Washington State Correctional Officer 1 (CO1), Full time and On-Call, Washington and Mission Creek Corrections Center in Gig Harbor, Washington


Correctional Officer 1 (CO1) Full-Time and On-Call

Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) and Mission Creek Corrections Center for Woman (MCCCW)

The Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals for the position of Full Time and On-Call Correctional Officer 1 at Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor, WA. and the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Woman in Belfair, WA. (The on-call/intermittent positions have no minimum hour guarantee).

WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMAN (WCCW) is a 75-acre facility located approximately two miles from Gig Harbor. The site includes living units, administration buildings, a health clinic, education buildings, a gymnasium, a chapel, industries buildings, food service buildings and support facilities.

MISSION CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN (MCCCW) is a minimum-custody facility for adult women. MCCCW's focus is to prepare female offenders women for their transition back into our communities. To do this, DOC provides opportunity for pre-screened offenders at MCCCW to work on supervised work crews. In cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, the women participate in forest restoration, park cleanup, fishery projects, and fighting forest fires. In return they 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.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) 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.

Click here to learn more about the Correctional Officer hiring process.


This job class is designated as in-training. The employee will advance to CO2 after satisfactory completion of the CO1 training requirements.

In an adult correctional facility, Correctional Officers provide safety and security, and assist in controlling, directing, and monitoring the activities and movement of adult offenders. This includes maintaining security of the institution and controlling movement into, out of and within the institution in accordance with established department methods and procedures.

Correctional Officers are expected to be a positive role model for offenders and work to help them become productive members of society from the day they arrive under supervision. Correctional Officers use interpersonal skills and good communication skills to correct and counteract criminal thinking of offenders while maintaining safe confinement environments for offenders to pursue a successful re-entry into communities. The successful candidates for Correctional Officer 1 will posses creative thinking, self-confidence, strong role-modeling and good physical and mental conditioning.

Overtime is an essential function of this position.

Correctional Officers must successfully complete Correctional Worker Core (CWC), a six-week academy for all correctional workers employed in DOC prison facilities. We know that managing difficult people takes more than force. It takes observation, knowledge, skills and continual practice. Every DOC employee is provided with initial training designed to help assure safe working conditions. In addition, new officers continue to build on the skills and knowledge they learned in the CWC. With the supervision and coaching of Correctional Sergeants and Job Coaches, new officers gain competency and fluency in the core skills needed to perform duties of a correctional officer.

For more information on CWC visit http://doc.wa.gov/jobs/core


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License

Note: The ability to carry a firearm is required; pre-employment process includes drug testing and psychological evaluation.

Supplemental Information

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

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


  • 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.
  • 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 will 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 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 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.

Many DOC jobs are covered by the Public Safety Employees' Retirement System (PSERS). If someone moves from a Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) eligible position to a PSERS eligible position, they actually retire under two different systems/plans. For more information, please contact the Department of Retirement System at: 1-800-547-6657.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email nreed@doc1.wa.gov 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.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10506

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Closing: 12/12/2016 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: $3,036.00 - $3,954.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County - Gig Harbor, WA