Corrections Officer

King County Dept of Adult & Juvenile Detention   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 31, 2024
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Corrections Officer

King County is one of the largest corrections employers in the state of Washington. Corrections officers work at King County's two adult jails:

  • King County Correctional Facility (KCCF), in Seattle.
  • Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC), in Kent.

Working in corrections is a challenging but rewarding career. We offer job stability, security, and unique opportunities for career development, advanced training, and assignment to specialty units.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the veteran experience working for the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. 

Job description

As a corrections officer, you will ensure the safety and welfare of adults in detention. We provide ongoing training to help you build further knowledge and skills for a career in corrections.


Duties as a corrections officer include: 

  • Monitoring adults in secure detention facilities
  • De-escalating
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Booking adults into detention
  • Release activities
  • Special assignments (investigations, training officers, etc.)
  • Providing and maintaining a safe and secure environment


The minimum licensing, certifications, and other requirements are: 

  • A valid Washington State Driver's license
  • 21 years of age by the time of hire
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must pass a comprehensive pre-employment background check


Applicants with corrections and/or criminal justice experience are the most competitive. To learn more:

Download the King County corrections officer job description

Visit the corrections officer job listing