Washington State Department of Corrections
Non-Perm Community Corrections Officer 2
Community Corrections Division
East Region – Section 1
The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the non-permanent position of Community Corrections Officer 2 at the Spokane Community Justice Center located in Spokane County, Spokane, Washington.
This position has an in-training option and may be filled at the Community Corrections Officer 1 (CCO1) level with a one-year training plan. Depending upon qualifications, we may consider candidates that qualify at the CCO1 or CCO2 level. If appointed as a CCO1, the employee will be required to successfully complete a twelve-month in-training plan before advancing to a trial service CCO2.
Community Corrections Officer 1: $3,898.00-$4,417.00/month
Community Corrections Officer 2: $4,000.00-$5,245.00/month
About the Agency
DOC’s mission is to improve public safety. We lead the nation with innovative and evidence-based practices that are aimed at reducing recidivism and improving public safety. Our employees find this profession both challenging and rewarding as they work together with law enforcement officers, treatment providers, and community members to facilitate change in offenders’ lives. Community corrections staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.
For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov
This position performs the following work:
Supervise criminal offenders ordered to supervision in the community in accordance with Washington State law, Interstate Compact Rules/Regulations, and agency policy and within prescribed timeframes.
- Conduct investigations such as pre-sentence, in-state, and inter-state transfers, and offender release plans.
- Complete intake with offenders to orient the offender to supervision and address offender conditions of supervision.
- Administer assessments such as risk, needs, and substance abuse.
- Refer offenders for polygraph exams, and read, maintain, evaluate, and document results.
- Make sound decisions concerning offender financial obligations, loss of liberty, sanctions, offender living arrangements, and treatment and education referrals.
- Navigate within and maintain multiple electronic and hardcopy offender files.
- Review and update offender plans and programming needs.
- Conduct searches of offenders, offender residences, and /or motor vehicles and other collateral locations.
- Complete offender/collateral contacts (e.g. field visits) as required by agency policy.
- Act as a Community Corrections Officer 3 in his or her absence as requested.
Engage with Offenders to work towards positive change.
- Use communication strategies, such as Motivational Interviewing to enhance the offender’s intrinsic motivation to change.
- Use Principles of Effective Interventions to interact with offenders and to manage behavior (such as effective interpersonal relationships, effective reinforcement, effective disapproval, effective use of authority, cognitive re-structuring, modeling, structural learning/skill building, and problem solving techniques).
- Refer offender to offender change interventions based on risk need assessment and review progress reports regarding offender participation to support the offender.
- Counsel and inform offenders regarding community resources.
Enforce supervision conditions and the law.
- Present accurate written documentation and oral testimony, and make appropriate sanction recommendations for courts and /or hearings.
- Transport offenders to an incarceration facility or other designated area.
- Identify, collect, document, process, and maintain evidence and information, ensuring proper chain of custody and storage.
- Collect, test, evaluate, document, and maintain offender urine samples.
- Conduct, evaluate, and document breathalyzer tests.
- Issue and serve warrants.
- Arrest offenders in the office, at their homes, employment sites, or other collateral locations in a safe manner for supervision violations and new law violations.
- Investigate and respond to supervision violations.
- Investigate and respond to new law violations that occur in the presence of the CCO and take follow-up actions.
- Write detailed reports on new law violations and supervision violations.
- Testify during trial/court hearings.
Partner with various law enforcement agencies on an as needed or requested basis.Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify at the Community Corrections Officer 2 level you must have:
- One (1) year experience as a Community Corrections Officer 1 within the Washington State Department of Corrections AND
- Possess and maintain a vehicle operator’s license valid in the state of Washington.
- A Bachelor degree from a college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the US Department of Education or foreign equivalent AND
- One (1) year of professional case management* experience in adult or juvenile corrections or closely related field which includes at least three (3) of the following:
- Making field visits
- Writing reports
- Assessing cases and making recommendations
- Referring people to appropriate resources
- Presenting cases in court or hearings AND
- Possess and maintain a vehicle operator’s license valid in the state of Washington.
A Master’s degree in sociology, social work, psychology, criminology, or closely related field will substitute for the required professional case management* experience.
- Professional case management includes activities such as: assessment of risk factors; designing, monitoring and/or facilitating treatment plans; determining and making referrals to resources as appropriate (chemical dependency, substance abuse, family counseling, job training assistance, etc.); maintaining official records and tracking client progress/compliance; and assisting individuals who are unable to independently access support systems or community resources such as those providing food, clothing, or monetary assistance and shelter.
This position may be filled at the Community Corrections Officer 1 level with a one year in-training plan. The entire in-training appointment is designated as the probation or trial service period. The probation / trial service period and in-training program will run concurrently.
Upon successful completion of the training requirements, the employee will advance to the Community Corrections Officer 2 level and will continue with a six-month trial service period. At the successful completion of the trial service period, the employee shall gain permanent status at the Community Corrections Officer 2 level. Permanent status will not be gained at the Community Corrections Officer 1 level.
To qualify at the Community Corrections Officer 1 level you must have:
- A Bachelor’s degree from a college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the US Department of Education. AND
- A valid drivers’ license.
In addition to the above, this position requires demonstrated competency in the following areas (competency may be gained through education, experience, or a combination thereof):
Community Relationships – Participates in the formation and maintenance of successful relationships with criminal justice partners and community resources.
Observation – Observes and strategizes personal action based on environmental conditions and human behavior.
Stress Tolerance – Remains calm and rational while handling difficult situations to include, but not limited to, volatile, threatening, or other crisis/emergency situations. Expertly intervenes in response to threats. Expertly intervenes in response to threats.
Professional Standards – Knows and applies relevant law, policy, procedure, and practice. Adheres to productivity standards and timelines established by law and policy. Identifies own training needs and proactively seeks training opportunities.
Adaptability – Incorporates new information into an existing framework of understanding. Accepts change and supports the Agency through changes in law, policy, and procedure.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment
If selected for employment you will be required to meet the following special requirements/condition of employment:
- Successful completion of all mandatory training, within timeframes.
- Provide an official, sealed transcript within the first 30 days of employment.
How To Apply
To begin the online application process:
- Click the green ‘Apply’ button on the job posting and sign in or create an account.
- Complete your application.
- Please be sure to attach the following to your application:
- A cover letter outlining your qualifications,
- College Transcripts confirming your college degree
- A detailed chronological resume; and
- At least (3) three professional references – A professional reference is identified 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.
- Click “Accept & Submit” to submit your application.
Please ensure your application is complete including current/previous employer with address, telephone number and supervisor’s name and that all other blocks of information are complete to include salary and the reason for leaving prior employment. Applications that are incomplete, may not receive further consideration.
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questionnaire. All answers are verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this requisition. A thorough reference check will be conducted for final applicants.Supplemental Information: ‘The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.’
For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.
- The work of a Community Corrections/Correctional Officer, and the required training can be physically demanding at times. Click here to review a description of the training you’ll receive, and the associated requirements.
- 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 may 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 may 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.
- If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.
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.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email Yasmin Hughes or call us at (509) 324-8341. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.