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Detention Deputy

Organization: Charleston County
Date Posted: 2/14/2020
Country: United States
Primary Category: Law Enforcement
Salary: $15.71 hourly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: High School / GED
Experience Requirement: < 1 year

Description & Details


$15.71 - $21.37 Hourly


Job Duties


As a detention deputy, you will maintain security within the Detention Center.   You will have the ability to work on a variety of specialized teams throughout the Detention Center and court system including: Booking; Identification; Classification; Special Operations Group (SOG); Transportation; Court Detention; Juvenile Detention Center; and Central Control. Detention Deputies receive an excellent starting salary of $32,676 – $48, 447 (based on related experience, years of military service and education). After completion of the state academy, officers receive a three percent salary increase. Detention Deputies are vested in the S.C. Police Retirement Plan after only eight (8) years of service. Other benefits include health, dental and life insurance as well as 10 observed county holidays and 7 vacation days a year. Uniforms are provided.


Job Qualifications


A qualified applicant must (1) be a Citizen of the United States over 21 years of age; (2) possess a high school diploma (or GED); (3) have a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a South Carolina one upon acceptance of the position; (4) have no criminal convictions. No prior experience is necessary, however, prior work-related experience will be considered in the hiring process. Applicants meeting the minimum criteria must submit to and successfully complete all phases of the hiring process including: a tour of the detention facility; the Nelson-Denny Vocabulary and Reading Examination; completion of an applicant questionnaire; a two-phase background investigation; a credit check; a polygraph examination; a psychological evaluation: an interview and a physical examination. There is a one-year probationary period and all Detention Deputies serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff of Charleston County. In addition, all candidates must successfully complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Jail course of instruction within the first year of employment. Work is performed on a 12.25 hour rotating shift. Work periods or schedules are established as required by Federal law, departmental workloads, and organizational needs. This position may be required to work overtime in order to meet or maintain departmental operations.  This position is also required to work some weekends, evenings, holidays, and during natural disasters. 

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