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Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in SEPTEMBER DJJ Job Fairs Slated for Savannah, Columbus & Marietta
(SAVANNAH, COLUMBUS & MARIETTA - GA) The Georgia Department of Labor in Savannah, the Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, and the Columbus Trade Center are highlighted on this month’s DJJ recruitment calendar.
Georgia’s Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles is sending dedicated teams of recruiters to seek qualified candidates for Juvenile Corrections Officer (JCO) positions during the upcoming DJJ job fairs on September 16th, 24th and 30th. Serious applicants need to know that fulltime juvenile corrections careers require “Can-Do!” attitudes and professional performance.
Commissioner Niles says his recruiting teams are always on the lookout for Georgia veterans at DJJ’s job fairs. The Department of Juvenile Justice has immediate openings for professionally motivated mature adults to help young offenders make their successful reentries from juvenile custody back into Georgia society as productive citizens.
“DJJ is a great place to make your work count,” Commissioner Niles said. There is no charge for participation at juvenile corrections career fairs. The September Recruitment Fair schedule 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.
Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015- GENERAL PUBLIC
DJJ Resource & Job Fair
Georgia Department of Labor
301 West Oglethorpe
Savannah, GA. 31405
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Contact: Belinda Martinez, 912-356-2773
Date: Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - GENERAL PUBLIC
Marietta Career Expo
Turner Chapel AME Church
492 North Marietta Pkwy NE
Marietta, GA. 30060
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Katrina Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - GENERAL PUBLIC
Career Expo & Job Fair
Columbus Trade Center
801 Front Ave.
Columbus, GA. 31901
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Isaac Williams Jr., 706-321-2627
DJJ recruiters are authorized to interview qualified JCO candidates on-site. Applicants should come dressed for job interviews and bring resumes. 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 interview process for Juvenile Corrections Officers, candidates for JCO positions should bring copies of the following:
• Completed State of Georgia application
• State issued ID - Valid Driver License
• Social Security Card
• 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 Gov. issued ID & P.O.S.T. Profile)
Candidates should bring Passing Test Scores as follows:
• Compass Scores (Reading 70 Writing 32)**
• SAT Scores (Verbal: 430 Math: 400) or ACT Scores (Verbal: 18 Math:16)**
• CPE Scores (Reading: 75 Math: 75 English 75)
** 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.
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
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.