Corrections Officer

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Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
Position Title: Corrections Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Job Description:

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for qualified applicants for Corrections Officer positions. Basic requirements are the applicant must be 21 years of age, hold a valid and current driver's license with no suspensions in the last 5 years (cannot have 2 suspensions ever)and cannot have a DUI in the last 5 years.
Applicant must have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent and must be able to pass a criminal records check.

Applicant must be able to pass the Corrections Officer Selection Test before being continued in the hiring process.
Any applicant hired may be under limited duty until they can be certified as a Class II officer at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

Applications can be picked up and returned at the Human Resources department of the Lancaster Administration Building of 101 N. Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29721. Also, visit for more information on the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information:

Under occasional supervision, performs protective service work involving the detention and incarceration of adults and juveniles awaiting judicial action or serving limited sentences in the County jail facility; maintains accurate jail records and performs related work as required. Works under stressful, high-risk conditions. Reports to the Corporal/Sergeant, Corrections. Duties may be limited pending certification by the SC Criminal Justice Academy.

Maintains the security and safety of the jail facility, inmates and staff through implementation of established policies and procedures.

Processes and books inmates; fingerprints and photographs inmates; secures inmates’ property and issues personal hygiene supplies.

Serves meals; hands out medications.

Supervises visitation, recreation, bond hearings, attorney’s appointments and other inmate activities.

Searches cells and inmates for contraband and other safety and security hazards.

Assists with daily bond hearings.

Remains abreast of all federal and state laws and ordinances of the County of Lancaster.

Attends meetings as required.

Maintains required certifications and training as mandated by the agency.

Receives and reviews arrest reports, citation reports, bond payments, commitments, bond hearing certifications, warrants and citations, victim forms, summonses, memos, etc.

Refers to policy and procedure manuals, laws, codes, statutes, directories, Spanish-English dictionary, etc.

Job Requirements:
  • Age : 21
  • Education : High school diploma or GED
  • Experience : None
  • Additional Requirement :

    The LCSO operates on a career ladder that takes furthered education, experience and community involvement into consideration.

    Career Ladder excerpt:

    • $25,569-$27,569 - Non-Certified with High School Diploma/GED
    • $26,069-$28,069 - Non-Certified with Associates Degree
    • $27,000-$29,000 - Certified with less than 3 years of Detention Experience
    • $28,000-$29,500 - Certified with Associates Degree and less than 3 years Detention Experience

    (The Career Ladder continues on with high degrees and other levels of experience)

Salary Information
Entry Level Salary: $127,905 
Academy Graduate: $27,000 

Contact Information

Jessica Walker
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
1520 Pageland Hwy
Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
ph: (803)313-2111

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