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Dixon, Illinois
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7 Jan 2023
Agency: Department of CorrectionsClosing Date/Time: 04/11/2023Salary: $3,685 - $5,023 per month full scale ($44,220 - $60,276)Job Type: Salaried Full TimeCounty: LeeNumber of Vacancies: 100Plan/BU: RC006This 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 IL Department of Corrections Website:Become a Correctional OfficerApplications submitted via this portal, email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.Posting Identification Number 20027Job Posting DetailsThe first step to beginning your career as a Correctional Officer with the Department of Corrections is to visit the "Become a Correctional Officer" page on the Department of Corrections website (linked above). Interested applicants can follow the necessary steps listed on the "Become a Correctional Officer" web page, to submit the Applicant Data From. (Do not click the apply button in the job portal.) You need only to complete the Applicant Data form once, even if you want to be considered for more than one correctional facility. IDOC will consider applications from both current Illinois residents and those residing in other states.DOC employs Correctional Officer Trainees at each of its 26 Correctional Centers across the state. Positions will be filled at different times for each of the following facilities:Big Muddy River - Jefferson CountyCentralia - Clinton CountyDanville - Vermillion CountyDecatur - Macon CountyDixon - Lee CountyEast Moline - Rock Island CountyGraham - Montgomery CountyHill - Knox CountyIllinois River - Fulton CountyJacksonville - Morgan CountyKewanee - Henry CountyLawrence - Lawrence CountyLincoln - Logan CountyLogan - Logan CountyMenard - Randolph CountyPinckneyville - Perry CountyPontiac - Livingston CountyRobinson - Crawford CountyShawnee - Johnson CountySheridan - LaSalle CountySouthwestern IL - St. Clair CountyStateville - Will CountyTaylorville - Christian CountyVandalia - Fayette CountyVienna - Johnson CountyWestern - Brown CountyFor more information about the training process to become a correctional officer, visit Training Academy - About ( on the Department's website.Job ResponsibilitiesReceives eight weeks of formalized pre-service security training at the Illinois Corrections Training Academy including firearms training due to requirements mandating qualification.Receives on-the-job training under immediate supervision of a qualified correctional employee.Assigned each work week to another correctional employee to assist in running lines, yard, dining room, housing units, facility buildings, writs, observing offenders, perimeter patrol, armory, counting, shakedowns, movement, etc.Travels by using a state issued vehicle to complete assignments.Receives one week orientation at facility.Given formal training in housing unit work, report writing, out-count work, yard work, running lines, offenders at this institution and their assignments, chain-of-command, security buildings, disciplinary procedures and any other training deemed necessary.Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.Minimum QualificationsRequires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school.Requires elementary knowledge of resident behavior problems.Conditions of EmploymentRequires completion of a pre-service security training course during trainee period.Requires successful completion of a firearms training course and learn the proper use of firearms during trainee period.Requires a valid appropriate drivers license and the ability to travel statewide.Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.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 Departments zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer.About the AgencyThe 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 agencys 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: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM; 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM; shift and days off will varyWork Location: 2600 N Brinton Ave Dixon, IL Agency Contact:Mitzi Minton - Central ScreeningEmail: Mitzi Family: Public SafetyThis position DOES NOT contain Specialized Skills (as that term is used in CBAs).The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your junk mail, spam, or other folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following
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  • Job Reference: 863892514-2
  • Date Posted: 7 January 2023
  • Recruiter: State of Illinois
  • Location: Dixon, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Role: Data, Other, Security
  • Job Type: Permanent