Washington State CLASSIFICATION COUNSELOR 2 (MCCCW) in Belfair, Washington




The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a Classification Counselor 2 position at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women in Belfair, WA.


The Department of Corrections, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary, Prisons Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Services Division, and Health Services. The Department employs over 7,600 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.6 billion.

MISSION CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMENis a minimum-custody facility for adult women. MCCCW's focus is to prepare female offenders for their transition back into our communities. To do this, DOC provides opportunity for pre-screened offenders to work on supervised work crews which include sustainable projects, fish hatchery projects, salmon habitat preservation, and other community and park maintenance. The offenders learn to develop good work ethics, expand their work skills and abilities, and provide a service to the community. In addition the facility provides other programs to enhance successful reentry.

The facility is located Tahuya State Forest outside Belfair, Washington about 30 minutes south of Bremerton. Some staff choose to live close by; others commute from surrounding areas of Bremerton, Gig Harbor, or Tacoma. Close to the Olympic Mountains, Hood Canal, and Case Inlet, the area affords opportunity for many kinds of outdoor activities and water sports. For more information on the area, go to http://www.explorehoodcanal.com.

Whether the work is inside a prison, 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.


* Key duties of the Classification Counselor 2 include:*

  • Manage a caseload of adult criminal offenders.

  • Determine offender's documentation and programming needs.

  • Complete facility plans, criminal history and risk management tools to determine needs.

  • Prepare and submit Offender Release Plans.

  • Counsel and inform offenders regarding community resources and problems they might encounter in their transition to work release, parole, or release. Work with internal and external entities to facilitate offender re-entry.

  • Enforce court ordered conditions and impose DOC conditions.

  • Maintain communication with offenders to assist with attorney calls, child custody/support hearings with DSHS and courts, and family contact through crisis/emergency situations.

  • Regularly review and update offender plans and programming needs.

  • Monitor offender programming behaviors.

  • Exercise sound judgment, aligned with Department policy, in decisions concerning sanctions, treatment, and education referral.

  • Write correspondence, infractions, and incident reports.

  • Provide clear, concise, and consistent communication with staff, offenders, and stakeholders through available resources.

  • Complete various documents and paperwork.

  • Records, access, update, and retrieve offender-related information from agency database.

  • Maintain electronic and hard copy offender files.



A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and one year of social service or corrections experience.*A Master's degree in sociology, psychology, social work, criminology, or closely related field will substitute for the year of required experience.


Satisfactory completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 quarter credits) and three years of experience in adult corrections, juvenile corrections, rehabilitation or social casework. Graduate training will substitute for one year of the experience stated above.


One year as a Classification Counselor 1 in Washington State service to include, at a minimum, satisfactory completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 quarter credits).

*NOTE: Corrections experience is defined as the focus of the work is dealing directly with inmates majority of the time. Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.


  • IT IS A REQUIREMENT to provide a minimum of three professional references with your application. The Department of Corrections defines a professional reference 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. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not being considered for this position.
  • Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience section in your application or you may not be considered for this position. Resumes will not replace the completed "Work Experience" section in your online application.
  • You may be disqualified if your work experience does not include information used to: 1) Meet the minimum qualifications of the job and 2) back up your answers to the supplemental questions. Only complete applications will be considered. Please be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents.

  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.

  • Employees work with offenders 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 may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration.

  • 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 is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may 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.

  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

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 men and women 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 diversity, 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 kari.miller@doc.wa.gov or call us at (253) 858-4691 or (360)277-2453. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10433

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Closing: 11/7/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $41,940.00 - $55,020.00 Annually

Location: Mason County – Belfair, WA