Washington State Office Assistant 3 in Longview, Washington


Office Assistant 3 (OA3) Longview Work Release Longview, WA

This Recruitment is open to current Washington State Department of Corrections Employees Only

The Washington State Department of Corrections, Reentry Division is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the permanent position of Office Assistant 3 (OA3). This position is located in Longview, WA at the Longview Work Release.

About the Agency

DOC's mission is to improve public safety. We lead the nation with innovative and evidence-based practices that are aimed at reducing recidivism and improving public safety. Our employees find this profession both challenging and rewarding as the work together with law enforcement officers, treatment providers, and community members to facilitate change in offenders' lives. Community Corrections staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

Application Process: In order to be considered for this position, please apply directly at www.careers.wa.gov to this announcement. Please be sure to include Three (3) professional references on your application, and attach the following items to your application:

  1. A current resume (Chronological, indicating your related experience); and
  2. 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. Incomplete application packages may disqualify an application from the selection process. Duties

Provide clerical support for 2 Community Corrections Officers, Secretary Supervisor, 13 Correctional Officers, and 4 Kitchen Staff.

Tasks include:

  • Perform complex secretarial assignments requiring a substantial knowledge of a variety of regulations, rules, policies, procedures and RCW's.
  • Utilize various computer programs for work assignments to make entries, obtain, create and maintain data of information to include arrivals, releases, terminations and escapes of inmates and to get their paperwork done for deadlines and notifies DOC Records as needed.
  • Maintain and process Inmate Banking System tasks. Make sure checks are received at the Work Release, and available on time, log all checks, daily deposits, using TAS to answer I/M questions, check requests and distribute offenders checks at least weekly, notify banking staff as needed.
  • Complete, submit and update variety of weekly and monthly reports, to include but not limited to local spreadsheets, mileage, credit card, interpreter, out of county release reports, copier counts, volunteer and RPM reports.
  • Determine accurate release and arrival dates of residents and keeps facility staff appraised of this information in order to keep a smooth running facility.
  • Process incoming/outgoing residents in OMNI, complete PREA and housing assignments, CHRONO and update the assigned CCO.
  • Assist in answering a variety of resident E kites (CE Prison) on a daily basis as needed.
  • Provide support to the Secretary Supervisor and caseload carrying staff.
  • Gate money requests.

Coordinate Office and Facility Operation

Tasks include:

  • Order and maintain all office supplies, forms, office equipment and other items as needed.
  • Ensure office equipment is maintained. Call vendor when maintenance is required
  • Prepare vouchers for payment of invoices and bills for supervisor signature.
  • Receive, sort and distribute both state campus mail as well as US mail.
  • Read, understand, and adhere to DOC policies and procedures at all times and distribute as necessary.
  • Act as the Volunteer Coordinator.

Coordinate Office and Facility Operation

Tasks include:

  • Maintain pictures of new residents for files.
  • Enter information into DOC electronic databases such as OMNI/OnBase/OBTS.
  • Perform file management tasks including file set up, file documents, purging files, transferring files, screening, closing files (file retention) and public disclosure as needed. Qualifications


  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use electronic equipment to maintain communication with partners and stakeholders, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and issues when needed.
  • Must possess basic accounting/math skills in order to accurately maintain inmate banking records.
  • Must possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal. Desired/Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of criminal justice and corrections systems.

  • Working knowledge, and use of spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel to create, modify, print and format spreadsheets. Ability to find and replace data and work with basic formulas and functions.
  • Ability to navigate the internet for DOC and offender related information.
  • Ability to proofread written material, identify and correct errors in structure, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Willing and able to report policy violations, and or any acts that may compromise the integrity of the work unit, to supervisor immediately. Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.


  • Please include a minimum of three 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.
  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • This position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.
  • The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questionnaire. All answers are verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this requisition. A thorough reference check will be conducted for final applicants.
  • All new hires into this job classification are required to attend New Employee Orientation (NEO). We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. 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 diversity, 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.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please send an email to gachase@doc1.wa.gov or call Gwen Chase at (360) 407- 5751. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Salary: $2,313.00 - $2,984.00 Monthly

Location: Cowlitz County- Longview, WA

Job Type: Agency Internal - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Job Number: 2018-03870

Closing: 4/23/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov