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Corrections Deputy - Entry Level

at Pierce County Library

Pay: $27.83 to $36.06/hour
$27.83 - $36.06
Posted: 8/27/2019
Job Reference #: 2309527

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is currently accepting applications for Entry Level Corrections Deputy.  YOU CAN TEST FOR FREE!! 

  • Please apply and test online at National Testing Network
  • To receive the free offer and assistance on how to schedule your free test or apply your current test scores to Pierce County, please contact NTN Support at 1-866-563-3882.  
  • Testing may be scheduled at any National Testing Network location.
If you plan on taking the REACT - Corrections/Corrections Deputy written exam for Corrections Deputy in another state, and that state or testing location does not offer the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) required for Washington State, please contact Civil Service at pccivilservice@piercecountywa.gov to discuss options for the PAT.
  • Applicants for Corrections Deputy are required to pass a video based scenario, reading section and report writing examination and pass a physical fitness test through National Testing Network.
  • Applicants must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the video and reading sections of the written exam.   Applicant must pass the report writing section and the physical fitness test.  The Physical Fitness Test includes: a mile and a half run, push-ups and sit-ups.
  • Based upon the results of the National Testing Network scores, applicants will be ranked and placed on a civil service employment register. Applicants who rank high on the civil service register will be selected to undergo a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation.
  • For additional information, please read the job announcement on the National Testing Network website.

Position Summary

This is work performed to provide care and custody of adult prisoners and to maintain order and discipline among the prisoners of the Pierce County Corrections and Detention Center, a maximum-security facility. Employees in this classification are responsible for the operation of the jail on a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week basis, and the direct and indirect supervision of inmates.For more information, please read and refer to the class description -
Corrections Deputy



  • High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  • At least age twenty (20) at time of appointment.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment and be able to provide proof of insurability.
  • Must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident and ability to read and write the English language as required by RCW 41.14.100.
  • Ability to pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission physical fitness requirements.
  • Ability to successfully complete Pierce County Sheriff's Department background investigation.
  • Entrance to and successful completion of the Corrections Academy or Equivalency Academy is a condition of continuing as required by RCW 43.101.

Supplemental Information

ATTENTION:  All communication from Pierce County Civil Service is sent by email using the email address listed on your application.  This may include communication that contains confidential or private information.  Exam results, and if successful, an applicant's final score and rank on the employment register is emailed.  If an applicant is removed from an employment register, he/she will receive an emailed notice of removal which will include the reason and any appeal rights and procedures.  If you would like to change your email address, you must send the new address to the Civil Service Office at pccivilservice@piercecountywa.gov.  You are responsible for keeping your email address updated.  Email is the only form of communication/notification you will receive from Pierce County Civil Service.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  This classification has a variety of physical requirements of varying degrees based on numerous differing work circumstances.  Required physical activities include walking, standing, sitting, digital dexterity, talking, hearing and seeing.  A Corrections Deputy may be exposed to physically confrontive situations, personal danger and bio-hazardous materials.  A Corrections Deputy will assist in emergency situations, and must maintain physical ability to deal with physical confrontive or combative situations including use of reasonable force up to and including deadly force.  Required physical activities during those times are running, jumping, twisting, balancing, climbing, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, lifting, carrying, dragging, throwing, pushing/pulling both objects and people.  A Corrections Deputy must be able to clearly distinguish and identify colors, safely drive a vehicle with unassisted vision, accurately discharge a firearm (either hand) with unassisted vision, clearly and successfully discriminate electronic, mechanical and human sounds and operate required equipment in a safe and lawful manner for the protection/safety of the public, inmates, of self and of other employees.