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Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Warrenville, IL, US, 60563

Job Requisition ID:  24813

Agency :  Department of Juvenile Justice 

Opening Date/Time: 3/17/2023  12:00am
Closing Date/Time: 03/30/2023
Salary:   Anticipated starting salary is $4,740/month (Step 1C); CBA applies; Full Range: $4,740 -$6,974  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   DuPage  
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  24813

Position Overview

The Corrections Maintenance Craftsman position performs maintenance work at the journeyman level in the repair of institution buildings, equipment, and machinery at an assigned Illinois Youth Center. The ideal candidate would not only possess these skills, but also be motivated to instruct youth that have been committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice in methods, techniques, and tools of the trade, and transfer their skills to youth that have a desire to learn. This position is part of the team of Maintenance staff that work under the direction of the Stationary Engineer-Assistant Chief, to maintain the buildings and grounds at an assigned Illinois Youth Center facility. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply!

Job Responsibilities

  1. Assigns maintenance or repair tasks to employees and youth performing maintenance repair work at the apprentice level in one or more maintenance trades.
  2. Maintains and repairs keys and locks, and utility systems within the institution, such as plumbing, electrical wiring or steam system.
  3. Assists and serves as back up with the coordination of vehicle repair and maintenance as per Administrative Directive.
  4. Assists and serves as back up for the accountability of all tools and equipment belonging to the institution.
  5. Reports infractions of rules by youth and employees to superior for disciplinary action.
  6. 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 two (2) years of experience applying knowledge of tools, materials, methods, and standard practices of the trade.
  2. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience planning and laying out work according to requirements of assignment, and to lead youth by example and instruction.
  3. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience with Microsoft Word or equivalent computer program.
  4. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience enforcing disciplinary, safety, security, and custodial measures for the control of youth.
  5. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience applying knowledge of institutional rules, regulations, and requirements for managing youth behavior.


Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  2. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. The use of unauthorized drugs by an employee, regardless of the position held, is prohibited.
  3. Requires completion of an approved pre-service training course within six (6) months of employment.
  4. Requires the ability to comply with all local and federal health requirements and/or mandates. 

About the Agency

The mission of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) is to build youth skills and strengthen families by promoting community safety and positive youth outcomes. Over 900 staff members from across various departments—security, programming, education, mental health, and more—collaborate with the understanding that youth are physically, emotionally, and cognitively different from adults. The department provides extensive services to young people through a developmental, treatment-focused model of care that builds youth resiliency, engages families, and promotes community safety at the five youth facilities it operates across the state. IDJJ serves and houses approximately 150 youth and is responsible for approximately 500 youth on Aftercare in various Illinois’ communities.


The Department of Juvenile Justice offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Ten (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Pre-tax benefits programs including but not limited to: Deferred Compensation, Medical, Daycare, etc.
  • Employees earn twelve (12) paid Sick Days annually
  • New Employees earn ten (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to twenty-five (25) paid Vacation Days annually
  • Employees earn three (3) paid Personal Days annually
  • Thirteen-Fourteen (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm  
Work Location: 30 West 200 Ferry Rd Warrenville, IL 60563  
Agency Contact:

IDJJ Human Resources Department


Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management; Public Safety; Social Services  


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



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