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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  May 11, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  59

Agency:  Department of Corrections  
Closing Date/Time:  [[cust_endPosting]] 
Salary:  $46,284-67,056 (CBA Applies); Expected Starting Salary: $46,284 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Lee; Adams; Brown; Christian; Clinton; Cook; Crawford; Fayette; Fulton; Greene; Henry; Jefferson; Johnson; Kane; Knox; LaSalle; Lawrence; Livingston; Logan; Macon; Montgomery; Morgan; Peoria; Perry; Pike; Pope; Rock Island; St. Clair; Vermilion; Will 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC006 


This position can only be reached via promotion. 



Follow the application instructions on the Correctional Officer Trainee posting. 

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the Correctional Lieutenant, performs security and custodial duties in a correctional center.  Maintains control of the movement and activities of an assigned shift.  Gives direction and makes decisions.  Refers non-routine decisions to the superior officer.  Enforces and maintains disciplinary, safety, sanitary, security and custodial measures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge and understanding of the methods and objects of discipline required to handle persons under restraints.
  • Requires ability to control and direct residents.
  • Requires ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with others.
  • Requires ability to prepare reports of unusual happenings, accidents or violations of rules.
  • Requires ability to enforce rules, regulations and requirements of the correctional center.
  • Requires alertness and ability to act courageously, quickly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Requires ability to properly use firearms.



  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of high school.
  • Requires successful completion of an approved Correctional Officer training program.


Employment Conditions

  • Requires valid state issued drivers license.
  • Requires the ability to pass the Illinois Department of Corrections background check.
  • On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy.  The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.

  • Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer

About the Agency

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 and gender, and religious oppression.


The IDOC team works to serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in behavior of individuals in custody, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.


Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. 


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

Work Hours:  3 Designated Shifts vary by location  
Training Location: Training Academy:  1301 Concordia Court, Springfield, IL

Work Location:  Illinois Department of Corrections Facilities
Agency Contact:
Job Function:  Public Safety  




Please see application instructions for a Correctional Officer Trainee.  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.

Any questions please contact the Illinois Department of Corrections Central Screening Office -

Nearest Major Market: Springfield