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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!


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Effective November 1, 2013, all applicants for a JCO 1 position will be required to take the Compass Exam prior to submitting an application for employment.  Applications for JCO1 positions will only be considered with accompanying passing test scores.

 

Per the Official Code of Georgia, Annotated (O.C.G.A. §35-8-8(a)(8)), each candidate for employment/certification as a peace officer must complete an academy entrance exam.  The Department of Juvenile Justice adheres to these standards in their entirety.  Effective January 1, 2009, the POST Council adopted the Compass Exam as the official POST Entrance Exam for law enforcement candidates.  The Compass Test is a computer-based exam that provides immediate results.  The test can be taken by reservation at any of the technical colleges under the Technical College System of Georgia.  However, there is a fee of not more than $25.00 to take the exam at the applicant’s own expense. 

 

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The Application Process

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. If you are interested in a job as a Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist, you will need to take a Criminal Justice Test, which is administered by the State Personnel Administration. Some job applicants, particularly, Juvenile Correctional Officers, may need to have Peace Officer Standards and Training Certification.

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.