Operations Deputy Jail Commander

Job Description

County Corrections Department

Position:                      Operations Deputy Jail Commander

Starting Salary:           $5,421.46/month - $7,984.22/month, starting salary: DOE, DOQ

Location:                    Corrections Department, Adult Division

Employment Type:     Full-time (40 hours/week), FSLA Exempt, Benefits Apply; Non- 

                                     Represented; Open until filled

Full Time Benefits Include:

• County pays $1,450 per month towards 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 • 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

Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.


Brief Duties and Responsibilities: This is an administrative, supervisory, and operations coordination position. Position provides direct supervision of Corrections Sergeants and works closely with the Jail Commander and the Director of Corrections to ensure the continuity of daily operations. The Deputy Commander serves as a role model for subordinates and interfaces directly with Corrections stakeholders and agency partners. This position assists the Administrative Deputy Commander with scheduling Corrections Officers to ensure the facility is always safely staffed. Position requires a thorough knowledge of the Department’s purpose, policies, procedures, function, and practices. There are regular and recurring duties, as well as special projects and other duties as assigned by the Jail Commander and Director of Corrections. The Operations Deputy Commander is required to serve as a Corrections Officer during staffing emergencies.

Working Conditions: Work is performed inside a corrections facility.  Position will have contact with inmates, volunteers, professionals, and stakeholders. Physical abilities required for this position are ones typically related to office operations, including manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate personal computers and other office equipment, access filing systems, and have sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally.  Must be able to work long and protracted hours of the day and night depending on the complexities of unique situations. Subject to being on-call 24-hour call-back for emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study (criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related); or Associates Degree with five (5) years of increasingly responsible documented experience in corrections; or High School Diploma/GED and eight (8) years of increasingly responsible documented experience in corrections. At least five years of supervisory experience in corrections at Sergeant level or higher.

Application: Walla Walla County application, resume and cover letter required.  Visit  www.co.walla-walla.wa.us to view the job description and to apply online. 



Type: Full-time
Pay: $5,421.00 to $7,984.00 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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