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BBCC Career Services offers a broad range of information and assistance for individuals

  • Job/career exploration
  • Education/training requirements
  • Job hunting techniques
  • Employment opportunities, internships, mentorships, and work experience
  • Industry and business tours
  • Career assessments for determining the right career

Computer resources and software programs include

  • Resume creation
  • Career exploration
  • Employment preparation
  • Videos demonstrating interview techniques
  • Access local, state and nationwide websites and databases for job search

In person appointments are available

  • Career exploration
  • Job search
  • Resume preparation and review
  • Interview preparation or any other related topic

Career Services is a free benefit available to current, potential students, and alumni of Big Bend Community College.

Hiring Events

27th Annual Job and Career Fair                             March 5, 2020   100+ Employers in 2019

Job Fair and Career Connected Learning Events--Open to the Public

Healthcare Day                      Employers         May 14, 2020                 Investigate Healthcare, Meet Employers

On-Campus BBCC Student Job Openings
Jobs listed on this LINK are only open to current BBCC students registered for more than 5 credits
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bigbend/promotionaljobs

Job Openings--Open to the Public
12/05/2019 Temp position, Warden Dec 9th--Dec 13

BEST HUMAN RESOURCE SOLUTIONS INC.

Who needs some extra cash????

Immediate opening for 10 laborers to work on an inventory project in Warden counting parts and equipment.

Project Date:   December 9TH through December 13th
Hours:             7am to 3pm
Pay:                 $13.50 per hour

Must be able to count
Must have legible writing
Pass Criminal Background check
Pass Drug Test—INCLUDING THC

How to Apply:
Visit our website at    Besthrservices.com
Once you completed the application, call our office to confirm we received it 509.764.4240r 9th through December 13th.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pay: $13.50 per hour.

12/05/2019 Customer Service Rep--Penhaullurick's, Moses Lake

Penhallurick’s Home and Building Center

Customer Service Representative who will provide customers with helpful information by answering questions and locating product throughout the store.

Position requirements:
Must have knowledge of basic computer skills
Must have a friendly demeanor with good communication skills
Building material knowledge a plus, but not required
Self-starter, moved to learn products on the sales floor
Must be willing to work Sundays

How to Apply
Please apply within store or email resume              Expressbuilding5@hotmail.com
               ATTN:  Katie Colyns

NO PHONE CALLS

12/03/2019 Bookkeeper, Moses Lake, Full to Part-Time dependent upon skills

Moses Lake Senior Center             608 East Third Avenue, Moses Lake, WA

Seeks a Bookkeeper

Position information

               Full or Part Time position depending upon skills and availability

               Willing to work with college student schedule

               20 hours average per week

Bookkeeping/Accounting Skills

               QuickBooks         &            Principles of Accounting

               Quarterly             &            Payroll Tax Reports

               General Store receipts and banking

               Other general bookkeeping duties dependent upon skill level

How to Apply

               Mary Kile             509.750.2643

               Carry Lyles          509.760.5257

               Center                  509.765.7809

12/03/2019 Volunteer Coordinator, Larson Heights Elementary, Volunteer/Part Time

Volunteer Coordinator

Larson Heights Elementary           Located on base, near Big Bend Community College

Grades 1-3                                        1-2 hours daily, Tuesday—Friday mornings

Work in small groups or individual with students to assist in reading and other skill building activities.

Contact                                              Margaret Amara

Phone                                                 509.760.7839

Email                                                  Sage309@live.com

WA State Criminal Background check, to work with children

12/03/2019 Care Providers -Grant County, Flexible hours/schedule

Moses Lake/Ephrata/Soap Lake***
Beneficial In Home Care is hiring. We pay for your training! IMMEDIATE openings. Please come in and apply at 1235 E Wheeler Rd Moses Lake. Feel free to call Alex in HR at 509-764-0004. We look forward to meeting you!

Beneficial In Home Care esta buscando trabajadores/as para cuidado de clientes que viven en su hogar privado. Nosotros pagamos tu entrenamiento. Posiciones disponible de IMEDIATO en la area de Ephrata/Soap Lake/Quincy/Moses Lake/Warden. Vengan y apliquen al 1235 E Wheeler Rd. Moses Lake. Para mas infromacion y preguntas llame a (509) 764-0004 y pregunten por Alex.

12/03/2019 Boiler Mechanic closes 01/15/2020

Company Name                    Lamb Weston

Contact Person                      Christina Garcia

Phone                                     (509)492-3526

Email                                      Christina.Garcia@Lambweston.com

Website Address

https://lambweston.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Lamb_External/job/Quincy-WA-Quincy-Plant/Boiler—Refrigeration-Mechanic_Req-002144

Job Title                                 Boiler & Refrigeration Mechanic

Location                                 Quincy, WA

Base Pay                                 $24.08Hourly

Job Closing Date                   01-16-2020

How to Apply                        Email

Job Description/Qualification

Type 1/Type 2 Universal Freon Card
2 year certification in refrigeration
RETA certified
Has a thorough knowledge of plant refrigeration, boilers and allied equipment.
Able to operate all plant engine rooms, boilers, and freezer tunnels to meet production needs and within set operating parameters.
Can identify all lines, valves, and components relating to the operation of the boilers and refrigeration in all plants.
Understands water chemistry, treatment, and in plant application.
Thorough knowledge of and ability to repair equipment within refrigeration/boiler areas.
Knows safety procedures for chemicals normally used, their toxicity levels and labeling.
Has thorough knowledge of proper liquid levels, lubricants, and mixtures used in the refrigeration/boiler area.
Thorough understanding of and be a participant in Process Safety Management Program.
Job Qualifications

Be able to weld, chip, grind and use all power tools safely at different heights on scaffolds, ladders and safety cages.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in English.

Responsibilities

  • Perform regular assigned checks.
    • Keep logs up to date.
    • Equipment repair, overhaul and trouble shooting.
    • Proper start-up and shut-down of plant equipment.
    • Training of other mechanical or production personnel.
    • Follow safety procedures for all work performed and instructing others in safe working habits.
    • Actively practice and abide by all Company work, safety and personal hygiene rules and regulations as outlined in the employee handbook.
    • May be required to work any shift, any and all days of the week, or overtime in accordance with production and maintenance schedules and applicable seniority rules.

Basic Requirements

General Qualifications
• Thorough working knowledge of single and three phase electrical.
• Thorough working knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics.
• Proficient at welding mild steel.
• Thorough knowledge of plant operations and mechanical systems and equipment.
• Good communication skills
• Has thorough knowledge of basic mechanical skills (i.e. plumbing, measuring, changing bearings, etc.).
• Able to work alone and in a neat workman-like manner.
• Meets the specific qualifications in one area

12/03/2019 City of Spokane weekly job board

City of Spokane job posting board.  Click on link to see positions https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity

12/03/2019 Pre-License RN, Eastern WA, closes 12/31/2019

Company Name                    Fresenius Medical Care

Contact Person                      Samantha Jeudy

Phone                                     (469)490-6614

Email                                      samantha.jeudy@fmc-na.com

Job Title                                 Pre- Licensed RN

Location                                 Various Location in East Washington and surrounding area

Base Pay                                 Competitive with $14,000 incentive bonus

Job Closing Date                   12-31-2019

Job Description/Qualification

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
This position is for graduates of an accredited school of Nursing working in a state that does not allow graduates to perform nursing duties until licensed. The specific job title used will be determined based on the state where the employee is employed.

Functions as part of the hemodialysis health care team providing safe and effective dialysis therapy for patients under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse while working towards obtaining their nursing license. Employees hired into this position will be required to obtain their nursing license within 90 days of their hire date.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Employees are required to take the Ishihara’s Color Blindness test as a condition of employment. Note that: Failing the Ishihara Test for Color Blindness does not preclude employment. The Company will consider whether reasonable accommodations can be made.
• Work includes using a desk and personal computer as well as interaction with patients, facility staff and physicians. The position may require travel between assigned facilities and various locations within the community. Travel to regional, Business Unit and Corporate meetings may be required.
• The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air temperature control and moderate noise levels. May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.
• The position provides direct patient care that regularly involves heavy lifting and moving of patients, and assisting with ambulation. Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance. This position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing and the employee must be able to bend over. The employee may occasionally be required to push and/or pull equipment, exerting up to 15 pounds of force. The employee may be required to lift and to lower solutions on a frequent basis of up to 30 lbs., and on an occasional lift basis up to 40 lbs., as high as 5 feet. There is a two-person assist program and “material assist” devices for the heavier items.
SUPERVISION:        • None
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Patient Care:
• Performs vascular access evaluation pre-treatment.
• Performs and records Pre and Post dialysis evaluation, weight and vital signs with initial identification.
• Performs vascular access cannulation and reports any difficulties in cannulation or unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
• Initiates dialysis treatment according to prescribed orders including blood flow (QB) and dialysate flow (QD).
• Evaluates intradialytic problems and provides intervention as prescribed by physician order or as directed.
• Monitors patients’ response to dialysis therapy.
• Obtains vital signs prior to reinfusion; performs all relevant functions necessary for the discontinuation of treatment and documents appropriately.
• Evaluates patient prior to termination of venous access – standing & sitting blood pressure.
• Obtains hemostasis and applies appropriate dressings.
• Evaluates the patient prior to discharge.
• Documents information related to patient treatment including documentation in the patient health record.
• Reports any significant information and/or change in patient condition directly to the nurse supervisor.
• Performs and documents interventions for unusual patient status and document patients’ response to intervention.
• Obtains all prescribed laboratory testing and prepares specimens for collection.
Maintenance / Technical:
• Conducts all tasks necessary for preparation for dialysis treatment and documents where appropriate.
• Maintains environmental integrity and aesthetics – ensures all areas are safe and clean.
• Cleans and disinfects dialysis machine surface, chair, equipment, and surrounding area between treatments according to facility policy.
• Performs all required pretreatment dialysis machine set up and testing.
• Ensures that all blood spills are immediately cleaned with appropriate disinfectant according to facility policy.
• Prepares, organizes, and efficiently utilizes supplies and equipment to prevent waste.
Clerical & Administrative:
• Enters all treatment data into the designated clinical application accurately and in a timely manner.
• Reviews health care record for completeness and ensures omitted entries are completed or corrected where appropriate.
• Prepares lab requisitions for prescribed or stat lab specimens according to laboratory destination.
• Collects, labels, appropriately prepares and stores lab samples according required laboratory specifications.
• Ensures collection of lab specimens by appropriate lab courier.
Other:
• As a condition of continued employment, you are required to obtain and maintain any required credentials or certifications necessary for your position in an active and valid status (including renewal of such credentials or certifications prior to any expiration date). In the event that your credential or certified status changes, you must notify your supervisor immediately.
• Capable of working in a challenging environment which requires the ability to handle demanding situations, multitasking, and remaining flexible to changing needs.
• Maintains regular and punctual attendance.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements

EDUCATION AND REQUIRED CREDENTIALS:
• Must have a nursing degree from an accredited nursing program
• Must obtain nursing license within 90 days of employment

Preferred Requirements

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Previous patient care experience in a hospital setting or a related facility preferred.

12/03/2019 Corrections Officer, King County closes 12/31/2019

Company Name        King County- Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention

Contact Person          Blake Bennett

Phone                         (206)263-3651

Email                          blake.bennett@kingcounty.gov

Website Address       https://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers.aspx

Job Title                     Corrections Officer

Location                     Multiple jail facilities in King County

Base Pay                     $57,928.00 – $77,292.80

Job Closing Date       12-31-2019

Job Description/Qualification

Newly hired Corrections Officers may be eligible for hiring incentives up to $5,000*.
Qualified lateral Corrections Officers may be eligible for hiring incentives up to $10,000*.

The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention is now accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer. Qualified applicants may remain eligible for employment consideration for 11 months after their completion of the Public Safety Test exam.
About the position: King County DAJD correctional facilities operate 24-hours per day, 7-days per week. Corrections Officers work assigned shifts, including days, swing, graveyard, holidays, weekends, and mandatory overtime when necessary.

This position requires direct contact with inmates. The inmate population includes potentially volatile and combative individuals with emotional, mental health, and alcohol/substance abuse problems. Incumbents are responsible for booking, releasing, inmate management, supervision, and security work within DAJD jail facilities and the Work Release Unit.

Typically, duties are performed within adult detention facilities. However, this position may require escort, transport and guarding inmates in the courthouse and medical facilities. These lockdown/secured environments require the ability to navigate ramps, stairs, opening and closing heavy doors, and working in narrow hallways.

Corrections Officers are expected to maintain regular attendance, use their intellect and effective communication skills, use physical strength and endurance, maintain a professional demeanor and appearance, actively participate in tactical situations, emergency response, force training, and follow very detailed instructions, policies, procedures and the Code of Conduct.

Who may apply: This recruitment is open to all King County employees and the general public.

Work schedule: Facilities are operational 24-hours per day 7-days per week. Corrections Officers work 40.85 hour work week, including a paid meal break, and are overtime eligible. Incumbents must be available to work varied shifts; which include days, swing, graveyard, holidays, weekends, and mandatory overtime.

Work locations: Incumbents may be assigned to either of two work locations:
• King County Correctional Facility, 500 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
• Maleng Regional Justice Center, 620 W. James Street, Kent, WA 98032

Schedule and facility assignments are subject to staffing needs of the department and collective bargaining unit bid processes, which are seniority based.

How to apply: Completion of a King County employment application and DAJD supplemental questionnaire is required. Resumes or letter of interest alone will not substitute for full application. Online applications are preferred. To apply, go to: http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs.

Who to contact: For assistance with the online application process, please contact NeoGov Customer Support toll free at 1-877-204-4442 or Governmentjobs.com.

For questions about the written examination, please contact Public Safety Testing at 1-866-447-3911 .

Questions regarding this position and the selection process may be directed to Sergeant Joshua Bott, at 206-477-5957 or Joshua.Bott@kingcounty.gov or Candy Trang, DAJD Human Resources Analyst at Candy.Trang@kingcounty.gov.

More information about this job and the department can be found on the DAJD website at www.kingcounty.gov/dajdjobs.

Veterans’ Preference: Incumbents requesting Veterans’ preference must submit a copy of their DD214 form, via email to Candy.Trang@kingcounty.gov to determine eligibility. Veterans’ preference will be applied as applicable.

About the department: The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is a professional and nationally recognized organization that supports safe, vibrant, and healthy communities in partnership with other criminal justice and human service agencies. DAJD operates the largest county jail system in the State of Washington, housing an average daily population of 80 juvenile detainees and more than 1900 adult inmates.

Department’s Mission: DAJD contributes to the public safety of the citizens of King County and Washington State by operating safe, secure, and humane detention facilities and community corrections programs, in an innovative and cost-effective manner.

King County DAJD is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity in employment. DAJD encourages people of all backgrounds, cultures and religions to apply, including veterans, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. DAJD values diversity and is committed to making appropriate accommodations as needed to support diversity as we believe that a diverse workforce is a strong workforce.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all activities of inmates, including recreation, meals, educational classes, visitation time, professional visits, social workers, and other authorized activities.
    •Ensure the safe, secure, humane custody of inmates, adhering to constitutional obligations including access to legal counsel, medical and mental health services as required.
    •Walking, running, sitting, standing for extended periods of time, and climbing stairs.
    •Use appropriate physical defensive interventions and restraint techniques to maintain custody and control, up to and including deadly force, in accordance with local, state and federal law; achieve and maintain proficiency in application and use of defensive interventions and physical agility.
    •Participate in required trainings in defensive tactics, electronic control devices, pepper spray, and other emergency and safety equipment.
    •Ability to perform under high stress when confronted with emergent, critical or dangerous situations; handle multiple activities simultaneously; exercise sound judgment under stressful circumstances in which working with speed and sustained attention are critical to the job.
    •Summon medical attention for inmates and render emergency first aid and CPR.
    •Enforce rules, policies and procedures.
    •Receive inmates into custody; input data into the computer. Sign off warrants, search inmates and property.
    •Record personal data on required databases, logs and files. Check computer for outstanding warrants.
    •Instruct and manage inmate behavior, in accordance with jail policies and procedures.
    •Monitor and direct inmate movement and tasks.
    •Operate control room and/or central control; monitor closed circuit television cameras and control access and egress within jails; security and alarm systems, communications and radio traffic.
    •Anticipate, watch for, and intervene in potentially dangerous situations and other jail conditions.
    •Relay approved information concerning inmates to relatives, attorneys, probation and police officers, and others.
    •Coordinate with courts to ensure inmates appear as required.
    •Safely operate a motor vehicle.
    •Distribute inmate meals, mail, cleaning supplies, commissary requests and other items as required.
    •Book and release inmates according policy to and procedure.
    •Process and maintain commitments according to policies and procedures.
    •Write detailed reports concerning any recommendation, problem, observation or emergency situations or occurrences within the jail, according to DAJD policy and training, or when directed by supervisors.
    •Provide excellent customer service including professional and respectful behavior.
    •Ensure confidentiality is upheld to the highest ethical standard.
    •Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    •Maintain safety and security of inmates in their assigned residential unit/functional area, with special attention to their physical whereabouts, health and emotional well-being.
    •Inspect facility, inmates, visitors and packages delivered to the facility.
    •Utilize and monitor electronic screening devices.
    •Conduct searches related to safety and security to include, but not limited to: vehicles, facilities, property and person for contraband, health hazards, safety and security violations.
    •Must be able to perform mandatory overtime.
    •Proper supervision of inmate cleaning and perform facility inspections routinely.

Basic Requirements

Minimum qualifications for entry level:
•Twenty-one years of age by the time of hire.
•Have a high school diploma or GED.
•Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License by the time of hire.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Applicants currently working as a Corrections Officer are subject to the same application, testing and screening process as other candidates. However some additional benefits may be realized post-hire and include the following:
•Salary Consideration: Incumbents may be considered for placement at a step within the Corrections Officer salary range that is closest to their current salary (salaries must remain within the stated Corrections Officer salary range);
•Salary Consideration for Laterals: Salary may be evaluated for previous corrections experience on a case-by-case basis, up to Step 5 of the Corrections Officer salary range;
•Training Waiver Consideration: Incumbents may be considered for a full or partial Corrections Academy waiver, based on confirmation of attendance and successful completion of a comparable Corrections Academy. Training records of these incumbents will be reviewed to determine eligibility for a full or partial waiver.

Appearance: Corrections Officers are expected to keep their appearance within established guidelines. Hair will be neat, clean and well-groomed.

  • Male officers are expected to be clean-shaven, except that they may have mustaches which shall not extend below the lip line or one-half inch (1/2″) from the side of the mouth. Beards, handlebar and twisted-end mustaches are not allowed. Sideburns shall not extend past a horizontal plane at the base of the ear lobes and shall be neatly trimmed.
    •Female officers may wear one pair of earring studs (only one earring per ear), measuring no more than three-sixteenth of an inch (3/16″) in diameter. Hoop earrings or any earring that hangs below the ear lobe are not allowed.
    •No other visible piercing related jewelry is authorized.
    •Tattoos, branding (intentional burning of the skin to create a design), voluntary disfigurement (marring or spoiling of the appearance or shape of a body part), or scarification (intentional cutting of the skin to create a design) shall be reviewed by the department on a case-by-case basis. Tattoos that are obscene, gang related or racially insensitive are forbidden.

Selection process: Incumbents selected for this position must submit all required forms and materials, and successfully complete each of the following:
•King County application for employment. Once the applications are screened, incumbents will be contacted by DAJD to precede the PST testing phase.
•Written examination administered by Public Safety Testing.
•Successful incumbents will be contacted by DAJD to proceed to the department’s background investigation process. The DAJD background investigation process is a thorough and extensive process which includes, but is not limited to: completion of an extensive Background Investigation Questionnaire, employment references check, criminal background check, polygraph examination, psychological testing/evaluation, finger printing, interview and physical examination (pre-employment physical).

Additional information regarding physical testing – Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center requirements: All Corrections Officers will be required to pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT) at time of hire. The physical qualification process will include the following components:
•Push-Ups: 15 minimum to 23 for maximum points, no time limit
•Sit-Ups: 12 minimum up to 18 for maximum points, one minute time limit
•1.5 Mile Run: Complete a 1.5 mile run in 16:17 minutes for maximum points; “0” points for running 18:17 minutes or more
Test preparation kit may be purchased on PST’s webpage. In order to pass the Physical Agility Test administered by the WSCJTC, the applicant must earn 120 points from three events. It is not mathematically possible to earn 120 points and pass the test if the applicant fails any one of the events.

The physical requirement standards are gender and age neutral. The standard is set to test any person’s physical ability regardless of gender or age and all elements are completed in the same manner (i.e. all incumbents’ complete straight-knee push-ups). Additional information regarding the WSCJTC requirements can be found at: https://fortress.wa.gov/cjtc/www/. This website includes full details regarding the PAT, as well as information regarding how to prepare for the PAT. Individuals should consult with their health care provider before beginning a physical exercise program.

Post hire: Once hired, incumbents must successfully pass a physical ability test (PAT). The post-hire PAT is administered by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) which is required for admission to the Corrections Officer Academy. Failure to successfully pass the WSCJTC PAT will result in termination of employment. Incumbents must complete a four-week orientation, a four-week Corrections Officer Academy, a seven-week field training program and successfully complete a one-year probationary period. All incumbents must be able to participate in rigorous physical training at the academy and must be able to work with adult inmates in physical situations throughout their employment.

The background investigation is an ongoing process and may lead to termination of employment if adverse information is obtained during employment.

If you have failed the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention’s background investigation process within the past two years, your application will not be considered at this time, unless otherwise notified.

Translation services are available to applicants, if needed. King County is committed to Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunities.

Union membership: Positions in this classification are represented by the King County Corrections Guild (KCCG).

PREA Notification: The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:
•Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
•Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or,
•Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.
Additionally, PREA standards require that the department consider any incidents of sexual harassment involving an inmate or detainee in determining whether or not to hire or promote anyone.

The above is in compliance with PREA and its implementing regulations, 28 C.F.R. Part 115, Subpart A, Section 115.17, Hiring and Promotion Decisions.

*Hiring incentives are subject to change without notice and are only available until funding is exhausted which may occur at any time

Preferred Requirements

Most competitive: Applicants who possess corrections and/or criminal justice experience.

Lateral Experience: Training requirements and starting salary range will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

12/03/2019 Juvenile Detention Officer, King County closes 12/31/2019

Company Name        King County- Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention

Contact Person          Blake Bennett

Phone                         (206)263-3651

Email                          blake.bennett@kingcounty.gov

Website Address       https://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers.aspx

Job Title                     Juvenile Detention Officer

Location                     Youth Services Detention Facility – 1211 E Alder, Seattle

Base Pay                     $55,764.80 – $70,616.00

Job Closing Date       12-31-2019

Job Description/Qualification

Newly hired Juvenile Detention Officers may be eligible for hiring incentives up to $5,000*
Qualified lateral Juvenile Detention Officers may be eligible for hiring incentives up to $10,000*

*Hiring incentives are subject to change without notice and are only available until funding is exhausted which may occur at any time.

Together, we are changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.

King County is currently recruiting to fill the critically important role of Juvenile Detention Officers (JDO) at our Youth Services Center in Seattle.

We are offering solid careers with competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package. We are looking for candidates who understand that making a difference in the lives of detained youth can change the course of the future. Investing in the lives of these individuals will have lasting impacts on the communities all around us. JDOs are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, secure environment for juveniles and ensuring that their care and programming needs are met.

If you are selected for this position, you will work in a secure juvenile detention facility with detainees typically under the age of 18. Interacting directly with these young people, you will focus on managing behavior by the least restrictive means, coaching and using conflict resolution skills to teach and promote pro-social behavior.

Responsibilities

Some of the important duties in this position will include:
•Providing safe and secure custody of juveniles, ensuring that they have access to health and mental health services, as well as educational resources and exercise.
•Maintaining proper living standards to include good health habits, instructing juveniles in housekeeping, sanitation responsibilities, and personal hygiene.
•Creating a firm, fair and consistent environment which models pro-social behaviors for juveniles and supports them in changing behaviors and patterns to achieve positive goals.
•Managing behavior and diffusing disruptive behaviors through problem solving, crisis intervention, and/or counseling.

Other Regular Job Duties:
•Monitor and document the movement and location of all juveniles at all times, complete reports regarding incidents and violations of DAJD policy and procedures, and operate electronic audio/video surveillance equipment.
•Provide educational and/or recreational structured programming which includes both overseeing a program performed by volunteers/contractors and directly providing programs and groups aimed at teaching pro-social behavior, games, and other activities.
•Pay special attention to individual considerations, such as mental health, emotional needs, gender identity, cultural or ethnic requirements, etc.
•Use appropriate physical defensive interventions and restraint techniques to subdue and restrain juveniles as necessary and in accordance with local, state and federal law; achieve and maintain proficiency in application and use of defensive interventions and physical agility.
•Ensure that the constitutional and other rights of the detainees are upheld through ensuring access to health and mental health services, attending educational, gym and library services, serving meals and snacks, maintaining proper living standards and health habits by instructing juveniles in housekeeping, sanitation responsibilities, and personal hygiene.
•Conduct inspections of facility, juveniles, visitors and packages delivered to the facility, as well as conduct searches related to safety and security to include but not limited to vehicles, facilities, property and person for contraband, health hazards, safety and security violations.
•Must be physically able to run, sit, climb stairs, and perform physical defensive tactics.
•Operate a motor vehicle to transport juveniles.

We are looking for candidates who:
•Make good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
•Manage all kinds and classes of people equitably, dealing effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages, and both sexes.
•Are widely trusted. They are seen as direct and truthful, people who present truth in an appropriate and helpful manner.
•Demonstrate ethics and integrity, adhering to an appropriate and effective set of core values in both good and bad times.
•Manage conflict well; can read situations quickly; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
•Maintain composure and performs well under stress when confronted with emergency, critical or dangerous situations; handles multiple activities simultaneously; exercise good judgment under stressful circumstances.
•Show real empathy with the joys and pains of others.
•Practice attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out.
•Exercise patience and tolerance with people and processes; try to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting; and follow established policies.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Using appropriate physical defensive interventions and restraint techniques to subdue and restrain juveniles as necessary and in accordance with local, state and federal law.
•Conducting inspections of facility, juveniles, visitors and packages delivered to the facility, as well as conduct searches related to safety and security to include but not limited to vehicles, facilities, property and person for contraband, health hazards, safety and security violations.
•Monitoring and documenting the movement and location of all juveniles at all times, complete reports regarding incidents and violations of DAJD policy and procedures, and operate electronic audio/video surveillance equipment.
•Willing and available to work at least 40-hours per week. The normal workday is eight (8) hours, including a paid meal break. DAJD is currently accepting applications to fill current vacancies and create an eligibility list for vacancies in the future.
•The Youth Services Center is operational 24-hours per day, 7-days per week. Incumbents must be available to work varied shifts which include days, swing, graveyard, holidays, weekends and overtime as required.
•Must be willing and able to work mandatory overtime as required to meet operational needs.

How to apply:
Completion of a King County employment application including the supplemental questionnaire is required. Resumes or letter of interest alone will not substitute for full application. You can apply online at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs.

Demonstrated/related work experience, if applicable, must be detailed in the job application. Examples of work with youth may include, but is not limited to:
• Probation or Community Corrections
• Mentoring programs
• Coaching or teaching
• Recreation or after school programs
• Any programs where the mission is for progressive transformation and focus is on youth with behavior problems.

Selection process:

Incumbents selected for this position must submit all required forms and materials, and successfully complete each of the following:

  • King County application for employment. Once the applications are screened, incumbents will be contacted by DAJD to precede to the next phase
    •Written examination
    •Successful incumbents will be contacted by DAJD to proceed to the department’s background investigation process. The DAJD background investigation process is a thorough and extensive process which includes, but is not limited to: completion of finger-prints, extensive Background Investigation Questionnaire to include personal reference check, employment references check, and criminal background check
    •polygraph examination
    •psychological testing/evaluation
    •interview
    •physical examination (pre-employment physical)
    Important note: Candidates who are not successful in passing the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention’s background investigation will be required to wait two years to reapply.

For assistance or with questions regarding this position or the selection process, please contact:
Jen Montoya at 206-477-5997 or jen.montoya@kingcounty.gov
Ayana Hawk at 206-477-2720 or ayana.hawk@kingcounty.gov

For technical assistance with the online application process, please contact GovernmentJobs Customer Support toll free at: 1-877-204-4442 or Governmentjobs.com

Conditions of continued employment includes but is not limited to:

1.Successful candidates must successfully pass a physical ability test (PAT).
    a. The post-hire PAT is administered by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC) which is required for admission to the Juvenile Corrections Officer Academy.
    b. Additional information regarding the WSCJTC PAT requirements can be found at: https://fortress.wa.gov/cjtc/www/.
2.Maintain ability to participate in rigorous physical training at the academy. Must be physically able to work with juvenile detainees in physical situations throughout employment.
3.Must complete a three week orientation period.
4.Must complete a two week Juvenile Corrections Officer Academy.
5.Four weeks participating in Field Training Officer program.
6.Successful completion of a one-year probationary period.
7.Employees are required to maintain a satisfactory background, criminal and driving record throughout employment in this role. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment if adverse information is obtained during employment.

The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD):
The Department operates five separate Divisions:
1. The King County Correctional Facility – Seattle
2. The Maleng Regional Justice Center – Kent
3. The Youth Services Center- Seattle
4. The Community Corrections Division – Seattle
5. The Administration Division – Seattle

The King County Correctional Facility – Seattle DAJD is responsible for the safe and humane detention of King County adult felons and misdemeanants, both pretrial and for sentences of one year or less; and it administers jail services contracts with 39 municipal jurisdictions in King County to house pretrial and sentenced misdemeanants.

In 2018, the Department had an operating budget of $137 million and an authorized and budgeted staff of 914.

The Adult Corrections Division staff supervises an average daily population of 2,081 adults in the two secure detention facilities. The Juvenile Division staff supervises an average daily population of 51 juveniles in secured detention and alternative to detention programs.

More About King County:
As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history; King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we are changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.

We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make this King County one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play.

More information about this job and the department can be found on the DAJD website at www.kingcounty.gov/dajdjobs.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Union Membership:
Positions in this classification are represented by the King County Juvenile Detention Guild.

Assignments and schedules are based on the department’s staffing needs and subject to bargaining unit bid processes which are seniority based.

Basic Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent and three years’ experience working with youth in a paid or voluntary capacity. OR
    •Associate’s degree (or higher) and one year of experience working with youth in a paid or voluntary capacity. OR
    •An equivalent combination of skill and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position as determined by the Human Resources review to include at least one year experience working with youth in a paid or voluntary capacity.
    •A valid Washington State Driver’s license by the date of hire.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law and Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or related area of study.
    •1-year full time experience working with youth or juveniles in a correctional or security oriented environment.
 
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