Lateral Deputy Sheriff

Lake County Sheriff's Merit Commission

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Contact Information

Address:

Lake County Sheriff's Merit Commission
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • $39.18 - $57.02/hour

    Starting Pay: $81,494

    Current Top-Out Pay: $118,601

    Top-Out Pay (12/1/25): $127,046

    Sign-On Bonus: $10,000 ($2,000 upon hire and $8,000 paid at the completion of year 2)

    Retention Bonuses Every 5 Years

    Take Home Squad (must live within 5 miles of County)

    IMRF SLEP Pension

    Lake County Government offers a competitive salary and benefit package, and is committed to being an employer of choice.


Position Details

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT and looking for growth opportunities to enhance your career, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The general function of the position within the organization is to perform complex work related to the protection of life, persons, and property of the citizens of Lake County through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The position is under moderate supervision. Duties include, but are not limited to, responding to dispatch calls for service to involve emergency and non-emergency situations; investigating crimes, suspicious conditions and responding to complaints. The Deputy Sheriff is also responsible for arresting persons suspected of violating ordinances and statutes, including the use of physical force as necessary to subdue suspects. A person in this position will interview offenders and victims of crimes; appear in court to testify on behalf of the County; serve warrants, and summons; speak to organized groups or the general public about various law enforcement activities; and coordinate special education programs.

YOU MUST BE CURRENTLY WORKING AS A FULL-TIME CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER.

  1. Available to work all shifts, including holidays and weekends.
  2. Currently employed as a Certified Police Officer; and,
  3. Good standing in their department as of the date of certification by the Merit Commission; and,                
  4. Two years of full-time, continuous experience with a law enforcement agency, the definition of which includes, but is not limited to, authority to make arrest and carry firearms; and,
  5. Successfully completed Illinois Basic Police Officer Training, or successfully completed Basic Police Officer Training Program which can be transferred and accepted by the Illinois State Training Board.

For good reason shown, including but not limited to when necessary to comply with federal or state laws and regulations, the Commission may consider lateral candidates who are not currently employed by law enforcement agencies at the time of application or certification.

NOTE: Applicants who have not been processed by the Merit Commission or remain on the Certified List when the list expires are eligible to reapply and repeat the Merit Commission process at that time.  Applicants who were notified by the Merit Commission that they are not being certified are eligible to reapply two years from the date of notification.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. There is no fee to apply.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakecountyil/jobs/3136779/lateral-deputy-sheriff-sign-on-bonus-10-000-details-in-posting?category[0]=Law%20Enforcement&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

If you have any questions, please email the Merit Commission:

meritcommission@lakecountyil.gov

ANY OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS CONDITIONED ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAM, WHICH INCLUDES A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN AND A BACKGROUND SCREENING.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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