Issaquah Court Security Position – 1/8/15

Issaquah Court Security Position – 1/8/15

Issaquah Court Security Position

Our Court Security officer position is ready to open again. The part-time position is now being budgeted WITH prorated benefits.  It will be open from Monday, January 12th to Tuesday, January 20th.   It will be posted on www.govjobstoday.com

I’m attaching the link and all relevant information.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Lynne Campeau

Court Administrator

Issaquah Municipal Court


Minimum Salary: $22.05 per hour
Maximum Salary: $29.57 per hour
Posted Date: January 12, 2015
Closes: January 20, 2015  (Open to current employees and the general public.)

The City of Issaquah is currently recruiting for the position of a Part time Court Security Officer. (approximately 20 Hours per week)

Under the direction of the Municipal Court Administrator and Municipal Court Judge, this position will perform security duties in support of the Municipal Court.  The Court Security Officer will act as a specially commissioned Washington Peace Officer to maintain order and security in the Municipal Court and perform a variety of courtroom duties to ensure efficient operations of the Court.

This part time position is eligible for prorated benefits. Employees must enroll in the Public Safety Employee Retirement System (PSERS) .

Court business hours are  Monday through Friday, 8:30am  to 4:30.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

All applicants must pass a  background check , a psychological evaluation, a polygraph test and medical examination.


  •  Screens all individuals entering the municipal court to prevent introduction of dangerous weapons or contraband into the courtroom.

  • Notifies court staff of potentially dangerous defendants.

  • Responds appropriately to unruly and /or out of control individuals in the court facility.

  • Collects and maintains inventory of items taken during the course of daily activities.

  • Detains persons with warrants or in-court commitments by the court, arranges and transfers custody of arrested individuals to police or corrections officers as appropriate.

  • Carries a court issued firearm as outlined in the Issaquah Police Department Policy Manual and qualifies under the guidance of the Issaquah Police Department Range Master.

  • Assists and directs the public.

  • Assists court staff as requested by court administration.

  • Opens/closes courtroom, inspects and secures courtroom, restrooms and surrounding areas of the court at the start and finish of each judicial session.

  • Exercises appropriate discretion and uses good judgment in the performance of duties.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Basic courtroom practices, criminal justice system and associated terminology.

  • Record keeping techniques.

  •  Proper use and care of firearms.

  • Ability to handle emergency and conflict situations in a calm and effective manner.

  • Ability to understand and work within the scope of authority.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to Interact with others using tact, patience and courtesy.

  • Ability to consistently use good judgment and discretion.


  • A high school diploma or GED equivalency and three years of experience as a law enforcement officer or any equivalent combination of training /or experience that provides the required knowledge and experience for this position.

  • Firearms certification equal to that of police department qualifications (yearly qualification).

  • Defensive tactics training with police department to include taser and stick training.

  • Successful completion of Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Police Academy or equivalent or a minimum, successful completion of Law enforcement Reserve Academy sponsored by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

  • Emergency first aid and CPR.

  • Maintain and operate a portable breathalyzer unit.