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King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer

  • Contact Information

    King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer
    King County Correctional Facility
    500 Fifth Avenue
    Seattle, Washington 98104
    Phone: 206-477-7542
    Department Website

Agency Added: 07/03/2018 | Last updated: 02/07/2019

Community Information

Located on Puget Sound in Washington State, and covering 2,134 square miles, King County is nearly twice as large as the average county in the United States. With more than 1.8 million people, it also ranks as the 13th most populous county in the nation. King County (and the county seat, Seattle) is home to four professional sports teams, several concert and theater venues, ten colleges and universities, Starbucks, Boeing, 25,000 acres of parks and 175 miles of trails.

Department Information

The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is a professional and nationally recognized organization that supports safe, vibrant, and healthy communities in partnership with other criminal justice and human service agencies. DAJD operates the largest county jail system in the State of Washington, housing an average daily population of 100 juvenile detainees and more than 1900 adult inmates.

DAJD contributes to the public safety of the citizens of King County and Washington State by operating safe, secure, and humane detention facilities and community corrections programs, in an innovative and cost-effective manner.

King County DAJD is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity in employment. DAJD encourages people of all backgrounds, cultures and religions to apply, including veterans, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. DAJD values diversity and is committed to making appropriate accommodations as needed to support diversity as we believe that a diverse workforce is a strong workforce.

Area Information

  • County: King
  • Population: 1.6 million
  • # of Staff: Sheriff's Office - 1150 (750 commissioned), DAJD - 900

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Legally eligible to work in the US. X  
High School Grad/ GED Must have obtained a high school diploma or G.E.D. X  
Driver's License Required Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License by the time of employment.   X
College Requirement No    
Other King County DAJD does not require their candidates to take the physical ability test with PST.

Please see the DAJD Current Jobs webpage to review our Selection Standards and employment disqualifiers. https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/jails/jobs.aspx
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    

Current Hiring Status

The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention is now accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer. Qualified applicants may remain eligible for employment consideration for 11 months after their completion of the Public Safety Test exam.

Number of Current Vacancies: 10+

Salary Information

$27.85 - $37.16 Hourly
$57,928.00 - $77,292.80 Annually

Benefit Information

King County offers a highly-competitive benefits package to all eligible employees. These benefits include county-wide paid medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee and all eligible dependents (spouse/state-registered domestic partner and children) who enroll. These benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired; except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begin on the day of hire.

More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: https://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/benefits.aspx