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Date:  May 10, 2022

Jacksonville, IL, US, 62650-6204

Job Requisition ID:  14493

Agency :  Department of Corrections - Jacksonville Correctional Center (PWC)
Closing Date/Time: 5/24/2022    11:59pm
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,560/month; CBA Applies; Full Range: $4,560-$6,613/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Morgan  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC006  


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 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 #14493

Position Overview

Under supervision of the Correctional Lieutenant, directly responsible for housing units/building(s) on an assigned shift; serves as a lead worker; assists in the orientation of new officers and on-going officer in-service training; enforces and maintains disciplinary, safety, sanitary, security, and custodial measures. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs inspections. 
  2. Monitors individuals in custody movement. 
  3. Verifies Correctional Officers are assigned and relieved for meals. 
  4. Monitors individuals in custody who are suicide risks, individuals in custody who are ill and individuals in custody who are confined to their rooms. 
  5. Assists in orientation/training of new officers providing ongoing training and practical advice to subordinates in proper job performance. 
  6. Investigates and prepares special reports on unusual incidents, destructions of property etc. 
  7. Operates a vehicle to transport individuals in custody to and from court appearances, transfers to other correctional facilities. 
  8. Serves as a designated lead worker. 
  9. 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 one year experience as a Correctional Officer in a penal or security institution.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires thorough knowledge of institution's physical layout and prison operation.
  2. Requires thorough knowledge of institutional rules, regulations and requirements for the control of individuals in custody.
  3. Requires elementary knowledge of purposes, methods and practices of modern correctional institutions.
  4. Requires the physical ability to to perform assigned duties. 
  5. Requires ability to enforce disciplinary, safety, security, and custodial measures. 
  6. Requires ability to understand the use of firearms.


Conditions of Employment

“All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position…”

1. Requires a valid driver's license. 

2. Ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check

3. 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. Pease 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. COVID-19 Vaccine.

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 values, 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 offender behavior, 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.  We invite all qualified applicants to join our team.  

Work Hours:  3:00pm-11:00pm Fri/Sat Off  
Work Location: Jacksonville CC - PWC, 2268 E Morton Ave Jacksonville, IL 62650-6204  
Agency Contact:

Tara Grummel

Email: tara.grummel@illinois.gov


Job Function:  Public Safety  


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





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