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CORRECTIONAL SERGEANT- 0971700

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Sep 14, 2021
Location: 

Jacksonville, IL, US, 62650-6204

Job Requisition ID:  6155

Agency:  Department of Corrections  - Jacksonville Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time:  9/28/21   11:59pm 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary $4,560/month; CBA Applies; Full Range $4,560-6,613 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Morgan 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC006 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

 6155

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; verifies proper application of institutional procedures by security staff; conducts a complete security inspection of rooms, hall, window, doors, etc.; directs all officers (foot and vehicle) or other special posts where independent judgment and responsibility are required; instructs and directs detail officers; verifies perimeter security and prevents unauthorized movement of persons; notifies the Shift commander and prepares reports if any violations are found; verifies that all delivery vehicles and outside maintenance vehicles are escorted.

2.  Monitors inmate movement; directs yard and gym periods; verifies that periodic searches are conducted on all inmates leaving areas e.g., academic, vocational school, gym and yard lines; monitors shift shakedowns; verifies shakedowns are conducted in inmates rooms and empty cells; stands at all feed lines to ensure proper security; supervises inmate counts; maintains a log book of all movement.

3.  Verifies Correctional Officers are assigned to and relieved for meals ; checks inmate identification cards; confirms all inmates are cleared away from the armory area before any weapons and/or ammo is taken from or put into the armory; prior to shift change, makes routine checks of tool accountability; confirms daily security inspections are completed and documentation is forwarded through the chain of command.

4.  Monitors inmates who are suicide risks, inmates who are ill and inmates who are confined to their rooms; verifies that inmates and incoming property are searched, inventoried; monitors staff entering/exiting and signs the log after each visit; verifies inmates in segregation receive all necessary bedding, yard privileges, shower, food; confirms meals are picked up for the segregation and medical unit and that meals are served; checks inmate observation log book and signs it for verification purposes.

5.  Assists in orientation/training of new officers providing ongoing training and practical advice to subordinates in proper job performance; participates in staff development, special supervisory meetings or training sessions, confirm proper procedures are given as instructions to trainees assigned to area or under his/her supervisor.

6.  Investigates and prepares special reports on unusual incidents, destruction of property etc.; reports same to Lieutenant and Shift Commander, perpares reports pertaining to violations by inmates regarding tools or equipment; submits to management through chain of command.  Monitors inmate payroll, verifying it is submitted; submits sanitation reports.

7.  Operates vehicle to transport inmates to and from court appearances, transfers to other correctional facilities; approved furloughs; adheres to facility administrative directives and policies while transporting.

8.  Serves as designeated lead worker; assigns and reviews work; provides guidance and training to assigned staff; advises immediate supervisor regarding performance of staff.

9.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably with in 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 of 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 inmates.
  3. Requires elementary knowledge of purposes, methods and practices of modern correctional institutions.
  4. Requires visual/audio acuity.
  5. Requires physical ability to conduct duties assigned.
  6. Requires ability to enforce and maintain discipline, safety, sanitation, security and custodial measures.
  7. Requires ability to properly use firearms.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to pass the Illinois Department of Corrections background check.
  2. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age 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
  3. Requires a valid driver's license.

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 Friday - Tuesday W/Th off  
Work Location: Jacksonville Correctional Center2268 E Morton Ave Jacksonville, IL 62650-6204  
Agency Contact:

Tara Grummel

Email: tara.grummel@illinois.gov

 

Job Function:  Public Safety  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to: tara.grummel@illinois.gov (Please include "Corr Sergeant - JCC 6155" in the subject line of your email. Instructions on required attachments are listed below.)

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.