All qualified candidates will be invited to attend one of our recruitment events (telephone interviews). Participation in one of the hiring events (telephone interviews) is a mandatory activity for all qualified candidates. The interview is required to be considered in the selection process. Successful applicants would attend the February 2022 training academy and may have the option of starting work before the academy date. The Washington State Department of Corrections seeks highly motivated and talented individuals for Corrections Officer 1 positions at the Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) in Monroe, WA. MCC is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) is comprised of five units, located on 365 acres east of Everett, WA. The MCC houses approximately 2,500 inmates and employs approximately 1,200 people. *On-Call Positions* On-call staff may have the ability to work an average of 32-40 hours per week, although positions have no minimum hour guarantee. Incumbents will be required to complete 6 weeks of full-time paid training upon hire and will be considered for permanent and/or temporary full-time positions as they arise. All correctional officers, including those in on-call positions, receive a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and pension benefits as well as paid sick leave, paid time off and paid vacation; provided they work at least 20 hours or more per week. Whether the job is inside a prison, in a community correctional facility, or in an administrative office, the professional staff of the Washington State Department of Corrections experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing that it creates environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society. Click here to learn more about the hiring process for correctional officers. Duties This job class is designated as in training. The employee will progress to the CO2 level after meeting the CO1 training requirements. In an adult correctional facility, correctional officers provide security and help control, direct and monitor the activities and movements of inmates. This includes maintaining facility security and controlling movement to, from, and within the facility in accordance with the department’s established methods and procedures. Correctional officers are expected to be positive role models and to work with inmates to help them become contributing members of society from the day they come under supervision. Correctional officers use interpersonal skills and good communication skills to correct and counter criminal thinking while maintaining safe confinement environments for individuals to pursue successful reintegration into communities. Successful candidates for the position of Correctional Officer 1 will possess creative thinking, self-confidence, a strong role model, and good physical and mental conditioning. Overtime is an essential function of this position. Correctional officers must pass the Correctional Worker Core (CWC), a six-week academy for all correctional officers employed at DOC correctional facilities. We know that dealing with difficult people takes more than strength. It takes observation, knowledge, skill and continuous practice. Every DOC employee receives initial training designed to ensure safe working conditions. In addition, new officers supervised and mentored by correctional sergeants and job coaches will gain skills and mastery of the basic skills necessary to perform the duties of a correctional officer. Click here to learn more about training and development at DOC! Qualifications High school diploma or GED Valid driver’s license Note: Legal (constitutional) right to carry a firearm is required; the pre-employment process includes drug testing and psychological evaluation. Disqualifying criteria: No more than one termination in the past 5 years No more than one formal disciplinary action in the past 5 years (including termination) Never consumed alcohol on the job or on duty when the policy or practice forbid it in the past 10 years Never impaired by cannabis, THC, or any illegal drug in any form at work or on duty in the past 10 years No drug use illegal or unprescribed in past 10 years No more than one DUI in past 5 years No felony convictions in past 10 years No dishonorable discharge (enlisted) or discharge (officers) from any branch of the armed forces over the past 10 years For more information about the agency, please visit IMPORTANT NOTES: COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement In accordance with Emergency Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF Reader), all Washington State Executive employees, on-site contractors, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process for all positions within our agency. If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact the recruiter listed in the additional information section at the end of the job advertisement. The work of a correctional officer and the training required can sometimes be physically demanding. Click here (Download PDF Reader) to view a description of the training you will receive and the associated requirements. Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as someone who has been paid to oversee your work and can attest to your job performance, technical skills, and professional qualifications. If you do not have enough professional references, please include unrelated professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. The telephone number AND the EMAIL ADDRESS are mandatory for any professional reference. Prior to a new hire, a background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the candidate’s suitability and competence for the position. Employees may work directly with or near incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous environment. Please take this into consideration when deciding to apply. We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol-free work environment, and our employees must comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test will be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substance will be disqualified. Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Candidates with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they might expect in this position. Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington state prisons, including dog and cat programs. Candidates with sensitivities or allergies to animals are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they might expect in this position. Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health concern for DOC employees. The successful candidate will be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days of the date of hire. In case of positive results, additional information, tests and treatment may also be necessary. Employment does not depend on test results. This position is included in a union workshop. We are committed to hiring people with fundamental diversity skills: Fostering a positive attitude and openness to the ever-changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences, and social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and acknowledge that those differences are important and valuable. Promote inclusiveness. Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. Respect and value the diversity of origins and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, diversity of identity gender, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical impairment or from the use of a trained guide dog or a service animal by a person with a disability. If you are interested in corrections officer jobs in other locations, you can search any of the following counties: Spokane County, Thurston County, Clallam County, Franklin County, Clark County, of Mason, Snohomish County, Grays Harbor County, Pierce County, Walla Walla County, Yakima County, Cowlitz County, King County and Benton County. For any questions regarding this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email [email protected] For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.


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