Lake County Government Waukegan , IL 60079
Lake County is a financially stable, professionally managed, AAA rated County located in northeastern Illinois.
We are currently seeking candidates for the following position(s): CORRECTION OFFICERS (Sheriffs Office) Salary : $25.57/hr (as determined by Teamsters Local 700) The Corrections Officer is responsible for securing inmates in the County Jail.
This is varied guard work involved in 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, and 21 years of age.
Applicants must have no felony convictions or pending cases.
You must be willing to work any shift, and possess a valid drivers license.
Education - applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent with preference given to candidates with at least 30 college credit hours in psychology, criminology and related fields.
We have no military requirement, but preference is given to candidates with 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 government has a competitive salary and benefit package and is committed to being an employer of choice.
Lake Countys FTO programs and New Hire procedures have been certified by Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs as Educational Programs.
As such, employees who are Veterans can apply for GI Bill benefits while going through their respective Academy and FTO programs.
Additional information about a career in Corrections can be found here.
TO APPLY Only on-line applications will be accepted.
You can complete an on-line application at . If you do not have access to a computer, you can apply on-line at Workforce Development /Lake County Job Center, 1 N.
100; Waukegan, IL between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.
THERE IS A $20.00 APPLICATION FEE WHICH MUST BE PAID ON-LINE AT TIME OF APPLICATION VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK: Application Fee Do not pay the application fee if you do not meet the requirements listed above.
Application fees are non-refundable.
In order to attend the mandatory Orientation and Testing your application must be completed and fees have to be paid by October 8, 2018.
NEW THIS YEAR : Orientation and Testing will take place all in one day.
Orientation and Testing will be held at: Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center in the Diamond/Sapphire Room: 6161 E.
Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031 Orientation will be held on October 13, 2018 at 9:00am; and Testing will begin immediately following Orientation . Check in starts at 8am, please arrive between 8am and 8:45am as orientation will start promptly at 9am.
We will address job duties, requirements, and the employment screening process.
You will not be admitted to orientation without completing an on-line application and payment of application fee.
Please bring a state photo ID to the Orientation.
For information, contact . 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