Corrections and Custody Officer 3 (WCCW)
Washington State Department of Corrections - Gig Harbor, WA

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Correctional Sergeant (CO3)
Washington Corrections Center for Women

This recruitment will be used to fill one (1) current vacancy.

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual as Correctional Sergeants located at Washington Corrections Center for Women, Gig Harbor, Washington.

T h e Departmen t o f Corrections , a s a partne r i n th e crimina l justic e system , enha n ce s publi c safety, administe r s crimin a l sanct i on s an d prog r am s i n accordanc e wit h th e law, and pr ovi de s le ad er ship fo r th e fu t ur e o f co r rection s i n Washingto n State . Th e D e partment consists of the O f f i c e o f th e Secret a ry, P r ison s Divisi o n , Communit y C o rrection s Division , Administrativ e Se r vice s Division , a n d Health S e rvi c e s . The De partm e nt e m p lo y s o v er 7 , 6 0 0 sta f f a n d ha s a bienni a l budge t of approximately $1.6 b i l l ion.

WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN is a 62.6-acre facility located approximately two miles from Gig Harbor. The site includes living units, administration buildings, a health clinic, education buildings, a gymnasium, a chapel, industries buildings, food service buildings and support facilities.
Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society .

This position supervises and assists correctional officers as they perform custody work to ensure the safety and security of an adult correctional facility, unit, offenders, staff, and the public.

The duties include, but are not limited to:
Supervises , monit o r s p r ogr e ss , an d provid es on-t h e-jo b training ; participate s i n the Cor r ectiona l O f f i ce r Ach i eveme nt (COACH ) trainin g progr a m.
Maint a ins complete operational k n owledg e o f th e Inciden t Comman d Syste m (I CS ) , awareness an d preparednes s t o respon d t o an y emergenc y situation.
Co nduct s Emergenc y Resp o ns e Pre p aredness exercises and reports.
C r itiques , conduct s debriefin g wit h staf f fo r t r ainin g an d development.
R e sp ons i b le fo r a c cu r ac y o f offender/facilit y count.
Assis t i n t r anspor t o f o f fenders out s i d e the correcti o na l facilit y perimeter.
C o mmunicate s al l offende r movement s a s dire cted; ch an ge s to housin g / be d a s s i gnments of offenders.
R e sp ons i b le fo r a c co u ntabilit y o f f a cilit y k e ys ( K e y Cont r ol ) s tore d in M ajo r Cont r ol .
Se n d law enfo r c ement notifications
C o mpletes staff evaluations; com p lete s staf f attendanc e reviews.
Monitors facility co m municatio n s via the radio ba se station
Ad dr e s ses any safety and s ecurity concerns.
Prepar e document s fo r approva l b y th e Co r rection a l Lieutenant.
Repor t orally , a n d i n w r itin g al l problem s and/o r concern s t o th e Correctiona l Lieutenant.
R e v i ew s /a p p r ov e s r e qu e s ts for p r ocurin g equipmen t a n d supplies.
I n itiate s staf f cor r ectiv e actio n a s required . Assist s an d cond u ct s investigati o ns , a s a ssigned. Investi g ates and reports inc i dent s o f irregula r and/o r sus p icious oc c u rrences and ta k es appropria t e actions.
C o nduct s monthl y Pers o na l Mana g emen t Interview s (PMI ) t o add r e s s positiv e o r negativ e leave issues , an d staf f t r ainin g dev e lo p m ent. Pr e p a r e p er fo rma n c e and D e v elo pm en t P lans ( P D P) on assigne d staff.
C o nduct s audits , assist s wit h th e revision s o f Institutiona l O p erationa l Memorandums . Reviews an d remain s curren t wi t h al l Institutiona l O p erationa l Memo r andum s an d Pos t Orde r manuals. Maintain s log s a n d othe r records.
Atten d s scheduled m eetin g s, pa rti c ipate s i n teambuildin g activ i ties, atte n d s internal/external trainin g courses , an d comm u nicate s suppor t need s a n d futur e goal s t o th e Shif t Lieutenant.

High school diploma or GED AND three (3) years experience as a Correctional Officer in adult corrections.


Two (2) years experience as a Correctional Officer in adult corrections AND successful completion of thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) hours of accredited college-level course work.

Demonstrated ability to:
Write clearly, factually, and concisely
Recall detailed instruction
Maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time
Use oral and written communication effectively in routine and emergency situations The most competitive candidates will have experience supervising employees in a correctional environment.

Supplemental Information:
‘The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.’

For additional information about the agency, please visit .

  • IT IS A REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE THREE (3) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES WITH YOUR APPLICATION . Failure to provide this information will result in your application not being considered for this position.
  • YOUR ANSWERS TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED BY THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION . Resumes will not replace the “Work Experience” section of your application. You may be disqualified if your work experience does not include information used to: 1) Meet the minimum qualifications of the job, and 2) Back up your answers to the supplemental questions. Only complete applications will be considered. BE SURE TO ANSWER ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND ATTACH ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
  • All DOC Employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process. Applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • If this position is including in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences are important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (253) 858-4274. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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