Corrections Deputy

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

A Snohomish County corrections deputy monitors, supervises and maintain custody of inmates in the Snohomish County Jail. 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 many different 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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