Clarendon County Detention Center seeks highly motivated, responsible, and committed applicants to perform duties related to the custody, security, supervision and management of adult male and female pre-trial detainees and sentenced inmates. Enforces orders issued from criminal, probate, and family court judges and works closely with other law enforcement agencies, criminal justice professionals, and other departments. Applicants must possess the following: No disqualifying criminal record, a responsible credit history, a valid S.C. driver’s license (a 10 year driving record will be required if selected for hire). Must pass background and reference checks. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. and be at least 21 years of age. Applicants must pass a physical fitness test as a condition of employment, and twice annually after hire. Applicants already Class 2 certified through the SC Criminal Justice Academy are preferred but not mandatory. Non-certified hires must successfully complete Academy training and obtain Basic Jail Officer Certification (Class 2) within their first year of employment. Must be able to work rotating 12 hour shifts, weekends, holidays, and report for training, meetings, and emergency recall if required. The current starting salary for officers is $24,461. Salary increases to $25,840 once certification is obtained. Starting salaries may exceed the entry level salary based on amount of experience, related advanced training and certifications, and current county guidelines. Benefits include: paid vacation and sick leave, medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, deferred compensation plans, 13 paid holidays, double time pay when working designated holidays, enrolment in the Police Officers Retirement System, uniforms and equipment provided, discount at local fitness centers, and free annual health screening.