Warehouse Operator 2
Washington State Department of Corrections - Belfair, WA

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Warehouse Operator 2



The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual as a Warehouse Operator 2. This position is located in Belfair, WA at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW).
The Department of Corrections, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary, Prisons Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Services Division, and Health Services. The Department employees over 7,600 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.6 billion.
MISSION CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN is a minimum-custody facility for adult women. MCCCW’s focus is to prepare female offenders for their transition back into our communities. To do this, DOC provides opportunity for pre-screened offenders to work on supervised work crews. In cooperation with other state agencies, the women participate in reforestation, park clean-up, fishery projects, and other projects. The offenders learn to develop good work ethics, expand their work skills and abilities, and provide a service to the community. In addition the facility provides other programs to enhance successful reentry.
The facility is located Tahuya State Forest outside Belfair, Washington about 30 minutes south of Bremerton. Some staff choose to live close by; others commute from surrounding areas of Bremerton, Gig Harbor, or Tacoma. Close to the Olympic Mountains, Hood Canal, and Case Inlet, the area affords opportunity for many kinds of outdoor activities and water sports. For more information on the area, go to http://www.explorehoodcanal.com .

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.


Warehousing: The Warehouse Operator 2 performs warehousing duties including receiving shipments, inspecting incoming items to verify conditions and quantities received, unloading, unpacking, moving, and loading materials and equipment, gathering items from stock, verifying descriptions, and issuing/delivering materials. Accurately completes and tracks appropriate documentation.

Inventory Management: Responsible for the accuracy of the inventory tracking system (CIS). Complete annual consumable and/or fixed asset inventories. Conducts routine physical inventory, investigate and resolve discrepancies.

Offender Store: Collaborate with Correctional Industries to ensure accurate keying and delivery of offender store products. Deliver/distribute orders to offenders by verifying offender identity and purchase documentation.

Offender Supervision: Works directly with adult offenders, escorting/transporting crews, teaches basic warehousing activities, monitors offender work activity, and evaluates offender work performance. Offender work activity includes assembling products, filling orders, and stocking products in the warehouse. He or she ensures that facility security procedures are maintained.

General: Provides excellent, proactive customer service, diligently upholds MCCCW security measures and standards, reports security concerns and/or violations.


Required Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED
A valid Driver’s License
The ability to fulfill the essential functions of the position
Desirable Qualifications
12 months of clerical or technical experience in retail clerking, warehousing,
stock-keeping, or shipping/receiving.

Supplemental Information:

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov .



From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The salary range noted in this recruitment announcement reflects this temporary reduction. For specific information see: Temporary Salary Reduction Info .
  • IT IS A REQUIREMENT to provide a minimum of three professional references with your application. The Department of Corrections defines a professional reference as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not being considered for this position.
  • Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience section in your application or you may not be considered for this position. Resumes will not replace the completed "Work Experience" section in your on-line 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. Please 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, and 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 included 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 as 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 kari.middleton@doc.wa.gov or call us at (253) 858-4274 or (360) 277-2453. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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