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Date:  May 12, 2022

Dixon, IL, US, 61021-9532

Job Requisition ID:  14441

Agency :  Department of Corrections - Dixon Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time: 5/26/2022    11:59pm
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary: $4560/month; CBA Applies; Full Range: $4560-$6613/mon  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Lee  
Number of Vacancies:   7  
Plan/BU:   RC006  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number #14441

Position Overview

Under supervision of the Correctional Lieutenant, directly responsible for housing units/building(s) on an assigned shift; serves as a lead worker; assists in the orientation of new officers and on-going officer in-service training; enforces and maintains disciplinary, safety, sanitary, security and custodial measures.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs inspections; verifies proper application of institutional procedures by security staff; conducts a complete security inspection of rooms, halls, windows, doors, etc.
  2. Monitors individuals in custody movement.
  3. Verifies Correctional Officers are assigned to and relieved for meals.
  4. Monitors individuals in custody who are suicide risks, individuals in custody who are ill and individuals in custody who are confined to their rooms.
  5. Assists in orientation/training of new officers providing ongoing training and practical advice to subordinates in proper job performance.
  6. Investigates and prepares special reports on unusual incidents, destruction of property, etc.
  7. Serves as a designated lead worker.
  8. Monitors individuals in custody payroll, verifying it is submitted.
  9. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1,  Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school and completion of an approved correctional officer training program.

2.  Requires one year of experience as a Correctional Officer in a penal or security institution.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires thorough knowledge of institution's physical layout and prison operation.
  2. Requires thorough knowledge of institutional rules, regulations and requirements for the control of individuals in custody.
  3. Requires elementary knowledge of purposes, methods and practices of modern correctional institutions.
  4. Requires visual/audio acuity.
  5. Requires ability to climb, bend, stoop, run, jump, walk and stand for short or extended periods of time.
  6. Requires ability to enforce disciplinary, safety, security and custodial measures.
  7. Requires ability to train and supervise employees or individuals in custody.
  8. Requires ability to understand the use of firearms.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid driver's license. 
  2. Ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check. 
  3. Ability to pass a drug screen.  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.
  4. Requires COVID-19 vaccination

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:  Please find shift information below  
Work Location: Dixon CC 2600 N Brinton Ave Dixon, IL 61021-9532  
Agency Contact:

Kathy Newstrand, HRR

Email: kathy.newstrand@illinois.gov

Phone #:815-288-5561 Opt. 3

Job Function:  Public Safety  


1. 7a-3p, Tuesday through Saturday, S/M off

2. 7a-3p, Wednesday through Sunday, M/T off

3. 7a-3p, Friday through Tuesday, W/T off

4. 3p-11p, Wednesday through Sunday, M/T off

5. 3p-11p, Thursday through Monday, T/W off

6. 3p-11p, Monday through Friday, S/S off

7. 11p-7a, Monday through Friday, S/S off

This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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