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Jail Administrator

Christian County, Illinois



Christian County Sheriff's Office

301 W. Franklin Street

Taylorville, IL 62568

Phone: 217-824-4961

Fax: 217-824-4963





Salary: $46,000 - $48,500

Population: 35,000

Sworn Officers: 17

Application Deadline: Until Filled





Job Opening

Christian County Jail Administrator



Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp is currently accepting applications for an open position as the Jail Administrator for the Christian County Correctional Center.


The Jail Administrator has primary responsibility for operation of the jail facility under the general direction of the Sheriff.


Jail Administrator has direct supervision of seven correctional officers and is responsible for the care and custody of up to 55 inmates.




  • Candidates should have law enforcement or correctional officer experience, with at least five years in responsible command-level positions preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with course work in police/correctional administration, public administration or related field is also preferred.

  • Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills; strong leadership skills; ability to work effectively with elected officials; and ability to apply sound management principles.




Salary for the position is $46,000 - $48,500





Qualified candidates should submit résumé of experience and qualifications along with a letter of interest with personal and professional references to:


Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp

Christian County Sheriff’s Office

301 W. Franklin Street

Taylorville, Illinois 62568





Position opened until filled











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