Department of Juvenile Justice plans career fair in Albany

State seeking veterans to fill fulltime jobs

ALBANY _ The Department of Juvenile Justice in Georgia is scouting for new recruits in Georgia during a series of career fairs this month, including one in Albany on April 23.

The event in Albany is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon on April 23 at Albany Technical College, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd. The state hopes to attract veterans and other applicants seeking a career in juvenile corrections.

The job fair is free and open to the public. Department of Juvenile Justice recruiters will be seeking candidates for jobs including administration, transportation, communications, probation, IT, engineering, counseling, maintenance and correctional officers.

“We’re basically taking our Human Resources division on the road so we can offer these job opportunities directly to a talented, capable civilian workforce that’s looking for full time employment right here in Georgia,” said commissioner Avery D. Niles.

Niles said the jobs should be appealing to veterans.

“Special skill sets learned in the armed forces can seamlessly carry over into these new correctional careers,” Niles said. “Veterans bring discipline, maturity, experience and leadership skills to the work place.”

Niles said veterans are being sought to support an initiative by Gov. Nathan Deal to provide job opportunities to veterans.

DJJ offers a one-time military salary increase incentive on eligible job titles to current and former military service members who have served on active duty. To be eligible, service members must have an honorable discharge. The one-time incentive is based on the current number of active duty years served.