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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 383J
Category: Protective Services


Positions at this level are assigned within Community Response Unit(s) which serve as expert level, highly specialized teams, assigned to various task forces and trained to partner with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The teams focus on the apprehension of wanted individuals, service of high-risk warrants to individuals both under, or not under, the supervision of the Department of Corrections (DOC), and development of criminal investigations for both state and federal prosecution. Positions at this level provide support to a number of divisions within DOC including Prisons, Reentry and the Community Corrections Division.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under administrative direction, positions consult with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies on individual violent/major crime investigations and are involved in all aspects of criminal investigations including:
  • Development and maintenance of informants;
  • Writing, obtaining and coordinating service of search warrants;
  • Conducting field surveillance;
  • Apprehension of prison/work release/reentry center escapees;
  • Writing investigative reports; and
  • Testifying in court.

Typical Work

Investigates, tracks, locates, surveils and arrests individuals who have committed new and violent offenses or have unexecuted warrants;

Conducts high risk search warrant entries;

Works with law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level to apprehend high risk, violent active individuals;

Executes DOC and other agency warrants;

Transports and facilitates detention of individuals;

Testifies before local, state and federal courts for violations and/or new prosecutions and DOC Hearings for violation of supervision;

Compose reports for DOC and law enforcement;

Maintain accurate and timely record keeping including chronological entries, probable cause, records keeping for crime analysis and regular summary reports to management;

Plans strategies and carries out complex investigations with reliability, credibility and admissibility of investigative work, arrest planning and safety;

Gathers information for criminal investigations;

Serves as the expert investigator to assist authorities in trial and conviction of individuals;

Conduct covert surveillance work;

Provide Arrest Planning and Implementation training to CCD field staff statewide.

Legal Requirement(s)

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.

Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and five years of experience as a Community Corrections Officer 2 or 3.


Bachelor's degree and five years of professional experience in adult or juvenile corrections or closely related field.

These positions require the successful completion of the firearms academy and Control/Impedance Tactics and the ability to carry a firearm and electric immobilization device.

Class Specification History

New class; adopted June 22, 2023; effective July 1, 2023.