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THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT A CHILD'S FUTURE IS TO HELP CREATE IT -- jOIN OUR TEAM TO CREATE A BETTER GEORGIA

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.

Come Join Our Team!

 



UPCOMING EVENTS - JUNE 2017
DJJ Job Fairs Across the State





DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE - DEKALB RYDC
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Location: 2946 Clifton Springs Road
Decatur, GA 30034

Time: 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM

ATTENTION ALL POTENTIAL JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (JCO 1) CANDIDATES:
All applicants for a JCO 1 position will be required to take the P.O.S.T. approved entrance exam prior to submitting an application for employment. Approved P.O.S.T exams are Accuplacer, Asset, Compass, SAT, ACT or CRE (O.C.G.A § 35-8-8). Applicants for JCO 1 positions will only be considered with accompanying passing test scores. If an applicant for a JCO 1 position has a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university OR a current P.O.S.T. certification they are EXEMPT from having to take the entrance exam and do NOT have to provide any test scores. However, the applicant must provide a copy of the degree or P.O.S.T. profile with their completed application.

Acceptable test scores are as follows:
SAT: 430 Verbal 400 Math
ACT: 18 Verbal 16 Math
CPE: 75 Reading 75 Math 75 English

Compass: 70 Reading 32 Writing 26 Numerical*
Asset: 38 Reading 35 Writing 35 Numerical*
Accuplacer: 55 Reading 60 Writing 34 Numerical*

This position is eligible for a Military Salary Incentive. This incentive is for current/former service members who have served on active duty.

NEW SALARIES FOR JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS:
JCO1: $27,936
JCO2: $31,040 (after one year of service as a JCO 1)

Please bring the following to the Job Fair:
Valid Driver’s License
Social Security Card
Birth Certificate
Naturalization Certificate if you were born abroad
High School Diploma/GED or College Degree
Test Scores (if you don’t have a College Degree)

Score used for evaluation purposes only and does not determine if candidate has successfully passed the exam.



Augusta YDC Job Fair – Open to General Public
Date: June 29, 2017 – OPEN to GENERAL PUBLIC
Location: Georgia Department of Labor
601 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30906
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Quanisha Coles 706-792-7518


Applicants for Juvenile Corrections Officer positions must bring copies of these important documents to the interview process:

· Compass Scores (Reading: 70 Writing: 32)** Accuplacer (Reading: 55 Writing: 60 Numerical: 34) **
· SAT Scores (Verbal: 430 Math: 400) or ACT Scores (Verbal: 18 Math: 16)**
· Valid Driver’s 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 Government 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.

Commissioner Niles said, “DJJ is searching for special candidates to become part of our dedicated team of professionals. At DJJ we didn’t invent caring for young offenders, but as professionals we practice it here with them every day,” the Commissioner said.

Interested job seekers can click on www.djjcareers.org for more information about career opportunities in juvenile corrections. DJJ is ‘Veteran-Friendly.’ 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



 


 

 

 

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.