Corrections Entry Level
 

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting entry level applications. All entry level applicants must apply by registering through Public Safety Testing.  

 

The Benton County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Corrections is responsible for 24-hour coverage of the Benton County Jail. There are four squads that cover the internal workings of the jail, a Support squad that focuses transporting inmates to and from other jails, as well as to and from court, and Work Release and Work Crew. All new officers will begin their career as a Line Officer assigned to one of four squads. Each squad consists of a sergeant, two corporals, and up to 22 officers. Officers work 12 hours shifts and rotate from days to nights every eight weeks with their squad.  

 

Salary Information 

Correction Officer salary range:  $3,950 to $5,123 per month, plus benefits. 

 

  

STEP 

MONTHS 

SALARY 

1 

72 

$5,123 

2 

60 

$4,997 

3 

48 

$4,734 

4 

36 

$4,522 

5 

24 

$4,317 

6 

12 

$4,110 

7 

0 

$3,950 

  

Benefit Information 

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, education bonus, service pay, specialty pay, uniform allowance and equipment provisions. Additional benefits include EAP, AFLAC, time loss and deferred compensation plans.  

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Vacation Accrual 

 

Sick Leave Accrual   

Employees earn 8 hours of sick time per month 

 

Retirement  

    • Washington PSERS PLAN 2 
    • Link to HANDBOOK  

 

Additional Benefits  

  • Equipment – (all uniforms and most equipment) 
  • Specialty Pay
  • Longevity Pay
  • Education Incentive
  • 12 Paid Holidays (deferred holiday pay option)
  • Bi-Lingual Incentive
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability
  • Member of Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (option) 
  • Dry Cleaning Service

 

Career Paths  

Specialty Positions 

  • Emergency Response Team (ERT)
  • Security Threat Group (STG)
  • Court Officer
  • Transport Officer
  • Work Crew
  • Home Monitoring/ Work Release
  • Classification

  Qualifications

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Valid Washington State Drivers License.
  • High School Graduate/GED.
  • Ability to read and speak the English language.
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Prior to employment, certified applicants will complete a thorough criminal history check, a polygraph, physical (medical), and a psychological test. 

 

 

       
       
       

       
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