Job Title:

Corrections Deputy - Entry Level

Opening Date/Time:

  Fri. 01/01/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time


$25.88 - $33.54 Hourly

Job Type:

Civil Service


Pierce County, Washington


Sheriff - Corrections



The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is currently accepting applications for Entry Level Corrections Deputy. We anticipate a large number of retirements in the next one to two years. Please apply and test as soon as possible.

         Please apply and test online at National Testing Network. Testing may be scheduled at any National Testing Network location.

         Applicants for Corrections Deputy are required to pass a video based scenario, reading section and report writing examination and pass a physical fitness test through National Testing Network.

         Applicants must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the video and reading sections of the written exam.   Applicant must pass the report writing section and the physical fitness test.  The Physical Fitness Test includes: a mile and a half run, push-ups and sit-ups.

         Based upon the results of the National Testing Network scores, applicants will be ranked and placed on a civil service employment register. Applicants who rank high on the civil service register will be selected to undergo a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation.

         For additional information, please read the job announcement on the National Testing Network website.



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 Position Summary:

This is work performed to provide care and custody of adult prisoners and to maintain order and discipline among the prisoners of the Pierce County Corrections and Detention Center, a maximum-security facility. Employees in this classification are responsible for the operation of the jail on a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week basis, and the direct and indirect supervision of inmates.For more information, please read and refer to the class description - Corrections Deputy



         High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate.

         At least age twenty-one (21) at time of appointment.

         Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment and be able to provide proof of insurability.

         Must be a United States citizen and ability to read and write the English language as required by RCW 41.14.100.

         Ability to pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission physical fitness requirements.

         Ability to successfully complete Pierce County Sheriff's Department background investigation.

         Entrance to and successful completion of the Corrections Academy or Equivalency Academy is a condition of continuing as required by RCW 43.101.