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 January 05, 2024
PST Partner Agency since July 03, 2018

Vacancies: 110

Important Information

King County now offers $12,000 in entry-level hiring incentives! Lateral hires are eligible for a $25,000 hiring incentive, as well as 40 hours of sick leave and 40 hours of vacation leave upon hire. In addition, qualified lateral Corrections Officers currently living OUTSIDE of Washington State may be eligible for Relocation Assistance in the amount of $5,000.

Working in corrections is a challenging but rewarding career, where you can make a difference in the lives of others. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

The written exam with Public Safety Testing is not required at this time. For more information regarding the Corrections Officer position and how to submit your application, please go to:https://kingcounty.gov/depts/jails/jobs.aspx

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the DAJD Human Resources Department at 206-477-7542 and ask for Candy Trang. She can also be reached by email at Candy.Trang@kingcounty.gov.

Community Information

With more than 2.3 residents, King County is the most populous county in Washington, and the 13th most populous in the United States. The county seat is Seattle, also the state's most populous city. King County is home to the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders FC, Storm, and Kraken.

As the only county in the United States named after the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., King County is a vibrant community with residents who represent countries and cultures from around the globe.

We are committed to promoting a pro-equity workplace that fully reflects the diversity and values of our community.


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 approximately 1,600 adult detainees.

The King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention has approximately 900 budgeted positions, with more than 500 Corrections Officer positions. As one of the largest corrections employers in the State of Washington, King County is able to offer job stability and security, and unique opportunities for career development, advanced training, and assignment to specialty units.

King County is one of the largest employers in Washington State, with more than 13,000 employees delivering a wide array of services to a diverse community. Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice. We are committed to employee engagement, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement. King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to promote better outcomes for every resident, regardless of their race, religion, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 2.3 million
# of Staff: Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - 900

Hiring Status

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer has 110 vacancies.

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer has 110 vacancies.

The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention is now accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer. We recognize that diverse perspectives, ideas, cultures and life experiences of all employees are critical to our continued success, and we encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply.

For more information regarding the Corrections Officer position and how to submit your application, please go to: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/jails/jobs.aspx. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the DAJD Human Resources Department at 206-477-7542 and ask for Candy Trang, or email Candy.Trang@kingcounty.gov

Salary Information

$35.75 - $47.71 Hourly
$75,940.15 - $101,345.58 Annually

We offer a hiring incentive for Entry Level and Lateral Corrections Officer is as follows:

  • $12,000 - Entry Level
  • $25,000 – Lateral. Lateral hires are also eligible for 40 hours of sick leave and 40 hours of vacation upon hire.
  • $5,000 - Qualified lateral Corrections Officers currently living OUTSIDE of Washington State may be eligible for Relocation Assistance in the amount of $5,000

Corrections Officers may be eligible for the following additional pay premiums above the posted base salary: firearms qualified, translation (bilingual) premium, training officer pay, and longevity pay.

For more details, please refer to the job posting at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/3363517/corrections-officer-entry-level-lateral

Benefit Information

Benefits:

King County offers a highly-competitive and comprehensive benefits package to all eligible employees. These benefits include county-wide paid medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee and all eligible dependents who enroll.

Amazing perks for our full-time Corrections Officers include:

  • All successful Lateral Corrections Officer applicants will receive 40 hours of sick leave and 40 hours of vacation leave upon hire.
  • In addition to the above-mentioned hiring incentive for successful lateral candidates, we will include an additional $5,000 relocation assistance payment for lateral hires currently living OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON STATE only.
  • Correctional Officers may be eligible for the following additional pay premiums above the posted base salary: firearms qualified, translation (bilingual) premium, Field Training Officer pay, and longevity pay
  • Up to $5,250 in annual tuition reimbursement for degrees in approved fields of study
  • Comprehensive provision of uniforms and equipment, including an annual uniform maintenance stipend and allocation of training ammunition
  • Meals or meal vouchers provided while on duty
  • 12 days of annual vacation leave with progressive career increases up to a maximum of 30 vacation days per year
  • 12 days of sick leave with unlimited annual carryover
  • 12 paid scheduled holidays, plus 2 personal holidays
  • Complete coverage of medical, dental, and vision insurance: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees participate in a generous pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and can voluntarily participate in additional 457k deferred compensation options.
  • Transportation program, free ORCA transit pass, and paid parking.
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, bereavement leave, volunteer service leave, and military service leave
  • Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Programs, Employee Giving Program
  • Employee Assistance Programs, Training & Career development programs
  • Possible eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

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

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

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not 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.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
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

Contact Information

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention - Corrections Officer

King County Correctional Facility
500 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 King County
206-477-7542

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