Corrections Deputy-cjtc Certified

Thurston County
Full Time $5,526 - $7,053 Per year HI Hawaii, USA
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Overview

***Those who have successfully passed the written exam through Public Safety Testing will be contacted by Thurston County Civil Service with further instructions as needed***

All initial written and physical ability testing for CJTC-certified candidates is conducted by Public Safety Testing, Inc. (PST). Visit their website at for instructions on how to get started. Test dates are available on a continuous basis; check the PST website for test schedule and locations, or call 1-866-447-3911.

Applications are not accepted from individuals who have not successfully passed both the written examination and physical ability test.

TYPICAL WORK

  • Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and photographs incoming prisoners. Issues jail uniforms, records and stores personal effects, and houses inmates by appropriate classification.
  • Maintains jail security by observation of inmates, pat searches, strip searches, and cell searches. Maintains orderly conduct and discipline.
  • Assures that inmates have access to basic needs for hygiene and welfare.
  • Prepares and delivers prisoners to court, doctors' offices, hospitals, and other locations. Transfers prisoners to and from jail and court. Releases prisoners by established procedures or bail, court order, or other authority.
  • Logs court disposition of cases. Writes reports and maintains files.
  • Screens and processes visitors. Processes personal property brought to inmates and released.
  • Assigns and directs work of trustees. Distributes meals to all inmates, assuring that all materials are removed from cells after meals.
  • Advises superior when medical attention appears necessary and maintains physical safety of prisoners. Administers prescribed medications.
  • Monitors video and audio surveillance equipment and other job-related equipment.
  • Receives incoming telephone calls to the department, relaying them as appropriate. Communicates appropriately on the telephone.
  • Attends training and shift meetings. Applies job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities on duty.
  • Responds to and assists with major or minor disturbances, medical crisis situations, escapes, fire, and other natural disasters.
  • Prepares reports, memos, log book entries, and unit rosters. This is accomplished through handwritten, typed, and computer terminal entries.
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifications

  • Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be a US Citizen or lawful permanent resident with the ability to read, write, and speak the English language as required by RCW 41.14.100.
  • Minimum age of 21 years at time of appointment.
  • Must hold or obtain valid Washington State Driver's license.
  • Must meet Thurston County Civil Service .
  • Acceptable scores on Civil Service skills examinations.
  • Current Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Corrections Deputy Certification.
  • Must have been employed with a law enforcement agency in Washington State within the prior 12 months.
  • Must meet the Sheriff's Office and be willing to submit to and pass a thorough background investigation to include a polygraph examination and psychological evaluation.
  • Must meet the current physical standards adopted by the Sheriff's Office.
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