Protecting the community from the inside…

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for the position of Corrections Deputy. We strongly encourage women interested in this field to apply to help the county meet the operational needs of a mixed gender jail population.

Corrections deputies provide intake and release services for inmates, maintain order, and provide security at the Clark County Main Jail and Jail Work Center. Corrections deputies are responsible for the around-the-clock operation of the jail and must be available to work all shifts – day, swing and grave – as assigned, including weekends and holidays.

In addition to booking and releasing inmates and maintaining security in all areas of the jail, duties include supervising work assigned to inmates, performing safety and security searches, and writing reports on inmate rule violations and general conduct issues. Most assignments will involve supervising male and female inmates, ranging from minimum to maximum security levels. Commensurate with seniority and work experience, Corrections deputies may serve in specialty and ancillary assignments. Corrections deputies are represented by the Clark County Corrections Deputy Guild.

Wages and benefits 

• Competitive entry-level hourly wage 
• Salary paid while attending the Corrections Officer Academy 
• Work 4 days on, 4 days off 
• Uniforms, dry cleaning and required equipment provided 
• Paid military leave and G.I. Bill participation 
• Retirement benefits of Washington State Public Safety Employees Retirement System Plan 
• Medical, dental, vision health care plans 
• Deferred compensation plans 
• Flexible Spending Accounts 
• Comp time accrual 
• Paid holidays

Specialty assignments and duties

• Courtroom transport
• Honor Guard
• Hostage negotiator – Crisis Intervention Team
• Inmate Classification
• Facility intel
• Security Response Team
• Training officer 
• Work Release
• Background Investigator
• Internal Affairs

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If you’re interested in a criminal justice career with competitive salary and benefits and the opportunity to fill a vital public service position, apply at

For additional information about Sheriff's Office positions, contact Sheriff's Recruitment at 564.397.2176 or email

Application and testing questions may be directed to the Civil Service Chief Examiner at 564.397.2114, or email

Minimum qualifications include

• High school diploma or a GED certification
• At least 21 years old
• United States citizenship or lawful permanent resident
• Valid driver license at time of appointment
• Bi-lingual skills preferred but not required
• No prior felony convictions and/or recent or excessive drug use history
• Solid writing skills and basic report preparation
• Communication, mediation and problem solving skills
• Ability to exercise sound judgment
• Ability to use a computer and knowledge of various software applications
• Ability to successfully complete Clark County Sheriff's Office background investigation
• Entrance to and successful completion of the Corrections Officer Academy or Equivalency Academy, including the physical fitness requirements, as required by RCW 43.101.220