Personal Recognizance Investigator

This recruitment will fill current vacancies and establish an employment list (valid up to 12 months) to fill future vacancies as they become available. 

The duties of a Personal Recognizance Investigator (PRI) include conducting one-to-one interviews with persons who have been newly booked into jail to determine release eligibility and make appropriate program and release recommendations. Incumbent has direct contact with the inmate population. PRI staff works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including inmate references and agencies. Screening/intake interviews are conducted within the booking area and inmate housing areas of the correctional facility, and entails working with a diverse population of inmates, departments and court personnel.

Duties within secured adult detention facilities require the ability to navigate ramps, narrow hallways, opening and closing heavy doors and working in confined areas. Population includes potentially volatile individuals with emotional, mental health, and alcohol and/or substance abuse-related problems.

Personal Recognizance Investigators, also known as, PR Screeners, work within the Community Corrections Division of DAJD. This division provides services pre and post-convictions in CCAP, EHD, and ISU; as described below.

  • Community Center for Alternative Programs (CCAP) holds offenders accountable to a weekly itinerary directed at involving the offender in a continuum of structured programs.  
  • Electronic Home Detention (EHD) allows offenders to serve all or some portion of their pre-trial and/or sentenced time at home. Offenders are monitored electronically and are confined to their homes, except when following a set schedule that may include attendance at work, school, or treatment. 
  • The Intake Services Unit (ISU) provides information to the court to expedite the release of appropriate defendants awaiting adjudication or to ensure that offenders are not incarcerated when other appropriate alternatives are available. 

About the Department:
The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is a professional and nationally recognized organization that supports safe, vibrant, and healthy communities in partnership with other criminal justice and human service agencies. DAJD operates the largest county jail in the State of Washington, housing an average daily population of more than 1500 inmates. King County DAJD is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity in employment.
DAJD encourages people of all backgrounds, cultures and religions to apply, including veterans, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. DAJD values diversity and is committed to making appropriate accommodations as needed to support diversity as we believe that a diverse workforce is a strong workforce.
Department’s Mission: 
The DAJD contributes to the public safety of the citizens of King County and Washington State by operating safe, secure, and humane detention facilities and community corrections programs, in an innovative and cost-effective manner.

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State’s best employers.
Together, with leadership and our employees, we’re changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play.
Guided by our “True North“, we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles–we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

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