No experience required for entry. Laterals, please see exam announcement for requirements. The Corrections Officer is a “Correctional employee” as defined under RCW 9.94.050, and as such has the powers and duties of a peace officer while acting in the supervision and transportation of prisoners, 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. This exam is for the purpose of establishing a certified list of candidates for a current vacancy and future employment as a Corrections Officer in the Sheriff’s Office. The eligibility of successful candidates shall remain in effect one year. See exam announcement below.


SALARY & BENEFITS: Union, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, longevity, retirement plan, and medical benefits. Starting salary: Entry Level at Step 1, $3,445.80/month., Laterals at Step 2, $3,555.00/month. to Step 4, $3,788.99/month., DOE.

Physical Agility Test (PAT):    8:30am Saturday October 29th, 2022, in the Civil Service Office, County Courthouse, 625 W. 4th  St., Newport, WA. See application deadline below.

>This is a Pass or Fail test and you must pass the PAT to continue to the written.

Written Exam: Immediately following the PAT (see above) at the same location in the Civil Service Office. You must obtain a 70% score on the written to pass. Allow 2 hours for written. Test is based on applicant having no experience in Corrections or related field. See application deadline below.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday October 26th, 2022 by 3:45pm, in person at 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA., or via mail (Civil Service, PO BOX 5060, Newport, WA 99156). If mailing, Chief Examiner will call to verify receipt by deadline

PEND OREILLE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Testing fee may be waived in cases of financial hardships.

MALE or FEMALE Corrections Exam Announcement

Corrections Officer Job Description

Position Description- FEMALE

Physical Ability Test (PAT) parameters

POC Civil Service CO Application Rev. 2019