Kitsap County, WA
September 16, 2023
Port Orchard, WA
Job Type



Kitsap County Sheriff's Office seeks a part-time and full-time Court Security Officer to join our team!

The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing quality public safety services in partnership with our diverse communities. Court Security Officers are responsible for patrolling and ensuring the security of the Kitsap County Courthouse and other court facility locations, such as the Juvenile Detention Facility.

Our new team member will have knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing security operations, to include search and seizure. Must have solid investigative techniques and the knowledge and ability to follow safe weapons handling practices and procedures. The incumbent must be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse public and with all levels within the County.

This position is governed by the Sheriff's Office policies and directives, and works under the direct supervision of Sheriff's Office supervisory staff. This posting will be used to fill a current part-time and full-time opening, and will also be used create a register for future positions.

The complete wage range of $20.15 - $28.46 for this position is shown, however,

the anticipated starting wage is $22.24.


Required Education and Experience

  • Two years experience in investigative, law enforcement, criminology or a related field that displays the ability to perform the essential job functions
  • Education can be substituted for only one year of experience.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Sheriff's Office limited commission is required

Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications

  • Completion of a federal or state police academy, reserve academy or corrections academy.
  • Experience working with the public in a security setting.
  • Experience monitoring systems, monitoring assigned security areas, and responding to unusual occurrences.
  • Proven experience and certification with a firearm (ability to qualify with a weapon)

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements

Please note : The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:

  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Pass a comprehensive background investigation/criminal background check through law enforcement agencies.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, in a multi-phase testing process as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting. These tests may include, but are not limited to, oral interviews, medical examination, truth verification test, psychological evaluation and weapons qualification with passing scores set by Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate must:

  • Be able to obtain and maintain a valid and current Sheriff's Office limited commission as provided by the current Sheriff.

Within six months of employment, the successful candidate must:

  • Possess CPR, First Aid and AED certification.


(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Work is performed both in an office environment and around the Kitsap County Courthouse or other court facility locations. Incumbents must be able to travel to other locations to assist as needed. Positions in this class typically require :

  • Walking and standing for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to climb, twist, stoop, bend, and reach (over shoulders, at waist and below waist), grasp, and occasionally run or climb/descend stairs in response to emergency conditions.
  • Exposure to potentially hazardous conditions associated with dealing with hostile individuals in volatile and dangerous situations will require sufficient strength and flexibility to physically apprehend or subdue a person or to confiscate forbidden articles or weapons.
  • Substantial in-person contact with the public and law enforcement agencies require that the incumbent have the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to carry a firearm in the performance of assigned duties and to pass weapons qualification with a passing score set by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.
  • Hearing adequate to communicate on the telephone and in person and to hear and understand radio communications and audible alarms.
  • Exertion of force up to 50 pounds intermittently, 35 pounds occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently to lift/carry/move objects, files, and other materials.

Incumbents may be:

  • Exposed to potential hazards associated with all weather conditions.
  • Exposed to hostile individuals in volatile and dangerous situations which require sufficient strength and flexibility to physically subdue or apprehend violators of infractions.
  • Required to confiscate forbidden articles and weapons.


In this role, you will have opportunity to:

  • Greet visitors at the Kitsap County Courthouse, or other assigned location, and ensure visitors pass through screening.
  • Patrol assigned location, watching for irregularities such as fire hazards, vandalism, property damage, loiterers, and/or persons engaged in criminal acts.
  • Monitor surveillance system and respond to unusual occurrences.
  • Enter data into a security log, including visual occurrences, suspicious visitors, and other information collected from campus inspections and visitor entry.
  • Warn violators of infractions for possession of forbidden articles or rule violations.
  • Provide for temporary storage of legal weapons.
  • Expel persons engaging in suspicious or criminal activities.


  • Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME 1308 and the Kitsap County Personnel Manual ( ) Membership in the union is optional.
  • Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
  • Employees must wear the office issued uniform for Court Security Officers.
  • This posting will be used to fill a current opening and to create a register for future openings.

This position is being posted to fill a full-time and part-time opening, and to create a new hiring register for future full-time and part-time openings in the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. In order to qualify for a position on the hiring register, you are required to successfully pass the following requirements: Review of qualifications and oral board interviews. An applicant must successfully pass each examination requirement before being able to proceed to the next process.

  • APPLICATION REVIEW: Civil Service representatives will review applications to ensure candidates meet the minimum qualifications. Applications will then be reviewed for the preferred education, experience, and certifications to rank order the top candidates to move to the interview phase.
  • ORAL BOARD INTERVIEWS : The oral board interview score reflect 100% of the applicants overall score for register placement. This posting is open continuously. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.
  • HIRING REGISTER : When an applicant on the hiring register is offered permanent employment it is contingent upon the applicant successfully passing a truth verification test, psychological and a complete reference and background investigation, executive board interview and any other process deemed necessary (which may include medical and drug testing) by the Sheriff's Office. Any conviction record may be disqualifying. The term of the hiring register shall normally be for six (6) months and in no event longer than two (2) years.

Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.

At Kitsap County, we strive to take care of our team! Our employees are the greatest asset of Kitsap County, and we take pride in offering a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees.

County Paid Benefits Include:
Medical - Kaiser Permanente (HMO) or Aetna (PPO)
Dental -Delta Dental or Willamette
Vision - VSP
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life Insurance - Basic, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Voluntary Term Life Insurance (VTL)
MetLife Long Term Disability
Voya Voluntary Insurance
Transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Assistance Program
Wellness program
Benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begin on the day of hire. More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: or the Kitsap County Digital Benefits Guide .

*Voluntary benefit options also available at the employee's expense

Employees are covered under the PERS retirement plan provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and Social Security.

Deferred Compensation (IRS Plan 457b): tax-deferred savings program

11 paid holidays and 2 additional floating holiday per year

Vacation Leave
New employees are credited with 48 hours of annual leave upon hire and will be begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 360 hours from one calendar year to the next. Annual leave accrual will increase upon tenure, as follows:

Upon completion of 3 years: 15 days per year (10.00 hours per month)
Upon completion of 5 years: 20 days per year (13.33 hours per month)
Upon completion of 10 years: 25 days per year (16.67 hours per month)
Sick Leave
All new hires will be credited with 48 hours of sick leave upon hire and will begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 1200 hours from one calendar year to the next.

***Part-time employees benefit contributions and leave accruals will beprorated***

Additional compensation that you may be eligible for:
Shift differential
Stand by pay
Call-back pay

Current County Employees
If you are transferring or promoting into this position you are responsible for reviewing these benefit changes; prior to accepting a position. In addition, it is your responsibility to notify the Auditor's Payroll Division of a change in union status.

Union Membership
This position is covered under AFSCME Local 1308 Courthouse Employees collective bargaining agreement. To view the bargaining agreement please visit our website:

NOTE: This is a general overview of the benefits offered through employment with Kitsap County, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts or is incorrect with the provisions of the Personnel Manual, applicable laws, policies, rules or official plan documents they will prevail. The Personnel Manual is available at:

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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