Custody Officer – Lateral Level

Marysville, WA
Marysville Police Department


$68,892.00 – $82,296.00 Annually

Job Summary:

This position monitors, transports, supervises and maintains custody of prisoners in the Marysville Jail.

  1. Books prisoners into the jail; checks for outstanding warrants and other criminal history information on the computer terminal; conducts personal and property searches; takes fingerprints and photographs; receipts and records payment of bail and money intended for inmates; releases inmates at completion of sentence.
  2. Supervises the activities of prisoners within the facility; serves and documents food services; supervises prisoners in cleaning details; verifies needs and makes arrangements for medical and health care; monitors use of prescribed medications; monitors visitation activities; monitors interviews with authorized persons; takes phone messages and relays information to authorized persons.
  3. Transports inmates to court and other facilities; maintains custody and control of inmates when confined to hospitals or other facilities when required; processes and maintains required court documents.
  4. Conducts regular security checks; screens and searches visitors; conducts periodic head counts and searches of prisoners and the areas accessible to them to prevent flow of contraband into the facility; reports suspected drug or alcohol use to Shift Sergeant/Police Commander.
  5. Instructs inmates on jail rules and procedures; investigates and reports suspected rule violations; takes informal action to correct prisoner’s behavior as appropriate; writes violation reports and submits them to the Shift Sergeant; participates in prisoners’ disciplinary proceedings as assigned.
  6. Maintains and issues necessary bedding and personal care items.
  7. Maintains monthly statistics and reports; reports billing information to Shift Sergeant/Police Commander.
  8. Maintains firearms proficiency.


A combination of the experience, education, and training listed below which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position.


  • Must have one year of experience as a corrections officer within the last two years prior to the date of application. The one year experience must be obtained after successful completion of a civilian corrections officer basic training program recognized by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Education and Training:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate is required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age by date of application.
  • Must be able to successfully pass the City’s Civil Service examination process for Lateral Level Custody Officer.
  • Must be able to pass to City standards an extensive background check, polygraph examination, psychological examination, medical examination and drug screening.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony offense.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America or lawful permanent resident.
  • Must be able to work a variety of scheduled shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.

License or Certificates:

  • Must have successfully passed the Corrections Officer Academy, or an in-state civilian correction officer basic training program recognized by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, as required by Washington State law -OR-
  • Out of state candidates must have passed a civilian basic corrections officer academy accepted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission; and be eligible for and able to successfully complete the Washington State Equivalency Academy within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Must possess, or obtain by date of hire, a current and valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Must possess, or have the ability to possess within six months of hire date, first aid and CPR certifications.