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Salary: $46,632 - $62,388 annually
Closing Date: Continuously Open
Application Requirements: Contact Public Safety Testing to participate in the testing process for both entry level and lateral corrections officers.
Benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance, State retirement plan, deferred compensation program, personal leave bank and sick leave.
Selection Standards: See below for minimum requirements and automatic disqualifiers for corrections officers.
Selection Standards for SCORE Corrections Officers
- Must be at least 21 years of age upon hire.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Minimum education: proof of high school diploma or a certified GED.
- A valid Washington State Driver's License is required prior to being hired.
- Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
- Ability to pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Physical Requirements.
- Ability to successfully complete the written test.
- Ability to successfully complete a background investigation. To include but not limited to: a psychological, medical and polygraph exam.
- No felony convictions as an adult.
Lateral Corrections Officers
Lateral applicants are required to pass the written test, physical fitness test, and oral board. If selected, the lateral applicant will undergo a comprehensive background investigation. Upon completion of the background, a determination to hire will be made by the Corrections Director.
To be considered as a lateral, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Three years experience in a correctional institution with less than a twelve-month break in service.
- Completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Correctional Academy.
- If you have completed the academy and do not meet the three-year experience requirement due to being laid off but are re-hireable, you will be considered as a lateral applicant on a case-by-case basis.
- Three or more traffic crime convictions in last 10 years (DUI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
- Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
- Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 years.
- Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
- Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
- Illegal opiate use.
- Hallucinogen use within past 7 years. No more than 2 uses total.
- Illegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances.
- Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on a case by case basis.
- No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
- Illegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 3 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
- Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Please note the time frame on the above listed items starts when filling out the application for employment.
- Any adult felony conviction.
- Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
- Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
- Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
- Any conviction of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
- Unlawful sexual misconduct.
- Three or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
- Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
- Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
- Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
- Failure to pay income tax or child support.
- Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
Prior Criminal Justice Agency Experience:
An applicant's employment history and conduct will be thoroughly assessed including any illegal drug use while employed by a criminal justice agency, any terminations or discipline while employed by a criminal justice agency, and any intimate contact with inmate(s), former inmate(s), or detained individuals while employed by a criminal justice agency.
Below is one of SCORE's grooming and appearance standards:
Tattoos: Tattoos may not be visible while in uniform. Members who have body art that go beyond the hem of the sleeve of a short sleeve uniform shirt, shall be required to wear a long sleeve shirt while on duty. Tattoos on the face, neck and hand region are prohibited.