The Corrections Officer is responsible for booking, searching and releasing prisoners; conducting security checks and maintaining security in all areas of the correction facility; writing required reports/documentation of activity; supervise meal service, visitation, recreation and work activities of inmate workers; answer telephones; take informal action to correct inmate behavior as appropriate; monitor jail access. May be required to use physical force to restrain/control violent or uncooperative inmates, and be able to defend against an attack by an inmate. Required to escort prisoners to court appearances and exercise good judgment in court room security. Shall be assigned/perform other duties that may include but not limited to: food ordering, computerized data entry, commissary, fire/safety inspections, and Electronic Home Monitoring.
No Experience necessary for Entry. Laterals, please see the exam announcement.
Exam Announcement, Job Description, Physical Agility Test (PAT), and application are below.
Number of vacancies: minimum of one.
SALARY & BENEFITS: Union, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, longevity, retirement plan, and medical benefits. Starting salary (rates are per the 2014 contract currently under union negotiations): Entry Level at Step 1, $3035.67/month; Laterals: Step 2, $3141.02/month to Step 3, $3251.75/month, depending on experience.
TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. Print an application from below (you cannot apply on-line). You can pick up or request a copy by mail, from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM. (509) 447-6480
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, by 2:00pm., in person at 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA., or via mail at PO BOX 5060, Newport, WA 99156 and received by deadline.
Physical Agility Test (PAT): Thursday, June 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m. in the Civil Service Office at the County Courthouse, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA.
>You must pass the PAT to continue on to the written. If you test(ed) for the Pend Oreille County Deputy PAT on June 8, 2017, you may use your scores if applicable.
Written Exam: (same day) Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at the same location in the Civil Service Office.
Typing Test: No minimum required and not grounds for disqualification. Your typing score will be added to your application before submission to the Sheriff’s office. Test will be administered before the deadline, and on testing day (after the written). Dates available: 8am-2pm June 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21. Please schedule your typing test ahead of time (by phone, email, or at the time you submit your application) to avoid the wait time on testing day. You may take the typing test at the time you submit your application if it falls within the dates and time stated. You may use your typing test score if you appy(ied) for Pend Oreille County Deputy on June 8, 2017.
Pend Oreille County is an Equal Opportunity Employer