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Need work? Dozens of jobs available through Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

Guests take a tour of the Macon Youth Development Campus in August of 2015. The Department of Juvenile Justice is hiring dozens of corrections officers, teachers and nurses through job fairs across Georgia in November.
Guests take a tour of the Macon Youth Development Campus in August of 2015. The Department of Juvenile Justice is hiring dozens of corrections officers, teachers and nurses through job fairs across Georgia in November. lfabian@macon.com

Job seekers have new opportunities this month to begin a career with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

DJJ Commissioner Avery Niles announced in a news release that recruiting sessions are scheduled across Georgia to “find motivated applicants who can accept the personal challenge of helping young offenders through their troubled life transitions while they’re in state custody.”

A dozen career fairs are planned for November as the department hires juvenile corrections officers, teachers and registered nurses.

“We want to hire more specialists with the personal drive to become part of our dedicated team,” Niles stated in the release. “DJJ wants mature, responsible candidates ... who want to put their prior specialty experience in corrections, the military or law enforcement to work in a structured juvenile justice system environment.”

Of the 12 events being held this month, three are in Middle Georgia.

Thursday in Cochran, the public is invited to the Middle Georgia State University Career Fair 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Sanford Hall at 1100 Second Street SE.

On Nov. 9, an exclusive job fair only for members of the military is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Heritage Club at Robins Air Force Base.

In Dublin on Nov. 17, the Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a job fair to hire 40 workers for the Eastman Youth Development Campus.

Applicants for those positions are to report 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to 910 Jefferson Street in Dublin.

Job candidates have to be at least 18 years old and must bring a high school diploma, certified copy of high school transcript or a General Educational Development with compass scores.

Job seekers must have proof of SAT scores of at least 430 verbal and 400 math or ACT scores of 18 verbal and 16 math.

Those with a four-year degree from an accredited college are exempt from taking the compass test or providing college entrance exam scores.

They also must bring a valid Georgia driver’s license and a certified birth certificate.

Naturalization forms are required for non-U.S. citizens.

Former military personnel must bring a U.S. Department of Defense DD214 and male applicants younger than 26 must provide a U.S. Selective Service number.

Law enforcement officers with certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council should bring two forms of government issued identification and a POST profile.

For more information on available careers, visit www.djjcareers.org.

Recruiting events are subject to change, so applicants are urged to check updated schedules at www.djjnewsandviews.org/djjcareers.

The Department of Juvenile Justice employs more than 4,000 people for 26 secure facilities and 92 community services.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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