expectations no more than seven days of sick leave during 12 month period due to illness); no reprimands or
disciplinary actions within past 12 months; no arrests or pending criminal charges; and adherence to all applicable
policy and procedures, including the ability to be able to physically perform all essential job functions.
Performs various duties pertaining
to the County Detention Facility
such as guarding and directing inmates, patrolling assigned areas, escorting inmates, preparing reports,
inspecting property, and preventing disturbances.
Some knowledge of the security, rules, regulations and procedures of the institution; some knowledge of the
practices of modern penology as related to the supervision and care of persons under institutionalized
restraint; ability to enforce institutional rules firmly and fairly; ability to detect potential behavior
problems of inmates; ability to detect the early symptoms of common health problems; ability to carry out oral
and written directions accurately; ability to supervise the activities of large groups of inmates; ability to
prepare records and reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
Must be at least 21 years of age, a high school graduate or equivalent and pass a criminal background check with
no crimes of moral turpitude. Crimes of moral turpitude are generally defined as crimes that involve acts of
human baseness, vileness, or depravity of social duties which a person owes others or crimes that involve
dishonesty or fraud. There is no specific list of such crimes but they include: fraudulent checks, larcenies, forgery,
hit and run driving, etc. Pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act and the Gun Control Act, it is against federal
law to possess a firearm and/or ammunition while a person is subject to a qualifying order of protection as defined
under 18 U.S.C. section 922 (g) (8) and/or if convicted of a charge of Criminal Domestic Violence, regardless of
whether it is a misdemeanor or not, as defined pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 922 (g) (9) and as a result, such
persons are not eligible for employment as a detention/law enforcement officer.
Special requirements are: Possession of or ability to obtain Basic Law Enforcement certificate issued by the
State of South Carolina within one (1) year of employment. Must meet and maintain minimum qualifications for
the position established by the department and the State of South Carolina. Possession of appropriate
driver’s license valid in the State of South Carolina.
Although there may be specific duties or jobs assigned from time to time as departmental needs require, all officers
and staff must be able to work any detail or assignment as may be required. Officers' primary duties relate to the
safe and secure operation of the jail and they must be able to perform all of the essential duties required of a
detention officer. No officer or staff member is entitled to and/or can be guaranteed a specific job assignment, task,
shift, or work hours due to the critical nature of the job as it relates to the safety of others. While efforts will be
made to reasonably accommodate individual employee's request or needs, it must be understood that the needs of the
department and the persons entrusted to its care come first, and as a result, officers and staff may be assigned work
hours, schedules, and/or be required to work overtime as circumstances may dictate.
Applications are accepted until job is filled.
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