Work at PPP

Work at PPP

Glossary of Terms

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:

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATOR

  • LOCATION:  Richland County 
  • CLOSING DATE:  10/12/2021
    • **This position will require the employee to be able to work flexible hours as determined by the supervisor based on a 28 hour work week.
    • Under the limited supervision of the HR Liaison for Field Operations, is responsible for conducting extensive background investigations for agent candidates to include the preparation of the agent hire packet.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGENT

  • LOCATION:  Charleston County  
  • CLOSING DATE:  10/19/2021
    • Under general supervision, the Specialized Domestic Violence Agent will serve as the first line of supervision for a Domestic Violence caseload. 
    • Maintain a professional communication network inside and outside the Department, promotes public relations within the local community and with service providers. 
    • Maintains effective knowledge of all areas of Domestic Violence Supervision, Programs, Policies and Protocols.
    •  Participates in trainings and maintains all requirements for Domestic Violence Certification.
    • *A special assignment pay of $3000 will be applied to anyone selected.

OFFENDER SUPERVISION SPECIALIST

  • LOCATION:  Abbeville County, York County 
  • CLOSING DATE:  10/12/21
    • Responsible for assisting Probation and Parole Law Enforcement Officers to include non-sworn duties by monitoring compliance or using technology in the management of the caseload.  
    • Performs compliance monitoring on Standard level offenders to include conducting required non-field related progress reports and community contacts; 
    • Reviews offender financial obligations and other special conditions of supervision.

OFFENDER SUPERVISION SPECIALIST

  • LOCATION:  Charleston County 
  • CLOSING DATE:  10/19/21
    • Responsible for assisting Probation and Parole Law Enforcement Officers to include non-sworn duties by monitoring compliance or using technology in the management of the caseload.  
    • Performs compliance monitoring on Standard level offenders to include conducting required non-field related progress reports and community contacts; 
    • Reviews offender financial obligations and other special conditions of supervision.

TIME & LEAVE ASSISTANT

  • LOCATION:  Richland County 
  • CLOSING DATE:  10/12/21
    • Under general supervision of the Payroll/Time and Leave supervisor, the Fiscal Technician II (Time & Leave Assistant) is responsible for performing paraprofessional duties in the SCEIS Time and Leave Administration area and other accounting functions as required. 
    • Responsible for ensuring that all time and leave has been recorded accurately and timely in SCEIS system. 
    • Review Leave related reports to ensure Leave and time do not conflict and correcting employee leave in SCEIS when approved leave changes have been received. 
    • Review all leave screens to ensure corrections have been updated in SCEIS system properly.

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES - FISCAL TECH I

  • LOCATION:  Richland County
  • CLOSING DATE:  10/19/2021
    • Under direct supervision, responsible for performing paraprofessional and administrative duties; managing, coordinating and assisting in the performance of other specific related duties. 
    • Responsible for posting and receipting money order payment for offender accounts to include supervision fees, Board Ordered Restitution Accounts (BORA) and Departmentally Administered Court Ordered Restitution (DACOR).
    • Maintains and manages records according to the agency’s records retention/management policy to include fiscal management records, general correspondence and other related materials. 
    • Responsible for researching payments/checks received for deposit processing of all miscellaneous deposits to include Money Order payments. 
    • Escrow, Interstate Compact Fee, IID revenue, Hearing tape fees and any other deposits not specifically classified. 
    • Responsible for opening and logging incoming mail for the money order mail in payments for deposit preparation. 
    • Performs other related duties as requested.

ADMINISTRATIVE MONITORING PROGRAM ASSISTANT

  • LOCATION:  Richland County
  • CLOSING DATE:  10/19/2021
    • Provides assistance with the daily operations and monitoring of the Administrative Monitoring program pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 2010.  
    • Responsible for researching payments related to financial obligations and sending out Late Notice To Pay notifications to offenders weekly.  
    • Responsible for creating new Administrative Monitoring (AM) accounts as required and maintaining existing offender AM accounts in the Offender Management System (OMS).  
    • Ensures that offenders are notifying the Department of their current mailing address quarterly per SC Chapter 21, Section 24-21-5.

PROBATION AND PAROLE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

  • Statewide Vacancies
  • Closing Date:  Continuous
    • Reviews background information, interviews offenders, assesses offender risk and needs and develops supervision plans. 
    • Explains conditions of supervision to offenders; counsels offenders regarding appropriate behavior and life skills; refers offenders to appropriate services. 
    • Makes and documents required contacts with offenders; gathers and reports information about offenders. 
    • Monitors offender compliance with conditions of supervision; discusses offender violations with supervisor to determine what action should be taken. 
    • Gathers information about possible violations and prepares violation reports. 
    • Locates violators, executes arrests and takes violators into custody. 
    • Presents offenders and violation reports to hearing officers, the Board of Paroles and Pardons or courts. Processes offenders from court. 
    • Develops and maintains professional competence.

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 in the state of South Carolina. Interested persons enter a highly competitive selection process. All components of the selection process use minimum qualifications that are job related.  Selection processes for both sworn and non-sworn positions may include one or more of the following components:

  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

Officer Requirements

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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; an associate’s degree and two (2) years of military or law enforcement experience (to include Class1 or Offender Supervision Specialist experience) may be substituted; or a high school diploma and four (4) years of military or law enforcement experience (to include Class 1 or Offender Supervision Specialist experience) may be substituted.  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, 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, an applicant 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 State Application online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/SCDPPPS

Applicants interested in applying for the position of Probation and Parole Law Enforcement Officer I, must then take the Department’s test focusing on reading comprehension and vocabulary.  On the date of testing, applicants must bring a copy of the state application which includes the Probation and Parole Agent Checklist, certified college transcripts or high school diploma & DD -214 (if applicable), photo ID and Social Security Card to the designated test site.

General Recruitment: 

The goal of any recruitment process is to generate a pool of qualified applicants.  There is no minimum or maximum number of applicants to be included in an applicant pool.  However, a competitive pool should reflect racial and gender diversity.  Recruitment efforts will include sources or means by which this diversity can be achieved.  All qualified applicants will be considered.

Employee Benefits:

Vehicles
All Probation and Parole Agents will be assigned their own law enforcement vehicle to execute department related duties.  

Insurance
State insurance to include health, dental, vision, and/or life insurance and disability.  Please visit PEBA Insurance Benefits for more information.

Retirement
All employees are eligible to enroll in the SC State Retirement System.  Our law enforcement positions are eligible for the Police Office Retirement Systems (PORS) and our non-law enforcement positions are eligible for either the SC Retirement Systems (SCRS) or the State Optional Retirement Program (ORP).  Please visit PEBA Retirement Benefits for more information.

Employees can also contribute to a 401(k) or 457(b) plan through the SC Deferred Compensation Program.  This voluntary program allows you to save and invest extra money for retirement through before-tax and/or after-tax contributions.  Please visit SC Deferred Compensation for more information.

Leave and Holidays
All employees in a full-time equivalent position receive 15 days paid annual leave per year and 15 days paid sick leave per year.  There are also 13 paid holidays per year.  Please visit State Human Resources Division for more information.

Offender Supervision Specialist

In 2017 SCDPPPS was granted statutory authorization to hire a new staff position for which members of the public may apply. Offender Supervision Specialists (OSS), are non-Class 1 staff members who monitor low level offenders for a team of Class 1 certified Agents and handle non-law enforcement duties associated with these offenders. The monitoring duties conducted by OSS staff consists of the review of supervision reports, financial reports and arrest records. OSS staff are not assigned high level or sex offender cases. (Offender supervision level is determined by a risk and needs assessment administered to offenders.)   

OSS staff experience minimum contact with offenders in the SCDPPPS County Offices. Class 1 Agents continue to address and handle all offender violations. OSS do not perform face to face contacts with offenders in the field, do not issue or serve legal process and do not transport offenders. OSS staff do, however, attend the SCDPPPS 3-week Basic Training to learn basic supervision skills. OSS staff also receive office safety training. Interested applicants can find the applications online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/SCDPPPS.