Veterans Wanted!
Benton-Franklin Juvenile Justice Center
  • Part Time
  • Immediately
  • 16.00 Hour
  • 5606 W Canal Dr Ste 106, Kennewick, WA 99336
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Relief Detention Officer

The Relief Detention Officer is responsible for assisting Detention Officers to provide juveniles in detention with a calm, safe, and secure environment which promotes the growth of responsible behavior.

For your application to be considered, you must have completed all of the following:

Fully completed the online application
Completed the Self-Evaluation questions and the Agency Wide Questions
Attach a current Resume in either Word or PDF format
Attach a Cover Letter written for this position in either Word or PDF format

Applications that do not include all of the above will be discarded without review. 

Example of Duties
- Responsible for the security of juveniles, facility, and accountability to the community.
- Responsible for admissions and releases of youth.
- Observes and documents youth's daily behavior.
- Responsible for youth's human rights.
- Maintains the physical conditions of detention in accordance with established procedures.
- Supervises and controls youth on regular programs, activities, and special groups.
- Participates/conducts activities coordinated by Shift Supervisors, School Teacher, or Treatment Counselor.
- Completes duties as assigned by supervisors.
- Possesses knowledge of juvenile legal system.
- Relates well in a teamwork modality.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

- Preference given to persons holding a Bachelors Degree, preferably in the Social Sciences.
- Valid First Aid and CPR card must be acquired.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Valid Washington State driver's license.
- Must pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Physical Ability Testing (PAT) standard prior to interviewing for the position. The PAT consists of sit-ups, push-ups, and a 1.5 mile run in less than 17 minutes and 17 seconds.
-Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Knowledge of juvenile development, group interaction, group behavior, housekeeping and cleaning methods, food handling, and safety practices.
- Ability to effectively relate to juveniles to meet their needs in a highly secure setting.
- Must be able to function in a secure setting.
- Ability to work effectively with and show support to other Juvenile Detention Officers on the same shift and other shifts.
- Ability to maintain consistency and discipline.
- Must be able to write and speak effectively, and to follow written and oral instructions.

Note:  Classification is designed as a high exposure classification as defined under the Washington Health & Safety Act and Washington Administrative Code governing Washington Industrial Health & Safety Act for Bloodborne Pathogens protocol.

About Benton County

The Mission of the Benton County Human Resources Department is to provide the employees of Benton County with the support, education, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to help us all become a highly diverse and skilled team of employees, ready to provide the level of service that Benton County residents deserve. We are responsive to the changing needs and expectations of the community we serve by providing exceptional customer service. We value and promote honesty, integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, accuracy, accessibility and teamwo



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