Appointments and Promotions

YCO and Counselor window closing

The Office of Peace Officer Selection (or OPOS) will stop accepting applications for the Division of Juvenile Justice (or DJJ) Youth Correctional Officer (or YCO) and Youth Correctional Counselor (or YCC) classifications on September 18, 2019.  The DJJ is hiring peace officers to join a dedicated community of professionals who provide security and rehabilitation to youth in its care.  

Minimum qualifications for YCO include age 21 at the time of appointment (age 20 to apply); U.S. citizenship; history of law abiding behavior; not legally prohibited from carrying a firearm; and, graduation from high school or equivalent.  Minimum qualifications for YCC include additional education, experience, or a combination thereof, in addition to the minimum qualifications for YCO.

To find out more visit ( link opens new tab).  On this page you’ll find links describing the selection process, including detailed information on the written exam and an exam sample; a description of the physical fitness test including a video; extensive information about the background information; and, requirements for the medical and psychological evaluations.  Additional information is available for out of State candidates and how to obtain Veteran’s Preference on the written exam. 

Applications will be accepted online only at ( link opens new tab).  A link for the YCO/YCC application will be available until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18. 

By Steve Stone, Office of Peace Officer Selection

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