County offers sign-on bonuses for corrections deputy new and lateral hires


Individuals who have current experience working as a corrections officer hired as a Clark County Corrections deputy will receive a $25,000 sign-on bonus

VANCOUVER – Clark County today announced that it will offer sign-on bonuses for deputies hired in the Corrections Branch of the Sheriff’s Office. 

Clark County today announced that it will offer sign-on bonuses for deputies hired in the Corrections Branch of the Sheriff’s Office.
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The establishment of the sign-on bonuses is a collective attempt by county staff and the Corrections Deputies Guild to address a staffing crisis at the Clark County Jail. On March 15, the Guild reported 20 current vacancies in the jail staff.

Individuals who have current experience working as a Corrections officer hired as a Clark County Corrections deputy will receive a $25,000 sign-on bonus as described below.

Lateral hires                

$8,000 on first paycheck                                                        

$8,500 following successful completion of probation

$8,500 following three years of employment 

Individuals who do not have any current experience working as a Corrections officer will receive a $10,000 sign-on bonus as described below.

New hires

$2,000 on first paycheck

$8,000 after successful completion of the CJTC academy, FTO process, and probation.

Corrections deputies provide crucial services supporting community members who are housed in the jail. The mission of Corrections is to promote and maintain public safety through effective correctional and reentry practices with a vision to help inmates successfully re-enter our community through a comprehensive level of supervision and care.

The Corrections Deputies Guild and the Enforcement Deputies Guild are bargained separately. The Enforcement Deputies Guild is still in the bargaining process with the county.

The Sheriff’s Office is a full service, 24/7 law enforcement agency that offers many employment opportunities for commissioned law enforcement deputies, correctional facility deputies and civilian support workers. 

To learn more about Sheriff’s Office recruitment, visit the Clark County website at https://clark.wa.gov/sheriff/recruitment or email staff at sheriffrecruitment@clark.wa.gov

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

2 Comments

  1. Mike

    That’s nice and I give you credit for trying to fix the problem of getting people hired Now, are you going to put all the political correctness and social justice crap back in the closet so they can do their jobs?

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  2. Anna Miller

    This is a good step in the right direction. Other agencies are offering hiring bonuses and so the County has to be competitive. We should note that this takes place in the bargaining process and the County Councilors themselves are not a part of that process. They set the budget, but it’s up to a good administrator and the staff and unions to bargain successfully.

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