Town of Surfside
Town of Surfside Employment

The Town of Surfside Beach maintains a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and, therefore, does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all general aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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Job Title:         Detention/Communications Officer                
Report to:        Senior Communications Officer
Rank/Grade:    Dispatcher                
Department:    Police Department      

Salary Range:  $26,921.00

Summary: Employees in this position perform skilled duties related to security, care, and control of jailed inmates as well as Police communications.  The position requires specialized training in both fields.  Employees are responsible for emergency and non-emergency radio, phone, and person-to-person communications with police staff and civilians.  Employees also perform various clerical tasks.  Employees generally work rotating 12-hour shifts but may be required to work other shift arrangements as required by staffing levels. 

Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver’s license.   

For a detailed job description, click here.

To complete the required Police Department employment application, click here.

Mail or drop off completed application with original signature to: Town of Surfside Beach, 115 U.S. Highway 17 N. Surfside Beach, SC 29575 (Attn: Ann Messall).

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Town of Surfside Beach
115 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

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Phone: 843.913.6111 - Fax: 843.238.5432