Corrections OfficersFull Time New
COUNTY JAIL – CORRECTIONS
Position: Corrections Officers
Starting Salary: Entry Level: $4,048.97/month – $5,697.26/month, DOE
*******************$10,000 Hiring Incentive*********************
Lateral Officers: $4,251.38/month – $5697.26/month DOE, DOQ
*******************$20,000 Hiring Incentive*********************
Location: County Corrections Facility
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hrs./wk.), Corrections Union –
Full Time Benefits Include:
• County pays for employee & dependents medical, dental, vision, life insurance and
employee assistance program for employee and eligible family members
• Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State
Department of Retirement Services (DRS)
• HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply • Wellness program
• Deferred compensation plans offered • Twelve paid holidays annually
• Vacation accrual based on seniority *Time Loss Benefit per Union Contract*
• Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0
Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.
Brief Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for daily operations and the care and control of inmates in the Walla Walla County Jail, including booking procedures, disturbance control, fire control, suicide prevention, inmate medical needs and any law enforcement related issues. See the job description for the complete list of essential job functions.
Working Conditions: Duties are performed in the corrections facility, which is a 24/7 operation, in courts and in the field. In the field, the employee is exposed to varying and extreme weather conditions. Must have the strength and ability to apprehend, subdue and restrain inmates. Physical exertion may be required to climb stairs, run, bend, twist, reach, crawl through tight spaces, kneel in confined areas, sit for prolonged periods of time, move/push/pull, or lift heavy objects exceeding fifty (50) pounds. Subject to 24-hour call-back for emergencies; great mental ability and exertion is required daily. Must be able to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Conviction of a felony is a disqualifier. Must be able to obtain, within six (6) months, a Certificate of Corrections Officer. Applicant must have any equivalent combination of training, education and experience which would provide the individual with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job as outlined. Must satisfactorily pass oral board, background check, driving record check, polygraph, and psychological examinations. See the job description for the complete list of qualifications.
Application, Job Description and Physical Ability Test Requirements: Visit our website at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us to download a copy and apply online. Required Testing: Physical ability test and written exam required. Dates and times of testing to be announced, applicants will be notified at least one week prior to testing.
SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, TESTING, ORAL INTERVIEW, BACKGROUND CHECK, DRIVING RECORD CHECK, POLYGRAPH and PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMS.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER / ADA COMPLIANT