Corrections and Custody Officer 1 (CO1)

Longview Work Release, On-Call positions

All Qualified candidates will be invited to a Hiring Event (interviews) scheduled for October 3rd, 2019 in Longview, WA.

Successful candidates would attend the January training academy.

The Washington State Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals for the positions of Correctional Officer 1 at the Longview Work Release in Longview, WA.

The Longview Work Release is operated and completely staffed by the Department of Corrections. This facility is 24/7 facility that houses male and female offenders.

*On-Call Positions*

Incumbents will be required to attend 6 weeks of full time paid training within 90 days after hire and will be considered for full time permanent and/or temporary vacancies as they occur. All correctional officers, including those in on-call positions, are provided with a benefits package including medical, dental, vision and retirement as well as paid sick leave, holiday pay and paid vacation; provided they work at least 20 hours or more each week.

Whether the work is inside a prison, a work release, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

to learn more about the Correctional Officer hiring process.


Longview Work Release is an adult correctional facility in a minimum custody setting. This position provide safety and security, and assist in controlling, directing, and monitoring the activities of the adult offenders within the facility in accordance with established department methods and procedures.

This position performs the following work:

  • Write reports, observation and maintaining daily activity logs, assisting offenders regarding problems, programs and behavioral incidents.
  • Uses independent judgment takes emergency action to include verbal de-escalation.
  • Maintains order and discipline, reporting of infractions and documentation.
  • Conducting facility, parameter and residential checks.
  • Observation and monitor of visitors, community members and volunteers, to include OMNI updates, per policy.
  • Conducts room and common area searches for contraband.
  • Conducts bag and pat searches and UA/BA testing.
  • Facilitates offender orientation and social outing orientation.
  • Responsible for property inventory as well as readying property for transportation and property box-up.
  • Monitor offender movements, assign and monitor offenders details, and extra duty.
  • Maintain and update variety of logs to include but not limited to infraction log, extra duty and facility log.
  • Process offender paychecks and issue receipts to offenders.
  • Assign out offender draw checks.
  • Deliver and process mail to offenders.
  • Assign linens and offender key rings to incoming offenders.
  • Oversee kitchen after hours.
  • Conduct monthly safety and sanitation inspections of first aid and post exposure kits. Inspects all fire extinguishers on monthly basis.
  • Write work orders for any repairs needed.


  • Graduation from high school or GED
  • Valid Driver’s license

Note: The legal (Constitutional) right to carry a firearm is required;

pre-employment process includes drug testing and psychological evaluation.

Disqualifying Criteria:

  • No more than 1 termination in the last 5 years
  • No more than 1 formal disciplinary action in the last 5 years (including termination)
  • Never consumed alcohol while at work or on duty when policy or practice prohibited it within the last 10 years
  • Never impaired by Cannabis, THC, or any illegal drug, in any form, while at work or on duty within the last 10 years
  • No consumption of any illegal or non-prescribed narcotic in the last 10 years
  • No more than 1 DUI in last 5 years
  • Zero felony convictions within the last 10 years
  • No dishonorable discharge (enlisted) or dismissal (officers) from any branch of the armed forces within the last 10 years

Supplemental Information

‘The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.’

For additional information about the agency, please visit .


  • The work of a Community Corrections/Correctional Officer, and the required training can be physically demanding at times.

to review a description of the training you’ll receive, and the associated requirements.

  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.

  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test will be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate will be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position will be included in a Union Shop.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 407-5746. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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