School Security Officer

South Carolina Job Board Columbia , SC 29209

Posted 2 months ago

Job Responsibilities

  • Currently accepting applications for the following counties*

Richland County

Dorchester County

Union County


It is the mission of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ) to protect the public and reclaim juveniles through prevention, community services, education, and rehabilitative services in the least restrictive environment.


Under general supervision of the principal of the school. Assist with school security and assist in managing disruptive students and to ensure that the school is a safe, productive, and positive place for learning.


  • Maintains orderly procedures, which include head count, orderly movement, transportation of students, and create safe clear expectations for all students.This includes: posting during class changes, specific education transports, and responding to classrooms as needed.

  • Collaborate, cooperate, and communicate professionally and efficiently with instructional, security, clinical, administrative staff, chaplaincy, and other school staff to support rehabilitation and education.

  • Creates and submits weekly progress reports to supervisor, lead security, social worker, level system manager, and other appropriate parties and administrators as directed by the supervisor.

  • Maintain records, secure and disburse documentation, apply date entry, and manage materials flow to all appropriate personnel.

  • Document incidents where a student fails to heed counsel and redirection and/or escalates to an inappropriate behavior.

  • Conducts follow-up observations of youth interactions with staff and peers; assists management in assessing the effectiveness of the behavior support systems to promote youth success; provides feedback to management and individual staff; maintains a working understanding of the least restrictive alternatives to isolation or room confinement.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Communicate with individuals and groups of all ages in a multicultural community

  • Assess emergency situations

  • Ability to take initiative

  • Diffuse situation and issues

  • Remain calm under pressure

  • Strong Interpersonal skills

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Agency Requirements:A high school diploma and experience in correctional, security or police work; at least one-year experience working with troubled at-risk youth; significant experience in crisis resolution/negotiation and/or behavioral de-escalation may be considered in lieu of educational criteria. Must possess a valid and acceptable driver's license to operate state vehicle.

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates must present documentation of their attainment of college degree(s) at the time of interview. Documentation must be either an official or unofficial copy of the college transcript or Letter of Verification of Degree from the institution's Registrar's Office. If the candidate selected for the position provided an unofficial copy, it must be replaced with an official copy on or before the HR processing date.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to meet and maintain certification by the Continuing Law Enforcement Education.

Ability to learn state laws/institutional rules/regulations/requirements for the control of juveniles/Child Abuse Statues; knowledge of purpose /methods/practices of secure facilities; ability to learn various methods of instructing, handling/ supervising juveniles in various activities; ability to exercise good judgement initiative in a variety of situations; ability to establish/maintain satisfactory working relationships with juveniles/fellow employees/families/general public.

General supervision; annually scheduled performance reviews.

This position performs job duties relating to the custody, control, transportation or recapture of juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The employee may have direct and indirect contact with the juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Training Applicable to those duties will be provided. Essential Position: Must perform restraints on juveniles without restrictions. Work in locked quarters, be able to bend over, lift 50+ lbs., must be mobile, no sedentary duties, must be able to work around juveniles without restrictions.

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.

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision,Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children

  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year

  • 15 days sick leave per year

  • 13 paid holidays

  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs

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