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Corrections Officer-Experienced (Lateral) - City of Kirkland ( Job # 18-0014)

Minimum Salary: $4,792.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $5,982.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Police
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Perform all Care and Custody functions associated with a detention facility, to include; transporting inmates to court and regional jail facilities, assist officers in the field with prisoner transports, provide security to the Kirkland Municipal Court, conduct fingerprinting as needed and assist the Kirkland Municipal Court with probation adherence.  Corrections officers are specially commissioned by the Chief of Police and are required to comply with all agency policies and able to qualify and maintain the ability to carry department issued firearms in the course of performing their job functions.

Special Note

This is a continuous recruitment.  Applications will be screened as openings occur and hiring will be staggered throughout the year.

Note:  Starting monthly salary is dependent upon relevant experience for this position.   The City of Kirkland also offers an education and fitness incentive to those employees who qualify.


Hours of Work

Must be available to work rotating shifts.  Corrections staff currently work a combination of 8 and 12 hour shifts.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English and have excellent inter-personal skills. Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License. Must possess sufficient strength and physical capacity to perform essential job functions, including application of physical restraint techniques, participation in defensive tactics training, and other required physical activity. Applicant history must be free of adult Felony arrests. Other history will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All applicants must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test and have a corrected vision of at least 20/20.

All lateral applicants must possess a valid Corrections certification from the Washington Basic Academy or other acceptable and qualified academy certified by the Washington State Law Enforcement Training Commission.

Preferred Qualifications

Twelve or more months of post Corrections academy experience is preferred.

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Corrections Officers schedule consists of varied shifts to include days, swings, or graveyards. Work is performed in and around the City of Kirkland Jail, City vehicles, regional facilities, training scenarios, various courts, and the greater Puget Sound community. The employee will be required to wear a uniform, carry weapons and tools associated with the job function, and maintain the ability to testify with credibility during legal proceedings.

Union Affiliation

The Kirkland Police Guild represents the Corrections Officer - Experienced position.

Selection Process

The selection process will include an application review, interview process, physical fitness testing, and a full background.  Once a conditional offer of employment is made, an applicant will have a medical examination to include a drug screening, a psychological evaluation, and a Polygraph.



Kirkland Justice Center
11750 NE 118th Street
Kirkland, WA