How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in employment as a Corrections Officer (CO) or Detention Officer (DO) with the King County Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD). Please follow the instructions below to apply.
National Testing Network
Candidates (including lateral CO transfers) may apply online for CO or DO positions with our department via:
National Testing Network (NTN) administers several tests a week at multiple locations across the northwest for a fee starting at $30 for CO and DO candidates. In the state of Washington, tests are administered Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at NTN’s Everett testing center and offered on a less frequent basis in Eastern Washington and Western Oregon. CO and DO candidates are required to take both a written exam and a physical abilities test. The written test for CO candidates includes a video-based human relations test, a reading test, a count test and a report writing test. The written test for DO candidates includes a video-based human relations test and a reading test. NTN also administers the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) which includes push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5 mile run. Further information on the testing requirements can be found at the NTN website.
After passing these tests, DAJD Human Resources will contact qualified candidates for further processing. Please visit NTN’s website for further information on how to apply and for a schedule of the test dates.
Background Investigation Process
Candidates who pass NTN’s initial testing will be invited to continue to the next step, the background investigation process.
If you do not have access to a computer, you may:
· Visit your local library to use the public access computers; or
· Visit the closest Worksource location. In King County there are three Worksource Centers and five Worksource Affiliates. Worksource provides computers with internet access, phones and fax machines for job search purposes. Call 1-877-872-5267 for the nearest Worksource location.
Thank you again for you interest in employment with King County Adult and Juvenile Detention. For more information, please call 206-296-4114 or go to http://www.kingcounty.gov/dajd/jobs.