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DJJ Careers

Featured Positions

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) invites you to look into a career rehabilitating youth in innovative and effective programs to aid their growth and development. DJJ offers exciting careers in Corrections, Law Enforcement, Health Care, Behavioral Health, Food Service, Housekeeping, and Education.

Looking for a job with career advancement, pensions, insurance benefits, and paid holidays and leave? Become a correctional officer at the Department of Juvenile Justice! Now with a starting salary of $37,730 and $41,144 after one year. Apply today at

DJJ Team Members

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Juvenile Correctional Officers

A Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) provides secure care and supervision to youth who have been committed to the custody of DJJ or waiting for the disposition of their case from the Juvenile Court. 


Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist I or II

A Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist I (JPPS I) provides supervision, supportive counseling, case management and general treatment services to juvenile offenders in a field services setting. 


Food Service Workers

DJJ is looking for dedicated and reliable Food Service Workers for our secure facility cafeterias. A variety of duties are assigned in support of the overall mission of the department. 


Security Management and Response Teams (SMRT)

Under general supervision, SMRT members maintain custody and security of youth offenders while maintaining order in the juvenile facilities and communities.


Behavioral Health Specialist

A Behavioral Health Specialist provides services to youth including those of mental health, counseling, sexually harmful behavioral and substance abuse treatment.

Types of Careers

Law Enforcement / Court Services

P.O.S.T certified officers who supervise youth in facility settings or youth on probation. Come join our team.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health professionals who provide services to youth inclusive of: mental health, counseling, sexually harmful behavioral and substance abuse treatment to ensure positive behavioral intervention


Certified teacher who provide instruction to youth within DJJ facilities.

Food Service / Housekeeping / Facility Maintenance

Facility professionals who assist in maintaining and ensuring compliance with food nutrition, cleanliness and overall preservation of DJJ facilities.

Contact Human Resources

Contact the DJJ Talent Acquisition Team at 404-294-3431 for more information on career opportunities.