Corrections Position

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer



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King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer

Last updated on March 19, 2020

Vacancies: 19

Testing Deadline: May 31, 2020.

Important Information

If you are interested in touring our facilities, please contact Sergeant Tracy Craw at: or (206) 477-2352.

King County pays for related testing fees for DAJD Corrections Officer candidates ($35 for in-state testing and up to $65 for out-of-state testing).

Prior to scheduling your PST testing, submit your application through King County's Employment website ( Once your application is screened for minimum qualifications, an invitation will be sent to you to schedule your PST testing.

Applicants that successfully pass PST's testing will be contacted by DAJD Human Resources to proceed to the department's background investigation process. The DAJD background investigation process is a thorough and extensive process which includes, but is not limited to: completion of an extensive background Investigation Questionnaire, employment references check, criminal background check, Eye Detect examination, psychological testing/evaluation, fingerprinting, interview and physical examination (pre-employment physical). Candidates that fail the Eye Detect examination will be sent to Polygraph.

Upon hire, all Corrections Officers will be required to pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT). The PAT will include the following components:

• Push-Ups: 15 minimum to 23 for maximum points, no time limit

• Sit-Ups: 12 minimum up to 18 for maximum points, one minute time limit

• 1.5 Mile Run: Complete a mile run in 16:17 minutes for maximum points; "0" points for running 18:17 minutes or more

In order to pass the Physical Agility Test administered by the WACJTC, applicants must earn 120 points from three events. It is not mathematically possible to earn 120 points and pass the test if the applicant fails any one of the events. New hires that do not successfully pass all components of the PAT may be released from employment.

The physical requirement standards are gender and age neutral. The standard is set to test any person's physical ability regardless of gender or age and all elements are completed in the same manner (i.e. all incumbents' complete straight-knee push-ups). Additional information regarding the WSCJTC requirements can be found at: This website includes full details regarding the PAT, as well as information regarding how to prepare for the PAT. Individuals should consult with their health care provider before beginning a physical exercise program.

Post hire: Newly hired Corrections Officers must complete a four-week orientation, a four-week Corrections Officer Academy, a six-nine week field training program and successfully complete a one-year probationary period

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact theDAJDHuman Resources Department at206-477-2400 and ask for Candy Trang. She can also be reached by email at

Community Information


Area Information

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

Hiring Status

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer has 19 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is May 31, 2020.

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: 20

Salary Information

$30.21 - $40.31 Hourly

$64,179.00 - $85,662.00 Annually

Benefit Information

Community Information:2.2 million people, and 12th most populous county. Three professional sports teams (Hawks, Sounders, Mariners)

Hiring Status: 20 Vacancies

Benefits: Free parking at the Goat Hill Garage.

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.

Amazing perks for our full-time Corrections Officers include, free parking, transportation incentives, free transit passes, retirement/pension, deferred compensation, basic long-term disability and employee assistance programs.

For newly hired officers, you may be eligible for hiring incentives up to $5000, and qualified lateral Officers may be eligible for up to $10,000 dollars in hiring incentives. *Hiring incentives are subject to change without notice and are only available until funding is exhausted, which may occur at any time.

More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at:

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Legally eligible to work in the US.
High School Grad/ GED Must have obtained a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Driver's License Required Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License by the time of employment.
College Requirement No
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Contact Information

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer

King County Correctional Facility
500 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 King County


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