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Assistant Warden of Programs - Hill CC (Senior Public Service Administrator, Opt. 7)

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:  Jan 24, 2023

Galesburg, IL, US, 61401-9016

Job Requisition ID:  23398

Agency:  Department of Corrections 
Closing Date/Time:  03/31/2021 
Salary:  Depends on Qualifications 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Knox 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Exempt under 4d(1), (2), (3), or (6) of the Personnel Code 000 


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About the Facility:

Hill Correctional Center, located in Galesburg, a north central community, is a medium security adult male prison within the state of Illinois. Hill Correctional Center is comprised of 71 acres of land, 38 acres within the security fences. The facility is situated in the southwest corner of Galesburg. The facility consists of a total of 29 buildings. The living units consist of four housing units and one orientation/receiving unit. In addition, there is one segregation unit, a 17- bed infirmary unit and two main recreational yards. For more information on the facility, please visit the Illinois Department of Corrections website at


This position is to serve as the Assistant Warden of Programs (Senior Public Service Administrator Option 7) for the IL Department of Corrections at Hill Correctional Center.

Job Responsibilities

  • As Assistant Warden, provides input into the development, establishment, and implementation of institutional rules, regulations, directives, policies, and procedures of the institution, to ensure proper operation of daily functions.
  • Plans, organizes and directs the overall Program functions and their managers, including healthcare services, record office, chaplaincy, and clinical services and leisure activity.
  • Conducts interviews and counsels' individuals in custody.
  • Serves as full line supervisor.
  • Conducts daily routine inspection tours of the institution for security, safety and sanitation and makes recommendations to the Warden as to any changes, problems or improvements that may be needed.
  • Serves on various committees, e.g., serves as Employee Review Board Officer and attends hearing and recommends disciplinary action for infractions of the rules and regulations.
  • Travels to various locations to attend management meetings, trainings and to speak to lay and professional groups regarding the institution programs.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with courses in law enforcement, criminology, penology, or a related field.
  • Requires four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a law enforcement public or private organization, a correctional facility or related field. 

Employment Conditions

  • Requires ability to travel.
  • Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  • Requires 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.
  • Requires the ability to be on-call.
  • Requires use of agency-supplied technology 
  • Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer.

Work Hours:  8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Work Location: 600 S Linwood Rd Galesburg, IL 61401-9016 
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Administration/Management; Public Safety 


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.


Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.