Corrections Position

Kirkland Police Department - Jail/Corrections



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Kirkland Police Department - Jail/Corrections

Last updated on January 05, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 3

Community Information

The City of Kirkland is home to more than 92,000 people on the northeastern shores of Lake Washington. Kirkland enjoys stunning views of a vibrant waterfront, the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. Just ten miles east of downtown Seattle, Kirkland provides easy access to urban hotspots like Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and pro sports stadiums while maintaining a charming, suburban atmosphere.

Kirkland’s prime eastside location is also a gateway to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest including: 1,000 feet of shoreline at its own Juanita Beach Park, horseback riding at neighboring Bridle Trails State Park, and a plethora of hiking trails and campgrounds in the surrounding Mount Rainier and Olympic National parks. For skiers, snowboarders and winter sports lovers, Kirkland is just a short drive away from some of the best ski resorts in the region including Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass and the Summit at Snoqualmie.

The mission of the Kirkland Police Department is to protect and serve our community with honor, integrity and courage. Kirkland is a wonderful place to work, live and play. Come join us!


Department Information

Kirkland Police Department has 155 employees, which includes 109 commissioned officers and 46 support personnel, 20 of which 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.

Kirkland Police Department is a state accredited agency.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 92,175
# of Staff: 155

Hiring Status

Kirkland Police Department - Jail/Corrections has 3 vacancies.

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

Salary Information

Corrections Officer 2022 Monthly Salary 

Entry Level:         $5,298.24
Top Step:             $6,614.50

Corrections Corporal: $7262.59

Corrections Sergeant: $7,892.20

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

All uniforms and equipment provided by department

Uniform cleaning provided

Kirkland Police Department - Jail/Corrections Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid WA DL or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of becoming a resident.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Ability to read, write and speak fluent English.
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Kirkland Police Department - Jail/Corrections 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
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Potential Applicant's driving record will be carefully reviewed.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Potential All illegal drug use will be closely scrutinized on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Sold drugs.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of any (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed
Automatic Any conduct or pattern of behavior that would tend to disrupt, diminish or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.

Contact Information

Kirkland Police Department - Jail/Corrections

11750 NE 118th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034 King County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required

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