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Job Title:

Corrections Officer Trainee

Job Post ID:



Illinois Department of Corrections

Posted Until:



$42,432/year starting


Centralia, Vandalia, East Saint Louis, Ina, Pinckneyville, Chester


All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Under immediate supervision, for a period not to exceed three months, receives formalized and on-the-job training in security and custodial duties in a correctional center relating to supervising the movements, conduct, work, discipline, recreation and training of residents; assists in controlling residents from stations in cell houses, yards, towers, dormitories, dining halls or on work details; receive orientation in rules of conduct, security and work standards, agency policy, rules and regulations; learns to make written reports of significant violations to superiors; enforces and maintains disciplinary, safety, sanitary, security and custodial measures.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications to Screen
• 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


Salary And Benefits (07/01/2014)

The starting salary for a Correctional Officer Trainee is $42,432 per year. During the three-month appointment as a trainee all Correctional Officer Trainees are required to attend six weeks at the Corrections Training Academy. Upon successful completion of a three month trainee period and a four and one-half month probationary period, Correctional Officer Trainees can be certified as Correctional Officers. At that time, a Correctional Officer’s salary increases to $48,432 per year.

The State of Illinois provides employees with Health, Vision, and Dental insurance with a small co-payment from employees. Life insurance is provided at 100% your annual salary. This position includes a pension plan.

Benefit time for new employees includes three (3) personal business days, ten (10) vacation days, and twelve (12) sick days per year.

Work Attire is issued to you while in training.

Company Information


To serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in offender behavior, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.

•We will operate safe, secure, and humane correctional facilities.
•We will provide quality services to those who require medical and mental health treatment.
•We will evaluate offenders individually and develop an appropriate course of action based on individual needs.
•We will reduce recidivism by offering seamless, efficient services that are geared toward offender rehabilitation.
•Staff is our greatest asset and we will ensure that all staff is trained to the highest professional level.
•This is a team-based environment where open communication and sharing new ideas are encouraged.
•We value the well-being of IDOC staff and offenders and will serve the people of Illinois with compassion and fairness.

Application Instructions:

• Go to
• Click on “Career Opportunities” in the
middle of the page
• Choose Corrections Officer Trainee or
Corrections Treatment Officer Trainee
• Click on “Applicant Data Form”
• Fill out form completely and click “submit”
You will receive a date to screen/test in
approx. 1-3 months via email.