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Court Security Officer (Full-Time)

Lake County Government


Contact Information


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

Phone Number:

  • 847-377-2700

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled


  • $21.06/hour

    Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.

    Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!


  • 655,000

Position Details

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? 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. Do you have a background in law enforcement? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Court Security Officer (Full Time)

Location: Waukegan, IL 

Job Summary:

Becoming a Full Time 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.

In order to be successful in this role you MUST:

  • Currently possess a Police Officer Certification
  • Possess a current Driver's License
  • Possess a valid FOID card 
  • Have considerable knowledge of Courtroom procedures and operations, knowledge of local, state and federal laws
  • Be able to read and interpret reports, posters, policies, procedure manuals, releases, court orders and ID cards
  • Have excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • 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.

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.

Being able to build working relationships with employees among 30 countywide departments and the public is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within 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:


If you need assistance writing your resume we have some tools to help you at our:

Human Resources Website

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 

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