Community Corrections Officer- Okanogan

State of Washington
Full Time, Permanent 8 per week WA 7345 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501, United States Apply before 6/30/2024 11:59
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Overview

Supervise criminal S/Is (supervised individuals) ordered to supervision in the community in accordance with Washington State law, Interstate Compact Rules/Regulations, and agency policy and within prescribed timeframes.

  • Conduct investigations, searches, issue warrants, and make arrests.
  • Complete intake.
  • Administer assessments (risk, needs, substance abuse).
  • Manage electronic and hardcopy files and reports.
Engage with S/Is to work towards positive change by using communication strategies.
  • Motivational Interviewing to enhance the S/I’s intrinsic motivation to change. 
  • Principles of Effective Interventions to interact with S/Is and to manage behavior.
Enforce supervision conditions and the law.
  • Present accurate written documentation and oral testimony and make appropriate sanction recommendations for courts and/or hearings.
  • Identify, collect, document, process, and maintain evidence and information, ensuring proper chain of custody and storage.
  • Exercise sound judgment and follow Department policies, procedures, and protocols regarding the appropriate maintenance, security, handling, and discharge of department-issued firearms. 
  • Ensure proper safety and security measures are in place while armed and having S/I contact outside of the office environment to include wearing a safety vest as outlined in policy.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications


NOTE:Permanent CCO2 positions have an in-training plan attached. Depending on your qualifications, permanent placements may be filled directly at the CCO2 level or at the CCO1 level with a one year in-training plan. The in-training appointment is designated as and runs concurrently with a probation or trial service period. Upon successful completion of the CCO1 training requirements, you will advance to the CCO2 level and will continue with a six-month trial service period. Upon completion, you will gain permanent status as a CCO2. Permanent status is not gained at the CCO1 level.  

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR BOTH LEVELS LISTED BELOW 

  • Must have the ability to carry and properly utilize a department-issued firearm. 
  • Must possess and maintain an unrestricted vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Washington.  
  • Must have the willingness and ability to work with individuals with criminal backgrounds and anti-social behaviors; review graphic materials; and to remain objective when dealing with individuals under supervision.
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS OFFICER 1 (CCO1) LEVEL - ADDITIONAL MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
In addition to the requirements listed above for both levels, you must also possess the following for a CCO1 placement:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Total of four years of work or volunteer experience in adult or juvenile corrections, counseling, social work, social services, law enforcement, or closely related field.
  • And the additional requirements listed below. 
OR
  • Associate or technical degree from a recognized college or educational institution.
  • Total of two years of work or volunteer experience in adult or juvenile corrections, counseling, social work, social services, law enforcement, or closely related field.
  • And the additional requirements listed below. 
OR
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the US Department of Education, or foreign equivalent.
  • And the additional requirements listed below. 
OR
  • Equivalent combination of qualifying education and/or experience totaling four years. 
  • And the additional requirements listed below. 
In addition to the required qualifications listed above, our ideal CCO1 applicant will also have the demonstrated ability through coursework or work experience in three or more of the following:
  • Written Communication skills: Clear, factual, concise, grammatically correct work.
  • Critical Thinking: Evaluate and interpret, assess the situation, evaluate risk, separate fact and opinion, make informed conclusions, formulate courses of action, implement sound decisions.
  • Analytical Reasoning: Interpret data, weigh the risks, break down larger issues identify solutions, make decisions or recommendations.
  • Conflict Resolution: Observe and strategize personal interactions based on environmental conditions and human behavior, identify behaviors/needs, engage in a positive and constructive manner, acknowledge opposing opinions/thoughts, recognize issues, seek collaboration, communicate feedback, identify resources, promote a positive outcome. 
  • Situational Awareness: Remain calm and rational during difficult situations, proactively assess volatile, threatening, or other crisis/emergency situations, recall facts, document details.
  • Problem Solving: Identify problems, identify causes, seek input, assess outcomes, implement solutions. Organizational Skill – prioritize, plan, minimize distraction, assess progress, manage timeframes, detail orientation, time management.
  • Work independently: Learn duties, understand job expectations, comply with policy/procedure, meet productivity standards/timelines, identify training need/opportunities, engage team members/mentors, seek guidance/help when needed.
  • Flexibility: Incorporate new information into an existing framework of understanding.  Accept change and support the Agency through changes in law, policy, and procedure.
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS OFFICER 2 (CCO2) LEVEL - ADDITIONALMINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS  
In addition to the requirements listed above for both levels, you must also possess the following for a CCO2 placement:
  • One year experience as a Community Corrections Officer (CCO) within the Washington State Department of Corrections. 
OR
  • Associate or technical degree from a recognized college or educational institution.
  • Three years of work experience in adult or juvenile corrections, counseling, social work, social services, law enforcement, or closely related field.
  • And the additional requirements listed below.
OR
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from a college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the US Department of Education, or foreign equivalent. 
  • One year of work experience in adult or juvenile corrections, counseling, social work, social services, law enforcement, or closely related field.
  • And the additional requirements listed below.
OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience totaling five years. 
  • And the additional requirements listed below. 
In addition to the required qualifications listed above, our ideal CCO2 applicant will also have the demonstrated ability through coursework or work experience in three or more of the following:
  • Making field visits.
  • Preparing written correspondence, reports, and/or documents.
  • Assessing cases and making recommendations.
  • Referring people to appropriate resources.
  • Presenting cases in court or hearings.
  • Completing assessments of risk factors.
  • Designing, monitoring, and/or facilitating treatment plans.
  • Determining and making referrals to resources as appropriate (chemical dependency, substance abuse, family counseling, job training assistance, etc.).
  • Maintaining official records and tracking supervised individuals/residents' progress and compliance.
  • Assisting supervised individuals/residents who are unable to independently access support systems or community resources such as those providing food, clothing, or monetary assistance and shelter. 
  • Making sound case management decisions under stressful conditions and to understand and interpret detailed legal documents accurately.
  • Using computer and software to enter, retrieve, and store data.
  • Managing caseloads with conflicting priorities.
  • Identifying community-based resources for treatment and programming to help supervised individuals/residents meet their needs.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with program participants, staff at all levels within the agency, and with a broad range of system- and community-based external stakeholder organizations.
  • Work independently and in close collaboration with system- and community-based stakeholders.
If selected for hire, you will be required to meet the following SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS and CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (all levels):
  • Complete a felony disclosure form prior to employment and submit to a criminal background check.
  • Complete and pass the psychological screening (Battery Exam and Psychological Interview/Evaluation). 
  • Submit to drug testing in accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement and agency policy.
  • Successfully complete, within mandated timeframes, employee orientation and all other mandatory annual, in-service, and other required training. 
  • Become familiar and comply with all department policies and procedures and Collective Bargaining Agreements, as applicable.
  • Successfully complete the Firearms Academy and Control/Impedance Tactics (CIT) training within prescribed timeframes. This requirement includes:
    • Maintaining eligibility to possess and use a firearm under federal and state laws.
    • Maintaining qualifications per department training standards with department-issued firearms and with Intermediate Force options (e.g., OC ‘pepper’ spray or electronic immobilization devices).
    • Maintaining CIT qualifications. 
    • Completing all agency requalification training and an annual criminal history clearance to remain armed.
Note for Internal DOC Employees: Staff who do not qualify for legacy status under the provisions for arming are required to be armed and must be willing and able to possess and use a firearm under federal and state law; maintain firearm qualifications; and successfully complete ongoing training requirements associated with mandatory arming and potential use of force.
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