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Correctional Lieutenant - Camp (Wms Band 02)

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State Of Washington Yacolt , WA 98675

Posted 5 months ago


Correctional Lieutenant - Camp

WMS Band-02

Full-Time Permanent

Larch Corrections Center

NOTE: Please carefully read this posting in its entirety, as it contains important information for candidates.
07/20/2018: This vacancy has been reopened to external, non-DOC employee candidates to help further develop a qualified candidate pool.

The Department of Corrections (DOC), Larch Corrections Center (LCC), is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for an agency internal, permanent Correctional Lieutenant (CAMP) position. This position is located at Larch Corrections Center in Yacolt, WA.

If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply online, attach a current Letter of Interest (preferably no more than two (2) pages) indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for the position, and a current Resume. Please include transcripts with your application to verify your education.


Larch Corrections Center opened in 1956 with the current operating capacity of 480 residents. LCC is a minimum custody facility located on a relatively remote 40 acre site, approximately 20 miles northeast of Vancouver, WA. The site is leased from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR also maintains a facility on site and provides work for the residents. LCC employs about 120 staff members.

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. Duties

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides facility operational, safety and security oversight.

  • Prioritizes and facilitates program operations to ensure the daily security needs of the facility are accomplished.

  • Manages the assignment and monitoring of staff inspections of physical facility structure and infrastructure relative to prison safety and security.

  • Acts as the Facility Emergency Response Manager (FERM) responsible for all phases of emergency response.

  • Ensures that staff exercise good judgment, discipline, caution, objective reasonableness, and restraint when using force in accordance with Use of Force Option Guidelines.

  • Oversees management of custody workforce and assignments.

  • Recommends changes in roster management model and ensures procedures, and post assignment changes are in compliance with the Custody Staffing Model, applicable to labor laws, and collective bargaining agreements.

  • Monitors and takes direct action concerning staff leave use, overtime budget management, and callback expenditures.

  • Maintains facility security through management of offenders' behavior.

  • Coordinates and facilitates the Local Safety Advisory Committee.

  • Acts as a stakeholder and partner in facility Intelligence and Investigations, Violence Reduction, and Administrative Segregation Review.

  • Participates in Classification and Intake procedures as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team to manage offender custody assignments at appropriate security levels and designations.

  • Provides supervision and leadership to correctional sergeants as they monitor correctional officers completing day-to-day security operations, and shift security.

  • Oversees management of shift security operations through the supervision of shift commanders.

  • Assists with the management and administration of physical facility operations.


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • AT LEAST two (2) years of correctional experience in an adult, juvenile or law enforcement related field.

  • AT LEAST two (2) years of direct supervisory experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, factually and concisely both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to recall detailed information and maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.

  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm during all emergent conditions.

  • Demonstrated ability to deescalate and manage stressful situations that include but is not limited to; abuse or hostility.

  • Working knowledge of the principles of correctional practices and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of experience as a Corrections and Custody Officer 3 (Correctional Sergeant)


  • AT LEAST one (1) year of experience as a Corrections and Custody Officer 3 (Correctional Sergeant) WITH the successful completion of AT LEAST 30 Semester or 45 Quarter hours of accredited college level course work in a RELATED field.

Supplemental Information

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

For additional information about the agency, please visit


  • 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 may 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 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.

  • This position may be included in a Union Shop.

  • If this position requires formal education 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), the selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts of their education to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of appointment.

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 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 or call us at (360) 667-3621. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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