Frequently Asked Questions
What is SCDC doing for COVID-19 safety?
Where is SCDC hiring?
Who do I talk about Health Services positions?
Who can I speak with about Correctional Officer positions?
Is there more than just Correctional Officer or Security positions available?
Yes, SCDC employs a variety of occupations across the state. We are hiring Nurses and Health Services positions, Food Service Specialists, Certified Teachers, HVACs, Electricians, Plumbers, Case Workers, Chaplains, Administrative Specialists, and so much more. If you have a question about a specific occupation, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/scdc to view all positions currently available.
Are part-time and full-time positions available?
Do I have to live in South Carolina to apply?
I’m intimidated by the prospect of working in an institution. What advice do you have?
Corrections is a team, and retention officers will help you along the way. Every new hire goes through paid training, which will either be one week or four weeks depending on your assigned work area.
Working in corrections is not like what is often portrayed in the movies or on TV, which is often sensationalized for dramatic effect. The job of officers and staff is to provide a secure and productive rehabilitative environment for the inmate population. Our mission at SCDC is Safety, Service, and Stewardship, and our employees help us ensure that we accomplish our mission daily.
What are the requirements to be a Correctional Officer?
What if I am not a big/strong person?
I have a criminal background; can I be an officer?
All applicants must pass a criminal background check. Most criminal offenses will not prevent you from being hired. If you have questions about your specific case, contact our Recruiting office at [email protected].