Juvenile Detention Officer 1

Pierce County Washington - Tacoma, WA4.0

Temporary$21 - $26 an hour
This position is open until filled; applicants that apply before August 31, 2018 will receive first consideration.

This recruitment may be used to fill other JDO1 vacancies including Temporary and
On Call positions in the future.

Upon satisfactory completion of one year of service, a Juvenile Detention Officer 1 is eligible for promotion to the Juvenile Detention Officer 2 classification.
***Salary Range $24.85 - $31.10

Juvenile Court
The Pierce County Juvenile Court has exclusive jurisdiction over those juveniles within Pierce County who violate the criminal laws of this state or who are in need of protection and/or advocacy as a result of abuse, neglect or abandonment. The Juvenile Department provides probation, court, detention and adoption services.

Learn more about the Pierce County Juvenile Court (Remann Hall)

This is responsible entry level work in providing custodial supervision, screening, booking, and care for juvenile offenders detained by the Pierce County Juvenile Court. Detention Officers are responsible for the welfare, safety and security of the residents. They are responsible for assuring that the juveniles are clean, fed, healthy and safe. They are responsible for defusing, correcting and controlling acting out behavior; and for identifying potentially self-destructive behavior and intervening once it's identified.

Employees will be trained in skills building techniques which they will be expected to utilize in individual or group interactions with the residents. An employee may be expected to exercise supervision over on call or volunteer workers assigned to the work shift. Employees in this classification are responsible for the management of residents on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis, including using established guidelines to assess mental or medical issues of youth prior to acceptance. Employees work shifts, with varying days off and are expected to be able to perform the functions and duties of all shifts in all areas of the facility. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Shift Supervisor and the general supervision of the Manager of Detention Services.

This announcement is not intended to reflect all duties to be performed by our next team member, but shall present a descriptive list of the range of duties that may be performed. To view the complete classification, click here.

Completion of two years of post high school education in the social sciences, corrections, or related field; or two years experience (paid or volunteer) in the guidance, discipline and supervision of delinquent juveniles. Additional education or experience may substitute equally for the position requirements.

Union membership is required within 30 days for represented positions. A valid Washington State driver's license is required. Ability to successfully complete all required pre-employment screening, testing, background investigations and polygraph examination. Satisfactory physical condition, as evidenced by a County-approved physical examination required. Must maintain a current phone number or message phone.

Within 60 days of hire must successfully pass Washington state approved CPR course. Within 15 days of hire must complete PPD Tuberculin skin test with appropriate follow-up. Must satisfactorily complete the Training Academy at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Thank you for considering the Pierce County Juvenile Court as a potential employer. Juvenile Court employees are directly responsible for the supervision and/or care of youth under the age of eighteen. As such, all applicants undergo an extensive application process, as well as a thorough background investigation.

THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION may include, but is not limited to an interview; employer reference checks; polygraph test; criminal records, driving records, and financial history check. Failure of any portion of the background investigation will be "cause" for removal from consideration.

The effectiveness of the Juvenile Court is directly related to the quality of personnel employed by the Court and the level of public trust in those personnel.

To be considered for this opportunity please:
1) Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to: www.piercecountywa.org/jobs.

2) Attach the following documents to your online application:
A) College transcripts or college diploma
B) Other documents which you feel would facilitate this process or assist us in determining your suitability for the position. Examples: job performance evaluations, awards, certificates, decorations, etc.

Other Important Information:
If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any Work Source location and use their computers.
Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.
This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written and/or oral examinations, performance examinations, and interviews.
Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Please do not contact us regarding the status of your application. You will be contacted once an outcome has been reached. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from piercecounty.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.
The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or two entering the required information. It may be helpful to you if you print the announcement, gather the information, then enter the information.
In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at (253) 798-7480 before the closing date.