Juvenile Correctional Officer Series
LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN JUVENILE CORRECTIONS?
The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) offers careers at youth Development Campuses and Regional Youth Detention Centers Statewide. DJJ's correctional positions include; Juvenile Correctional Officer I, Juvenile Correctional Officer II, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain.
RESPONSIBILITIES & GENERAL INFORATION
The Department of Juvenile Justice Correctional staff is responsible for providing a safe, secure and clean environment for the habilitation and custody of youth including supervising the activities of youth and maintaining control and order in State facilities, such as Regional Youth Detention Centers or Youth Development Campuses for juvenile offenders The work is demanding and requires maturity, reliability and self-discipline.
All juvenile correctional positions within DJJ are certified peace officers. Applicants must meet specific requirements, including successful completion of DJJ’s training academy, to become certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council.
To be considered for any DJJ correctional position, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- 18 years of age or older
- High School Diploma or GED
- U.S. Citizenship
- No felony convictions
- Valid Driver’s License (provide copy with application)
- Successful completion of background check, pre-employment drug screening and physical examination
- Qualifying Test Score Results (see below)
All Juvenile Correctional applicants must complete and submit a State of Georgia Application. Applications online at team.georgia.gov/careers or in-person at any DJJ facility Monday – Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm; and may be submitted for more than one location.