Correctional Officer

McHenry County Sheriff's Department

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Contact Information

Address:

McHenry County Sheriff's Department
2200 North Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone Number:

  • 815-334-4933

Fax Number:

  • 815-334-3031

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/11/19

Salary:

  • Starting Pay: $52,021 and top pay is $87,693 after ten years (as of 12/01/2017)

    BENEFITS:

    • Paid Overtime
    • (10/11) Paid holidays per year as determined by County Board
    • (3) Personal days per year
    • Uniforms supplied by the Sheriff's Office
    • I.M.R.F. Pension contributed by employee and employer.
    • Paid vacation: 5 days after one year, 10 days after 2 years, 15 days after 5 years, 20 days after 10 years.
    • Paid sick time after one year.
    • Major medical, dental and life insurance offered by the County for the employee and dependents (co-pay).

    * Benefits subject to change and are dependent upon the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Sworn Officers:

  • 166

Population:

  • 309,122

Position Details

WRITTEN EXAM:

October 19th, 2019

PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAM:

October 26th, 2019

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is seeking male and female applicants for the position of Correctional Officer.

Applications are now available online:

www.mchenrysheriff.org

OR

Can be picked up in person at:

McHenry County Sheriff's Office or the Jail

2200 North Seminary Avenue

Woodstock, IL 60098

SCHEDULE:

  • Work 5 days, Off 2
  • Work 5 days, Off 3

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Age: Minimum of 21 years of age. Applicants may test at age 20, but cannot be hired until age 21.
  • Education: High school diploma or GED.
  • Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Experience: No prior experience required.
  • Driver's License: Applicant must possess a valid driver's license.
  • FOID Card: Applicant must possess a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. (Can be applied for online at: https://www.ispfsb.com/
  • Residency: Must live in McHenry County or any bordering Illinois counties, or Kenosha/Walworth counties in Wisconsin, within one year of hiring.

JOB FUNCTION:

Maintain interior and exterior security of a detention facility and persons contained therein, including physically conducting routine and random security checks of detainees/inmates and buildings. 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

All appointments are made by the Sheriff. A one year probationary term applies. All applicants hired, who have not successfully completed the Basic Correctional Officer Training course, must complete a 5 week training course at an approved State facility, at the County's expense. 

EXAMINATION PROCESS:

Examinations which must be successfully completed by the applicant include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Written Exam
  • POWER Test
  • Oral Interviews
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Test
  • Medical Exam Including Drug Screening


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