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Be a Corrections Officer -- Start a Career at the Whitman County Jail

New February 2024: Our last spot has been filled! Applications are still accepted to be on the hiring list.

Complete your application at (QR Code below):
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The Whitman County Sheriff's Office will cover the cost of applying. To apply without fee, please use the code WCSOJAILFREE (It is case sensitive).

Use Public Safety Testing to apply and complete your Personal History Statement (PHS) as quickly as possible. The PHS is a necessary and important step in the hiring process. In addition, the county HR department also needs a Civil Service Application to be completed as part of the hiring process.

Benefits Include:
  • Pay range $52,479 ($25.23/hr) to $63,771 ($30.66/hr)

  • Longevity and specialty pay

  • PERS/PSERS state retirement system

  • 4-10s work schedule

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid vacation (earn between 8 and 20 hours per month with longevity)

  • Uniform allowance

  • On-site workout facility

For additional information contact Commander Scotty Anderson at 509.397.5588.

About the Whitman County Jail:
The Whitman County Jail was built in 1984 and can house up to approximately 60 inmates. Our average daily population is approximately 29 inmates. Corrections Officers book and release over 1000 people each year.

As a small jail each Corrections Officer has the opportunity to experience every aspect of the career. On any given day our Corrections Officers perform hourly welfare checks, operate the control room, books and releases inmates, supervises inmate workers, reviews incoming and outgoing inmate mail, handles emergencies as they arise, and ensures the security of the facility.

Due to our size our Corrections Officers get to enjoy a career where each day brings something new. Our staff includes a facility commander, four sergeants, nine line officers, and one part-time officer. We also have opportunities for interns who learn and work alongside Corrections Officers.

About Whitman County:
Whitman County is a large rural county which boasts nearly 2200 square miles of land in Southeast Washington. It is part of the Palouse region, a rolling prairie-like region that is known for its fertile farm land. The county was formed on November 29, 1871 and is named after Marcus Whitman, a Presbyterian missionary.

Whitman County shares a border with seven Washington counties and three Idaho counties. The county seat is located in Colfax. The largest city is Pullman.

Whitman County is home to Washington State University (WSU). WSU is the state’s land-grant university and has approximately 17,000 students. Recreational activities in Whitman County include hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, museums, photography, and sporting events.

The Snake River and the Palouse River travel through Whitman County. The Snake River’s hydroelectric dams provide recreational opportunities as well as low cost electricity to the area. Whitman County is also home to Rock Lack as well as the lakes formed by the lower Snake River dams.

Whitman County has several major summits and peaks including Tekoa Mountain (elevation: 4009'); Kamiak Butte (elevation: 3641'); Steptoe Butte (elevation: 3612'); and Bald Butte (elevation: 3369’).

The county has several state and county parks that provide camping, swimming, boating, hiking, and fishing opportunities. In addition to Colfax and Pullman, Whitman County’s other cities, towns, and communities include Palouse, Tekoa, Albion, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, La Crosse, Lamont, Malden, Oakesdale, Rosalia, St. John, Uniontown, Belmont, Diamond, Dusty, Ewan, Hooper, Johnson, Thornton, and Winona.