Make a Difference in the Lives of Georgia’s Youth!


Each day, more than 4,000 DJJ employees divided among our 26 facilities and 97 community services offices throughout the state, work diligently to effect justice as well as redirect and shape the young lives in the agency’s care. DJJ employees are the key factor in helping the youth not only take responsibility for their criminal conduct but also in guiding them to 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 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 correctional 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 members are 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 seek 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.

As a State of Georgia employer, we also offer our employees dental, vision and medical insurance; sick and annual leave; Retirement plan and a military incentive for our armed forces.

We are seeking individuals for the following positions:
• JCO 1
• JCO 2
• Lieutenant
• Captain

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

The Department of Juvenile Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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