Corrections Deputy – Entry Level
Salary: $34.43 – $44.60 Hourly.
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.
- Monitor and control the activities of inmates, either individually or in groups.
- Supervise inmates during mealtime feeding, visitation time, recreation, counseling and work assigned to prisoners.
- Use independent judgment to take emergency action when necessary, including verbal de-escalation, physical and lethal uses of force.
- Take informal action to correct inmate behavior as appropriate.
- Conduct security checks and maintain security in all areas of the jail, as assigned.
- Write all required reports/documentation of activity.
- Investigate suspected rule violations.
- Perform all physical and administrative tasks to book, search, and release prisoners.
- Answer telephone calls and monitor jail access and egress.
- Operate office equipment, communications equipment, personal computers and corrections automated systems.
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to people of all ages and from all social, cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
- Perform duties of the position in a confined, controlled and high security environment.
- Perform the functions and duties of all shifts in all required areas of the facility.
- When commissioned and authorized, carry arms while transporting prisoners outside the jails or on other specific assigned duties.
- High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
- At least age twenty (20) 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 or lawful permanent resident 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 as well as those physical fitness standards required by the Sheriff’s Department.
- 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.