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Date:  Nov 19, 2023

Joliet, IL, US, 60436

Job Requisition ID:  31434

Agency :  Department of Corrections 
Closing Date/Time: 01/15/2024
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary $4,736 a month; Full Range $4,736 - $6,935 a month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Will  
Number of Vacancies:   50  
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 IL Department of Corrections Website: 

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


Posting Identification Number  31434

Job Responsibilities

  1. Receives classroom and on-the-job training in methods designed to provide role-modeling behavior, facilitate appropriate communications and develop suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills for assigned individuals in custody.
  2. Receives classroom and on-the-job training in the methods used to motivate and encourage individuals in order to promote their habilitation and treatment and to participate in the implementation of established treatment and habilitation programs.
  3. Learns skills necessary to stand guard in a tower armed with firearms, to patrol yards, grounds, cell house or corridors, dormitories and work areas and to assist in searching for fugitives, and their capture and return to the institution.
  4. Receives instruction in working with counselors and other professional and direct support staff in order to provide additional assistance and support services to individuals in custody, through individualized interaction and group program facilitation.
  5. Assists in ensuring individuals in custody have access to necessary and appropriate medical services.
  6. Escorts individuals or groups to and from destinations inside and/or outside the facility grounds including but not limited to, correctional centers, courts and hospitals.
  7. Assists in conducting searches of visitors, individuals in custody, cells, cell houses and/or work locations for contraband.
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications


1. Requires either a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university specializing in criminal justice, penology, psychology, social work or a closely related social science.


2. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in another field of study and at least one (1) year of experience providing direct service in the field of mental health and one (1) year of experience in the field of corrections.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires completion of a pre-service security training course during trainee period.

2. Requires successful completion of a firearms training course and learn the proper use of firearms during trainee period.

3. Requires a valid appropriate driver's license and the ability to travel statewide.

4. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.

5. Requires ability to pass a drug screen.  The use of unauthorized drugs by an employee, regardless of the position held, is prohibited.


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:  Varies  
Work Location: 2848 McDonough St Joliet, IL 60431  
Agency Contact:


Job Family:  Social Services; Public Safety  


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





Nearest Major Market: Joliet
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago