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Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Jacksonville, IL, US, 62650

Job Requisition ID:  33046

Agency :  Department of Corrections - Jacksonville Correctional Center

Opening Date/Time:: 11/21/2023 12:00 A.M.
Closing Date/Time: 12/06/2023 11:59 P.M.
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,010/month; CBA Applies; Full Range: $4,010-$5,582/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Morgan  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC014  


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) is recommended.  When applicable, titles that require specific coursework, professional license or certification will include a notation requesting the appropriate document(s) be uploaded in the Additional Documents section of your application.  Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in ineligibility.  Please note that the Department of Corrections must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) regardless of vacancy title before any offer can be extended.


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


Posting Identification Number 33046

Position Overview

IDOC is seeking a highly motivated professional to oversee one of our facilities’ Records Office. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills. Additionally, the person selected for the position should be able to work with interdepartmental staff and with other governmental and law enforcement agencies to carry out recordkeeping and legal duties. If interested in this opportunity, please apply according to the instructions listed on the job posting. We invite all qualified applicants to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Processes, keyboards, and maintains records relating to the lawful commitment and release of individuals in custody assigned to the supervision of the Department through a review of Masterfile documentation, legal records, and sentencing imposed by the courts.
  2. Serves as working supervisor.
  3. Serves as institutional liaison with the Prisoner Review Board.
  4. Serves as liaison between the facility, Judges, States Attorney’s, Corrections Legal staff, Attorney General’s Office, Information Services, Chief Record Office, County Jails, and family members of individuals in custody.
  5. Responds to requests for clarification from individuals in custody regarding sentence calculations.
  6. 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 two (2) years of study at a secretarial/business college and one (1) year of office experience; or completion of high school and three (3) years of Office Assistant experience; or three (3) years independent business experience.
  2. Requires ability to keyboard accurately at 30 wpm.

Preferred Qualifications ( In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience interpreting Illinois Compiled Statutes as it pertains to sentencing structure.
  2. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience working with and answering questions from individuals in custody or similar like population regarding their sentence calculation.
  3. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience preparing affidavits for use in courts regarding lawsuits.
  4. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience gathering and interpreting legal documents, including warrants, received from various courts and assist in responding to lawsuits.
  5. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience maintaining and reporting statistical data for administration planning and information reports.
  6. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience developing new and revising current methods and procedures in a record office to ensure the workflow process is more efficient.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Required to obtain a Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) certification within the probationary period (or within the first 4 months, if already certified in the title) of being placed into
    the position and maintain a current, valid certification while in the position.
  2. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen.  The use of unauthorized drugs by an employee, regardless of position held, is prohibited.
  4. Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer.

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; 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:  8:00am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri Sat/Sun Off  
Work Location: Jacksonville Correctional Center: 2268 E Morton Ave Jacksonville, IL 62650-6204  
Agency Contact:


Job Family:  Office & Administrative Support; Public Safety  


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



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