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Job Category: Corrections Officer (level II and up)
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Job Title: Lateral Corrections Deputy
Hiring Organization: Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
Salary Range: $4436 to $5085 per month
Closing Date: 12/31/2014
Job Location: Washington

Updated: November 15, 2013

Job Classification: Corrections Deputy - Lateral Entry

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for Lateral Entry Corrections Deputy.

Salary Information: Current rate is $4,436.00 - $5,085.28 Lateral entry candidates start at Step 4 of the pay scale.

Benefit Information:
Choice of three medical insurance plans
Fully paid dental, vision and basic life insurance for you and all of your dependants
All uniforms and equipment provided
PSERS Plan 2 retirement
Optional deferred compensation program
Employee Assistance Program
Wellness Program and flexible spending account
Access to Snocope Credit Union
Direct payroll deposit option to various financial institutions
Long term disability insurance
Paid vacation and sick leave

Contact Information:
Lieutenant Robin Haas

Department Overview: Snohomish County is located on Puget Sound, between Skagit County to the north and King County (and Seattle) to the south. Covering 2,090 square miles, it is the 13th largest county in total land area in Washington.

Snohomish County's varied topography ranges from saltwater beaches, rolling hills and rich river bottom farmlands in the west to dense forest and alpine wilderness in the mountainous east. Glacier Peak, at 10,541 feet, is the highest point in Snohomish County and one of the highest in Washington State. Sixty-eight percent of the county land area is forest land, 18% is rural, 9% is urban/city and 5% is agricultural.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Corrections Bureau is a full service corrections facility with an inmate population of approximately 1200. There are various areas within the jail where the corrections deputies may be assigned, including booking and release, transport, detention, medical unit, and community corrections/work release. Inmates range from minimum to maximum security and this is a direct supervision facility.

Population: 733,036 (2012 estimate)

Job Requirements
Age: Must be 21 at the time of hire and at least 20.5 at the time of application
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes, unrestricted except as to vision, at time of hire
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification:
Must provide documented successful completion of a state basic corrections officer academy.

Prior Experience:
Candidates for lateral entry Corrections Deputy must have been employed as a full time, paid, corrections officer/deputy in a local, county or state corrections facility for at least 12 of the last 24 months, and must provide documented successful completion of a state basic corrections officer academy. Successful completion of an equivalency examination is required within 6 months from the date of hire if the applicant is not already certified in the State of Washington. Washington State Department of Corrections (WSDOC) employees who were hired prior to April 1, 2008, do not need to take the equivalency examination; WSDOC employees who were hired after April 1, 2008, must pass the equivalency examination and the physical ability test. All candidates must pass job related tests.

Selection Process:
All interested applicants must complete an application, Personal History Questionnaire and successfully pass the written tests administered by National Testing Network (NTN).
Applicants must also submit an on-line Civil Service application and supplemental questionnaire through Snohomish County’s NEOGOV site. Snohomish County Job Opportunities
Applicant must achieve a passing score of at least 70% on the video and reading sections of the written exam. Applicant must pass the report writing section.
Qualified individuals will be placed on an eligibility list in rank order of their scores from the NTN process.
Veterans’ scoring criteria will be granted in accordance with RCW 41.04.
Applicant’s eligibility on the Civil Service eligibility list will be valid for one (1) year.
Candidates on the eligibility list will be certified to the Sheriff to begin the pre-employment portion of the process.
Candidates will receive an e-mail from Civil Service with their score and rank on the Civil Service eligibility list.
Special Instructions: To schedule pre-employment testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on CORRECTIONS JOBS. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. The department requires the candidate PHQ. This questionnaire can be accessed through the candidate’s NTN account. NTN suggests completing the PHQ as soon as possible or a candidate may not be considered further in the process. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882 or 425-423-9922.
Additional Online Information: http://sheriff.snoco.org
Contact Information: Washington United States
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