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Kirkland Police Department - JAIL/CORRECTIONS


  • Contact Information

    Kirkland Police Department - JAIL/CORRECTIONS
    11750 NE 118th Street
    Kirkland, Washington 98034
    Phone: 425-587-3445
    Department Website






Agency Added: 02/10/2006 | Last updated: 11/19/2018

Community Information

Kirkland, incorporated in 1905, is on the northeastern shores of Lake Washington, with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. With Bellevue and Redmond and Seattle just minutes away, Kirkland provides easy access to urban areas while still maintaining a suburban feel. City now has a population of approximately 81,000 and is the 12th largest city in Washington. Kirkland covers 18 square miles and has nearly 10 miles of shoreline.

THE CITY OF KIRKLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Department Information

The Kirkland Police Department is a state accredited agency. The department has 142 employees, which includes 102 commissioned officers and 40 support personnel, of which 20 are Corrections Officers. 


The Corrections Department is contained within the Administrative Division and provides 24/7 coverage for the departments detention center, which is a one year facility.  They are specially commissioned and are required to qualify with and carry department issued firearms in the course of performing their job functions. In addition to working in the detention facility Corrections Officers transport inmates to court and regional jail facilities, handle warrant transfers with other police departments, assist officers in the field with prisoner transports, and provide security to the Kirkland Municipal Court.

In addition to primary assignments, Corrections Officers have several opportunities to become certified instructors in various training cadres. Corrections officers are supported in career development and opportunities. Corrections Officers schedule consists of varied shifts to include days, swings, or graveyards.

The department provides and maintains a high level of equipment and technical support including in-car mobile computing with wireless dispatch and records access.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 80,836
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or a 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 X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Ability to read, write and speak fluent English. X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20 X  
Other Once a conditional offer of employment is made all applicants will have a medical examination, including a drug screening, a psychological evaluation, and a Polygraph.

Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency allows out of state testing.
  X
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    

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.
PotentialApplicant's driving record will be carefully reviewed.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
PotentialAll illegal drug use will be closely scrutinized on a 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 convictions will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticSold drugs.
Employment
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 any (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
Financial
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed
AutomaticAny conduct or pattern of behavior that would tend to disrupt, diminish or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.
Other
AutomaticExposed tattoo's which can not be covered by a standard uniform of the day.

Current Hiring Status

Non Civil Service position. Continuous testing. Scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Selection and background decision based upon oral board scoring.

There are 2 vacancies at this time. The department tests continuously in order to maintain and up to date list, so that vacancies can be filled quickly when they occur. 


Lateral applicants can apply at: www.govjobstoday.com 

Salary Information

Corrections Officer 2018 Monthly Salary

Entry Level:         $4,539
Top Step:             $5,666

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Vision coverage (2 medical plans to choose from)
Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Disability Insurance 
Paid Time Off Benefits
Retirement Programs-PSERS, MEBT (401K with matching contributions and 457 tax deferred investment options)
Flexible Medical Spending and Retirement Medical accounts
Tuition Reimbursement Program
All uniforms and equipment provided by department
Uniform cleaning provided