Career Opportunity: Corrections Deputy
The job of a Corrections Deputy is challenging and rewarding. The Corrections Bureau operates direct supervision facilities which requires the Corrections Deputy to interact directly with inmates. The successful Corrections Deputy will have above average communication skills, be able to make sound decisions, and be able to maintain their composure in emergency situations. They must have the ability to be firm but fair with the inmates they are charged with supervising. They have the ability to be a counselor one moment and a disciplinarian the next. Many Corrections Deputies express that they choose this career as an opportunity to make a difference in someones life.
The duties a Corrections Deputy performs are varied. They include booking inmates into the facility, releasing inmates, supervising the housing modules, transporting to courts and medical appointments and responding to emergencies in the facility.
Corrections Deputies at the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office are required to pass an extensive background investigation including a polygraph. They must be able to pass a physical ability test as well a medical exam. Every Corrections Deputy must successfully complete the Washington State Criminal Justice Corrections Officer Academy which is a four week course. They also must complete a six week on the job training program with a Field Training Officer.
Please see the official Corrections Officer Job Specification for a complete list of job duties, qualifications, and special requirements. The Corrections Deputy position is normally open on a continuous basis. Please check the Snohomish County Human Resources web site for the official listing and application.
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