THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO ESTABLISH A LATERAL ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR FULLY FUNDED VACANCIES. ENTRY LEVEL APPLICANTS NEED TO APPLY AT WWW.PUBLICSAFETYTESTING.COM OR WWW.NATIONALTESTINGNETWORK.COM
The City of Issaquah Human Resources Department is recruiting for the Department of Corrections to form a hiring list of eligible candidates for positions as Corrections Officers. Gender-specific (female) hiring preference may apply to fill the Corrections Officer positions 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.
Positions in this classification are responsible to book, supervise, receive, discharge, and assure the safety and security of City jail inmates and their belongings.
- Assure the security and welfare of jail inmates; supervise inmates' daily activities; screen items going in and coming out of inmate's cells; make routine security checks; assure assigned area is maintained in an orderly manner.
- Observe, direct, escort, move and supervise jail inmates during daily activities including meals, court appearances, work details, interviews, commissary, appointments, sick calls and other activities; lock down and secure inmates.
- Take initial custody of prisoners arrested in the City; search prisoners to remove contraband and weapons; issue clothing; process, photograph, fingerprint and place prisoners in cells.
- Communicate with other jail personnel regarding activities and incidents in the jail; respond to alarms and take appropriate action according to procedural guidelines;
- Coordinate the release of inmates for court appearance or health needs; review documents such as court orders and physician's orders; release inmates to law enforcement officers or other authorized transport personnel as appropriate.
- Perform pre-booking, booking, pre-release and release functions to assure that information regarding inmates entering or leaving the jail is properly recorded.
- Makes initial assessment of inmate for any medical, safety, or security reasons.
- Maintains direct contact with inmates who may be mentally unstable, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or potentially physically volatile.
- Prepares and maintains records and logs related to daily activities, bookings, maintenance needs and inmates; shred and dispose of records as authorized; order and dispense supplies and maintain related records; dispense medication as needed and as specified by medical staff.
- Operates control room; monitors and operates closed circuit television cameras and emergency monitors; controls all entrances, doors, and gates within the facility; and watches for potentially dangerous, suspicious situations, or activities within the facility.
- Process court documents and provides inmate information to other law enforcement agencies, the courts and other jail personnel.
- Assist with the laundry, kitchen, janitorial, medical and other functions in the jail as needed; supervise trustees in the accomplishment of assigned duties.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above.
Licensing and Certifications:
- Successful accomplishment of written, oral and physical agility tests.
- Satisfactorily pass a medical exam, psychological exam and background investigation. Must pass Cooper test (physical fitness) and complete Criminal Justice Training Corrections Academy.
- Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License with a driving record free of serious or frequent violations.
- A driving record free of any violations related to ability to drive Police vehicles safely and effectively.
- A personal record free of any convictions related to fitness for fulfilling the job requirements.
- Ability to obtain all licenses necessary for Department equipment operator, e.g., Breathalyzer.
- Ability to properly use and care for firearms.
- Ability to obtain officially approved standard first aid certification.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of record-keeping techniques, maintaining records and preparing reports.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- 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, policies and procedures, including health and safety regulations, and comply with safety standards.
- Ability to carry out orders and work within scope of authority.
- Ability to relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, disabilities 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.
- Knowledge of computers and ability to type at 30 words net per minute from clear copy.
- Knowledge of and ability to observe legal and defensive driving practices.
- Ability to work varied schedules and shifts.
- Ability to pull an object weighing 150 pounds a distance of 50 feet.