Juvenile Detention Officer


Whatcom County is currently recruiting for a Juvenile Detention Officer.

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Whatcom County is currently recruiting for a Juvenile Detention Officer.

Juvenile Detention is a safe and secure environment for youth who have been arrested pending a court appearance or who have been sentenced to serve time after a court appearance. The Juvenile Detention Officer position serves a critical role ensuring a humane, safe and rehabilitative environment for juvenile offenders.

This position has a bona fide occupational qualification: must be filled by a female candidate and must be 21+ years of age.

Key Duties Include:
Monitoring the detention facility security to ensure the safety of juveniles and staff
Directing and/or participating in activities and programs for juveniles
Escorting juveniles to appointments, as well as overseeing visits from authorized visitors
Documenting observations of daily behaviors, including writing reports
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Supervisor: Detention Manager

Requires a high school diploma or GED AND two years of experience working with youth or two years of experience in residential treatment and supervision, military security or supervision.
Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field.


Experience with at-risk youth and security.
A bachelor’s degree in social sciences or criminology.

Special Requirements:
Driving record that meets County standards.
Possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Pass polygraph exam.
Background check must meet County criteria.

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