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Washington State Department of Corrections

$3,534 – $4,636 a month

Corrections and Custody Officer 3 (Correctional Sergeant)
Community Corrections Division – Spokane CJC Workcrew
East Section 1
Spokane, WA


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

The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Corrections and Custody Officer 3 (Correctional Sergeant) for the Spokane Community Justice Center (CJC) Workcrew Field Office located in Spokane, Washington.

The Spokane Workcrew 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. The Correctional Sergeant for Spokane CJC Community Restitution Workcrew supervises, assists and provides support to Correctional Officers that supervise offenders.
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.

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 DOC, please visit our website: www.doc.wa.gov.

Duties: Supervise Corrections and Custody Officers 2 assigned to the Spokane Community Restitution Work Crew and the Section One Transport Team.

Tasks Include:

  • Plan, assign and review the work of staff, adjusting assignments to maintain adequate staffing levels and respond to fluctuating workloads.
  • Evaluate employee performance and prepare performance and development plan evaluations.
  • Review and adhere to workcrew protocols and insure that all workcrew Correctional Officers have received and are trained on these protocols.
  • Review and adhere to offender transport protocols and insure that all transport Correctional Officers have received and are trained on these protocols.
  • Review, adhere to and implement crew operations as outlined in the Community Restitution Crew Supervisor’s Manual.
  • Monitor and provide necessary follow-up with workcrew Correctional Officers to insure adherence to Spokane County workcrew protocols and Community Restitution Crew Supervisor’s Manual.
  • Enforce department rules and policies; initiate corrective or disciplinary action as required.
  • Assess training needs of staff and arrange for or provide instruction.
  • Resolve staff issues, recognize employees, and counsel employees in work-related activities and career development.
  • Evaluate and assist Correctional Officers performing workcrew and transport activities in the field.
  • Provide orientation and ongoing general training to all new and current Correctional Officers. Review anticipate training needs and forward recommendations.
  • Review and forward safety and injury reports and make recommendations and corrections as needed.
  • Provide daily scheduling of Correctional Officers and authorize annual and sick leave as needed.
  • Monitor usage of all types of leave.
  • Approve payroll and time cards for intermittent Correctional Officers.
  • Address personnel and payroll issues as needed.
  • Monitor and maintain workcrew and transport vehicle fleet and exercise immediate decision making regarding vehicle breakdowns and repairs
  • All repair recommendations must be approved by the Community Corrections Supervisor.
  • Issue, maintain inventory and draft orders for tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Provide necessary information and instructions to officers for ongoing worksite safety.
  • Review and forward daily reports and documentations with corrections and/or recommendations as needed.
  • Review and maintain cellphone usage logs.

Supervise offender work crews performing Community Restitution projects. Projects may include cleanup of litter, illegal dumping and camp debris, grounds maintenance, janitorial, lands restoration and habitat improvements.

Tasks include:

  • Read, understand and follow workcrew rules. Review regularly with offenders and monitor compliance.
  • Conduct initial orientation and paperwork documentation/sign up of offenders assigned to the workcrew.
  • Perform transport/violator placement duties as needed. Back up CO performing these duties.
  • Regular job attendance.
  • Maintain flexibility of work schedule as necessary to meet organizational need.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely to accomplish organizational requirements like the transport of offenders to and from program pick-up points.
  • Read and adhere to DOC policies at all times.
  • Read and adhere to the Crew Supervisor’s Manual at all times.
  • Read and adhere to the transport protocol at all times.
  • Crew supervisor’s Manual must be in your possession at all job sites.
  • Read and adhere to the Spokane County workcrew protocols.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information learned through job performance that is protected by DOC’s policy, federal or state laws.
  • Work collaboratively with divers groups and individuals.
  • Participate in the formation and maintenance of successful relationships with the community resources.
  • Concisely, objectively, and professionally represent DOC in all communications with offenders, staff, stakeholders and the public to include: Telephone, email, oral and written reports, offender group presentations and external group presentations.
  • Handle stressful situations that involve verbal abuse/hostility, which requires the use of de-escalation skills.
  • Walk, sit, and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Manage multiple priorities and meet timelines.
  • Communicate by radio and telephone to receive and provide information.
  • Maintain open dialogue with the Community Corrections Supervisor as to the activities and any concerns regarding the Spokane Community Restitution Work Crew and/or the Section One Transport Team.
  • Assist Community Corrections Supervisor with contract monitoring.
  • Establish ongoing dialogue with stakeholders and contractors as needed throughout projects to achieve desired scopes of work and to ensure compliance with desired outcomes.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and contractors as needed to schedule daily worksite activities.
  • Coordinate with local law enforcement and other agencies as needed to facilitate workcrew activities.
  • Provide safety and rules orientation to workcrew participants.
  • Maintain daily crew vehicle inventory and maintain records of workcrew participant hours completed, locations worked, and safety and injury reports/violations.
  • Maintain daily transport logs and provide monthly reports of transport mileage and hours.
  • Transport workcrew participants to and from work place.
  • Maintain on going worksite safety.
  • Maintain integrity of workcrew/transport vehicles and report all damage and maintenance issues.
  • Maintain proper use, control and accountability of keys, tools and equipment.
  • Maintain Compliance with all DOC Mandatory Training.

Assist CCO’s with arrest/searches/transports as needed.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license; AND three years’ experience as a correctional officer in adult corrections.
OR
Two years’ experience as a correctional officer in adult corrections AND successful completion of thirty (30) semester or forty five (45) quarter hours of accredited college-level course work.

Special Requirements:
In addition to at least one of the above, this position requires:
  • Observation – Observes and strategizes personal action based on environmental conditions and human behavior.
  • Technology – Learns and utilizes computer-based applications in the performance of job duties.
  • 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 responses to threats.
  • Professional Standards – Knows and applies relevant law, policy, procedures, 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, factually and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to recall detailed instructions and to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
  • Possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license.

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 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 (509) 324-8341. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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