Corrections Deputy-lateral-out Of State-certified

Thurston County
Full Time $5,526 - $7,053 Per year WA 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW building 3, Olympia, WA 98502, United States


***Lateral applicants who are not currently certified in Washington State who have successfully passed the written exam through Public Safety Testing will be contacted by Thurston County Civil Service with further instructions as needed. Contact Chief Examiner Wayne Jones at (360) 786-5249, or by email at for additional information.***



  • 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.


    High School Diploma or GED; U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident; no felony convictions or series of offenses of a minor nature which would lend themselves to establish a pattern of criminal behavior, nor any criminal instances concerning moral turpitude; minimum age of 21 years at time of appointment; must hold or obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License; ability to read, write and speak the English language as required by RCW 41.14.100. Must pass a background investigation by the Sheriff's Office, as well as a medical and psychological examination, and polygraph test as well as MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a current and valid CJTC recognized Corrections Officer Certification issued from another state-approved academy and have the ability to obtain an equivalency certification within the first twelve (12) months of employment by meeting the standards of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
  • Have successfully completed the testing process and been hired by another jurisdiction from a civil service commission certified eligibility list or other like process.
  • Have at least 12-months continuous work experience and successfully completed any probationary period as a full-time, paid, Corrections Deputy with general corrections experience.
  • From the most recent corrections agency, the applicant must have no more than a 12-month break in service.
  • Pass a written examination and pass a physical fitness test.
  • Must meet Thurston County Civil Service
  • In addition, individuals must meet the Sheriff's Office