Correctional Officer

McHenry County Sheriff's Office - Correctional Facility

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Contact Information

Address:

McHenry County Sheriff's Office - Correctional Facility
2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone:

  • 815-334-4933

Fax:

  • 815-334-3031

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/03/24
  • @ Noon

Salary:

  • Starting Pay: $60,435

    Top Pay: $101,892 after ten years (as of 12/01/2023)

    Benefits:

    • 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.

Sworn:

  • 153

Population:

  • 312,000

Position Details

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

Applications are now available online at:

www.mchenrysheriff.org

Testing Date:

Saturday, May 11, 2024

More information on our website 

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.
  • Experience: No prior experience required.
  • Driver's License: Applicant must possess a valid driver's license.
  • FOID Card: Applicant must possess a Firearm Owners 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.

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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