Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Corrections Officer
Last updated on February 27, 2024
PST Partner Agency since January 20, 2016
FREE - Test Fee paid by agency!
Join Kitsap's Finest Family!
Kitsap County's Sheriff's Office is looking for the best and the brightest to join our family and serve our community!
Kitsap County offers a $15,000 signing incentive for Lateral Corrections Officers!
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office values the wellness of our Corrections staff. We offer a work schedule that consists of 10 hr. 40 minute shifts, which consists of workweeks that are 5 days on/4 days off two weeks in a row, and then 5 days on/5 days off the third week.
Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism
Kitsap County offers challenging and exciting careers for Corrections Officers at one of the most beautiful areas in Washington State. When you become part of the team, you are welcomed into our close knit family. Our department is progressive and prides itself on keeping up with the latest technology and equipment. This position is working inside our correctional facility performing booking, searching, releasing, transportation, supervision, and security work. Employees are responsible for the operations of the jail on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis in order to keep our community safe! Join our team and have a career where what you do really matters.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Kitsap County Human Resources Department at 360.337.7185 and ask to speak to Carol Mackie or Keri Sieckowski.
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Corrections Officer Requirements
|Required at time of...
FREE - test fee paid by agency
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)
No, not required (may be required later)
|21 years old or older.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident
|US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
|High School Grad/ GED
|High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
|Driver's License Required
|Must have a valid driver’s license for at least one year. NOTE: You must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License by time of appointment.
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult
Because of the nature of employment with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office a candidate must be in good standing with the community and the criminal justice system. The following is the maximum allowable contact with the criminal justice system.
Automatic Disqualifier - Any Felony convictions, Domestic violence conviction of any kind, Since turning 18, 3 or more misdemeanor convictions, and misdemeanor convictions in the last 3 years.
Felony and Misdemeanor convictions under the age of 18 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile
|Felony and misdemeanor convictions under the age of 18 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language
|Read, write and speak the English language, so as to be easily understood by others.
|Visual acuity cannot be worse than 20/100 in each eye without correction and corrected to 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the lesser eye.
|Basic Corrections Academy Certification
|Washington State Criminal Justice Corrections Academy or have an equivalent certification from another state recognized basic corrections academy.
|Prior Experience Requirement
* High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED);
* One year of full-time experience as a federal, state, county or municipal Corrections Officer;
* Successful completion of the agency’s corrections FTO and probationary programs; AND
* Applicants must be currently employed or not be separated from employment as a federal, state, county or municipal Corrections Officer.
|Current Hiring Status
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant
|We only consider the most recent score
|On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Corrections Officer 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.
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Corrections Officer
614 Division Street MS #37
Port Orchard, WA 98366 Kitsap County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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