Correctional Officer Trainee

NOTICE: Due to an excess of pending applications for the Correctional Officer Trainee title, the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is suspending acceptance of additional applications for that title until further notice. Applications that were received prior to November 19, 2014, will be scheduled for Correctional Officer Trainee screening when IDOC resumes its screening in March/April 2015. IDOC will announce in 2015 when acceptance of applications for the Correctional Officer Trainee title will resume.

All information submitted here is considered confidential. After receiving your information, you will be notified of the next screening process once a scheduled test date has been determined.

Please note: Submitting multiple applications could delay the scheduling of your application.

Qualifications

  • Illinois Resident
  • 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license
  • High School Diploma or GED certificate
  • U.S. citizen or authorized alien with proof of a permanent resident card
  • Speak, read, and write English

Information

View hiring process for Correctional Officer Trainee

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the initial testing phases of the candidate selection process for state positions as well as the subsequent employment interview process. Any and all accommodation requests by applicants throughout the State employment process should be appropriately reviewed and considered by human resources staff in state hiring agencies. If you need such an accommodation, please contact Illinois Department of Corrections Central Screening 217-558-2200 ext. 6684.

Documents Needed for Screening

Bring these documents to your scheduled screening, all documents mailed to the Department will be shredded.


ALL POSITIONS OTHER than Correctional Officer available at the Illinois Department of Corrections are listed with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS). These positions include all clerical, management, technical, educational, etc. You may visit the CMS website at http://work.illinois.gov/ to obtain additional information about obtaining employment with the State of Illinois and to download a job application.

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