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Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in AUGUST
DJJ Recruitment Fair Slated for Atlanta Technical College
(ATLANTA - GA) The Atlanta Technical College campus on Metropolitan Parkway is highlighted as the site for DJJ recruiting activities on this month’s recruitment calendar.
During the upcoming job fair on August 26th, 2015, Georgia’s Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles is sending teams of recruiters to seek qualified candidates to fill essential juvenile correctional officer (JCO) positions. DJJ recruiters are authorized to conduct on-the-spot interviews for qualified JCO1 candidates during a full cycle employment process that day.
Commissioner Niles says DJJ needs mature adults and professionally motivated officers who can help Georgia’s juvenile offenders make successful reentry from the juvenile justice system back to society as productive citizens.
Representatives from each DJJ Division will be on hand to speak to attendees about a full range of meaningful employment opportunities at the Department of Juvenile Justice, including roles and requirements for teachers, nurses, behavioral health specialists, administrative professionals, food service workers and probation officers.
The Commissioner says DJJ is also on the lookout for Georgia veterans with public service know-how and chain of command experience. “DJJ is a great place to make your work count,” Commissioner Niles said.
*Please note career fair locations and times may change OR additional career fair dates may be added to our recruiting schedule. Applicants should check the DJJ website for late-breaking schedule changes at www.djjcareers.org BEFORE visiting a DJJ job fair.
The August Recruitment Fair schedule is below.
Date: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 11:00 AM ATC STUDENTS ONLY
Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM GENERAL PUBLIC & ATC STUDENTS
Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW.
Atlanta, GA. 30310
Academic Complex, Building C
Applicants for Juvenile Correctional Officer should come dressed for job interviews with their resumes ready. All job seekers can click on www.djjcareers.org for more information about career opportunities in juvenile corrections. In order to progress smoothly through the Juvenile Correctional Officer interview process, candidates should bring the following:
• Copy - Birth Certificate
• Copy - High School Diploma or GED
• Copy - Valid Driver License - State issued ID
• Copy - Social Security Card
• Copy - Compass Test Scores, SAT Scores or ACT Scores
• Copy - P.O.S.T. Profile for Certified Officers
** If applicants have a 4-year degree from an accredited college they are exempt from taking the Compass test or providing proof of acceptable ACT or SAT scores.
Former military service members with Honorable Discharge should click on www.djjcareers.org to learn about DJJ's one-time Military Salary Increase Incentive on eligible job titles at “DJJ Careers for Veterans”. Join us online to discover all the job opportunities available at the Department of Juvenile Justice. There is no charge for participation at juvenile corrections career fairs.
“DJJ is a great place to make your work count.”
Avery D. Niles, Commissioner
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
**Please note that career fair times and locations may change and additional career fair dates may be added to our recruiting schedule. Applicants should check the DJJ website for late-breaking schedule changes at http://www.djjnewsandviews.org/djjcareers/ before visiting a job fair.
“DJJ is a great place to make your work count.” Avery D. Niles, Commissioner
new testing requirements for juvenile correctional officers take place on july 1, 2014
The Application Process
The Department of Juvenile Justice announces that effective November 1, 2013 in order to be considered for the position of Juvenile Correction Officer 1 applicants will be required to receive a passing score on the P.O.S.T. approved COMPASS Test. The COMPASS test is administered through the Georgia Technical College System, and reservations are required. Please contact one of the many Technical Colleges throughout the State or view online locations.
Applicants will be required to take with you to the exam site a completed copy of the P.O.S.T. Examination Access Form. Click here to access the form.
There is a fee to take the exam of $15.00 - $25.00 collected by the college. Test scores are also valid for entrance into the Technical College System of Georgia.
To apply for a position, submit two copies of the State of Georgia Application for Employment to the contact person listed on the job opening. You may also include a resume, but please do not submit a resume in lieu of the application. Positions advertised on this website are open to all eligible persons who meet the minimum qualifications for the positions, unless otherwise noted in the vacancy announcement. Review current DJJ openings here. Some job applicants, particularly, Juvenile Correctional Officers, may need to have Peace Officer Standards and Training Certification and successfully pass the COMPASS Exam.
DOWNLOAD THE COMPASS EXAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS HERE......
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW REQUIREMENTS AT HTTP://WWW.DJJNEWSANDVIEWS.ORG/DJJCAREERS/JCO.HTML .....
If you are interested in a job as a Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist 2, please be advised that the testing requirements have changed. Effective July 1, 2014, DJJ will cease the administration of the Criminal Justice Exam, and no further exams will be offered. Test takers who have valid, current passing scores will be allowed to submit proof of successful completion through 12-31-14 for advertised JPPS 2 positions. After December 31, 2014, all Criminal Justice Exam scores will no longer be accepted.
Effective July 1, 2014 acceptable test scores will be:
SAT: 430 Verbal 400 Math
ACT: 18 Verbal 16 Math
CPE: 75 Reading 75 Math 75 English
Compass: 70 Reading 32 Writing
Due to the large volume of responses, only those individuals whose experience and skills best meet the requirements of the position will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an interview.