Correctional Officer - Military veterans preferred

Winnebago County Sheriff's Department


  full-time   part-time   employee   contract

United States

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer. The successful applicant will perform the duties and responsibilities of a Corrections Officer. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Starting wages are $22.33/hour or $48,903/annually (current 1/1/2023)
  • Shift schedules are 12 hour days, in a rotating 2 week schedule. Officers work 15 days a month with this cycle.
  • Probationary officers will be assigned to a day shift (6am-6pm) or night shift (6pm-6am) based on operational needs. After probation, officers can bid on shifts based on seniority.  


  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license upon which the applicant may legally operate a motor vehicle in the State of Illinois.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony nor any other crime which would prevent the applicant from attending a certified academy for basic police training under the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILSC 705/1 et seq.) or which would prevent the applicant from legally possessing a firearm.

Applicants must successfully pass the following examinations

  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Medical Examination

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