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Date:  May 16, 2023

Anna, IL, US, 62906-1652

Job Requisition ID:  26203

Agency:   Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 05/17/2023
Closing Date/Time:   05/31/2023
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $3,992 - $5,502 per month.  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Union  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC029  


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.


While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) is recommended. When applicable, titles that require specific coursework, professional license or certification will include a notation requesting the appropriate document(s) be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of your application. Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in ineligibility. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) regardless of vacancy title before any offer can be extended. An employee desiring to transfer to the same position classification within the same Agency to a different geographical location shall file a request to transfer. The transfer form must be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of your application.


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


Posting Identification Number  10-80-26203

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Security Officer for the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center located in Anna, Illinois to perform fire safety and protection services. Assists hospital staff with management of unruly individuals. Assists in the evacuation of individuals during drills and emergency situations by helping them out of buildings. Assists law enforcement personnel during arrests and investigations and when serving legal papers. Provides directions and general facility information to visitors and individuals being admitted.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs fire safety and protection services at the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center. 
  2. Assists hospital staff with management of unruly individuals.
  3. Interviews witnesses regarding complaints and submits reports to investigator. 
  4. Enforces vehicle speed, parking regulations and other traffic controls at the facility.
  5. Dispatches state owned cars in the absence of information division staff.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of high school.
  • Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program shall have the stated requirements of this classification waived by successful completion of specific proficiency tests and training programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two (2) years of experience working with security requirements and regulations for a public or private organization.  
  2. Two (2) years of experience working with emergency response procedures including fire safety and controls for a public or private organization.  
  3. Two (2) years of experience in the use of security enforcement practices and techniques.
  4. Two (2) years of experience providing initial responses to security breaches and safety hazards.
  5. Two (2) years of experience communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.
  6. One (1) year of basic proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office with basic computer skills.  

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to complete security training, follow written procedures and instructions and to organize observed facts into activity and incident reports.
  2. Requires a valid driver’s license.  
  3. Requires the ability to climb stairs, and physically restrain individuals as necessary to prevent injury to individual or others.
  4. Requires the ability to travel.
  5. Requires the ability to acquire and maintain CPR certificate.
  6. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays.
  7. Requires the ability to become OIG rule 50.3 certified within 90 days of employment.
  8. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers. 
  9. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  10. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
  11. Requires ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance. 

Work Hours:  6:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  

Security Department
Work Location: 1000 N Main St Anna, IL 62906-1652  

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Choate Mental Health & Developmental Center

Security - Investigative & Protective Services
Agency Contact:  

Job Family:  Public Safety; Social Services  


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency, and Kindness.


As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program

  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually

  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)

  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)

          * Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour Work Schedules (as applicable)

  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years

  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)

  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan

  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility

  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions

  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program should follow the Upward Mobility Policy Guidelines when applying for this title.

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