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Date:  Nov 17, 2022

Hillsboro, IL, US, 62049-3620

Job Requisition ID:  20724

Agency :  Department of Corrections - Graham Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time: 12/05/2022
Salary:   Anticipated starting salary: $4,009/month; CBA applies; Full range: $4,009 - $5,644/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Montgomery  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


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


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


Posting Identification Number: 20724

Position Overview

If you desire to create and support lifelong reading, learning, and enjoyment then the IL Department of Corrections (IDOC) has an exciting opportunity for you! The IDOC is looking for a motivated individual to join their team as a Library Associate. This position performs library functions pertaining to the maintenance of the general and law libraries. In addition, the Library Associate supports facility programs and services, manages collection development, provides reference services, and maintains library order and security.  The ideal candidate for this position will be a team-oriented individual who is able to adapt to the changing needs of a dynamic, institutional library; be a self-starter and innovative thinker; and have a passion for Public Service.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Maintains access to library and library services and maintains adequate staffing of the library to keep service hours.
  2. Examines, interprets, and fills user requests for materials using the institutional library or through inter-library loans.
  3. Monitors individuals in custody library clerks in routine library operations such as circulations, filing, shelving and shelf reading.
  4. Maintains and develops the library collection procedures.
  5. Performs elementary bibliographic searches on subjects not requiring extensive research.
  6. Promotes library services by preparing programs, poster display, bulletin boards and new book lists.
  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 college.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers at least two (2) years working under the direction of a professional librarian in a library setting.
  2. Prefers at least six (6) months of work experience with standard library methods and procedures.
  3. Prefers at least six (6) months of work experience applying library techniques.
  4. Prefers at least six (6) months of experience with acquisition, cataloging, and reference techniques in a library setting.
  5. Prefers at least six (6) months of experience organizing and maintaining reading and reference services in a library setting.
  6. Prefers at least six (6) months of experience providing general reference library services to patrons.
  7. Prefers at least six (6) months of work experience preparing and maintaining circulation and catalog files.
  8. Prefers at least six (6) months of experience selecting and recommending publications of interest and/or assisting library patrons in the utilization of the library.
  9. Prefers at least six (6) months of supervisory experience.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires certification as a Notary Public be obtained during probationary period and kept current while in the position.
  2. Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  3. Requires the 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:  7:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday, off Sat/Sun  
Work Location: Graham Correctional Center, 12078 Illinois Route 185 Hillsboro, IL 62049-3620  
Agency Contact:

Brandy O'Malley


Phone #:217-532-6961 ext. 2251

Job Family:  Sciences and Natural Resources; Public Safety  


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



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