Corrections Officer

Correctional Officer
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office - Lancaster, South Carolina

Jun 16, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$35824 annual

Job Description

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is looking for qualified applicants for Correction Officer positions; applicants must be 21 years of age (or within 3 months of their 21st birthday), have a valid driver's license with no more than two suspensions in the last ten years and no DUI's in the previous five years. Applicant's must also have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. Applicant's must be able to pass a criminal records check, and written testing prior to a polygraph and background investigation. Applicant's also must be able to pass a drug screening and psychological exam upon a conditional employment offer from the Sheriff.

All applicant's must currently possess or successfully complete Class 2 certification from the SCCJA within one year of accepting employment with the agency.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer

Additional Information

Under occasional supervision, performs protective service work involving the detention and incarceration of adults and juveniles awaiting judicial action or serving limited sentences in the County jail facility; maintains accurate jail records and performs related work as required. Works under stressful, high-risk conditions. Reports to the Corporal/Sergeant, Corrections. Duties may be limited pending certification by the SC Criminal Justice Academy.

Maintains the security and safety of the jail facility, inmates and staff through implementation of established polices and procedures.

Processes and books inmates; fingerprints and photographs inmates; secures inmates' property and issues personal hygiene supplies.

Serves Meals.

Supervises visitation, recreation, bond hearings, attorney's appointments and other inmate activities.

Searches cells and inmates for contraband and other safety and security hazards.

Maintains required certification and training as mandated by the agency.

Salary is dependent on education and experience (contact the agency for more information regarding the career ladder):

Non-certified: $35,825-37,654 (+2% for Associate's Degree, +4% for Bachelor's Degree, +6% for Master's Degree)

2-4 years experience: $37,075-39,215 (same additions apply as above for degrees)

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years of age or older
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Experience: None

Contact Informaton

Jessica Walker

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
1941 Pageland Highway
Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
phone: 8033132111

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