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Date:  Nov 18, 2022

Hines, IL, US, 60141-7000

Job Requisition ID:  19206

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date:  11/21/2022
Closing Date/Time: 12/07/2022
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $4,193 - $5,922 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC056  


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


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for any degrees earned and a copy of any applicable professional licenses is recommended and should be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. An IFPE employee desiring to transfer to the same position classification within the same Agency to a different geographical location shall file a request to transfer. The transfer form must be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of your application.

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


Posting Identification Number  10-82-19206

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Security Officer Lieutenant for the Madden Mental Health Center located in Hines, Illinois to serve as shift commander on an assigned shift at Madden Mental Health Center. Provides leadership and directs and supervises lower security staff engaged in the provision of safety and protection services for persons and property. Provides documentation of incidents for facility records according to policies and procedures and accreditations standards. Conducts security needs studies for a respective shift. Coordinates the Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations in accordance with the State statutes.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as shift commander on an assigned shift at Madden Mental Health Center.
  2. Serves as working supervisor.
  3. Conducts security needs studies for a respective shift.
  4. 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 the completion of high school. 
  2. Requires two years of experience in safety and protection service or in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Three (3) years of professional experience working security requirements and regulations for a public or private organization.  
  2. Five (5) years of professional experience working with emergency response procedures including fire safety and controls for a public or private organization.
  3. Two (2) years of professional experience in the use of security enforcement practices and techniques and supervisory practices. 
  4. Two (2) years of professional experience providing leadership, directing, and supervising staff for a public or private organization.
  5. Two (2) years of professional experience providing initial responses to security breaches and safety hazards.
  6. Two (2) years of experience communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  7. Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word and Excel software programs. 

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid driver’s license.
  2. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays.
  3. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  4. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  5. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

Work Hours:  2:00pm - 10:00pm, Days off: Friday & Saturday  

Work Location: 1200 S 1st Ave Hines, IL 60141-7000  

Division of Mental Health

Madden Mental Health Center

Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Public Safety; Social Services  


About the Agency

Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.


As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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