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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: JULY RECRUITING DJJ Hiring Correctional Officers at Atlanta Job Fairs

(ATLANTA - GA) The Georgia Juvenile Justice Recruiting Team is focused on Atlanta this summer, searching for top-notch candidates to post in professional corrections officer positions at two Metro Atlanta area secure facilities.

Georgia Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles is dispatching teams of recruiters to DJJ job fairs on July 9th, July 15th and July 22nd to find and interview qualified candidates for Juvenile Corrections Officer (JCO 1) positions. DJJ is prepared to immediately hire JCO’s for the Metro Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) and the Atlanta Youth Development Campus (YDC), both in the Atlanta Metro area.

The Department of Juvenile Justice has immediate openings for qualified veterans and other mature applicants with the professional drive to help juvenile offenders achieve successful reentry into society as productive Georgia citizens.

Besides the basic requirements, Commissioner Niles says fulltime juvenile corrections careers require candidates with special personal motivation like workplace problem-solving abilities and proven leadership skills. “DJJ is a great place to make your work count,” Commissioner Niles says. The July Recruitment Fair schedule for the Atlanta area is below.

*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.

(For Metro Regional Youth Detention Center RYDC - JCO1 Position)
Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - GENERAL PUBLIC
GA Department of Labor – North Metro Career Center
2943 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-3909
Time: 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM

(For Atlanta Youth Development Campus YDC - JCO1 Position)
Date: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - GENERAL PUBLIC
GA Department of Labor – Clayton County Career Center
1630 Phoenix Blvd
College Park, GA 30349
Time: 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM

(For Atlanta Youth Development Campus YDC - JCO1 Position)
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - GENERAL PUBLIC
GA Department of Labor – Clayton County Career Center
1630 Phoenix Blvd
College Park, GA 30349
Time: 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Professional dress is required. DJJ recruiters are authorized to interview qualified candidates on-site. Serious applicants should bring their resumes and be prepared to stay for at least two hours to complete the interview process.

In order to progress smoothly through the interview process, candidates without Georgia P.O.S.T. Certification are required to bring the following original documents:

1. Birth Certificate
2. High School Diploma or Official High School Transcripts
3. Valid Driver’s License
4. Compass Test Scores. Passing Test Scores as follows:
(Reading 70 - Writing 32)

Current P.O.S.T Certified Officers are required to bring the following original documents:
1. Birth Certificate
2. High School Diploma or Official High School Transcripts
3. Valid Driver’s License
4. P.O.S.T. profile

All job seekers can click on www.djjcareers.org for more information about career opportunities in juvenile corrections. 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”. There is no charge for participation at juvenile corrections career fairs.

**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





http://www.djjnewsandviews.org/docs/djjnrjuly2015hiring.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.