Corrections Deputy

  1. Description
  2. Qualifications
  3. How to Apply
  4. Why Snohomish County

A Snohomish County corrections deputy monitors, supervises and maintain custody of inmates in the Snohomish County Jail.  Corrections deputies also oversee the residential work release facility and those who are placed into non-custody community corrections programs. All jail housing units are operated in a humane, safe, and secure manner under the Principles of Direct Supervision.  A direct supervision jail effectively controls inmate behavior through a combination of architectural design, inmate housing assignments, and ground rules.  Module corrections deputies bear a large part of the responsibility by overseeing and caring for inmates in the jail.

The Snohomish County jail employs over 300 staff in a many different specialty units, including:

  • transport
  • release
  • community corrections
  • visitation
  • inmate accounts
  • booking
  • classification
  • medical

Depending on assignment and experience, a Snohomish County corrections deputy will:

  • book inmates into jail, including conducting a screening to determine medical or other special needs
  • conducts pat downs and strip searches
  • fingerprint inmates
  • supervise inmate activities, including food services, clean-up, visitation, and education
  • check for outstanding warrants and criminal history
  • transport inmates to court or other appointments, sometimes off-site
  • conduct regular security checks
  • administer breathalyzer or urinalysis

The work is rewarding but demanding and corrections deputies often work with distraught or difficult individuals, stand for prolonged periods, and work on holidays and/or weekends. 

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