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
Testing Deadline: May 31, 2020.
If you are interested in touring our facilities, please contact Sergeant Tracy Craw at: Tracy.Craw@kingcounty.gov 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 (https://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers.aspx). 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: https://fortress.wa.gov/cjtc/www/. 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 Candy.Trang@kingcounty.gov.
Population: 1.6 million
# of Staff: Sheriff's Office - 1150 (750 commissioned), DAJD - 900
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
$30.21 - $40.31 Hourly
$64,179.00 - $85,662.00 Annually
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: 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...|
|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.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
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