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State of Washington Dept. of Corrections

Description

Corrections and Custody Officer 2
Community Corrections Division
East Region – Section 1

Spokane Community Justice Center (CJC)

NOTE: THIS RECRUITMENT IS ONLY OPEN TO WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS EMPLOYEES.

The Washington State Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Corrections and Custody Officer 2 for the Work Crew at the Community Justice Center located in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

The Spokane County (Spokane) Work Crew program is a DOC restorative justice program that is funded by outside contracts for the purpose of providing general offender labor to the community as restitution for their criminal behavior. This position supports the Department’s mission to improve public safety by supervising Community Restitution Work Crews, in the community. Work Crews improve public safety by holding offenders accountable through alternative to confinement sanctions, teaching work ethic, work skills, and giving back to the community.

This position is a fully qualified Corrections and Custody Officer 2 position stationed at the Spokane Community Justice Center. This position provides safety and security, assists in controlling, directing, and monitoring the activities and movement of adult offenders assigned to the DOC Work Crew.


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.

Duties

The Spokane Work Crew Correctional Officer supervises a work crew of Department of Corrections offenders who perform various Community Restitution projects such as litter pick up, illegal dump removal, grounds maintenance, lands restoration, habitat improvement, and encampment removal.

Duties:

  • Provide safety and rules orientation to work crew participants and ensure compliance.
  • Instruct, direct, and oversees movement of work crew participants.
  • Maintains daily crew vehicle inventories and maintain records of work crew participant hours completed, locations worked, safety and injury reports, and violations.
  • Transports Work Crew participants to and from work sites.
  • Coordinate with local law enforcement and other agencies as needed to facilitate work crew activities.
  • Instructs Work Crew participants on proper and safe use of all equipment.
  • Issues and maintains daily responsibility for tools, supplies, and safety equipment as needed. Maintains ongoing work site safety, the integrity of Work Crew vehicle and report/document all damage of work crew property.
  • Responsible to communicate and coordinate with stakeholders and/or contractors to ensure that scope of work for a specific project is completed as requested.
  • Assist Community Corrections Officer’s (CCO) with arrests/searches/transports and urinalysis testing as needed.

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 2 will possesses creative thinking, self-confidence, strong role-modeling and good conditioning.

Qualifications

  • One year of experience as a DOC Corrections and Custody Officer that included successful completion of the Correctional Officer training plan (CORE). or
  • High School diploma or equivalent and one year experience as a correctional officer in an adult or juvenile corrections where security functions equivalent to a DOC Corrections and Custody Officer 2 where performed.

AND
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to accept personal accountability for quality of work
  • Familiar with and knowledgeable of how to find DOC policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, factually and concisely.
  • Possess a valid drivers’ license.

Special Requirements:

Willing and able to work alone and unarmed in close contact with a large group of convicted felons.

Supplemental Information

The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.’

For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The work of a Community Corrections/Correctional Officer, and the required training can be physically demanding at times. Click here (Download PDF reader) 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.
  • This position may be 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, gender expression, 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 (509) 867-5941. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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