Walla Walla County

Jail Commander
Location: Walla Walla, Washington


Position Description
The Walla Walla County Adult Corrections Department has an opening for a Jail Commander. This is a full time, FLSA Exempt position with full County benefits. Salary range: $67,266 to $98,797 per year DOE, DOQ. Brief Duties and Responsibilities: The Jail Commander supervises, coordinates and manages the programs, activities and personnel within the Walla Walla County Corrections Adult Division and coordinates activities with other county departments and outside law enforcement agencies. The Jail Commander assumes management responsibility for all services and activities of the Adult Division, in consultation with the Director of Corrections. Working Conditions: Working environment includes activities or contacts in multiple indoor or outdoor venues. Physical abilities required for this position are ones typically related to corrections activities in challenging environments. Ability to perform tasks such as sitting, standing, bending, squatting, kneeling, grabbing, carrying, holding, walking, running, and ability to move/push/pull or lift heavy objects exceeding fifty (50) lbs. Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks such as controlling inmates and able to work long and protracted hours of the day and night depending on the complexities of unique situations. Subject to being on-call and 24‐hour call‐back for emergencies; high level of cognitive ability and exertion required daily. Minimum Requirements: Minimum AA degree is required; preferred four (4) year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, sociology. Minimum eight (8) year’s law enforcement or corrections experience with at least four (4) years in a corrections supervisory position or similar experience. Preferred Washington State CJTC certified peace officer or corrections officer or ability to attend CJTC equivalency academy and obtain Washington State CJTC certified peace officer or corrections officer status. Must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language, at least twenty-one (21) years of age and never have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor which reflects adversely on the position. Must successfully pass a background check and a driving record check. See the job descriptions for the complete list of qualifications. See the job description at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us for the complete list of qualifications and essential job functions. Employment application, resume and cover letter required. Position open until filled. EEO/ADA

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