Juvenile Corrections Officer I - On-Call
Juvenile Corrections Staff
Clallam County Juvenile Corrections - Port Angeles, Washington
- Application Deadline:
- Entry Level Salary:
- $19.13 hourly
The Clallam County Juvenile and Family Services Corrections Unit is currently looking for highly motivated and talented individuals for the position of Juvenile Corrections Officer I - On-Call.
We offer an exciting opportunity to launch your Criminal Justice career.
Located in beautiful Port Angeles, Washington, at the foothills of the great Olympic National Park and on the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca across from Victoria, British Columbia.
The Juvenile Correctional Officer I - On-Call is responsible for the direct care of juveniles in a correctional setting. You will supervise the day-to-day activities of detainees while ensuring safety and security. Officers also assist with programming.
The facility operates around the clock; therefore, shift assignments will include days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Pay is $19.138 to $23.316/hour with benefits.
Must be twenty-one (21) years of age — possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License; ability to maintain current CPR, First Aid, and Defensive Driving certifications, and Washington State Health Certificate.
Selected candidates for this position are subject to an in-depth criminal background check, drug screen, polygraph, medical, and physical examinations.
Individuals in this classification will normally be those who have no previous juvenile detention experience, or their level of capability is unknown, and will be considered in training to learn specific policies, procedures and operating practices of the Youth Services Center. Work is performed under close initial direction of employee of higher classification until proficiency has been demonstrated.
Individuals assigned to this classification are normally assigned to a designated shift but may be called out at anytime to respond to abnormal facility incidents or situations, and are expected to perform conscientiously, proficiently and independently any and all activities related to operation of the Youth Services Center. Work is normally performed in accordance with established policies and procedures but with considerable judgment and latitude required to handle emergency situations including the discipline and care of inmates and security of the facility. As authorized, direct work activities of juveniles.
Responsible for recognizing the social importance of juvenile custodial functions. Requires working familiarity with the social factors and the causes underlying criminality and institutionalization and the attitude and behavior of persons in custody.
Performance is normally reviewed periodically by the Corrections Manager and Director of Juvenile Services, through an appraisal of in-process work activities, work methods, results achieved, reports, personal inspection and discussion.
The working environment for Juvenile Corrections Officer is primarily in the secure environment of the Juvenile Detention Facility. Employees may be assigned to work outside the secure environment during transport of individuals in custody, or such other assignments as may be required. The duties require walking and running on various types of surfaces, in hot weather, rain, snow, ice or other slippery conditions. Outdoor work may also include walking or running on uneven surfaces, sitting, standing, often times for long periods of time, maintaining balance, climbing stairs, ladders and inclines, kneeling, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, gripping with fingers and hands, mopping, lifting and carrying 50-100 pounds and the ability to drag a person out of a room in the event of emergency; working in confined space, working alone and in remote locations under noisy conditions. Must be able to hear normal voice conversations, alarms; possess close, far, side vision, depth perception, night vision, color vision. Requires the wearing of rubber, or plastic gloves, respirator, safety glasses or goggles, ear plugs or muffs, rubber boots, and chemical resistant clothing. This position may expose employees to smoke, noxious odors, fumes and chemicals.
Subject to shift rotations, call-back status.
- Age: Must be twenty-one (21) years of age
- Education: AA degree in related field preferred; high school diploma or GED certificate required.
- Experience: No previous juvenile detention experience is required.
Ability to obtain Washington State Juvenile Security Workers Academy Certification within six (6) months from date of employment as Juvenile Detention Officer.
Successfully pass all testing and examinations which measure ability to perform essential job functions. These tests may include but are not limited to physical agility, written, oral, skill, polygraph, psychological, medical, and a comprehensive in-depth background investigation which shows no criminal activity which could directly impact ability to perform the job. Ability to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License; ability to maintain current CPR, First Aid and Defensive Driving certifications, and Washington State Health Certificate.
Ability to learn principles and techniques of modern inmate care, custody and control and related aspects of law enforcement; ability to learn to read, interpret and properly apply laws applicable to Juvenile law enforcement work; ability to physically handle and control detainees resisting detention which may involve running, tackling, fist fights and wrestling; ability to express self clearly and concisely in speaking and writing; ability to maintain composure and self control under adverse conditions, e.g., inmate harassment, ridicule, critical injuries and death.
Ability to perform duties and maintain personal conduct, attitude and appearance that conform to strict policies, procedures, and discipline within a "chain of command" management system; ability to hold self in readiness at all times to respond to abnormal detention facility conditions and situations, accept authority, obey orders of superiors and accept a strict personal and organizational code of conduct and ethics.