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Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office - JAIL/CORRECTIONS


  • Contact Information

    Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office - JAIL/CORRECTIONS
    P.O. Box 65
    Cathlamet, Washington 98612
    Phone: (360) 795-3242
    Department Website

Agency Added: 03/02/2011 | Last updated: 11/01/2018

Community Information

Wahkiakum County is a rural community located on the Columbia River, one hour from the coast in SW Washington.

Department Information

7 Full Time Law Enforcement Officers, 8 Corrections/Communications Officers

Area Information

  • Population Size: 4,200
  • County: Wahkiakum
  • # of Staff: 19

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required A valid Washington State driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
   
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant    

Agency Disqualifiers:

THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATIC AND POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO OUR AGENCY IF THEY INDICATE ANY OF THE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS. POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
AutomaticAny criminal traffic conviction within the past 3 (three) years. Violation examples include: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, or Hit & Run Driving.
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 1 (one) year.
Automatic2 (two) or more moving violations in past 3 (three) years.
Automatic2 (two) or more at-fault accidents in past 3 (three) years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 2 (two) years.
AutomaticAny use of illegal drugs while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticAny use of illegal drugs in the last 2 years.
AutomaticAny illegal use of methamphetamines, opiates.
AutomaticAny participation in the manufacture, selling, offering to sell, distribution or transporting for sale any illegal drugs/narcotics.
AutomaticAny use of hallucinogenic drugs (mushrooms, LSD, PCP, etc.) within the past one (1) year. No more than 1 (one) uses total.
AutomaticIllegal use of 3 (three) or more different controlled substances.
AutomaticAny other illegal drug use or pattern of prescription drug abuse.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
Automatic2 (two) or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.

Current Hiring Status

 We currently have 1 Corrections/Dispatch position available.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Wahkiakum County Corrections Officers are also cross trained 911 Call Taker/Dispatchers and must perform both functions as part of their job duties.

Salary Information

$18.87/hr with increase after 6 mo.

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Longevity

Union Position