ISSAQUAH, CITY OF
130 EAST SUNSET WAY
ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON 98027
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Updated: August 08, 2018
Job Classification: Corrections Officer
The City of Issaquah is currently building an ongoing eligibility list for Corrections Officer.
Salary Information: $4,365 - $5,962
• Paid vacation begins with 12 vacation days, and up to 28 vacation days per year with longevity
• 12 paid holidays
• $50,000 paid life insurance policy
• Competitive medical plan options maintained by the current bargaining agreement
• 100% paid dental premiums for employees and 80% for dependents
• 100% paid AWC vision plan for employees and family
• Overtime at time and a half paid for work in excess of scheduled hours
• Deferred compensation investment plan with $150 a month match by City
• Employee assistance program
• Orthodontia pool
• Eight hours sick leave per month
• Tuition assistance program
• Membership in Public Employees Retirement System, PERS or PSERS
Department Overview: Under the direction of the Jail Manager and Sergeants, book, supervise, receive, discharge and assure the safety and security of City jail inmates and their belongings. Make initial assessment of inmate for any medical, safety, or security reasons. Prepare and maintain records and logs related to daily activities, bookings maintenance needs and inmates. Process court documents and provide inmate information to other law enforcement agencies, courts and other jail personnel. Work is performed in a detention center, exposing the incumbent to potentially dangerous people. Incumbent may experience long periods of sitting and driving as well as possibly pursuing a fleeing person on foot, requiring physical agility. Incumbents work 4 - 12 hour shifts followed by 4 days off.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Books, Supervise, Receives, Discharge and assures the safety of City jail inmates.
Prepares and maintains records and logs related to daily activities
Process court documents & provide information to other law enforcement agencies
Operate control room
Monitor & operate closed circuit television cameras and emergency monitors
Make initial assessment of inmate for any medical, safety or security reasons
Knowledge of and ability to set up and maintain computerized records and prepare reports
Knowledge of and ability to apply correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to work within the scope of authority and to carry out orders
Ability to assure the safety and security of City jail inmates, as well as receive, book, process and discharge inmates
Ability to supervise, observe, move, escort, and secure inmates during daily activities, and work effectively with potentially hostile and abusive inmates
Ability to learn, apply and explain laws, codes, rules, regulations and procedures, including health and safety procedures
Ability to relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, handicaps, and socio-economic situations
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others using tact, patience, and courtesy
Knowledge of basic math: add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately Ability to type 35 words per minute
Ability to work varied schedules and shifts
Applicants must pass a background and physical fitness examination and complete the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center Basic Corrections Academy
A no-smoking policy applies to City Hall buildings.
NOTE: PURSUANT TO THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT, ALL NEW EMPLOYEES MUST PRESENT ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS VERIFYING IDENTITY AND AUTHORIZATION TO BE EMPLOYED IN THE UNITED STATES.
Gender-specific (female) hiring preference may apply to fill the Corrections Officer position in order to create a safer booking process of same gender pat-downs, for minimum staffing levels and to comply with conventional standards of sexual privacy.
Area Information: Issaquah is a residential community located on I-90 approximately 18 miles from downtown Seattle, at the south end of Lake Sammamish. The City's proximity to the greater Seattle area provides cultural and educational opportunities typically available in larger urban areas. The Puget Sound beaches and numerous lakes provide many recreation opportunities, Snoqualmie Pass is a 45-minute drive, and the many trails in the Issaquah foothills have earned the City the title of "Trailhead City". Schools are managed by the Issaquah School District, which has an excellent reputation for the programs, which serve students in its 100 square mile jurisdiction in and around Issaquah. Issaquah was incorporated in 1892, and operates with a Mayor/Council form of government. The City has approximately 27,000 residents with a day time population that swells to approximately 50,000. The City encompasses 10.65 square miles, and is experiencing growth as a result of economic and residential development. Issaquah is a full-service City with 240 regular employees. The City anticipates continued residential and commercial expansion, as well as the potential for substantial annexations, including a sizable master planned community and is a great place to raise a family and experience the variety of outdoor activities within the area.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Correctable to 20/20
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Drug Use Disqualifiers: