Public Safety Officer

Posted: 1 month5 weeks36 days ago

Company/Organization: SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Location: Hartsville, South Carolina

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Public Safety Department has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic and self-motivated, full-time, Class 1 certified police officer.

GSSM is a state residential high school located in Hartsville, SC for highly motivated and academically successful 11th and 12th graders in South Carolina. GSSM also offers extensive outreach programs year round. GSSM offers an exceptional and positive work environment for its employees and contractors. GSSM’s Public Safety Department proudly serves and protects the students, faculty, staff and visitors of the school and its campus.

Minimum Qualifications:  Must be SCCJA certified as a Class 1 officer in good standing. Must be able to pass a background investigation that includes criminal history, credit history and work history.

Preferred Qualifications:  Minimum of 5 years law enforcement experience. School resource officer certification is a plus. An Associate’s degree or higher is a plus. Active shooter training is a plus.  Must have great verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:  GSSM Public Safety Officers are all Class 1 certified officers. GSSM provides for all mandated uniforms, equipment and additional training. After hire, the officer will work shiftwork. Weekend work should be expected and is required due to GSSM being a residential high school.

Salary and Benefits:  GSSM Public Safety Department is a part of the South Carolina Police Officer’s Retirement System (PORS) and offers a competitive salary based upon experience and education that also includes full State benefits such as vacation leave, sick leave and holiday leave/pay.

Apply:  Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume, SCCJA training records and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application (pdf) to email address: Please include the words “Public Safety” in the subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

For more job specific questions, please contact our Public Safety Director, Chris Caldwell, at

GSSM is an equal opportunity employer.