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Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Harrisburg, IL, US, 62946

Job Requisition ID:  33096

Agency :  Department of Juvenile Justice 

Opening Date/Time: 11/17/2023 12:00am
Closing Date/Time: 12/04/2023
  at 11:59pm
Salary:   Anticipated starting salary is $6,439/month (Step 1C); CBA applies; Full Range: $6,439 - $9,661  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Saline  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
Plan/BU:   CU500  


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


Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program should follow the Upward Mobility Policy Guidelines when applying for this title. Here are the links: Upward Mobility Program and UMP Program Titles and Information


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: 33096

Position Overview

The Department of Juvenile Justice is seeking a knowledgeable and capable individual to serve as the Juvenile Justice Supervisor at the assigned youth center. The ideal candidate will be 21 years of age or older and possess experience implementing intervention strategies to juveniles who display a variety of behavior challenges. The incumbent in this position will possess the ability to lead by example in all aspects of the position, as well as the ability to develop and motivate a large team of subordinate staff. If you have a passion for implementing positive change, possess the desired knowledge skills and abilities, and are looking to secure a career with excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement then don’t hesitate to click the apply button above! IDJJ encourages all interested and qualified candidate to apply.  

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  2. Inspects facility to ensure the security and safety of youth and staff in his/her assigned area or zone.
  3. Prepares and submits reports in support of youth discipline.
  4. Plans, coordinates, and conducts pre-service and in-service training.
  5. Operates employer issued vehicle to transport youth.
  6. Attends staff meetings to discuss problem issues.
  7. Attends workshops and in-service training to attain professional development and updates skill and proficiency to coordinate specialized service delivery programs.
  8. Coordinates review of facility compliance with policies and procedures.
  9. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and requires successful completion of two (2) years' professional staff experience involving the care of youth in a State of Illinois Juvenile Justice facility, and providing for the safety, security and well-being of youth and staff.


This title is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers extensive knowledge of juvenile behavior problems.
  2. Prefers extensive knowledge of the treatment and interventions required to develop successful and appropriate behaviors.
  3. Prefers working knowledge of adolescent psychological development, mental health issues effecting juvenile offenders, and/or social development concerns.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Candidates must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  2. Requires possession of an appropriate valid driver’s license and the ability to travel.
  3. Requires physical agility and strength to stand and walk for up to three (3) hours at a time, to run for short distances, and to provide physical intervention and control as necessary to protect individuals.
  4. Requires the ability to pass an IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  5. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. The use of unauthorized drugs by an employee, regardless of position held, is prohibited.
  6. Requires the ability to comply with all local and federal health requirements and/or mandates. 

About the Agency

The mission of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) is to build youth skills and strengthen families by promoting community safety and positive youth outcomes. Over 900 staff members from across various departments—security, programming, education, mental health, and more—collaborate with the understanding that youth are physically, emotionally, and cognitively different from adults. The department provides extensive services to young people through a developmental, treatment-focused model of care that builds youth resiliency, engages families, and promotes community safety at the five youth facilities it operates across the state. IDJJ serves and houses approximately 150 youth and is responsible for approximately 500 youth on Aftercare in various Illinois’ communities.


The Department of Juvenile Justice offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Ten (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Pre-tax benefits programs including but not limited to: Deferred Compensation, Medical, Daycare, etc.
  • Employees earn twelve (12) paid Sick Days annually
  • New Employees earn ten (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to twenty-five (25) paid Vacation Days annually
  • Employees earn three (3) paid Personal Days annually
  • Thirteen-Fourteen (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)

Work Hours:  1: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm Sun/Mon OFF 2: Fri-Tue 6am-2pm Wed/Thur OFF  
Work Location: 1201 W Poplar St Harrisburg, IL 62946-3711  
Agency Contact:

IDJJ Harrisburg Human Resources Department


Job Family:  Public Safety; Leadership & Management; Social Services  


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



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