Job Description

County Corrections Department
Position: Operations Deputy Jail Commander
Starting Salary: $5,421.46/month – $7,984.22/month, starting salary: DOE, DOQ
Location: Corrections Department, Adult Division
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hours/week), FSLA Exempt, Benefits Apply; Non-
Represented; Open until filled
Full Time Benefits Include:
• County pays $1,450 per month towards 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 • 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 is an administrative, supervisory, and operations
coordination position. Position provides direct supervision of Corrections Sergeants and works
closely with the Jail Commander and the Director of Corrections to ensure the continuity of daily
operations. The Deputy Commander serves as a role model for subordinates and interfaces
directly with Corrections stakeholders and agency partners. This position assists the
Administrative Deputy Commander with scheduling Corrections Officers to ensure the facility is
always safely staffed. Position requires a thorough knowledge of the Department’s purpose,
policies, procedures, function, and practices. There are regular and recurring duties, as well as
special projects and other duties as assigned by the Jail Commander and Director of Corrections.
The Operations Deputy Commander is required to serve as a Corrections Officer during staffing
Working Conditions: Work is performed inside a corrections facility. Position will have contact
with inmates, volunteers, professionals, and stakeholders. Physical abilities required for this
position are ones typically related to office operations, including manual dexterity and visual acuity
to operate personal computers and other office equipment, access filing systems, and have
sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally. Must be able to work long and
protracted hours of the day and night depending on the complexities of unique situations. Subject
to being on-call 24-hour call-back for emergencies.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study (criminal justice,
psychology, sociology or related); or Associates Degree with five (5) years of increasingly
responsible documented experience in corrections; or High School Diploma/GED and eight (8)
years of increasingly responsible documented experience in corrections. At least five years of
supervisory experience in corrections at Sergeant level or higher.
Application: Walla Walla County application, resume and cover letter required. Visit to view the job description and to apply online.


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