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Date:  Sep 8, 2021

Dixon, IL, US, 61021-9532

Job Requisition ID:  6960

Agency:  Department of Corrections - Dixon Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time:  3:00pm  09/28/2021 
Salary:  Prevailing Rate: $45.67/hour ($7,946.58/month) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Lee 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  PR000 


Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.





CMS100 Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.


Posting Identification #6960


Position Overview


Under immediate supervision of the Stationary Engineer - Assistant Chief, performs subprofessional work in the operation and maintenance of a plant providing adequate and sanitary water supply for Dixon Correctional Center.


Job Responsibilities


  1. Operates, inspects and provides preventative and reparative maintenance to wells, high and low pressure pumps, motors, filter beds, tanks, chlorinators and simple laboratory equipment.
  2. Performs daily testing of water level readings, water softeners and iron filter.
  3. Prepares weekly samples, i.e., bacteria, chemical, and mineral, of raw, settled and filtered water for analysis by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
  4. Prepares daily records on potable water and salt usage.
  5. Serves as back-up to the Sewage Plant Operator.
  6. Remains up-to-date and in compliance with Departmental Rules, Administrative and Insitutional Directives, Institutional Polices and Procedures and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Regulations.
  7. 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 (4) years of high school.
  2. Requires three (3) years of experience in water treatment plant operation.
  3. Requires possession of an IL E.P.A. Class "B" Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate.
  4. Requires possession of an IL E.P.A. Class 3 Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Requires extensive knowledge of the machines, equipment, materials and operating practices of a water pumping and treatment plant.
  • Requires ability to keep routine records and make simple reports.
  • Requires ability to operate and maintain equipment used in water plant operation.
  • Requires ability to make chemical and physical tests of water for impurities.


Conditions of Employment


  1. Ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  2. 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.


Agency Statement


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:  7:00am to 3:30pm, Sunday through Thursday, Fri/Sat off  
Work Location: Dixon Correctional Center - 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:  Facility/Fleet Management; Public Safety  






Please submit application via email to: kathy.newstrand@illinois.gov (Include title and posting ID in subject line of email)




    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.