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Job Title:

Corrections Officer Trainee

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:





Joliet, Pontiac, Sheridan


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 Qualifications for Correctional Officer Trainee
18 years of age
Valid driver's license
High School Diploma or GED certificate
U.S. citizen or authorized alien with proof of a permanent resident card
Speak, read, and write English
Illinois Resident


• Correctional Officer Trainee starting wage – $42,432
• Corrections Treatment Officer starting wage – $47,928
• Paid Holidays
• Heath Insurance
• Personal Business Days
• Accumulated Paid Sick Leave
• Transportation to and from Training Academy
• 10 Vacation Days starting

Company Information

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency’s success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.

Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, and religious oppression.

The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions:

Go to:
• Select “Careers” on the top right
• Choose “Training Academy”
• Choose Corrections Officer Trainee or Corrections Treatment Officer Trainee
• Click on “Applicant Data Form”
• Fill out form completely and click “submit”

You will receive a date to screen/test in
approx. 1-3 months via email.

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