top of page

Detention Officer

Posted Date

June 25, 2018

Job Opportunity Notice

Applications are available on the county’s website and in the Administration office located in the Chesterfield County Administration Building

178 Mill Street,

Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Applications should be submitted online, to the Administration office in person or by mail at the address above.

Applications will be taken until position filled.

Chesterfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Candidate is responsible for the safe confinement of prisoners and the smooth operation of the detention center. Candidate must exercise independent judgment in dealing with dangerous or unusual situations, exercising safety practices and procedures, and works under stressful, high-risk conditions.

In addition, the candidate must: 

  • be employed with a law enforcement agency/detention facility

  • complete a satisfactory background check

  • submit a birth certificate

  • must be at least 18 years of age

  • must have a high school diploma or GED

  • must have a valid South Carolina diriver's license (NC DL is acceptable for class 2 officers)

  • must be a US citizen 

Candidate must hold or be able to obtain a Class 2 Detention Officer Certification from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy within one (1) year of employment. Candidate must agree to undergo a medical test (which includes a TB test performed with a needle) and will be sprayed with OC and undergo a 5 second live exposure with a Taser.

Salary & Benefits:

  • $36,900.00 starting salary for uncertified candidates

  • $38,900.00 starting salary for certified candidates

  • Insurance - SC’s Public Employees State Health Plan

  • Police Officer’s Retirement Benefits

This position requires you to complete the appropriate Detention Center application.

bottom of page