State of Washington Classified Job Specification
CORRECTIONS & CUSTODY OFFICER 2
Class Series Concept
See Corrections and Custody Officer 1.
This is the fully qualified Corrections and Custody Officer. Incumbents at this level perform under minimum supervision. Incumbents may be given a lead role over other Corrections and Custody Officers and may be assigned specialized assignments that require a higher degree of independent judgment, such as writing field instructions or post orders, investigating tort claims. Incumbents at this level will monitor completion of on-the-job training requirements performed by lower level officers. This class is distinguished from the Level 3 class by first line supervisory responsibilities, including performance appraisals and corrective action. Incumbents at this level may also be assigned as a relief officer for posts normally held by higher-level custody staff.
Assists in controlling, directing, and monitoring the activities and movement of offenders to work assignments, meals, recreational activities, medical calls, educational classes, return to cells, or within a specified area, to ensure the security and safety of offenders, staff and the public; works directly with special needs offenders, to include long term, mentally ill, geriatric, youthful offenders;
Takes emergency action and intervenes in and controls acts of negative behavior and violence by using verbal de-escalation, physical and lethal uses of force such as restraints, firearms, or other devices as required following prescribed procedures and guidelines; conducts visual surveillance of security perimeter and monitors vehicle and foot traffic entering and leaving facility in order to detect abnormal or suspicious activity, and to detect inappropriate behavior;
Performs security mailroom duties to include receipt, control and proper delivery of mail to offenders;
Assists in providing on-the-job training and monitor completion of on-the-job training requirements performed by Correctional Officer 1 in-training class level; provides input to evaluating supervisor on the performance of Correctional Officer 1s; may be assigned lead over other Correctional Officers; may be assigned specialized assignments, such as writing field instructions or post orders, investigating a tort claim or offender grievance;
Writes reports and observations pertaining to occurrences that require action by supervisor and incident or disciplinary reports detailing incorrect offender behavior, violation of rules and regulations; maintains official logs; testifies at disciplinary hearings, classification committees, release hearings, and court proceedings; recommends offender custody, work, training or release actions;
Provides security and custody for offenders on authorized leave from the institution, facility or unit, to include transport to and/or from county jails, city jails, courts, medical trips, operates appropriate state vehicles to transport offenders, patrol fences, ensures proper paperwork is available for transporting offenders; applies appropriate restraints as established by policy; serves as K-9 officer using a trained dog to control offenders, search for drugs and contraband;
Performs random and specific searches and inspections of offenders and visitors; searches offender housing, buildings, physical plant, supplies and offenders personal property to seize dangerous items, evidence, contraband and controlled or unauthorized substances; maintains proper use, control, and accountability of keys, tools, equipment, performs inventory on, control and account for, offender personal and state property;
Briefs supervisors and relieves staff regarding current issues/areas of concern (i.e., pass on pertinent information) in order to be aware of a situation or to take appropriate action; advises offenders regarding problems, institution programs, policies, and behavior standards;
Operates communication devices such as two-way radio, telephone, to convey information among personnel and to refer callers to appropriate areas; may be responsible for the training and qualification of all designated staff in the use of firearms, chemical agents;
Observes offenders for unusual or significant behavior; participates in directed treatment plan for offenders; inspects assigned area such as rooms, hallways, bathrooms, and takes action when necessary to maintain established sanitary, health and safety standards;
Assists in conducting investigations as the on-scene officer; answers questions of offenders and visitors concerning rules, regulations and procedures; investigates offender complaints; responds to all types of complaints;
May include supervision of off site offender work crews in the community; may be required to supervise offenders controlling forest fires and/or performing work in a fire camp in support of fire crews; may be assigned as relief for posts normally held by higher-level custody staff.
Conducts urinalysis (UA) and breathalyzer (BA) testing, provides safety and security, and assists in controlling and directing offenders within a Community Corrections setting;
Assists with transportation to a confinement facility for offenders in violation.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
One year of experience as a Correctional Officer which includes successful completion of the Correctional Officer training plan
Graduation from high school or GED
One year of experience as a correctional officer in adult or juvenile corrections where security functions equivalent to a Level 2 Correctional Officer were performed.
Note: A valid driver’s license is required. For some positions a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), with appropriate endorsements may be required.
Class Specification History
Salary adjustment, revisions to the definition and typical work; adopted June 30, 2017 effective July 1, 2017.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.