Detention Manager

Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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Position Description

Corrections, Juvenile Division/Juvenile Justice Center/Dept. of Court Services

Position: Detention Manager
Salary Range: $5,061 - $7,453 per month, DOE, DOQ
Location: JJC/Department of Court Services
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hrs./wk.); FLSA Exempt; Benefits Apply

Open Until Filled

Brief Duties and Responsibilities: The Detention Manager is responsible for the planning, organization, and direct control of technical, administrative, and day-to-day operations and activities in the Juvenile Detention Center. Direction is received from the Director of Corrections and the Court Services Manager. Responsible for the direct supervision of all staff assigned to work in the Juvenile Detention Center. See the job description for the complete list of essential functions.

Working Environment/Physical Abilities: The working environment is divided between working in the secure environment of the detention facility and an office setting. The duties require walking on various types of surfaces, running, sitting, kneeling, standing, often for long periods of time, maintaining balance, climbing stairs and inclines, kneeling, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, and twisting. Requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, gripping with fingers and hands, lifting and carrying 50-100 pounds and the ability to drag a person out of a room in the event of an emergency; working in confined space, and working alone in remote locations under noisy conditions. Must be able to hear normal voice conversations, alarms, and have good vision. Requires wearing rubber or plastic gloves; subject to call in and call back as the job demands.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, preferably: criminal justice, psychology, social sciences, social work, sociology, or allied field. Two (2) years of documented experience in a management level position in criminal justice OR ten (10) years of experience in juvenile justice direct service work. Must successfully pass a background check/investigation, a driving record check, polygraph exam and a psychological evaluation. See the job description for the complete list of qualifications.

Application: Walla Walla County application, resume and cover letter required. Visit the County website at 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,

Type: Full-time