| GOVJOBS Job
|Why pursue a career as a Corrections Officer?
$10k entry level new hire
$2,000 on first paycheck
$8,000 completion of probation
$25 lateral hire
$8,000 on first paycheck
$8,500 completion of probation
$8,500 after 3 years of employment
2023 Hourly wage range $30.35 to $43.95
Excellent medical, dental and vision plans
Generous paid days off plan
Wage incentives after probation
Upon successful completion of probation, employees with college degrees are eligible for the following wage incentive:
AA = 2%
BA/BS = 4%
MA = 6%
Firearms qualification wage incentive = 5%
Perfect schedule for individuals with active and busy lives
Primary schedule after successful completion of the academy is 4 days on 4 days off (12 hour shifts). Benefits of the 4 on 4 off shift:
work only 182 days a year
only work 4 days in a row
four consecutive days off after every four days of work
schedule is stable and predictable
Academy, training and opportunities
get paid to attend training at the academy
paid during Field Training (OJT in the jail)
ongoing training and development through entire career
promotional and specialty unit opportunities after successful probation
all equipment and uniforms are supplied and paid for by the agency
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED certification.
At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
United States Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident required.
Valid driver's license at the time of appointment.
Bi-Lingual language skills preferred.
Have no prior felony convictions and/or recent or excessive drug usage history.
Solid writing skills and basic report preparation.
Communication skills, mediation and problem-solving.
Ability to exercise sound judgment.
Ability to use a computer with knowledge of various software applications.
Ability to successfully complete the background investigation.
Knowledge of: Principles, techniques, and procedure associated with incarceration and dealing effectively with incarcerated individuals; federal, state, and local laws relative to inmate housing and treatment; department policies, directives and procedures, and basic self-defense tactics.
Ability to: Learn, interpret and apply department policies and procedures; interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations; communicate clearly and effectively with inmates, coworkers, supervisory personnel, and the public; prepare effective written materials and reports; handle multiple tasks and deadlines; exercise appropriate judgment and decision making; act quickly and effectively in emergencies and exert physical restraint of disorderly inmates.
|Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits
package. New employees receive medical benefits
the 1st of month following hire date:
• Medical/dental/vision health care plans
• Paid days off (224 to 328 hours annually)
• 7 paid holidays
• Deferred compensation (457 Plan)
• Employee Assistance program
• Flexible spending plan
• Retirement benefits of Washington State (PSERS)
• Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
• Life insurance
• Supplemental life insurance
• Long term disability
• Uniforms, dry cleaning and required equipment
• Work schedule 4 days on/4 days of