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Job Fair and Open House


In two weeks, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a Job Fair and Open House between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 in the Squad Room at the agency’s headquarters, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington, in order to give citizens an opportunity to learn about the benefits of working as a corrections officer at the Lexington County Detention Center.

Lexington County Sheriff A. Lewis McCarty said the Sheriff’s Department is seeking competent persons, who have a passion for serving other people, to work as corrections officers. Corrections officers receive professional training and career development at the Detention Center.

“Working as a corrections officer can be a challenging but rewarding career,” McCarty said. “Officers have a chance to make a difference in inmates’ lives by helping inmates change personal behaviors that led to their involvement in criminal activity.”

Competent and committed applicants should expect to spend between one hour and two hours at the Job Fair and Open House, where they will have an opportunity to speak with employees with the Sheriff’s Department Human Resources Division and Detention Center, McCarty said. Applicants will be able to go on a tour at the Detention Center. Applicants also will be able to turn in completed job applications and obtain answers to their pre-employment questions from knowledgeable Sheriff’s Department employees.

Qualified candidates must be 21 or older and have a high school diploma or have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) examination, McCarty said. Qualified candidates also must meet other minimum requirements for all positions at the Sheriff’s Department.

The position of corrections officer at the Detention Center has a minimum starting salary of $34,642 annually, McCarty said. The starting salary can be adjusted based on a qualified candidate’s experience in an applicable field, current certification in South Carolina as a corrections officer and level of higher education from an accredited institution.

Qualified applicants who submit a completed job application at the Job Fair and Open House and meet with a Human Resources Division employee can expect to be immediately scheduled for the first pre-employment testing session, which will expedite their progress through the pre-employment process, McCarty said.

A Sheriff’s Department video that depicts a day in the life of a corrections officer at the Detention Center can be viewed on the agency’s You Tube channel, McCarty said. The video features Sgt. Tony Ward, who is a Pelion High School graduate and U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Citizens who have questions or who would like additional information about the Sheriff’s Department Job Fair and Open House can contact Jennie Wilfong with the Human Resources Division at her office at (803) 785-2407 or via email at jwilfong@lcsd.sc.gov, McCarty said. Citizens who would like information about the benefits of working as a corrections officer can contact Detention Center Corrections Officer/Recruiter Rhonda Lewis at her office at (803) 785-2703, on her cellular telephone at (803) 529-3873 or via email at rlewis@lcsd.sc.gov.



 


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09/29/2014 - Man Arrested for Robbing Two Convenience Stores and Trying to Rob One Discount Store  
09/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
09/23/2014 - Man Charged with Burglary  
09/22/2014 - Shooting Incident  
09/22/2014 - Investigators Seek Citizens' Help in Investigating 2009 Murder  
09/17/2014 - Road Closures  
09/17/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Trying to Steal Two Motor Vehicles  
09/16/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More than $3,000 to Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter  
09/11/2014 - Man Returned to Lexington County on Murder Charges  
09/09/2014 - Missing Person Investigation  
09/07/2014 - Woman Charged with Intentionally Setting Fire to Residence  
08/28/2014 - Fugitive Investigators Arrest Man Who Owed More Than $170,000 in Child Support Payments  
08/25/2014 - Sheriffs Department Donates Over 700 to United Way  
08/22/2014 - CrimeStoppers Tip Enables Detectives to File Charge  
08/19/2014 - Explorers Post 106 First Nighters Meeting  
08/19/2014 - Detectives Arrest Two Men for Stealing One Motor Vehicle and Stealing Items from Four Motor Vehicles  
08/14/2014 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Two Children  
08/08/2014 - Officer Involved Shooting Investigation  
08/07/2014 - Aviation Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle During National Night Out  
08/04/2014 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Heroin Trafficking  
07/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Two Deputies  
07/28/2014 - Homeland Protection Certification  
07/25/2014 - Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery  
07/24/2014 - Explorer Post Wins National Award  


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