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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
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Job Title: Corrections and Custody 1
Hiring Organization: Washington State Penitentiary
Salary Range: 2809-3091 Monthly
Closing Date: 12/31/9999
Job Location: Washington
Description: Corrections and Custody Officer 1
$2809 - $3091
Agency Information
Department of Corrections Washington State Penitentiary
$2809 - $3091 per month (Range 38)
Salary may vary based on union representation.

This recruitment will be used to fill openings with the Department of Corrections as they occur throughout the state.

Agency Profile:
The Department of Corrections, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State.

The agency mission is, 'The Department of Corrections, in collaboration with its criminal justice partners, will contribute to staff and community safety and hold offenders accountable through administration of criminal sanctions and effective re-entry programs'.

The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary, Prisons Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Services Division, Medical Services Department, Communications Department, and Risk Management Department. The Department employs over 8,000 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.5 billion. For additional information about the Department of Corrections, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.

In a training capacity, performs security work among offenders at an adult correctional facility. Assist in controlling, directing, and monitoring the activities and movement of offenders during work assignments, meals, recreation activities, medical calls, educational classes, return to cells, etc. Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether or not to apply.

Work performed at this level is carefully screened for appropriateness of assignments and closely reviewed. This class is designed to provide training opportunities and experience to become a successful and fully qualified Corrections and Custody Officer. After successfully completing the one year training plan, as mandated by the Department of Corrections, incumbents automatically advance to Corrections and Custody Officer 2.

Desirable Qualifications:
Graduation from high school or GED AND one year of full-time paid or volunteer work experience. One year of college course work in social or behavioral sciences, or criminal justice OR completion of a Department of Corrections approved Correctional Officer training course or internship may substitute for experience.

Special Notes
All Department of Corrections' employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. The Correctional Officer screening process will consist of a background investigation of criminal history, reference checks, and a psychological assessment.

Successful completion of a Physical Ability Test (PAT), in accordance with the requirements of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, is required in order to proceed through the interview and selection process. To learn more about the PAT, please visit the following website https://fortress.wa.gov/cjtc/www/corrections/pat.htm. You may also contact your local correctional institutions for additional information.

Some positions/job assignments may require wearing a respirator. Incumbents in these positions must be clean-shaven in the area of the respirator fit and have medical clearance to wear a respirator.

Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for Department of Corrections' employees. Periodic skin tests are required for all custody staff who are assigned to health care posts and those who transport known/suspected Tuberculosis patients. Testing is voluntary for all other employees. When positive tests result, further testing and treatment may also be required.
Employment is not contingent upon test results.

Note: To be considered for a Correctional Officer 1 position, you must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass the background screening process. All Correctional Officer 1 positions may be required to work mandatory overtime.

Other Information
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960 or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (360) 664-6211. For questions about this recruitment call (360) 725-8410.

All positions in this classification are included in a Union Shop that requires employees to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

Effective July 1, 2005, certain positions may require pre-employment drug testing.

All Department of Corrections' facilities are smoke-free.
Special Instructions: Apply online at www.careers.wa.gov Alternate contact is Max Carrera 509-524-2404
Additional Online Information: http://www.doc.wa.gov
Contact Information: Charles Cooper
Correctional Sergeant (Recruitment)
State of Washington Dept of Corrections
1313 N 13th
Walla Walla, Washington 99362 US
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