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CORRECTIONS OFFICER (Lateral) - City of Issaquah ( Job # 17-0034)

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Minimum Salary: $4,365.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $5,572.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Police
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Issaquah Human Resources Department is recruiting for the Department of Corrections to form a hiring list of eligible candidates for positions as Corrections Officers.    Gender-specific (female) hiring preference may apply to fill the Corrections Officer positions in order to create a safer booking process of same gender pat-downs, for minimum staffing levels and to comply with conventional standards of sexual privacy.

Under the direction of the Jail Manager and Police Sergeants, this position is responsible to book, supervise, receive, discharge, and assure the safety and security of City  jail inmates and their belongings.  Additional duties include: Make initial assessment of inmate for any medical, safety, or security reasons; Prepare and maintain records and logs related to daily activities, bookings, maintenance needs and inmates; Process court documents and provide inmate information to other law enforcement agencies, the courts and other jail personnel; Operate control room monitor and operate closed circuit television cameras and emergency monitors.  

Work is performed in a detention center, or may involve transporting a prisoner via a jail van or other vehicle, exposing the incumbent to potentially dangerous people, long periods of sitting and driving and possibly pursuing a fleeing person on foot, requiring physical agility. Incumbents will work 4-12-hour shifts (2 shifts of  - 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 2  shifts of -6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.), followed by 4 days off. 
APPLICANTS MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK, CREDIT CHECK ,PHYSICAL FITNESS EXAM, POLYGRAPH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM.  This position is represented by the Issaquah Police Services & Support Association and must join this bargaining unit within 30 days of hire.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Certificate of completion for Basic Corrections Course approved by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC) or Washington State Corrections Academy
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Driving record free of violations related to ability to drive Police vehicles safely and effectively
  • Personal record free of any convictions related to fitness for fulfilling the job requirements


  • Assures the security and welfare of jail inmates; supervise inmates’ daily activities; screen items going in and coming out of inmate’s cells; make routine security checks; assure assigned area is maintained in an orderly manner.
  • Take initial custody of prisoners arrested in the City; books and searches prisoners upon admittance and checks prisoners' clothing and valuables.
  • Observe, direct, escort move and supervise jail inmates during daily activities including meals, court appearances, work details, interviews, commissary, appointments, sick calls and other activities; lock down and secure.
  • Communicate with other jail personnel regarding activities and incidents in the jail; respond to alarms and take appropriate action according to procedural guidelines.
  • Coordinate the release of inmates for court appearance or health needs; review documents such as court orders and physician’s orders; release inmates to law enforcement officers or other authorized transport personnel as appropriate.
  • Perform pre-booking, booking, pre-release and release functions to assure that information regarding inmates entering or leaving the jail is properly recorded.
  • Makes initial assessment of inmate for any medical, safety or security reasons.
  •  Maintains direct contact with inmates who may be mentally unstable, under the influence of drugs or alcohol or potentially physically volatile.
  • Prepares and maintains records and logs related to daily activities, booking, maintenance needs of inmates; shred and dispose of records as authorized; order and dispense supplies and maintain related records; dispense medication as needed and as specified by medical staff.
  • Operates control room; monitors and operates closed circuit television cameras and emergency monitors; controls all entrances, doors, and gates within the facility; and watches for potentially dangerous, suspicious situations or activities within the facility.


  • Knowledge of and ability to set up and maintain computerized records and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work within the scope of authority and to carry out orders.
  • Ability to assure the safety and security of City jail inmates, as well as receive, book, process and discharge inmates.
  • Ability to supervise, observe, move, escort, and secure inmates during daily activities, and work effectively with potentially hostile and abusive inmates.
  • Ability to learn, apply and explain laws, codes, rules, regulations and procedures, including health and safety procedures.
  • Ability to relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, handicaps, and socio-economic situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Knowledge of basic math: add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to type 35 words per minute.
  • Ability to work varied schedules and shifts.
  • Ability to pull an object weighing 150 pounds a distance of 50 feet.
Entry Level Applicants:

The City accepts applications for entry level applicants through Public Safety Testing.



Police Department
130 E Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027