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CORRECTIONAL LIEUTENANT(UPWARD MOBILITY)

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Oct 12, 2021
Location: 

East Saint Louis, IL, US, 62203-1085

Job Requisition ID:  8099

Posting: 8099

Agency:  Department of Corrections  Southwestern IL Corr Ctr
Closing Date/Time:  10/26/21   11:59pm 
Salary:  Anticipated starting salary $5361/month; CBA applies; $5361-$7968/month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  St._Clair 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  CU500 

 

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.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

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

 

Posting Identification #8099 

Job Responsibilities

1.  Supervises staff; assigns and reviews work; provides guidance and training to assigned staff; counsels staff regarding work performance; reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs; establishes annual goals and objectives; approves time off; gives oral reprimands and effectively recommends greivance resolutions; prepares and signs performance evaluations; determines and recommends staffing needs; reviews activity reports.

2.  Makes daily inspections of all buildings and housing units in his/her assigned area or zone; verifies and monitors security, health, safety and sanitation irregularities; confirms zone is kept clean and safe at all times; assists in handling of daily needs for individuals in custody in area or zone; directs shakedown and security inspections; conducts daily uniform inspections during roll call; monitors count procedure; if miscount occurs, directs a recount and determines location of discrepancy; verifies officers are working their assigned posts and do not leave their posts unless properly relieved or authorized.

3.  Arbitrates individual in custody disputes; investigates complaints and corrects any deficiencies of said complaints; conducts special investigations making recommendations to supervisors; communicates well with staff and individuals in custody; acts as a member of Adjustment Committee, Assignment Committee and Inquiry Board making recommendations and submits disciplinary reports on individuals in custody for rule violations.

4.  Establishes and maintains complete training records on all security personnel; plans and conducts pre-service and in-service training; prepares training materials and aids; conducts basic in-service training to all staff; conducts refresher and special training for all personnel; assists officials in making studies of institutional operations for the purpose of determining training needs; coordinates changes in procedures being taught and new material introduced; arranges outside sources and maintains attendance records on in-service staff; reports unauthorized absences to supervisor.

5.  Complies with key and lock control and tool control procedures in assigned area or zone by reporting broken, lost, or malfunctioning keys, tools and equipment; maintains inventories and records related to the safety and security of the facility; makes periodic inspections of all weapons and equipment; reports damaged or missing equipment; inventories all ammunition; coordinates firearms orientation of new officers and re-qualification of all security personnel; verifies all weapons are funtioning properly.

6. Prepares, submits and reviews a variety of reports for accuracy and completeness; relieves superior officers and/or other security staff during their absences; utilizes Offender Tracking System for individual in custody payroll and vistor restrictions; performs institutional audits.

7.  Monitors compliance with all administrative directives and institutional directions when operating a vehicle to transport individuals in custody on writs, furloughs and transfers; directs the logistics of transfers of individuals in custody departing and entering the facility; cuffs and escorts individuals in custody.

8.  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 two years experience as a correctional officer in a penal or security institution.

3.  Qualifying state employees in the employee Upward Mobility Program may complee combinations of specific proficiency tests and training programs leading to a certificate of proficiency in lieu of the stated requirements of the class.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1.  Requires thorough knowledge of institutional rules, regulations and requirements for the control of individuals in custody.

2.  Requires working knowledge of individual and group attitude and behavior of individuals in penal or correctional institutions.

3.  Requires working knowledge of the methods and techniques used in discipline of employees and persons in correctional institutions.

4.  Requires working knowledge of the practices and procedures in prison administration.

5.  Requires ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with public officials, investigatory and law enforcement agencies.

6.  Requires ability to supervise correctional officers and make independent decisions.

7.  Requires ability to prepare reports of unusual happenings, accidents or violations of rules.

8.  Requires ability to train and supervise employees or individuals in custody.

9.  Requires ability to understudy and to assume duties of immediate supervisor in the event of vacation, sick leave or emergency.

10.Requires ability to think clearly and exercise forceful initiative in emergency situations.

11.Requires the physical ability to perform assigned duties.

12.Requires the ability to enforce discipline, safety, sanitation, security and custodial measures.

13. Requires the ability to understand the use of firearms.

 

Conditions of Employment

1.  Requires a valid driver's license.

2.  Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ 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.

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:  3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Tues-Sat Sun/Mon off  
Work Location: 950 N Kingshighway East Saint Louis, IL 62203-1085  
Agency Contact:

Amy L. Barbeau

Email: Amy.L.Barbeau@illinois.gov

Fax: 618-394-2228

Job Function:  Public Safety  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to:  Amy.L.Barbeau@illinois.gov (explain how you would like to receive the paper application/bid forms)

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid 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.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid 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.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid 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.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • 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.
    • 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.