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Job Title:

Corrections Officer

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Joliet, Elgin, Sheridan, Dixon, Pontiac


All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Under immediate supervision, for a period not to exceed three months,
receives formalized and on-the-job training in security and custodial duties in
a correctional center relating to supervising the movements, conduct, work,
discipline, recreation and training of residents; assists in controlling residents
from stations in cell houses, yards, towers, dormitories, dining halls or on
work details; receive orientation in rules of conduct, security and work
standards, agency policy, rules and regulations; learns to make written
reports of significant violations to superiors; enforces and maintains
disciplinary, safety, sanitary, security and custodial measures.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualification to Screen:
18 Years of Age
Valid Driver's License
High School Graduate or GED Certificate
U.S. Citizen
Speak, read and write English

Note: Illinois residency is required for employment as a Correctional Officer Trainee. Non-residents may be screened; however, non-residents shall not be considered until the list of all qualified Illinois residents has been exhausted. If selected, non-residents must establish Illinois residency prior to employment.


The starting salary for a Correctional Officer Trainee is $42,432 per year. During the three-month appointment as a trainee all Correctional Officer Trainees are required to attend six weeks at the Corrections Training Academy. Upon successful completion of a three month trainee period and a four and one-half month probationary period, Correctional Officer Trainees can be certified as Correctional Officers. At that time, a Correctional Officer’s salary increases to $48,432 per year.

The State of Illinois provides employees with Health, Vision, and Dental insurance with a small co-payment from employees. Life insurance is provided at 100% your annual salary. This position includes a pension plan.

Benefit time for new employees includes three (3) personal business days, ten (10) vacation days, and twelve (12) sick days per year.

Work Attire is issued to you while in training.

Application Instructions:

Individuals wishing to apply for a Correctional Officer Trainee position must complete an electronic Applicant Data Form, found at

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All information submitted here is considered confidential. After receiving your information, you will be notified of the next screening process once a scheduled test date has been determined.

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