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State parole office facing shortage, plans Charleston job fair to recruit new agents

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - If you're looking for a new career in time for Christmas, you might be in luck.

This week, the Al Cannon Detention Center and the State Probation and Parole office both announced openings for detention officers and parole agents.

For the second time ever, the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon services is hosting a job fair to recruit candidates. Applicants are invited to attend the job fair  Friday, December 12th, held at the county office at 4050 Bridge View Drive, Suite 100 in North Charleston.

Recruitment begins at 11 a.m., and will end at 3 p.m.

Natarsha Adams, the SC recruitment coordinator for the department of Probation and Parole, says interested candidates need only a bachelor's degree and at least 15 hours in the social sciences.

Successful candidates will also be required to attend the Criminal Justice Academy for 12 weeks, along with an additional 3-week departmental training.

More information is available at www.dppps.sc.gov.  Applicants can apply now at www.jobs.sc.gov.

Similar listings are also available through the Al Cannon Detention Center.

Recruiters are looking for new detention officers for the county jail.  No prior experience is required, but applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, an SC drivers license, and be willing to complete a 3-week training at the SC Criminal Justice Academy.

People with a criminal conviction will not be considered.

The starting salary is $31,457.16 each year, and offers insurance benefits and a police retirement plan.

Applicants can apply at www.charlestoncounty.org.

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