Employment

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer
SCDC Job Opportunities
SCDC Application Form

SCDC offers various employment and promotional opportunities statewide:

Security
Health Services
Human Services
Trades
Food Service
Administrative
And More....

Excellent State Benefits
3 weeks Vacation
3 weeks Sick Leave
12 Paid Holidays a year
Police Retirement
Group Health and Dental Insurance
Uniforms Furnished (Food Service & Security)
Training Provided in accordance with
CLEE guidelines (Security)
How to Apply for Employment with SCDC

Applicants must submit an Application in order to be considered for employment. The SCDC Application may be obtained by clicking on the link above. Once received, the application is entered into the agency’s Applicant Referral System and an acknowledgement of receipt is sent to the applicant’s home address. The notification will include a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and instructions on how to use the PIN and the Agency Job Line (803)896-5070 to apply for vacant positions.

Statewide vacant positions are announced every Tuesday and Thursday. These announcements are posted at all SCDC Facilities, local Job Service Offices, on the Agency’s Job Line (803)896-5070 or by clicking on the link above (only select positions are posted on the SCDC web site).

Required Qualifications

Applicants must meet both the State Minimum and the SCDC Additional requirements for each vacant position except for Correctional Officer/Cadet (see below for the requirements). The State Minimum Requirements are often general to the job classification, while the Agency’s Additional requirements often require more education and experience specific to the vacant position.

Open Recruiting Statewide for:

Correctional Officers

RN/LPN/CNA

Food Service Specialist III

When applying for these positions, an SCDC Position number is not required. Ensure the title of the position is noted at the top of the application.



RN/LPN/CNA

Requirements:

RN/LPN - Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. Licensure by the SC Board of Nursing.

CNA – Certified Nursing Assistant Certification


Salary:
Full Time
PRN
RN’s
$ 42,973 per year
25.70 per hour
LPN’s
$ 28,271 per year
17.13 per hour
CNA’s
$ 21,959 per year
 

Note: The full time salary for RN’s and LPN’s is base salary and does not include the 2% salary incentive for vacancies at all Level II facilities and 3% salary incentive for vacancies at all Level III facilities.

Shift Differential
 
Evenings
Weekends
RN's
$ 1.75
$ 5.00
LPN's
$ 1.25
$ 3.00
CNA's
$ .25
$ 1.25


Food Service Specialist III



Requirements: Experience in quantity and quality cooking and baking.

Salary: Based on Experience

Note: There is an additional 2% salary incentive for vacancies located at all Level II facilities and a 3% salary incentive for vacancies located at all Level III facilities.

Duties: Assist in training (continuous training program) and instructs all inmate cooks, bakers, kitchen and dining help in all phases of their duties to include daily sanitation; assists in training new personnel assigned to the cafeteria and in the performance of their duties. Acts as correctional officer by maintaining internal security of cafeteria (discipline of inmate employees and all other inmates in addition to maintaining security of all food supplies and equipment) and when performing shakedowns and escorting inmates from one location to another.


Cadet

(age 18-20)
and

Correctional Officer

(age 21 and up)

Positions Available Statewide

Requirements: US Citizenship, 18 years of age, High School Diploma or GED, No Criminal Record,
Valid Drivers License. If offered employment, must pass a physical examination administered by SCDC.

Additional Requirements : Incumbent must satisfactorily complete all academic and on the job training by the Department of Corrections as specified. Training is provided in accordance with CLEE Guidelines.

Work Schedule: 12 hour Shifts, No Rotation, Two Weekends off per Month, Work only 14 days per Month

Summary of Duties: Provides Security, custody and control of inmates in a correctional setting.

Salary per Institutional Level

Level I
Campbell PRC, Catawba PRC, Coastal PRC, Goodman CI (female), Livesay PRC, Lower Savannah WC, Manning CI, Northside CI, Stevenson CI, Walden PRC and Watkins PRC.

$ 22,490
Cadets
$ 23,390
Correctional Officer
$ 24,330
After 6 months
$ 25,059
After 12 months
$ 25,560
After 18 months

 

Level II
Allendale CI, Camille Graham CI (female), Evans CI, Kershaw CI,
Leath CI (female), MacDougall CI, Ridgeland CI, Trenton CI,
Turbeville CI, Tyger River CI, Wateree River CI.


Base Salary

 
With Incentive

 
$ 22,490
up to
$ 23,389
Cadets
$ 23,390
up to
$ 24,325
Correctional Officer
$ 24,330
up to
$ 25,265
After 6 months
$ 25,297
up to
$ 26,232
After 12 months
$ 26,055
up to
$ 26,990
After 18 months
$ 26,576
up to
$ 27,511
After 24 months

Level III
Broad River CI, Kirkland CI, Lee CI, Lieber CI, McCormick CI, Perry CI

Base Salary

 
With Incentive

 
$ 22,490
up to
$ 24,289
Cadets
$ 23,390
up to
$25,261
Correctional Officer
$ 24,330
up to
$ 26,201
After 6 months
$ 25,297
up to
$ 27,168
After 12 months
$ 26,055
up to
$ 27,926
After 18 months
$ 26,576
up to
$ 28,447
After 24 months

 

PRC = Pre-Release Center
WC= Work Center
CI = Correctional Institution

Depending upon institutional assignment, Veterans my be eligible for
Veterans OJT Apprenticeship Program.
For further information, contact your local V.A. Affairs office.

Contact:
SCDC Employment Office
4502 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
803-896-1649
FAX 803-896-1671
Job Line – 803-896-5070
E-mail: employment@doc.state.sc.us

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