Juvenile Detention Officer

Walla Walla County   Walla Walla, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on November 3, 2021
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WALLA WALLA COUNTY P.O. Box 1506 Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Phone: (509) 524-2600 Fax: (509) 524-2603

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
DEPARTMENT OF COURT SERVICES
Position: Juvenile Detention Officer
Salary Range: $3,312 - $4,436 per month, DOE, DOQ
Location: Department of Court Services
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hrs./wk.); Courthouse Union; Benefits Apply
Open until filled


Brief Duties and Responsibilities: Works as a team member attending to the physical and
emotional needs of youth detained at the Juvenile Justice Center. Juvenile Detention Officers
implement the Center’s Behavior Management Program (Status Level System) and provide other
therapeutic treatment, as directed. Juvenile Detention Officers maintain a clean, safe, and secure
environment within the facility and promote personal responsibility, accountability, self-discipline,
and pro-social behavior through modeling behavior.


Working Conditions: Working environment includes activities both indoors and outdoors.
Physical abilities are those typically associated with an office environment and participation in
detention facility operations requiring bending, reaching, lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds, pulling,
pushing, and standing and sitting for extended periods.


Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is preferred from an accredited college or
university. An Associate of Arts degree and two (2) years of successful experience in juvenile or
adult corrections or a related social science field, or a combination of skills, knowledge, and
education is at management’s discretion. Possess/maintain a valid driver’s license, valid food
handler’s card, and valid first aid/CPR card and pass the Physical Aptitude Test.


Requirements: Pass a comprehensive, in-depth background investigation, including
psychological and polygraph examinations. Must also successfully pass a driving record check.
Must pass Physical Aptitude Test and successfully complete the WA State Criminal Justice
Training Center’s Juvenile Security Workers Academy within six (6) months of hire.


Application: Visit the County website at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us to download a copy of the
job description, application, and to apply online. Mailing address, Human Resources/Risk
Manager, PO Box 1506, Walla Walla, WA 99362; fax, (509) 524-2603; office, (509) 524-2600;
email, hr@co.walla-walla.wa.us.


SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, BACKGROUND CHECK, DRIVING
RECORD CHECK, AND ORAL INTERVIEW.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER / ADA COMPLIA


Walla Walla County

Walla Walla , WA