Juvenile Detention Officer

Walla Walla, Washington 99362
12/4/2021

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Position Description

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.

Type: Full-time