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Date:  Nov 18, 2022

Pinckneyville, IL, US, 62274-3418

Job Requisition ID:  20681

Agency :  Department of Corrections - Pinckneyville Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time: 12/07/2022
Salary:   Anticipated starting salary: $4,838/mo CBA applies; full range $4,838-$8,797/mo  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Perry  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
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.


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: 20681 

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Corrections and the Office of Adult Education and Vocational Services is looking for a professional educator that possesses a valid Professional Education License with ESL or Spanish Education Endorsement.  The OAEVS educator will provide Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education services to adult individuals.  The chosen candidate will assess the learning needs of the student, plan and implement instructional actives, evaluate student success while promoting a positive learning environment.  The mission is to engage, educate and impower the adult education student. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Administer classroom and individual level instruction to participating individuals in custody.

  2. Within the purview of the Curriculum Policy, develop curricula for each assigned teaching subject and approximate grade level.

  3. Develops examination tools designed to measure each student’s strengths, weaknesses and progress.

  4. Prepares and keeps detailed records and reports on attendance, achievement and individual progress and needs of the students.

  5. Directs students in additional school related activities when necessary.

  6. Attends and participates in discussion and planning at regular teacher's meetings, including counselor-teacher meetings, team meetings and staff development.

  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires possession of a current and valid ISBE-issued Professional Educator License appropriate to the content area, grade-level, and instructional area in which the individual is approved to work with a Spanish Education or English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement.
  2. Candidate must be able to speak and write Spanish at a colloquial level.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional teaching experience.
  2. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience evaluating standardized test scores concerning students.
  3. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience reviewing and selecting course material and teaching aids.
  4. Requires at least two (2) years of professional experience preparing a flexible course syllabus utilizing various instructional methods designed to benefit students.
  5. Prefers at least one (1) year of professional experience preparing reports consistent with the administrative requirements of the academic program and/or the institution’s objectives.
  6. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience attending in-service and other professional development seminars.
  7. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience on serving special committees as assigned.
  8. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience utilizing office equipment and technology in the development and reproduction of learning materials.
  9. Prefers ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
  10. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience maintaining discipline, safety, and an effective learning environment.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to travel.
  2. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  3. Requires the 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. Requires 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:  7:30 AM - 3:30 PM; Sat/Sun RDO  
Work Location: 5835 State Route 154 Pinckneyville, IL 62274-3418  
Agency Contact:

Kristy Geppert, Human Resources Rep. TA


Phone #:618-357-9722 

Job Family:  Social Services  


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



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