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Corrections Officer and

Deputy Sheriff

Winnebago County, Illinois


Winnebago County Sheriff

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677



Starting Salary:

Corrections Officer - $43,515 ($20.47/hour)

Deputy Sheriff - $53,960

plus benefits

Population: 290,666

Application Deadline: 5/23/18




The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the positions of:


Corrections Officer and Deputy Sheriff


Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire new Corrections Officers and to establish an eligibility list for future hiring of both Corrections Officers and Patrol Deputy Officers.


Winnebago County Corrections Officers are under the authority and supervision of the Winnebago County Sheriff. A Corrections Officer is primarily responsible for supervision of inmates within his/her assigned area. Correction Officers participate in the day-to-day operations of the jail which includes but not limited to; booking and releasing inmates, classification, control stations, maintaining security of the facility, escorting offenders within or outside the secure confines of the jail, and supervising inmates in their assigned housing unit. Corrections Officers must communicate effectively with a varied population of offenders, including individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds.


The Deputy Sheriff's primary function is to provide police services to citizens of unincorporated Winnebago County. The Patrol Division is responsible for overall supervision of the Special Operations Section as well. Technology continues to drive changes for the Patrol Division. Officers can now access information such as police reports, arrest records, citations, Orders of Protection, warrants and sex offenders all from the laptop in their squads. In addition, there are aerial maps of the county, with maps of all of the “hot spots,” including potential targets of terrorism, sex offenders and high crime areas all accessible from within the squad car. Officers can also conduct name, date of birth, partial license plate, nickname, gang affiliation, address and mug shot searches from their laptop.



Applications are available at:


 Applications will be available for purchase online until 5/23/18 - 2:00 PM


The application deadline is Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM



All applications must be returned to the office of: 


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Attn: Winnebago County SO

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s license upon hiring

  • Age Requirement:  Must have attained their 21st birthday at the time of the last date for filing applications (5/23/18)

  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma, GED, or High School Proficiency Certificate

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character

  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all phases of the testing

  • Residency:  Must be an Illinois resident and live within 20 air miles of the Winnebago Justice Center within one year of employment

FOID Card: Must possess or have the ability to obtain an Illinois Firearms Identification Card prior to employment.


All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.



Additional information will be provided in the

application packet which can be downloaded at:


There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.


Applications are NOT available at the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.



Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:


Orientation, Physical Ability and Written Examination


Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Registration starts at 7:30 AM


Orientation starts at 8:00 AM


Physical Ability (P.O.W.E.R.) and Written Examination

immediately following the Orientation




Harlem High School

1 Huskie Circle

Machesney Park, IL 61115




Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local laws regarding employment.











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