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 August 11, 2022
PST Partner Agency since July 03, 2018

Vacancies: 56

Testing Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Important Information

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, Department of Children Youth & Families Child Abuse and Nelglect check, Eye Detect examination and/or polygraph, psychological testing/evaluation, fingerprinting, interview, and physical examination (pre-employment physical).

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, 90 second time limit
  • Sit-Ups: 12 minimum, 90 second time limit
  • Squat Thrusts: 25 minimum, 3 minute time limit

In order to pass the Physical Agility Test administered by the WSCJTC, the applicant must pass all three events. The PAT is graded on PASS/FAIL and is no longer scored by points. You can review the PAT demonstration video at:

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 the DAJDHuman Resources Department at 206-477-7542 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 56 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is September 30, 2022.

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.

Salary Information

$30.89 - $41.21 Hourly

Hiring Incentive for Entry Level and Lateral Corrections Officer is as follows:

  • $7,500 - Entry Level
  • $15,000 - Lateral

For more details, please refer to the job posting at:

Benefit Information

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

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.

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
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)
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
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.
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


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)

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