Corrections Deputy - Entry and Lateral
Clark County Sheriffs Office - Vancouver, Washington
- Application Deadline:
- Entry Level:
- $25.88 hourly
- Lateral Transfer:
- $Negotiable hourly
- Top Pay:
- $37.47 hourly
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office in Vancouver Washington is actively recruiting for Corrections Deputy candidates to fill entry level and lateral transfer positions.
Corrections deputies are a critical component of law enforcement by providing care and security for the inmates of the Clark County jail facilities. The Corrections department is dedicated to protecting the community from the inside.
Due to the mixed gender jail population, the Sheriff’s Office would like to increase the representation of female Corrections Deputies. Women interested in this field of work are encouraged to apply.
If you’re interested in a criminal justice career with competitive salary and benefits and the opportunity to fill a vital public service position, apply now starting here:
~~APPLICANTS MUST TEST THROUGH PUBLIC SAFETY TESTING BEFORE RECEIVING AN INVITATION TO INTERVIEW - PLEASE SEE SELECTION PROCESS DETAILS BELOW. ~~
++Please note: Public Safety Testing has suspended testing through 4/30/20 due to COVID-19. See below for more details.++
Corrections deputies provide intake and release services for inmates, maintain order, and provide security at the Clark County Main Jail and Jail Work Center. Corrections deputies are responsible for the around-the-clock operation of the jail and must be available to work all shifts – day, swing and grave – as assigned, including weekends and holidays.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office values the ethical characteristics of trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, fairness, caring and citizenship, and we are looking for applicants who share and uphold these characteristics while carrying out their assigned duties. The commitment to retain and promote from within are reflected in the long-term quality staff that are entrusted with a unified message of safety and community improvement.
Corrections Deputies are represented by the Clark County Corrections Deputy Guild.
Corrections Deputies in the Clark County Sheriff’s Office are governed by State Civil Service laws, which require specific recruitment and testing procedures.
For more information about the Clark County Sheriff's Office: https://www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/recruitment-corrections
++SELECTION PROCESS DETAILS++
This is a continuous recruitment.
++PLEASE NOTE: PUBLIC SAFETY TESTING HAS SUSPENDED TESTING THROUGH 4/30/20 DUE TO COVID-19.++
IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE HIRING , THE PRACTICAL WRITTEN EXAM IS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL PUBLIC SAFETY TESTING IS BACK IN OPERATION.
~~APPLICANTS MUST TAKE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TEST THROUGH PUBLIC SAFETY TESTING BEFORE RECEIVING AN INVITATION TO INTERVIEW.~~
~~++Practical Written and Physical Agility Test:++~~~~ (Written-Weighted 30%, Physical Agility-Pass/Fail) (Written Exam scores of 70 or above are accepted)~~
The Sheriff's Office will schedule Physical Agility Tests for Entry level candidates (Lateral candidates are exempt from taking the PAT)
~~Applicants may test as often as they wish. However, Clark County offers no guarantee of an oral board interview, and will only interview an applicant once in a 12-month period regardless of updated written scores. Clark County downloads scores on a regular basis and invites candidates to interview on a regular schedule.~~
++Oral Board Interview:++ (Weighted 100%) Interviews will be job-related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis, details will be released. The interview requires a passing score of 70% for continued consideration.
++Eligibility List++ : Successful candidates’ final scores will be ranked order of high/low. All candidates who successfully pass the oral board interview process (70% or better) will be placed onto the Clark County Civil Service eligibility list. The Civil Service Commission will review and certify the candidates on the list to be in effect for one year from the date of list certification.
++Background Investigation++: Involves a comprehensive investigation based on information provided by candidates’ personal history statements. The investigation may include: a neighborhood check, reference checks, personal interview, work history check, criminal, driving, and financial history checks (from high school forward). The Clark County Sheriff’s Office conducts background investigations on candidates for positions in the Sheriff’s Office who have satisfactorily completed the Civil Service examination process. The background investigation is a valued component in the overall picture of a candidate. Issues of integrity and ethics are taken very seriously due to our commitment to the community. The investigation will include: a neighborhood check, reference checks, personal interview, work history check, criminal, driving, and financial history checks.
NOTE: The Clark County Sheriffs Office uses custom third-party online software for personal history questionnaires.
++Final Selection Interview++: As positions become available, the top three candidates (going down the list - who have successfully completed all of the recruitment processes as described above) are contacted to participate in a final interview process conducted by the Sheriff’s Office.
++Post Offer Process:++ The post offer process includes successful completion prior to actual employment of a physical agility assessment, polygraph, psychological evaluation and full medical including drug screening.
Washington State law RCW 41.04.010 provides for Veterans' Scoring Criteria status in the examination of applicants for employment provided certain requirements are met. Clark County awards Veterans' Scoring Criteria, in accordance with state law, to veterans honorably released from active military service who meet all statutory requirements. If you are claiming Veterans' Scoring Criteria, you must attach your DD Form 214 Copy 4 to your completed application packet.
- Age: 21
- Education: High School Diploma or GED
- Experience: Entry level no experience required; Lateral requires 2-3 years custody experience
++EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE++
- High school diploma or a GED certification.
- At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
- United States' Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident required.
- Valid driver's license at time of appointment.
- Bi-Lingual language skills preferred.
- Ability to read and write the English language (required by RCW 41.14.00)
- Have no prior felony convictions and/or recent or excessive drug usage history.
- Solid writing skills and basic report preparation.
- Communication skills, mediation and problem solving.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment.
- Ability to use a computer with knowledge of various software applications.
- Ability to successfully complete Clark County Sheriff's Department background investigation.
LATERAL CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS THESE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
- Two to three years of custody experience in a comparable county, municipal or state agency in the United States.
- Current certification through a state corrections academy (comparable to Washington State Academy).
- Have the ability to successfully complete the Washington State Training Commission’s Equivalency Academy within the first 12 months of employment and prior to completion of probation.
- Eligible Lateral candidates will be considered and placed on a separate eligibility list once testing is complete.
- ++No Physical Agility Test is required for eligible lateral candidates.++
Knowledge of: Principles, techniques and procedure associated with incarceration and dealing effectively with incarcerated individuals; federal, state and local laws relative to the inmate housing and treatment; department policies, directives and procedures and basic self-defense tactics.Ability to: Learn, interpret and apply department policies and procedures; interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations; communicate clearly and effectively with inmates, coworkers, supervisory personnel and the public; prepare effective written materials and reports; handle multiple tasks and deadlines; exercise appropriate judgment and decision making; act quickly and effectively in emergencies and exert physical restraint of disorderly inmates.
Leslie Harrington Smith