Job Description



Posting #23-19
Internal posting with Teamsters Juvenile Detention is concurrent with posting for the public.  Therefore, if a qualified candidate from within the bargaining unit applies, that person could be selected for the position.
Opening Date:   March 8, 2023      Open Until Filled        Review Date: March 17, 2023

Monthly Salary: $3, 698 – $4,711

Employee/Dependent Medical, Dental, and Vision, Basic Life Insurance and AD&D ~ Washington PSERS ~ Optional Deferred Compensation Plans ~ 12 Paid Holidays ~ 2 Paid Personal Holidays ~ 12 Vacation Days ~ 96 Hours of Sick Leave

(Full position description is available, please contact Human Resources for more information)

Job Summary

Responsible for supervision, care, custody, and transportation of detained juveniles. Also performs facility maintenance and meal service. This is a full-time position, which may involve working the weekends, nights and holidays.


Examples of Duties
Performs admissions and releases of juveniles, patrols the detention center to maintain order, conducts searches of residents for illegal articles and weapons, document daily activities, and assists juveniles with education and health requirements.


Minimum Requirements

Preference given to applicants with BA or BS in Social or Behavioral Sciences.

High school diploma or G.E.D., specialized training in corrections, social work, or related field, and one year of work experience in corrections, social services or comparable position dealing with the public; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the job.

Must possess a valid WA State Driver’s License with good driving record, and ability to work graveyard shifts.

Selected candidates are subject to pre-employment polygraph test and complete background check and must obtain a food handler’s permit prior to employment.

Must be able to participate in rigorous defensive tactics training.


Application & Selection Process

Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. Please read the reverse side for additional information.  This selection process may be subject to change.


Return Applications to: Mason County Human Resources

Mailing Address – 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA  98584

Physical Address – 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584        Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290  Fax-(360) 427-8439
Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer                                                                           Drug Free Work Environment




This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment.  Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.


Application Instructions – Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process.  Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application.  A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications.  Resumes can be included as a supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application.  Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable.  Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position.  Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date.  Completed applications should be submitted or mailed to:  Mason County Human Resources, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA  98584 or Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date.  Additional materials will not be accepted after the closing date (with exception to mailed applications/material with postmark by the closing date).  Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages because they will not be returned nor copied after receipt.


Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements.  Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum.  If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.


Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).


Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.


“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer.  Therefore, the County does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.


Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.


Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.


Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage.  Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage.  Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.


Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts.  Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.


Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF).  The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.


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