DUTIES: The Female 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 current vacancies 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. Laterals, please see exam announcement for additional qualifications.


SALARY & BENEFITS: Union, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, longevity, retirement plan, and medical benefits. Starting salary: Entry Level at Step 1, $3402.47/month; Laterals: Step 2, $3511.67/month to Step 3, $3626.06/month, DOE.


  1. Must be a citizen of the United States of America or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language (RCW 41.08.070).
  2. Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent.
  3. Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment.
  4. Vision must be at least 20/100 corrected to 20/20 with no color blindness.
  5. Must possess and maintain a valid vehicle operator’s license.
  6. Prior to employment, certified applicants will complete additional testing by the Sheriff’s Office including, but not limited to, a thorough criminal history check, , a polygraph, physical (medical) check, and psychological tests.
  7. Lateral applicants: After graduation from an accredited basic corrections academy, a minimum of two years of non-military, continuous corrections officer experience with a single law enforcement agency, with no break in service of more than 180 days, and be currently employed as a corrections officer in a position equivalent to Corrections Officer, Pend Oreille County, with proper certification.

TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. See Below to print an application (you cannot apply on-line), 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: Thursday, July 16, 2020, by 4:00pm., in person at 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA., or via mail (Civil Service, PO BOX 5060, Newport, WA 99156).

TESTING DATE: PAT and written on Friday, July 17, 2020. See below for details.


Corrections Exam Announcement

Position Description- FEMALE

PAT Corrections-application copy-informational only

POC Civil Service Application -FEMALE only