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Job Title:

Office Associate

Job Post ID:



Illinois Department of Corrections

Posted Until:



$3,051.00 - $4,234.00 Monthly


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


1st Shift


Full Time


Administrative / Office

Job Description:

Under direction of the Business Manager, performs a variety of difficult and responsible clerical duties and assistance, requiring independent judgment and action; performs clerical and office support functions, i.e. keyboarding, record processing and operating common office equipment; processes all outgoing and incoming mail according to regulations; inspects and identifies all packages entering the institution for contraband.

Job Requirements:

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school and two years of office experience; requires extensive knowledge of office practices, procedures and programs; requires extensive knowledge of composition, grammar, spelling and punctuation; requires working knowledge of basic mathematics; requires elementary knowledge of agency programs, rules and regulations. Requires the ability to keyboards accurately at 45 wpm.


• Thirty-five statewide locations.
• Structured career advancement opportunities.
• 37.5 hour workweek.

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 starting, and twelve (12) sick days per year.

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:

These titles are: Group A Titles Which Require an Automated Multiple-Choice Exam. Please see attachment for exam locations and schedules. You will need to bring a completed CMS100 to the examination.
• Visit
• Click on the (forms) link on the left-hand side of the page.
• Non-state employees click on CMS100 and fill out completely.
• Current state employees click on CMS100B and fill this out completely.
• For additional information on how to fill out the CMS100 click the link CMS100 help underneath the (forms) tab on the left-hand side.
• You must select county of preference.
• Please contact Central Management Services at 217-782-7100 or for more information.