Corrections Officers - Entry & Lateral

Job Description



Position:                    Corrections Officers

Starting Salary:         Entry Level: $4,048.97/month - $5,697.26/month, DOE

                                    *******************$10,000 Hiring Incentive*********************

                                   Lateral Officers: $4,251.38/month - $5697.26/month DOE, DOQ

                                    *******************$20,000 Hiring Incentive*********************

Location:                   County Corrections Facility

Employment Type:   Full-time (40 hrs./wk.), Corrections Union –


Full Time Benefits Include:

• County pays for employee & dependents medical, dental, vision, life insurance and

employee assistance program for employee and eligible family members 

• Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State

Department of Retirement Services (DRS) 

• HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply • Wellness program

• Deferred compensation plans offered • Twelve paid holidays annually 

• Vacation accrual based on seniority *Time Loss Benefit per Union Contract*

• Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0

*Access to MetLife Pet Insurance

               Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.


Brief Duties and Responsibilities:  This position is responsible for daily operations and the care and control of inmates in the Walla Walla County Jail, including booking procedures, disturbance control, fire control, suicide prevention, inmate medical needs and any law enforcement related issues. See the job description for the complete list of essential job functions.


Working Conditions:  Duties are performed in the corrections facility, which is a 24/7 operation, in courts and in the field.  In the field, the employee is exposed to varying and extreme weather conditions.  Must have the strength and ability to apprehend, subdue and restrain inmates.  Physical exertion may be required to climb stairs, run, bend, twist, reach, crawl through tight spaces, kneel in confined areas, sit for prolonged periods of time, move/push/pull, or lift heavy objects exceeding fifty (50) pounds.  Subject to 24-hour call-back for emergencies; great mental ability and exertion is required daily.  Must be able to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.


Minimum Requirements:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Conviction of a felony is a disqualifier.  Must be able to obtain, within six (6) months, a Certificate of Corrections Officer.  Applicant must have any equivalent combination of training, education and experience which would provide the individual with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job as outlined.  Must satisfactorily pass oral board, background check, driving record check, polygraph, and psychological examinations. See the job description for the complete list of qualifications.


Application, Job Description and Physical Ability Test Requirements: Visit our website at to download a copy and apply online. Required Testing:  Physical ability test and written exam required.  Dates and times of testing to be announced, applicants will be notified at least one week prior to testing.






Type: Full-time
Pay: $4,048.97 to $5,697.26 per MONTH

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Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. On the North side of town, the regional airport provides easy access to Seattle daily. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.

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