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South Correctional Entity Regional Jail (SCORE)

  • Contact Information

    South Correctional Entity Regional Jail (SCORE)
    20817 17th Ave South
    Des Moines, Washington 98198
    Phone: 206-257-6221
    Department Website

Agency Added: 04/29/2010 | Last updated: 02/19/2019

Community Information

Serving the Cities of: Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Renton, Sea Tac, and Tukwila.

Department Information

SCORE is a multi-jurisdictional misdemeanant jail that is located in Des Moines, WA. We serve the confinement needs of 7 member cities and multiple contract agencies with a total capacity of 802 inmates. For more information, please visit our website at www.scorejail.org.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 340,000
  • County: King

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 Valid Washington State Driver's License 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  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20   X
Body Decorations Tattoos may not be visible while in uniform. Members who have body art that go beyond the hem of the sleeve of a short sleeve uniform shirt, shall be required to wear a long sleeve shirt while on duty. Tattoos on the face, neck and hand region are prohibited.    
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant The South Correctional Entity Jail has a passing written score of 60% and above.    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic3 or more traffic crime convictions in last 10 years (DWI, Reckless, etc).
Drug Usage
AutomaticExcept for the use of marijuana, illegal drug substance use within the past three (3) years.
AutomaticNo use of marijuana within the past three (3) years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 7 years. No more than 2 uses in a lifetime.
AutomaticWithin the past ten (10) years, Illegal use of three (3) or more different controlled substances, including marijuana.
AutomaticIn the past ten (10) years. other than marijuana, illegal use of dangerous or illegal drugs or narcotics for any purpose more than three (3) times.
AutomaticNo sale of any drugs, including marijuana.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticAdult 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.
Automatic3 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
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.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticTattoos may not be visible while in uniform. Members who have body art that go beyond the hem of the sleeve of a short sleeve uniform shirt, shall be required to wear a long sleeve shirt while on duty. Tattoos on the face, neck and hand region are prohibited.

Current Hiring Status

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 the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of current vacancies: 0

Salary Information

$54,432 - $70,194; annually.

Benefit Information

Some of the benefits offered include medical/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance, State retirement plan, deferred compensation program, personal leave bank and sick leave.