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King County, Washington

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King County, Washington

Salary$157,497 - $199,638


For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments."


Headquartered in the City of Seattle, Washington, along the shores of Puget Sound with sweeping panorama views of the Olympic mountain range and majestic Mount Rainier, King County offers its residents a high quality of life with urban pleasures including world-class restaurants, professional sports, and a lively arts and culture scene. With all of the outdoor opportunities, such as sailing, skiing, kayaking, camping, hiking, and whale watching to name a few, King County is an amazing place to live, work and play! With more than 2 million people, King County is the 13th most populous county in the nation.


The King County Adult & Juvenile Detention Department operates five separate facilities and is responsible for the safe and humane detention of King County adult felons and misdemeanants, both pretrial and for sentences of one year or less. With a 2018 budget of $137 million and 914 staff, the department books 50,000 people per year and supervises an average daily population of 2,081 adults. The Juvenile Division staff supervises an average daily population of 51 juveniles in secured detention and alternative detention programs.


Reporting to the County’s Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Adult & Juvenile Detention provides innovative and strategic leadership in the delivery of safe, secure and humane 24/7 detention and community corrections programs. The director supports safe, vibrant, and healthy communities in partnership with other criminal justice and human service agencies. The Director is also responsible for management of a large, urban, multi-facility and multi-program correctional services system providing pretrial services and a range of both secure and community-based alternatives to adults and juveniles.


Candidates must have at least 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in criminal justice and law enforcement, and management of a large detention organization, and in-depth knowledge of state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances related to criminal justice, law enforcement, and detention. 10 years of experience is preferred.


King County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: December 2, 2018 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

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Leadership/Managerial Supervisory






Jails & Detention