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Corrections Officer

Lake County Government

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Contact Information

Address:

Lake County Government
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone Number:

  • 847-377-4075

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • Starting: $28.39/hour (as determined by Teamsters Local 700)

    Lake County government has a competitive salary and benefit package and is committed to being an employer of choice.


Position Details

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation, an excellent benefit package and career growth opportunities? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment.

The Corrections Officer is responsible for securing inmates in the County Jail. This work involves enforcing rules and regulations, preventing escapes, maintaining order and discipline among inmates and escorting inmates to and from their cells. Work also involves transportation and supervision of inmates to and from court, hospital and within the jail facility. Basic records are kept; officers are uniformed. Supervision is received from command staff on an assigned shift. This job title operates on three eight-hour fifteen-minute shifts. Corrections Officers are members of Teamsters Local 700.

Requirements:

  • You must be a United States citizen
  • 21 years of age
  • Applicants must have no felony convictions or pending cases
  • You must be willing to work any shift
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Education - Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. We prefer candidates with at least 30 college credit hours in psychology, criminology and related fields, have at least two years military service and/or prior experience in corrections, law enforcement, and security or any other management.
  • Successful applicants must take and pass a written exam, work related - ­medical/physical examination and pass a background investigation, including criminal history status
  • In addition to the first year of requirements, candidates must also successfully pass all aspects of the Correctional Field Training Program within the first year of employment
  • New employees must become State Certified Corrections Officers from the Illinois Training Board. The criteria for certification are two hundred (200) hours of academy training, fifteen (15) hours of more advanced training that includes the Law regarding Corrections, Human Growth and Development and Prison Organizations
  • Must pass a one (1) week Direct Supervision class.

Candidates who successfully complete the written test will be given further information on the testing process. Successful completion of the above qualifications does not guarantee employment.

Lake County’s FTO programs and New Hire procedures have been certified by Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs as Educational Programs.

Additional information about a career in Corrections can be found here.

TO APPLY:

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2-STEP PROCESS:

Step 1: Complete an on-line application

Step 2: Pay a $20 application fee

In order to receive orientation material and log-in information your application must be completed and fees must be paid.

This is a remote exam. You will have 48 hours to complete exam after receiving your log-in information.

Only on-line applications will be accepted.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can apply on-line at:

Workforce Development /Lake County Job Center

1 N. Genesee Street, Suite 100

Waukegan, IL

between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM

Do not pay the application fee if you do not meet the requirements listed above. Application fees are non-refundable.

ANY OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS CONDITIONAL ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MEDICAL EXAM, WHICH INCLUDES A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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