Correctional Officer 1 - Entry Level

Correctional Officer
Washington State Department of Corrections - Monroe, Washington

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$3751.00 monthly
Top Pay:
$4559.00 monthly

Job Description

All Qualified candidates will be invited to attend one of our Hiring Events (interviews). ++There are multiple times for your convenience; January 22nd, February 5th or 19th; and March 4th or 18th, 2020. ++

Attending one of the Hiring Events is a mandatory activity for all qualified candidates. Attendance is necessary in order to be considered further in the selection process.

Successful candidates would attend the May training academy (or sooner), and will have an opportunity to start working prior to the academy date.

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. Click here to learn more about the Correctional Officer hiring process. 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, new officers with the supervision and coaching of Correctional Sergeants and Job Coaches, will 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 it within the last 10 years Never impaired by Cannabis, THC, or any illegal drug, in any form, while at work or on duty within the last 10 years 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 within the last 10 years No dishonorable discharge (enlisted) or dismissal (officers) from any branch of the armed forces within the last 10 years.

Supplemental Information: 'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the agency, please visit

Additional Information

IMPORTANT NOTES: The work of a Correctional Officer, and the required training can be physically demanding at times. To review a description of the training you'll receive and the associated requirements please visit our website at, . Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. Phone number AND EMAIL ADDRESS are required for all professional references. 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 applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to 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 substances, will be disqualified from consideration. Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate will be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. This position is included in a Union Shop. 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. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. If you have interest in Correctional Officer jobs in other locations, you may wish to search in all the following counties: Spokane County, Thurston County, Clallam County, Franklin County, Clark County, Mason County, Snohomish County, Grays Harbor County, Pierce County, Walla Walla County, Yakima County, Cowlitz County, King County, and Benton County. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email . For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18-99
  • Education: High School
  • Experience: None

Contact Informaton

Maria Trujillo

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

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