Washington State Correctional Program Manager in Monroe, Washington


Correctional Program Manager (CPM)**

Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) Monroe, Washington


The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Correctional Program Manager at the Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) located in Monroe, WA. This bulletin may be used to fill multiple vacancies at MCC.

The Department of Corrections (DOC), as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State.

The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary, Prisons Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Services Division, Health Services Division, Communications Department and Risk Management Department.

Monroe Correctional Complex is a 2400 bed male all-custody level facility located 30 miles northeast of Seattle. The complex consists of five major units: Washington State Reformatory Unit (WSRU), Twin Rivers, Unit (TRU), Minimum Security Unit (MSU), Special Offenders Unit (SOU) a large mental health inpatient treatment unit, and the Intensive Management Unit (IMU). MCC provides care for the sickest and most complicated patients in our system and is considered the hub of medical and psychiatric care for DOC. It is located close to University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.


Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent, performs assigned duties for the Monroe Correctional Complex. The expectations of this position is that the incumbent will promote proper security practices, insure safety and sanitation practices are observed, review the classification actions being taken by the facility Risk Management Team, and ensure normal operational activity is completed as prescribed by Law, Policy, Operational Memorandum, and the internal processes. This position supports the mission and vision of this department by ensuring that criminal sanctions are being administered appropriately, supporting re-entry programs, and providing an environment where all offenders learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society. This position further supports the key goals of teh Department of Corrections to ensure: engaged and respectful staff; safer operations, innovative, effective and sustainable business practices; effective partnerships; and positively changed offenders.

  • This position is required to administer and coordinate all activities assigned in the organizational area of the correctional facility or serve in an administrative capacity.
  • Work involves responsibility for the interpretation of management policy in the daily operations of a correctional facility and in the administration of essential staff and support services.
  • An additional responsibility requires the continuous inspection and review of correctional and security procedures to ensure the proper application of directives.
  • Duties require the exercise of independent judgment and discretion in analyzing operations and recommending solutions to problems and improvements in efficiency and economy.
  • Supervision is exercised over subordinate ranking correctional and support services personnel by review of activity reports, personal conferences, and the successful operation of the assigned activity.
  • Direct and review first and second level supervisors completed work for successful accomplishment of departmental/facility goals and objectives.
  • Provide and monitor contract resources for the treatment of offenders: including education, chemical dependency, and religious services.
  • Manage all classification procedures and Facility Risk Management Team activities: including decisions concerning offender suitability for the institution and transfers.
  • Review and monitor offender classification; such as periodic reviews, offender accountability plans, process restoration of Good Conduct time pathways, risk assessments, community protection referrals, Work Release applications, End of Sentence Reviews, Victim Witness Notification, Community Placement Plans, and Early Release requests.
  • Participate as a member of the Institution Executive Team, advising the Associate Superintendent on all aspects of the institution; including budget, personnel, custody functions, treatment and classification issues.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures or operational memorandum in the area of assignment or program specialty.
  • Act as a rotating Duty Officers, making major institution decisions after normal working hours and on weekends.
  • Represent the Associate Superintendent and the institution at Department meetings.
  • Perform the functions of the Associate Superintendent in his or her absence. This includes all decisions normally in that area of responsibility. Qualifications

Required Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Five (5) years professional corrections/criminal justice experience with professional progressive/ managerial/administrative responsibilities, including two (2) years supervising personnel in a criminal justice arena.
  • One (1) year of experience in Unit Team Management (the Unit Team is a multi-disciplinary group of staff that manages the security, classification, and programs of all inmates assigned to an offender living unit. The Unit Team is typically composed of a Correctional Unit supervisor, Correctional Sergeant, Classification Counselors, a support staff, and Correctional Officers. Through the effective use of the unit team of the offender's security, classification, and program needs are met while at the same time providing for a safe and effective unit operation).
  • Satisfactory completion of two (2) years of college (60 semester or 90 quarter credits) from a college of university whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education or foreign equivalent.
  • Two (2) years supervising personnel in a criminal justice arena.
  • Knowledge of the multi-disciplinary team process as it relates to classification, job assignments, and offender movement.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of correctional administration and rehabilitation, attitudes, problems and behavior of inmates, work requirements of the facility, institution sanitation, health and safety standards, roster management, classification and record keeping.
  • Required to have a working knowledge of the Critical Incident Command System, the Department of Corrections Emergency Response Plan, personnel practices, policy directives, operational memorandums, RCW's, WAC' s and collective bargaining agreement.
  • General knowledge of Washington Administrative Codes (WAC) and Constitutional Law regarding offender management; broad based knowledge of case management, classification, and supervision of offender living units.
  • Must have the ability to supervise and train program and support staff.
  • Ability to Control and direct offenders individually and in groups. Enforce regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality. Promote socially acceptable attitudes and behavior among offenders. Think and act quickly in emergencies. Speak and write effectively, including public speaking.?
  • Excellent communication skill sand ability to liaison with other state and community agencies.?

The ideal candidate will also possess these preferred requirements:

  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution accredited college/university whose accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • A strong working knowledge of management principles, staff supervision skills, and safety and security issues and demonstrated commitment to workforce inclusion and staff development.?
  • Experience managing a maximum custody housing unit.
  • Experience working with mentally ill offenders in a Correctional environment. Veterans Preference Points Qualification

In order to be eligible to receive Veterans Preference Points, as noted in the Agency Wide Questions, you will need to attach a legible copy of your DD214, Member 4 form, to your application OR email a copy to afrose@doc1.wa.gov, by close of the job posting. If this information is not received by the closing date - no additional points will be applied to your final examination score. Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.


  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. *Phone number *AND_ email address are required for all professional references._

  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email afrose@doc1.wa.gov or call us at (360)794-2715. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Salary: $5,348.00 - $7,092.00 Monthly

Location: Snohomish County – Monroe, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Job Number: 2018-02563

Closing: 4/2/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov