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Job Title:

Corrections Officer

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Joliet, 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 $47,508 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 $54,432 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.

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:

• Click on “Apply Here”
• 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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