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.
Becoming a Court Security Officer for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office means becoming involved with a team that provides safety and security for all occupants, employees and visitors, working and visiting the Lake County Government Complex and the 19th Judicial Circuit facilities. This position may be rotated within different locations in the Lake County Court System including locations in Waukegan, Park City, Mundelein, Round Lake Beach and Vernon Hills. Court Officers are members of the Teamster Local 700 Union.
You must be able to handle stressful situations, such as gang problems, fights and multiple situations simultaneously. You will be required to walk and stand for an extended period of time without a significant rest period. You must be able to lift, pull, bend, and physically restrain a combative or injured inmate weighing 165lbs or more, and exert a minimum of 20 pounds of force on a regular basis. You may be responsible for transporting prisoners or provide bank escorts. Duties include maintaining positive working relationships with other employees, public officials, and the general public.
In order to be successful in this role you MUST either hold a current Police Officer or Correctional Officer Certification and must possess a current Driver's License and a valid FOID card. You must have considerable knowledge of Courtroom procedures and operations, knowledge of local, state and federal laws. You must be able to read and interpret reports, posters, policies, procedure manuals, releases, court orders and ID cards. This individual must have excellent communication skills, written and oral. You must possess and exercise sound judgment in reacting to emergency situations and using physical force necessary to defend oneself and others. While performing the duties of this job, you will regularly be required to use a two-way radio, telephone, control panel for doors, and keys.
Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!
To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Sheriff's Office.
To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos.
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Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.
Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
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