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The Department of Juvenile Justice in Georgia (DJJ) invites you to look into a career serving youth in innovative and effective programs to help aid in their growth and development. DJJ offers exciting careers in Health Care, Behavioral Health, Law Enforcement, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Administration, Food Service, Housekeeping, Plant Management/Maintenance and Education.

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Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in April:
Recruiting Candidates Statewide!
Statesboro, Waycross, Douglas, Albany, Rincon, Hinesville, Swainsboro, Savannah, Vidalia,
Duluth, Atlanta, Macon, College Park & Norcross

(STATEWIDE - GA) The Department of Juvenile Justice will make a recruiting run through 14 Georgia communities in April in search of highly qualified candidates to offer employment opportunities at DJJ secure facilities around the state.

Commissioner Avery D. Niles said the job fairs scheduled on the department’s recruitment calendar this month are in DJJ’s South, East and West Georgia Recruiting Regions. Recruiters will set up their career fair tables in Statesboro, Waycross, Douglas, Albany, Rincon, Hinesville, Swainsboro, Savannah, Vidalia, Duluth, Atlanta, Macon, College Park and Norcross.

Commissioner Niles said, “DJJ recruiters are always looking for mature, responsible adults and candidates with prior law enforcement, corrections, or military experience.” Niles said, “We’re doing on-the-spot interviews with qualified candidates. We’re hiring jobseekers with the personal drive to become Juvenile Corrections Officers (JCOs) and help young offenders through their troubled life transitions.”

*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.

South Region – APRIL

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – OPEN to GENERAL PUBLIC
Spring Career Fair
Location: Ogeechee Technical College-Natural Resources Bldg
Statesboro, GA
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Larry Bowen (912) 871-1620

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - OPEN to GENERAL PUBLIC
Spring Career Fair
Location: Goodwill, 2101 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Timothy Ford (912) 280-9809 ext. 12106

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – STUDENTS ONLY
SGSC Spring Career Fair
Location: SGSC Student Services Building
Waycross, GA
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Stanley Sinkfield (912) 449-7589

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - STUDENTS ONLY
SGSC Spring Career Fair
Location: SGSC Engram Hall
Douglas, GA
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Stanley Sinkfield (912) 449-7589

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - STUDENTS ONLY
Albany Technical College Spring Career Fair
Location: Kirkland Center
Albany, GA
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Judy Jimmerson (229) 430-3500

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – STUDENTS ONLY
Savannah Technical College
Location: Effingham Campus-2890 Hwy 21, South
Rincon, GA
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Jeff Ashmen (912) 443-4155

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 – STUDENTS ONLY
Savannah Technical College
Location: Liberty Campus, 100 Tech Drive
Hinesville, GA
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Jeff Ashmen (912) 443-4155

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - STUDENTS ONLY
Southeastern Technical College
Location: Swainsboro Campus
Swainsboro, GA
Time: 9:00pm – 12:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Lance Helms (912) 538-3207

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - STUDENTS ONLY
Savannah Technical College
Location: Main Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Jeff Ashman (912) 443-4155

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - STUDENTS ONLY
Southeastern Technical College
Location: Vidalia Campus
Vidalia, GA
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: All Southern Region Facilities
Contact: Lance Helms (912) 538-3207

East Region - APRIL

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 – OPEN to GENERAL PUBLIC
Macon Goodwill Job Fair
Location: 5171 Eisenhower Parkway
Macon, GA
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: Metro Atlanta Area
Contact: Jenny Welch (478) 703-0450

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – STUDENTS ONLY
GACE Statewide Career Fair
Location: Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: Metro Atlanta Area
Contact: Jenny Jang (404) 586-8524

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – OPEN to GENERAL PUBLIC
12 Stone Church Annual Spring Job Fair
Location: 2050 Sugarloaf Circle
Duluth, GA
Time: 10:00pm – 2:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: Metro Atlanta Area
Contact: Osvaldo Montalvo (770) 209-3086

West Region - APRIL

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – OPEN to GENERAL PUBLIC
David Scott Annual Career Fair
Location: GICC-2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: Metro Atlanta Area
Contact: Isaac DoDoo (770) 432-5405

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016 – OPEN to GENERAL PUBLIC
2016 Mobility Job Fair Expo
Location: North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Ct.
Norcross, GA
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: Metro Atlanta Area
Contact: Megan McCurry (404) 232-1998

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016 – OPEN to GENERAL PUBLIC
Metro RYDC Facility Job Fair
Location: 1300 Constitution Road, SE
Atlanta, GA
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
DJJ Target Employer Facility: Metro Atlanta RYDC
Contact: Gwen Weston (404) 635-4422

Candidates for Juvenile Corrections Officer positions should bring copies of the following documents to the interview process:
• Compass Scores (Reading 70 Writing 32)**
• SAT Scores (Verbal: 430 Math: 400) or ACT Scores (Verbal: 18 Math:16)**
• Valid Driver License
• Birth Certificate
• High School Diploma or GED
• DD214 Long Form with discharge indicated
• Naturalization Forms if NON-US Citizen
• If P.O.S.T. Certified, (Please bring two (2) forms of Govt. issued ID & P.O.S.T. Profile) **

**Applicants with a 4-year degree from an accredited college are exempt from taking the Compass test or providing proof of acceptable ACT or SAT scores.

There is no charge for participation at juvenile corrections career fairs. DJJ recruiters are authorized to interview qualified candidates on-the-spot for new correctional officer opportunities. Applicants should bring their resumes and come dressed for job interviews.

Interested job seekers can click on www.djjcareers.org for more information about career opportunities in juvenile corrections. Former military service members with Honorable Discharges should also 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”.

**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
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice



http://www.djjnewsandviews.org/docs/djjnrrecruitingapril2016.doc

 


 

 

 

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.


types of careers

WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF jUVENILE jUSTICE

Law enforcement/court services

P.O.S.T. certified Juvenile Correctional Officers supervise youth in facility settings while Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialists supervise youth through Probation services. Come join our team.

HEALTH CARE

Nursing, Physicians Assistant, Nutrition Consulting, Pharmacy Director, Dentistry, Program Management, and Program Quality Assessment.

behavioral health

Beliefs: Every youth has the potential of becoming a productive member of society provided their needs in education, medical, and mental health are met. All students have equal and umimpeded access to educational, medical and mental health treatment.

Join our team in:

Case Management, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

education

The Commissioner serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the DJJ school district. Join many others in careers as a state-certified Teacher, Special Ed Teacher, or Vocational Teacher.

human resource Management/development/administration/grants management

Many have careers in human resources, staff development and training and administration.

food service/housekeeping/plant management

The Department has large food service and housekeeping operations around the State. Some locations have plant management or maintenance engineering.