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Issaquah Police Department - CORRECTIONS


  • Contact Information

    Issaquah Police Department - CORRECTIONS
    130 E. Sunset Way
    Issaquah, Washington 90827
    Phone: 425-837-3040
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 03/20/2017

Community Information

Issaquah is a residential community located on I-90 approximately 18 miles from downtown Seattle, at the south end of Lake Sammamish. The City's proximity to the greater Seattle area provides cultural and educational opportunities typically available in larger urban areas. The Puget Sound beaches and numerous lakes provide many recreation opportunities, Snoqualmie Pass is a 45-minute drive, and the many trails in the Issaquah foothills have earned the City the title of "Trailhead City". Schools are managed by the Issaquah School District, which has an excellent reputation for the programs, which serve students in its 100 square mile jurisdiction in and around Issaquah. Issaquah was incorporated in 1892, and operates with a Mayor/Council form of government. The City has approximately 27,000 residents with a day time population that swells to approximately 50,000. The City encompasses 10.65 square miles, and is experiencing growth as a result of economic and residential development. Issaquah is a full-service City with 240 regular employees. The City anticipates continued residential and commercial expansion, as well as the potential for substantial annexations, including a sizable master planned community and is a great place to raise a family and experience the variety of outdoor activities within the area.

Department Information

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Jail Manager and Sergeants, book, supervise, receive, discharge and assure the safety and security of City jail inmates and their belongings. Make initial assessment of inmate for any medical, safety, or security reasons. Prepare and maintain records and logs related to daily activities, bookings maintenance needs and inmates. Process court documents and provide inmate information to other law enforcement agencies, courts and other jail personnel. Work is performed in a detention center, exposing the incumbent to potentially dangerous people. Incumbent may experience long periods of sitting and driving as well as possibly pursuing a fleeing person on foot, requiring physical agility. Incumbents work 4 - 12 hour shifts followed by 4 days off.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Books, Supervise, Receives, Discharge and assures the safety of City jail inmates.
Prepares and maintains records and logs related to daily activities
Process court documents & provide information to other law enforcement agencies
Operate control room
Monitor & operate closed circuit television cameras and emergency monitors
Make initial assessment of inmate for any medical, safety or security reasons
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of and ability to set up and maintain computerized records and prepare reports
Knowledge of and ability to apply correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to work within the scope of authority and to carry out orders
Ability to assure the safety and security of City jail inmates, as well as receive, book, process and discharge inmates
Ability to supervise, observe, move, escort, and secure inmates during daily activities, and work effectively with potentially hostile and abusive inmates
Ability to learn, apply and explain laws, codes, rules, regulations and procedures, including health and safety procedures
Ability to relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, handicaps, and socio-economic situations
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others using tact, patience, and courtesy
Knowledge of basic math: add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately Ability to type 35 words per minute
Ability to work varied schedules and shifts
Applicants must pass a background and physical fitness examination and complete the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center Basic Corrections Academy
A no-smoking policy applies to City Hall buildings.
NOTE: PURSUANT TO THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT, ALL NEW EMPLOYEES MUST PRESENT ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS VERIFYING IDENTITY AND AUTHORIZATION TO BE EMPLOYED IN THE UNITED STATES.

Gender-specific (female) hiring preference may apply to fill the Corrections Officer position in order to create a safer booking process of same gender pat-downs, for minimum staffing levels and to comply with conventional standards of sexual privacy. .

Area Information

  • Population Size: 34,000
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen Yes 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 None.    
Ability to Read & Speak the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20    
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 We consider the highest score received within the past one year    

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
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc)
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 3 years
Automatic3 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years
Drug Usage
AutomaticHave used marijuana within the past year.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity
AutomaticIllegal opiate use
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 3 uses total
AutomaticIllegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis
AutomaticThe use of ANY illegal drugs, except marijuana, within the past 3 years.
AutomaticHave ever illegally used a drug after submitting application to any Law Enforcement agency.
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 statute.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
Automatic2 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination
AutomaticWithdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: DISHONESTY IN APPLICATION PROCESS/BACKGROUND
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 certified status, or suspension of current CJTC certified status.
Financial
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed

Current Hiring Status

Number of current vacancies: 1

Salary Information

Monthly salary: $4,365 - $5,572 with 12 hour shifts.

Benefit Information

Paid vacation begins with 12 vacation days, and up to 28 vacation days per year with longevity 

12 paid holidays

$50,000 paid life insurance policy

Competitive medical plan options maintained by the current bargaining agreement

100% paid dental premiums for employees and 80% for dependents

100% paid AWC vision plan for employees and family  

Overtime at time and a half paid for work in excess of scheduled hours

Deferred compensation investment plan with $150 a month match by City

Employee assistance program

Orthodontia pool

Eight hours sick leave per month

Tuition assistance program

Membership in Public Employees Retirement System, PERS or PSERS