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Corrections Officer
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. 

The Corrections Officer is responsible for securing inmates in the County Jail. This work involves 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. 

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Position: Corrections Officer
Organization: Lake County Sheriff's Office
Location: Waukegan,  IL 
United States
Salary: •Full-Time - $30.79 starting Hourly
Posting Start Date: 3/1/2024
Date Posted: 2/29/2024
Requirements Applicants must be 21 years of age at the time of application.  You must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Applicants must have no felony convictions or pending cases. You must be willing to work any shift and possess a valid driver’s license. Education - applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. We prefer candidates with at least 30 college credit hours in psychology, criminology, and related fields, who have at least two years of military service and/or prior experience in corrections, law enforcement, security, or any other management. 
 
Successful applicants must take and pass a written exam, physical agility test, work-related - medical/physical examination and pass a background investigation, including criminal history status. For more information on testing protocol visit:(https://www.lakecountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/73541/Testing-Protocol) 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 County’s FTO programs and New Hire procedures have been certified by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs as Educational Programs. Additional information about a career in Corrections can be found at: (https://www.lakecountyil.gov/687/Corrections-Division)
 
This is a remote exam. You will have 48 hours to complete the exam after receiving your log-in information.
 
 
ANY OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS CONDITIONAL ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MEDICAL EXAM, WHICH INCLUDES A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN. 
Status: This listing expires on: 4/14/2024
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Organization Information
Name:
Lake County Sheriff's Office
Address:
29 South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Waukegan,  IL 60085
United States
Email:
dsheline@lakecountyil.gov
Phone:
(847) 377-4170
Fax:
Contact:
Sgt. Daniel Sheline