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SC Department of Public Safety Security Specialist III-BRRC (Control Room) in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Under limited supervision of the Unit Manager, performs his/her duties in accordance with the control room operating procedures. Verifies physical count with the unit. Ensures that all juvenile movement incidents are recorded from each POD/Wing during the shift by using either black ink (routine) or red for incidents that occurred on the POD, movement (medical, court, etc.). Inventories keys and all equipment (mechanical restraints, radios, waist belts, etc.) for accountability. Receives a briefing from the outgoing control officers as to what has happened during his/her shift. This includes but not limited to incidents on the PODs, any movement of juveniles outside the facility and incoming juveniles, etc. Logs all pertinent information into the logbook. By entering the juveniles full name, JJMS number and assignment at the time of arrival. Monitors camera, phone, intercom/control system and movement of staff and juveniles. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirement: A high school diploma and experience in fire prevention, safety or security activities.

Agency Requirement: A high school diploma and experience in fire prevention, safety or security services.

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

Knowledge of the practices and techniques of safety, security and fire protection. Ability to act quickly and intelligently in emergency situations. Ability to adjust to fluctuating situations. Ability to investigate accidents, disturbances and violations. Ability to deal courteously and firmly with the general public. Limited supervision by the Unit Manager of the dorm. Must be able to work any shift and stay over if necessary. Work in locked quarters, be able to bend over, lift 50+ lbs, must be mobile and must be able to work around juveniles without restrictions. This position performs job duties relating to the custody, control, transportation or recapture of juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice and the employee may have direct and indirect contact with juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Training applicable to these duties will be provided.

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

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.

Salary: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 107642

Closing: 2/19/2021 5:00 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: JD15

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): 12 hour shift varies. Work every other weekend.

Pay Band: Band 3

Hiring Range - Min.: $26,000.00

Opening Date: 11/19/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply online at, and follow the status of your application online.

Position Number: 60034226/60034177/60031067/60033707/60032516/60031680/60033617/60033715/60032622/60031836/60030619/60032659(107642)

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

Address: P O Box 21069 4900 Broad River Road, Building 2007 Columbia, South Carolina, 29221-1069

Phone: 803-896-5600