Careers

Careers

 

Thank you for taking an interest in working at the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services! 

  • Interested applicants should complete the State Application online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/SCDPPPS.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (803) 734-9220.
  • Applicants for Information Technology Jobs can review requirements here

Current job openings: 

Attorney II #24-040 Re-announced - Closes: 7/17/2024
Domestic Violence Agent #24-101 - Closes: 7/17/2024
Domestic Violence Agent #24-107 - Closes: 7/17/2024
Domestic Violence Agent Trainee #24-101 NC - Closes: 7/17/2024
Domestic Violence Agent Trainee #24-107 NC - Closes: 7/17/2024
Field Office Specialist #24-105 - Closes: 7/17/2024
Offender Supervision Specialist #24-099 - Closes: 7/10/2024
Offender Supervision Specialist #24-104 - Closes: 7/17/2024
OSS - Parole/Pardon Investigator I #24-098 - Closes: 7/10/2024
P&P Supervisor #24-100**INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY** - Closes: 7/10/2024
P&P Supervisor #24-102**INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY** - Closes: 7/17/2024
P&P Supervisor #24-103 **INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY** - Closes: 7/17/2024
Parole/Pardon Investigations Supervisor #24-106 **INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY** - Closes: 7/17/2024
PPRS Standards and Improvement Specialist #24-036 Re-announced
Probation & Parole LEO I #07-2024 **INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY** - Closes: 7/17/2024
Probation and Parole Law Enforcement Officer I **EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY** 
Program Assistant 24-010
Sex Offender Agent III #23-170 Re-announced - Closes: 7/10/2024
Sex Offender Agent III Trainee #23-170 NC - Closes: 7/10/2024
TEMP - Examinations Specialist #24-089 Re-announced
Utility Agent #24-018 **INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY** Re-announced - Closes: 7/24/2024

Hiring/Selection Process

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services is committed to the active recruitment of highly motivated individuals for all positions.  SCDPPPS employees become part of a team dedicated to improving the lives of all citizens. Interested applicants enter a highly competitive selection process. All components of the selection process use minimum qualifications that are job related. 

The selection process for sworn, law enforcement positions includes:

  1. Complete on-line Application
  2. Reading Comprehension Testing (Nelson Denny Testing)
  3. Interview
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Medical Examination
  6. Physical Ability Testing (PAT)
  7. Cybervetting Check
  8. Credit Check
  9. Psychological Testing
  10. Drug Testing
  11. Driving Record Check
  12. Final Hiring Decision

Physical Abilities Test

Recruitment Video

The selection process for non-sworn, non-law enforcement positions includes:

  1. Complete online Application
  2. Interview
  3. Background investigation
  4. Cyber-vetting Check
  5. Credit Check (for finance careers)
  6. Drug Testing
  7. Final Hiring Decision
 

Officer Requirements

Applicants for the Probation and Parole Law Enforcement Officer Career Track must hold a:

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 15 semester hours in social or behavioral science courses OR
  • Associate’s degree and two years of military or law enforcement experience (to include Class 1 or Offender Supervision Specialist experience) OR
  • High school diploma and four years of military or law enforcement experience (to include Class 1 or Offender Supervision Specialist experience).

Probation and Parole Law Enforcement Officers are Class-One Certified and must complete the Basic Training Program at the Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, the Department's Basic Training courses and on-the-job training.

Additionally, sworn applicants:

  • Cannot have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or be subject to a criminal domestic violence restraining order. (Forfeiture of bond, a guilty plea, or a plea of nolo contendere is considered the equivalent of a conviction.)
  • Must complete a Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure authorization.
  • Will be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.

Upon a conditional offer of employment, all applicants must undergo a screening for illicit drugs, a physical examination and a psychological screening. 

 

To Apply:

Applicants interested in applying for any position at SCDPPPS should first complete the online State Job Application.  

Applicants interested in applying for the position of Probation and Parole Law Enforcement Officer 1, must then take the Department’s test focusing on reading comprehension and vocabulary.