Goverment Jobs
January 15, 2020
Lee County, South Carolina
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Job Responsibilities

  • K9 Sergeants are required to be alert and visible at all times.
  • Monitor and escort groups of inmates to and from assigned areas.
  • Be extremely vigilant during high movement times such as feeding and work calls.
  • Assists the K9 Lieutenant with the upkeep of the kennels and health care of the animals.
  • Be flexible to assume other duties and responsibilities as instructed by the K9 Lieutenant.
Questions regarding the application process, this job posting or any other postings with the SCDC should be directed to:
Recruiting and Employment Services
(803) 896-1649
[email protected]

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State of South Carolina minimum requirements:
A high school diploma andexperience in Correctional, Security or Police work.
(Or an acceptable equivalency as approved by the Division of State Human Resources).

SCDC minimum requirements:
Two (2) years experience in Law Enforcement and/or combined Military experience.Must be certified by theSouth Carolina Department of CorrectionsTraining Academy. Good physical condition to be able to withstand the challenges of a correctional environment. Experience preferred with training or handling professional working dogs. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Positive work history and references. Ability to obtain and retain weapons certification in accordance with SCDC Policy ADM-17.04, "Firearms, Training Requirements."

This position is recruited through NEOGOV only; you must apply online via this website to be considered for this position.

Additional Comments

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to be determined if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

Benefits for State Employees

The state of South Carolina offers eligible employees generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid vacation and sick leave. Plus, work-life balance programs such as telecommuting and flexible work schedules are available to employees of some state agencies.

Insurance Benefits
Eligible employees may enroll in health insurance, which includes prescription coverage and wellness benefits. Other available insurance benefits include dental, vision, term life insurance, long term disability and flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses.

Retirement Benefits
State employees are also offered retirement plan options, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Additionally, eligible employees may elect to participate in the South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program, which is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings plan offering 401(k) and 457 plan options.

Workplace Benefits
State employees may also be eligible for other benefits, including tuition assistance; holiday, annual and sick leave; and discounts on purchases, travel and more.

Note: The benefits above are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits as benefits are associated with each position type. For these positions, contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available.

Are you currently an employee of the South Carolina Department of Corrections?

  • Yes
  • No
If yes, how long have you been in your current position? (N/A if no)

    For background check purposes, please give your full date of birth in MM/DD/YY format.

      How would you describe your level of education?

      • High School Diploma or GED
      • Some College
      • Associates Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Masters Degree
      • Doctorate
      • None of the Above
      How much experience do you have in Correctional Security or Police work?

      • Less than a year
      • 1 Year, less than 2
      • 2 Years, less than 3
      • 3 Years, less than 4
      • 4 Years, less than 5
      • 5 Years, less than 6
      • 6 Years, less than 7
      • 7 Years, less than 8
      • 8 Years, less than 9
      • 9 Years, less than 10
      • 10 or more years
      • None of the above.
      How much professional experience do you have with training or handling professional working dogs?

      • Less than a year
      • 1 Year, less than 2
      • 2 Years, less than 3
      • 3 Years, less than 4
      • 4 Years, less than 5
      • 5 Years, less than 6
      • 6 Years, less than 7
      • 7 Years, less than 8
      • 8 Years, less than 9
      • 9 Years, less than 10
      • 10 or more years
      • None of the above.

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