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Date:  Nov 21, 2022

Menard, IL, US, 62259

Job Requisition ID:  20130

Agency :  Department of Corrections - Menard Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time: 12/07/2022
 11:59 pm
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary $4,939/month; CBA Applies - Full Range $4,939 - $7,380/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Randolph  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


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


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


Posting Identification Number: 20130

Position Overview


The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is seeking a dedicated professional chaplain who is ready to engage and inspire the community served within IDOC facilities. As a Chaplain I you will oversee the holistic spiritual development and full-spectrum religious support of all faiths, traditions, and denominations represented within the facility you serve. This position is an excellent fit for any professional chaplain who is ready to directly serve those in need. We are seeking a chaplain with a commitment to integrity, equity, and the spiritual growth of all people regardless of tradition or religious affiliation. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Responsibilities


1. Provides religious services for all faiths. 

2. Prepares reports and correspondence pertaining to chaplaincy area. Updates Chaplaincy Manual.

3. Conducts individual and group counseling sessions for individuals in custody.

4. Serves as Assistant Employee Assistance Counselor and Assistant Volunteer Services Coordinator. 

5. Fills outside speaking engagements. 

6. Prepares and conducts formal religious services, sacramental rites, and weekly worship services. 

7. Meets with Assistant Warden of Programs and the Manager of Chaplain Services weekly to review chaplaincy activities. 

8. 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 (4) years college, supplemented by completion of three (3) years of a prescribed course of study in a recognized and accredited theological seminary with a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree.

2. Requires ordination, ecclesiastical endorsement, or licensing by a recognized communion and is duly authorized by appropriate authority of this denomination.

3. Requires one (1) year of previous pastoral care experience in a hospital, healthcare, institutional, or local ministry setting.

4. Requires one (1) or more units of accredited clinical pastoral education.

Preferred Qualifications (In order of Significance)

1. Prefers at least one (1) year professional experience working with faith and/or religious traditions (not denominations) other than their own.

2. Prefers at least one (1) year professional experience working with and/or an interdisciplinary care team for behavioral health and/or social servicess.

3. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience in an institutional chaplaincy setting, not only a congregational setting. (i.e. .military, hospital, academic, professional chaplaincy)

4. Prefers at lest one (1) year of professional experience conducting individual and/or group counseling sessions.

5. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience preparing and conducts formal religious services, sacramental rites, and/or workshop services.

6. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience coordinating volunteers.

7. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience planning a weekly schedule of chapel activities.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  2. Requires 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. 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. Covid 19 vaccination


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; 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. 

Work Hours:  8 AM to 4 PM; 1.) S/M off and 2.) F/S off  
Work Location: Menard CC,  711 East Kaskaskia St Menard, IL 62259  
Agency Contact:

Tammy Cole


Phone #:618-826-5071 X2224 or X2351

Job Family:  Public Safety; Social Services  


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



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