Employment Opportunities

Walla Walla/Columbia County
Employment Opportunities

Please visit the Human Resources Department for available openings.

Detention Officer Applicants:
Phase I is scheduled for February the 8th at 9:00 a.m.requires successfully passing the State-mandated Physical Ability Test (PAT).

The Phase I PAT on February the 8th at 9:00 a.m. is a pre-test. Walla Walla County chooses to have all interested applicants undergo a trial PAT prior to Phase II of the applicant selection process to determine fitness for duty. To pass the official PAT, the participant must complete a minimum of 10 push-ups within 90 seconds; a minimum of 12 sit-ups within 90 seconds; and 15 squat thrusts within 3 minutes.  To ensure suitability for these types of activities, we suggest that all applicants be examined and approved for participation by a licensed physician prior to the test date. Please view this link for expected form: The Physical Ability Test (PAT) (wa.gov)

Testing will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m., at the Juvenile Justice Center, 455 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, Washington. Please wear comfortable clothing, such as shorts or sweatpants, a t-shirt or sweatshirt, and running shoes.

If you successfully complete Phase I (trial PAT), you will then move on to Phase II (interview, scenario testing, writing test, attitude scale). Phase II will be held later that day starting at 1:00 PM. The highest rated applicant from Phase II will then receive a conditional offer of employment and move to Phase III (polygraph examination, background investigation, and psychological exam).

If you receive a conditional offer of employment after completing Phase II (interview) and pass Phase III (see below), the official PAT will be proctored by Criminal Justice Training Commission staff just prior to entrance into the Juvenile Corrections Personnel Academy (JCPA). 

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. I thank you for your interest and hope to see you at the Juvenile Justice Center on February the 8th at 9:00 a.m.

Kayla C. Zimmer 
Administrative Supervisor
Court Services/Juvenile Justice Center