Working At DJJ
Each day, at 26 facilities and 92 court services offices through out the state, more than 4,000 DJJ employees work diligently to effect justice as well as redirect and shape the young lives in the agency's care so that they not only take responsibility for their criminal conduct but also can become productive members of society. Because our primary responsibility involves public safety, working for DJJ is an exciting and challenging opportunity.
We strive to create and sustain an agency culture that values
Innovation is crucial to
our success today and tomorrow. DJJ staff constantly seeks to refine existing programs and to cultivate new, innovative and effective ones that encourage youthful offenders to become successful members of society, and, by doing so, DJJ becomes a leader in criminal justice
accountability, integrity, safety, superior performance, ongoing personal growth, intellectual curiosity, innovation, teamwork and leadership. We seek dedicated, energetic candidates for a variety of positions, including corrections and parole officers, legal services, teachers and librarians, peace officers, health care professionals, including nurses and dentists; food service workers, administrative assistants and more.
While we expect the youth in our care to be accountable for their actions and to strive for excellence, the same goes for DJJ staff - from executives to individual caseworkers. DJJ staff is expected to be efficient, creative, and responsible for the work that they do. Innovation is crucial to our success today and tomorrow. DJJ staff constantly seeks to refine existing programs and to cultivate new, innovative and effective ones that encourage youthful offenders to become successful members of society, and, by doing so, DJJ becomes a leader in criminal justice nationwide.
Military Salary Incentive
DJJ offers a one-time Military Salary Increase Incentive to current/former military service members, on eligible job titles, who have served on active duty.
To be eligible, service members must have an Honorable Discharge. The one-time incentive will be based upon the current number of active duty years served.
See below for the increase criteria, eligible job titles, and acceptable documentation for proof of service:
Military Salary Increase Incentive Amounts:
- 2.5% for 1 year of active duty service
- 5% for 2 years of active duty service
- 7.5% for 3 years of active duty service
- 10% for 4+ years of active duty service
Eligible Job Titles:
- JCO 1
- JCO 2
- Juvenile Probation Parole Specialist 2
The Application Process
The Department of Juvenile Justice announces that effective November 1, 2013 in order to be considered for the position of Juvenile Correction Officer 1 applicants will be required to receive a passing
score on the P.O.S.T. approved COMPASS Test. The COMPASS test is administered through the Georgia Technical College System, and reservations are required. Please contact one of the many Technical Colleges
throughout the State or view online locations .
Applicants will be required to take with you to the exam site a completed copy of the P.O.S.T. Examination Access Form. Click here to access the form.
There is a fee to take the exam of $15.00 - $25.00 collected by the college. Test scores are also valid for entrance into the Technical College System of Georgia.
To apply for a position, submit two copies of the State of Georgia Application for Employment to the contact person listed on the job opening. You may also include a resume, but please do not submit a resume in lieu of the application. Positions advertised on this website are open to all eligible persons who meet the minimum qualifications for the positions, unless otherwise noted in the vacancy announcement.
Review current DJJ openings here. If you are interested in a job as a Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist, you will need to take a Criminal Justice Test,
which is administered by reservation only. Some job applicants, particularly, Juvenile Correctional Officers, may need to have Peace Officer Standards and Training Certification and successfully pass the COMPASS Exam.
Due to the large volume of responses, only those individuals whose experience and skills best meet the requirements of the position will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an interview.