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  • Jail - Corrections Officer *UP TO $10,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!* Spokane
  • Spokane County in Spokane, WA, United States
  • jobs
  • 3 days ago

jobs description

• SIGN-ON BONUS!* Newly hired employees to this class specification may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of UP TO $10,000!

This bonus will be paid in two parts...

a. 50% of the bonus will be paid on the first regularly scheduled payday after the applicant becomes a Spokane County employee.

b. The remaining 50% will be paid on the first paycheck after the employee completes their first year of service as well as their probationary period.
This position is 40 hours per week.

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $74,906 - $106,197 annually. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, median retirement fund contributions, and current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates (including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and leave). The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

WHO MAY APPLY: This recruitment is open to all applicants meeting the minimum requirements. Final candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: This recruitment may be used to fill both current and future vacancies. You are not eligible to re-apply for one year after being declined by Detention Services.

TESTING DATES AND PROCESS:
Applicants must complete a written exam and a Physical Ability Test (PAT). These are conducted through Public Safety Testing (PST). Applicants can register for testing at https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/ and select to have their scores sent directly to our agency. We will only accept scores from PST and will not be able to move any applicants forward in the hiring process until scores are received.

Applicants will also need to be sure the Personal History Statement is complete on their PST profile.

The Detention - Corrections Officer selection process will include:
• Written Test – conducted through PST
• Physical Ability Test – conducted through PST
• Detailed Personal History Statement – submitted through PST
• Integrity Interview
• Oral Board
• Background Investigation

If you have questions regarding the selection process as described above, please contact Erin at 509-477-6670. More information on how to prepare for the PAT is available here: https://cjtc.wa.gov/update-to-the-physical-ability-test-(pat)GENERAL PURPOSE
The position allocated to this class is responsible for supervising the activities of inmates at a minimum and/or a maximum Correctional Facility under the supervision of a Sergeant. Work includes the necessity for prompt action in emergencies and awareness of and compliance with correctional policies at the facility. Incumbents are charged with maintaining the security of the Correctional Facility, and the safety, discipline, and well-being of the inmates. Work is performed with some latitude for independent judgment and action is reviewed by a superior through reports, meetings, and the results obtained.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Performs custody duties which includes.
• Pat and strip-searching inmates, monitoring inmate work assignments
• Inspecting inmate quarters in facility buildings to detect contraband.
• Conducting urinalysis and/or breath analysis tests
• Conducting counts and security checks.
• Assisting medical staff in caring for the health of inmates and/or rendering first aid as necessary.
• Prepares and transports inmates to court, medical and/or dental appointments, hospital transport, guard duty and agency transport.
• Serves warrants, subpoenas, writs and other legal papers.
• Oversees food service, routine cleaning and the personal hygiene of inmates.
• May be required to assist in fingerprinting and photographing individuals.
• Testifies in court or hearings, as required.
• Follows facility temporary release procedures including punching time clocks and ensuring that inmates assigned to work release sign out; and, follows facility re-entry procedures including identifying persons, unlocking security doors, punching time clocks, and allowing work release inmates to secure property.
• Follows facility release procedures including booking in and out, positive identification of inmates, reviews release paperwork and returns personal belongings to that inmate with proper documentation when they are released through established procedures of bail, court order, or as directed by an appropriate authority.
• Operates the security doors that facilitate the release.
• Follows facility booking procedures including identifying persons, receiving, searching and booking incoming inmates, unlocking security doors, ensuring intake paperwork is correctly completed and issuing the proper supplies and storing personal effects according to established policy and procedure.
• Answers inmates' questions regarding the facilities rules, regulations, and policies and procedures.
• Maintains custody and control of inmates by enforcing facility rules and maintains safety and discipline according to established regulations and policies and procedures.
• Supervises resident living areas, and ensures that cleaning procedures and activities are being followed.
• Supervises inmates during meals, visiting, and outings in the community.
• Checks court orders for release and/or detention of inmates.
• Maintains and writes routine records and reports.
• Observes significant behavior changes and/or problems in inmates and reports such incidents to the appropriate staff.
• Performs other related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• High School graduate or GED certificate
• Prior work experience is preferred.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Applicants selected must successfully pass a criminal background check which includes a polygraph examination, a psychological evaluation and a medical evaluation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) exam as part of the hiring process. Which includes: fifteen (15) situ-ups, twelve (12) push-ups and twenty-five (25) squat thrusts.” Can we change this to “Pass the Public Safety Test as the first step in the hiring process. Sign up to for the next test at Public Safety Testing - Home page.
• Selected Applicants will be required to successfully complete the ten (10) week Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Corrections Officers Academy within the first six (6) months after appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: Background inquiries shall be completed prior to appointment to positions.
The background investigation will include:
• A polygraph examination,
• A psychological evaluation and
• A medical evaluation.
• U.S. citizen, able to read and write the English language.
• Must be free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect performance as an Officer as determined by a medical and psychological exam.
• Knowledge of basic requirements for effective supervision of people under adverse circumstances.
• Knowledge of dealing with people regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic or ethnic backgrounds.
• Knowledge of report writing techniques.
• Skilled in basic computer use and data entry.
• Skilled in oral and written communication skills
• Skilled in understanding, interpreting and applying complex statutes, court regulations and rules.
• Skilled in de-escalation techniques.
• Ability to read, comprehend and enforce facility rules and regulations.
• Ability to handle emergency situations in an efficient and calm manner, acting quickly and effectively.
• Ability to maintain records and reports, communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Ability to intervene in crisis or violent situations and use force to restore order or calm inmates in potentially hostile situations.
• Ability to maintain effective supervisory relationships with inmates in custodial care and on work details.
• Ability to qualify in defensive tactics and hostage survival, CPR and basic first aid.
• Ability to handle firearms safely and fire them accurately.
• Ability to control of own temper to remain in charge of situations.
• Ability to effectively work and communicate with individuals and groups from a variety of social, economic, ethnic and racial backgrounds.
• Ability to convey a professional image via attire and demeanor.
• Ability to consistently make effective decisions.
• Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, community and social agencies, and the general public.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:
Veterans' Preference is available for this recruitment. Please submit Form DD214 part 4 AND the following form: http://www.spokanecounty.org/data/humanresource/doc/VeteransPreferenceApplicationrev08-2.doc with your required materials for consideration.
More information available here: http://www.spokanecounty.org/hr/content.aspx?c=2131
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