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Date:  Oct 8, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5643

Job Requisition ID:  59

Agency:  Department of Corrections  
Closing Date/Time:  [[cust_endPosting]] 
Salary:  $46,284-67,056 (CBA Applies); Expected Starting Salary: $46,284 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Lee; Adams; Brown; Christian; Clinton; Cook; Crawford; Fayette; Fulton; Greene; Henry; Jefferson; Johnson; Kane; Knox; LaSalle; Lawrence; Livingston; Logan; Macon; Montgomery; Morgan; Peoria; Perry; Pike; Pope; Rock_Island; St._Clair; Vermilion; Will 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC006 


This position can only be reached via promotion. 



Follow the application instructions on the Correctional Officer Trainee posting. 

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the Correctional Lieutenant, performs security and custodial duties in a correctional center.  Maintains control of the movement and activities of an assigned shift.  Gives direction and makes decisions.  Refers non-routine decisions to the superior officer.  Enforces and maintains disciplinary, safety, sanitary, security and custodial measures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge and understanding of the methods and objects of discipline required to handle persons under restraints.
  • Requires ability to control and direct residents.
  • Requires ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with others.
  • Requires ability to prepare reports of unusual happenings, accidents or violations of rules.
  • Requires ability to enforce rules, regulations and requirements of the correctional center.
  • Requires alertness and ability to act courageously, quickly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Requires ability to properly use firearms.



  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school.
  • Requires successful completion of an approved Correctional Officer training program.


Employment Conditions

  • Requires valid state issued drivers license.
  • Requires the ability to pass the Illinois Department of Corrections background check.
  • 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.

Work Hours:  3 Designated Shifts vary by location  
Training Location: Training Academy:  1301 Concordia Court, Springfield, IL

Work Location:  Illinois Department of Corrections Facilities
Agency Contact:  DOC.cotscreening@illinois.gov
Job Function:  Public Safety  




Please see application instructions for a Correctional Officer Trainee.  Upon successful completion of a three month trainee period and a four and one-half month probationary period, Correctional Officer Trainees can be certified as Correctional Officers.

Any questions please contact the Illinois Department of Corrections Central Screening Office - DOC.cotscreening@illinois.gov