Employer: Dept. of Corrections
This recruitment is open until December 23, 2021, with the first review of candidates on Wednesday, December 2, 2021. This recruitment may be used to fill current and future nonpermanent and permanent vacancies. We encourage applicants to apply early. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after the initial screening date.
Correctional Industries (Cl) within the Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a permanent Truck Driver 3 (TD3) position. This position is located at Monroe Corrections Center in Monroe, WA.
If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply directly at careers.wa.gov and attach the following documents:
- A current resume (Indicating your related experience);
- A Letter of Interest (Preferably no more than two pages) describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are an ideal candidate for this position; and
- Three professional references.
We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.
Correctional Industries (CI) is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Operations within the state correctional facilities are supported by sales to state agencies, county and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations.
For information about the Correctional Industries located at the Monroe Corrections Center, please visit the Washington State Correctional Industries - MCC webpage.
Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety by positively changing lives'. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the field, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which incarcerated individuals can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.
Comprehensive compensation packages
Training and development opportunities
The fulfillment of public service
Correctional Industries is committed to maintain and expand incarcerated work training programs which develop marketable skills, instill and promote positive work ethics, and reduce the tax burden on Corrections. This position supports that objective by operating vehicles that transport products and raw materials to customers and between Correctional Industries sites.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Operates trucks and vans of all types and sizes to transport materials, and equipment:
- Operates vehicles rated up to 80,000 Gross Combined Weight (GCW) or more, including semi-tractor/trailer equipment.
- Load and unload product from vehicles and trailers using hand trucks, pallet jacks and/or forklift.
- Using hands, arms, legs, and back to lift, carry and pull heavy objects. Frequent heavy lifting and carrying of items weighing up to 40 pound. Grasping, pushing, and fine manipulating with left and right hands. Frequently bend, squat, reach above head, and occasionally climb.
- Supervise incarcerated workers in the commissary/warehouse and off-site while loading and unloading product
- Understands and obeys traffic laws. Keep truck logs according to DOT regulations and other records as required.
- Preform walk around of vehicle to assure it's in the most operable condition.
- Responsible for quality service and must be courteous when interacting with customers and staff.
- Ensures control and security of Incarcerated Individuals working for Correctional Industries in accordance with DOC policy.
- Delivers commissary products to the various Prison facilities as well as other CI products throughout the Pacific Northwest. Drives truck to destination, applying knowledge of maneuvering vehicle in difficult situations such as narrow passageways, onto WA. State Ferries, and inclement weather. Use both feet and hands for repetitive movements in operating foot and hand controls.
- Return to the MCC C/I Warehouse nightly to prepare truck for the next morning and, conduct routine computer work to include submission of overtime slips and leave.
Maintenance of records:
Vehicle service records for preventative maintenance. Maintain individual travel records and necessary Incarcerated Crew records in accordance with Department policies, including hourly count, vehicle search, tool control, daily activity logs, incident reports, and all other required DOT documentation.
Ensure all paperwork for materials and equipment are completed accurately:
Getting customers signature on all delivery documents, which may include shipping manifests, daily load sheets, packing slips, pick-up and delivery orders, weight slips, product returns forms and daily log book.
Other duties as required:
Not limited to, delivery of local Commissary orders. Scheduling of vehicle service work. Cleaning of Commissary vehicles.
- High school graduation or equivalent
- Minimum two (2) years of full-time experience operating any combination of vehicles with a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCVR) of 60,000 or more pounds
- Must currently possess and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
- Able to lift and move forty (40) pounds
- Willing to work directly with Incarcerated Individuals
- Three (3) to Five (5) years of full-time experience operating any combination of vehicles with a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCVR) of 60,000 or more pounds
- Customer service experience
- Experience working with incarcerated individuals or in a correctional environment
- Two (2) years’ experience utilizing basic computer skills in working environment
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
- Complete a felony disclosure form prior to employment and submit to a criminal background check.
- Successfully complete, within mandated timeframes, employee orientation, Correctional Worker CORE training and all other mandatory annual, in-service and other required training.
- Provide physical residential address and home telephone number to the Department of Corrections.
- Become familiar and comply with all Department policies and procedures and Collective Bargaining Agreements as applicable.
- Submit to drug testing in accordance with CBA and agency policy.
- Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of staff, customers, and Incarcerated Individuals.
- Must currently possess a valid driver's license with a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) endorsement as required by Federal and State law.
- This position is included in a Union Shop.
Vision: Working together for safer communities.
Mission: Improving public safety by positively changing lives.
Our Commitment: To operate a safe and humane corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.
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, gender expression, 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.
COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement
Pursuant to Emergency Proclamation 21-14, all Washington State executive branch employees, on-site contractors, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hire process for all positions within our agency. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the recruiter listed in the supplemental information section at the end of the job announcement.
Please include a minimum of three (3) 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.
**Please note: Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
- A background check including criminal record history will be conducted prior to a new hire. 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 near 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 will also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
What We Offer:
As an employee of the Department of Corrections, your work-life integration is a priority. Washington State employees are offered one of the most inclusive and competitive benefits packages in the nation. Besides comprehensive family insurance for medical, dental, and vision, these perks also may include:
- Remote/telework/flexible schedules (depending on position)
- Up to 25 paid vacations days a year
- 8 hours of paid sick leave per month
- 11 paid holidays a year (12 in 2022 for Juneteenth)
- Generous retirement plan
- Flex Spending Accounts
- Dependent Care Assistance
- Deferred Compensation and so much more!
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email email@example.com or call 360-725-9123. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
Location: Monroe, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3307396/truck-driver-3-mcc?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $4,622 - $5,363/ MO
2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903