Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer
Winnebago County Sheriff's Office - Rockford, Illinois

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$20.47 hourly

Job Description

A Corrections Officer is primarily responsible for supervision of inmates within his/her assigned area. Correction Officers participate in the day-to-day operations of the jail which includes but is not limited to; booking and releasing inmates, classification, control stations, maintaining security of the facility, escorting offenders within or outside the secure confines of the jail, and supervising inmates in their assigned housing unit. Corrections Officers must communicate effectively with a varied population of offenders, including individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds. This may include persons for whom English is not a primary language, persons with developmental and learning disabilities, or individuals with a wide variety of psychiatric and physical disorders.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Education: Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Experience: None

Must successfully complete the five-week Basic Corrections Officer Training Program through the Illinois Training and Standards Board. Must complete a six month probationary period. Must be a United States citizen. Must not have any felony convictions nor have been convicted of certain misdemeanors. Must possess or have the ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid Illinois State drivers license. Must possess or have the ability to obtain prior to employment, an Illinois Firearms Identification Card (FOID). Must pass both written and physical endurance tests as designated by the Sheriff.

Contact Informaton

Deputy Chief Gasparini

Winnebago County Sheriff's Office
650 W. State St
Rockford, Illinois 61102
phone: 815-319-6300

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