Position: Corrections Officers, Male, Female & Lateral
Starting Salary: $3,563.39 per month - Entry Level
$3,741.57 - $4,125.08 per month - Laterals DOE
Location: County Corrections Facility
Employment Type: Full-time (12-hour shifts – work 14 days in a 28-day cycle), Benefits Apply, Corrections Union
Ongoing to replenish eligibility list
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 correctional 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 twenty-one (21) 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.
Required Testing: Physical ability test and written exam required. Dates and times of testing to be announced, applicants will be notified at least 10 days prior.
Application, Job Description and Physical Ability Test Requirements: Visit our website at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us to download a copy and apply online. (509)524-2600 or
SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, TESTING, ORAL INTERVIEW, BACKGROUND CHECK, DRIVING RECORD CHECK, POLYGRAPH and PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMS.
P.O. Box 1506 Walla Walla, Washington 99362
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER / ADA COMPLIANT