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Probation Officer and Probation Officer Assistant

U.S. Probation Office District of South Carolina   Greenville, SC   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
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Posted on March 17, 2021

The U.S. Probation Office, District of South Carolina, is hiring a Probation Officer (Florence Division) and a Probation Officer Assistant (Greenville Division)

Officer Positions

The minimum requirements are a bachelor's degree and two years of specialized experience; an advanced degree is preferred. Officers are classified as hazardous duty, invoking certain mandates:

  • Appointment must occur prior to the applicant's 37th birthday since retirement is mandatory upon reaching age 57.
  • A medical exam and drug test is required prior to appointment.
  • Random urinalyses occur during an officer's career.
  • Appointment requires approval of the federal judges in our district. 
  • Appointments are provisional until a favorable background investigation is conducted by the Offices of Personnel Management (OPM).
  • Reinvestigations by OPM occur during an officer's career at five year intervals.
  • Officers are required to attend a six week training course at the Federal Probation and Pretrial Academy in Charleston, SC.

Please visit www.scp.uscourts.gov (About Us/Careers Opportunities) for more information.