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:

  • 06/07/19

Salary:

  • Starts at $52,021.00

Sworn Officers:

  • 165

City Population:

  • 309,122

Position Details

Written Exam: June 15, 2019

Physical Agility Exam: June 22, 2019

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

Applications are now available online by clicking the link at the bottom of this page or can be picked up in person at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office or the Jail, both locations at:

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.

BENEFITS:

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

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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