Current Job Opportunities
Chelan County Regional Justice Center
401 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Chelan County Regional Justice Center is accepting applications to create a hiring list to fill immediate openings for Corrections Deputies.
Sign up with Public Safety Testing (PST) at www.publicsafetytesting.com to take the written and physical ability test. Be sure to sign up to have your scores sent to Chelan County Regional Justice Center.
Once you have tested with Public Safety Testing and had your scores sent to Chelan County you will be contacted regarding the next steps in the process.
Contact Sergeant Michael Smith for additional information Michael.Smith@co.chelan.wa.us 590.667-6619
Base Salary: $3,638.90/month plus excellent benefit package.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position is general corrections work involving the care, maintenance, order and security in a correctional facility for staff and inmates.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Booking new arrests and/or commitments/Releasing inmates from custody.
• Inmate and facility/cell searches.
• Daily facility routines, to include feeding, linen exchange, inmate visits, commissary delivery, and special inmate programs.
• Inmate transports outside the facility.
• Supervising/monitoring facility inmate workers.
• Accurate computer data entry.
• Maintaining security, order, and discipline of inmates at all times.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
This position reports directly to the Correction Corporal. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by the superior officer. Assignments, general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, checking of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and adherence to established policies.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
• County ordinances and applicable State and Federal laws.
• Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
• Departmental policies and procedures.
• Laws of arrest, search and seizure, including legal ramification of action taken.
• Identification and preservation of evidence.
• Supervision and management of inmates.
• Inmate constitutional rights/protections.
• Handling prisoners by maintaining authority and utilizing physical force as necessary.
• Use and care of firearms.
• Operation of police vehicles and other police equipment.
• Interacting with the public courteously, firmly and effectively.
• Interpersonal relationships with prisoners.
• Analyzing dangerous situations rapidly and accurately.
• Maintaining control in stressful, hostile and hazardous situations.
• Basic typing/keyboard skills.
• First Aid principles and application.
• Ensure the security, comfort and concern of inmates.
• Share workload with other officers to solidify the teamwork concept.
• Act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion.
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Cope with situations firmly, courteously and tactfully, with respect for the rights of others.
• Accurately hear all radio transmissions, alarms, etc.
• Proficiently operate all facility equipment (radios, computers, etc.)
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Exercise good judgment in decision making.
• Relate positively with other employees and inmates, and to resolve conflicts when they arise.
• Perform duties under stress.
• Work in a confined area for long periods of time.
• Qualify in firearms and defensive tactics.
• Recognize medical and psychological warning signs.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduation from a standard high school or possess GED certificate.
• Ability to read and write the English language.
• Possess a current Washington State Driver’s license.
• Must have basic typing/keyboard skills.
• United States citizen, not less than 21 years of age.
• Must have NO felony convictions.
• Must be able to successfully pass a background investigation, additional interviews, physical and drug testing, and polygraph examinations.
• Candidates 20 years of age may apply to take this examination, but must be 21 years of age before hire date. A successful candidate will have delayed eligibility until the required minimum age is attained.
• Ability to pass entrance examination successfully with a combined score of 70% or higher, including physical ability standards.
• Must meet minimum medical and health standards adopted by the Chelan County Regional Justice Center.
Once employed, the applicant must successfully complete the Basic Corrections Academy and successfully pass the Academy Basic Correction’s physical ability admittance test, and the applicant must meet all required certifications and maintain all other standards necessary for the performance of their job duties.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to work in a detention/correctional setting and use standard office equipment and law enforcement devices and weapons, is occasionally required to drive a motor vehicle, run after and apprehend inmates, sustain dominance over unruly individuals, and lift and/or move up to and over 100 pounds. The employee is regularly exposed to hazardous situations which involve physically violent persons, mentally or emotionally disturbed persons, persons with infectious diseases, highly stressful situations, is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat or cold, toxic or caustic chemicals, and is frequently required to work evening, night, weekend or holiday shifts.
LATERAL CORRECTION APPLICANTS:
Applicants for Lateral Correction Deputy must have been employed continuously for 24 month as a full-time employee in a comparable position within the last two years; have successfully completed that agencies’ required probationary period and have successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Corrections Academy or equivalent certification. The equivalent certification must be acceptable to the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and the Director of the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. All applicants must successfully pass the examination process consisting of a pass/fail physical ability test, and an oral interview with a passing score of 70% or higher. Applicants must be able to successfully pass a background investigation, additional interviews, medical physical, drug testing, polygraph examination, and any other required examinations.
NOTE: Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a position. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs. The above description is intended to provide only a basic guideline for meeting job requirements and may change as the needs of the organization evolve.
Contact Sergeant Michael Smith for additional information at Michael.Smith@co.chelan.wa.us.us or (509) 667-6619.