Corrections Officer 1

Correctional Officer
Washington State Department of Corrections - Monroe, Washington

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$3,607.00 monthly
Academy Graduate:
$3,607.00 monthly
$3,607.00 monthly
Top Pay:
$4,384.00 monthly

Job Description

The Washington State Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals for the positions of Correctional Officer 1 at the Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) in Monroe, WA. MCC is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) is comprised of five units, located on 365 acres east of Everett, WA. MCC houses approximately 2,500 incarcerated individuals and employs approximately 1,200 staff. Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

Foster a positive attitude and openness toward 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 recognize these differences as important and valuable.

Promote inclusiveness.

Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

Additional Information

Duties This job class is designated as in-training. The employee will advance to CO2 after satisfactory completion of the CO1 training requirements. In an adult correctional facility, Correctional Officers provide safety and security, and assist in controlling, directing, and monitoring the activities and movement of incarcerated individuals. This includes maintaining security of the institution and controlling movement into, out of and within the institution in accordance with established department methods and procedures. Correctional Officers are expected to be a positive role model and work with the incarcerated individuals to help them become productive members of society from the day they arrive under supervision. Correctional Officers use interpersonal skills and good communication skills to correct and counteract criminal thinking while maintaining safe confinement environments for the individuals to pursue a successful re-entry into communities. The successful candidates for Correctional Officer 1 will possess creative thinking, self-confidence, strong role-modeling and good physical and mental conditioning. Overtime is an essential function of this position. Correctional Officers must successfully complete Correctional Worker Core (CWC), a six-week academy for all correctional workers employed in DOC prison facilities. We know that managing difficult people takes more than force. It takes observation, knowledge, skills and continual practice. Every DOC employee is provided with initial training designed to help assure safe working conditions. In addition, officers participate in the Correctional Officer Achievement Program (COACH), a unique in the nation, comprehensive, year-long, structured on-the-job training program for new correctional officers. In COACH, new officers continue to build on the skills and knowledge they learned in the CWC. With the supervision and coaching of Correctional Sergeants and Job Coaches, new officers gain competency and fluency in the core skills needed to perform duties of a correctional officer.

Qualifications: Graduation from high school or GED Valid Driver's license. Note: The legal (Constitutional) right to carry a firearm is required Pre-employment process includes drug testing and psychological evaluation.

Disqualifying Criteria: No more than 1 termination in the last 5 years No more than 1 formal disciplinary action in the last 5 years (including termination) Never consumed alcohol while at work or on duty when policy or practice prohibited Never impaired by Cannabis, THC, or any illegal drug, in any form, while at work or on duty No consumption of Cannabis or THC in any form in the last year No consumption of any illegal or non-prescribed narcotic in the last 10 years No more than 1 DUI in last 5 years Zero felony convictions (lifetime) No dishonorable discharge (enlisted) or dismissal (officers) from any branch of the armed forces Supplemental Information 'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the agency, please visit

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18-99
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None needed

Graduation from high school or GED

Valid Driver's license.

Note: The legal (Constitutional) right to carry a firearm is require

Contact Informaton

Maria Trujillo

Washington State Department of Corrections
16550 177th Ave SE
Monroe, Washington 98272
phone: 360-794-2674

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