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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
Reference #: 2015-00143
Job Title: Corrections & Custody Officer 1 (CO1)
Hiring Organization: Washington State DOC
Salary Range: 15.86-20.56
Closing Date: 01/28/2015
Job Location: Washington
Description: The Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals for the position of on-call FEMALE Correctional Officer 1 at Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, WA.

Please note: Female gender is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) for certain positions at these facilities of female offenders. These are on-call/intermittent positions with no minimum hour guarantee.

Many of our on-call staff have the opportunity to work up to an average of 32-40 hours per week, although the positions have no minimum hour guarantee. Incumbents will attend 6 weeks of full time paid training immediately upon hire to prepare them for success in their new roles. Once on board, new officers will be considered for full time permanent and/or temporary vacancies as they occur. All correctional officers, including those in on-call positions, are provided with a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision and retirement as well as paid sick leave, holiday pay and paid vacation; provided they work at least 20 hours or more each week.

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.

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 adult offenders. 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 for offenders and work to help them become productive members of society from the day they arrive under supervision. Correctional Officers use psychology and good communication skills to correct and counteract criminal thinking of offenders while maintaining safe confinement environments for offenders 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 conditioning.

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.

For more information on CWC visit http://www.doc.wa.gov/jobs/core.asp

For additional information and/or to apply, go to: www.doc.wa.gov/jobs
Special Instructions: Graduation from high school or GED AND a valid driver's license.

The ability to carry a firearm is required; pre-employment process includes drug testing and psychological evaluation.
Additional Online Information: https://www.doc.wa.gov/jobs
Contact Information: Nathaniel
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