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Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Pontiac, IL, US, 61764-2323

Job Requisition ID:  24664

Agency:  Department of Corrections - Pontiac Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time: 03/29/2023
 at 11:59 PM
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary: $5,200/month; CBA Applies; Full Range: $5,200-$7,802/month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Livingston  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC062  


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  24664

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Corrections is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-minded, and service-oriented team player to serve as a Law Library Liaison. The ideal candidate for this position will be a team-oriented individual who is able to adapt to the changing needs of the department, be a self-starter and motivational leader, and have a passion for Public Service. The individual selected for this position will organize, plan, execute, control, and evaluate the Northern Region operation of the Legal/Law Libraries. Additionally, the person in this position will monitor and review the operation of establishing and implementing paralegal standards, provide overall direction to Corrections Law Library Assistants, and provide counsel and advice to all Department of Corrections’ library staff regarding court procedures and filing requirements. Travel is required. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Organizes, plans, executes, controls and evaluates the Northern Region operation of the Legal/Law Libraries for the Department of Corrections.
  2. Organizes goals, objectives and established policy guidelines.
  3. Plans and develops in cooperation with the Senior Librarian, in-service and continuing education training opportunities.
  4. Consults with the Senior Librarian regarding standards for law/legal library collections and services.
  5. Plans for efficient utilization of library fiscal resources and personnel to achieve goals.
  6. Serves on institutional committees and performs security duties when necessary.
  7. 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 college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration.
  2. Requires one (1) year of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization, or completion of an agency approved professional management training program.

Preferred Qualifications ( In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers at least two (2) years of work experience working with caselaw.
  2. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience working as a paralegal or in a law library setting.
  3. Prefers at least two (2) years of work experience using a legal law library.
  4. Prefers at least two (2) years of work experience implementing policies related to individuals in custody and/or similar type of population.
  5. Prefers at least one (1) year of work experience serving as a liaison and/or lead worker over staff.
  6. Prefers at least one (1) year work experience developing and/or managing a small agency function and/or program.
  7. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience assisting individuals with law library materials.
  8. Prefers at least one (1) year of work experience developing, installing, implementing, and/or evaluating departmental methods, policies, procedures, and performance standards.
  9. Prefers at least one (1) year experience receiving and reviewing law library requests.
  10. Prefers at least one (1) year of professional experience writing reports.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires valid and current driver’s license and the ability to travel.
  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.

Agency Statement

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:  7:30AM-3:30PM Monday through Friday, Saturday and Sunday off  
Work Location: Pontiac Correctional Center: 700 W Lincoln St Pontiac, IL 61764-2323  
Agency Contact:

Deanna Brewer


Job Family:  Administration/Management; Legal and Compliance; Public Safety  


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



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