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Date:  Mar 10, 2023

Mount Sterling, IL, US, 62353-1462

Job Requisition ID:  24184

Agency:  Department of Corrections - Western Illinois Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time: 03/24/2023
 11:59 PM
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,740; CBA Applies; Full Range $4,740 - $6,874/month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Brown  
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 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: 24184 

Position Overview

Western Illinois Correctional Center is looking for a professional Corrections Maintenance Craftsman. The ideal candidate will be able to perform preventative maintenance and repair of institutional buildings, appliances, equipment, and machinery associated with the facility. Additionally, the person selected for this position will instruct and train individuals in custody assigned to perform maintenance duties. If interested in this position, please apply according to the instructions listed on the posting. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs preventative maintenance and repair of institutional buildings, appliances, equipment, and machinery.
  2. Directs and instructs assigned individuals in custody workers to the maintenance in the methods, techniques, and tools of the trade.
  3. Maintains inventory of tools.
  4. Maintains the safety and security of the Institution as related to performance of assigned duties.
  5. 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 of high school.
  2. Requires experience necessary to qualify as a journeyman in one of the maintenance or automotive repair trades.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers at least six (6) years of experience in the knowledge of tools, materials, methods, and standard practices of the building maintenance trade.
  2. Prefers at least six (6) years of experience in planning and laying out work according to requirements of assignment and to lead individual in custody workers by example and instruction.
  3. Prefers at least six (6) years of experience estimating and effecting economical usage of materials or supplies.
  4. Prefers at least six (6) years of experience in preparing reports of unusual happenings, accidents or violations or rules by employees and/or individuals in custody and operational reports.
  5. Prefers at least six (6) years of experience enforcing disciplinary, safety, security, and custodial measures for the control of individuals in custody.
  6. Prefers at least six (6) years of experience reading, interpreting, and preparing blueprints and plans.
  7. Prefers at least six (6) years of experience interpreting work from verbal or written instructions.
  8. Prefers at least six (6) years of experience thinking clearly and exercising forceful initiative in emergency situations to contain the hazard.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires completion of an approved course in guard training within six (6) months of employment.
  2. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  3. 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.
  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 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:  7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with Saturday/Sunday off  
Work Location: Western Illinois Correctional Center: 2500 Route 99 S Mount Sterling, IL 62353-1462  
Agency Contact:

Emily Lerch


Phone #:217-773-4441 x250

Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management; Public Safety  


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



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