CHAMPAIGN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
204 E MAIN STREET
URBANA, ILLINOIS 61801
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Updated: June 17, 2020
Job Classification: Correctional Officer
The Champaign County Sheriff's Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for Correctional Officer.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PHQ as soon as possible or you may not be considered further in the process.
**Candidates Testing for this position at Parkland College in Champaign IL, will not be charged a testing fee**
Salary Information: Starting - $41,780 (Plus Overtime & Holiday Pay in the 1 st year)
Contact Information:Teresa SchleinzExecutive Secretary to Sheriff217email@example.com
Department Overview: The Champaign County Sheriff's Office has three separate uniformed and sworn divisions each of which have different primary job duties.
The Corrections Division consists of 2 facilities - the Satellite Jail on Lierman Ave in Urbana and the Downtown Jail across from the Champaign County Courthouse on Main St. in Urbana.
The division employs 50 officers, 8 Sergeants, 3 Lieutenants, and 1 Captain.
The jail processes between 500-600 intakes per month. Daily, 20-25 inmates are transported to court hearings that range from the first arraignment appearance to sentencing. On average staff transport inmates to 4 medical appointments per week and 5-25 inmates are transported to the Illinois Department of Corrections. The division also monitors an average of 31 Electronic Home Detention (EHD) inmates daily. Those on EHD live in the community but wear an ankle bracelet which utilizes GPS technology and is monitored by correctional staff.
Area Information: Champaign County, Illinois is located in the heart of East Central Illinois. US Interstates 57, 72 & 74 intersect in the County which puts Champaign County approximately 2 hours south of Chicago Illinois; 3 hours north-northeast of St. Louis, Missouri; and 2 hours west of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Home to the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and two major regional hospitals (Carle Foundation Hospital and OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center), Champaign County is a leader in education, health care, government, high technology, light industry, and agriculture. Champaign County comprises 1008 square miles, the majority of which are involved in agriculture.
Population: The maximum population of both jails is 313. Average Daily Population has been around 220.
Age: Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment as a Correctional Officer.
US Citizen: Yes, required by IL law.
High School Grad/GED: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License: Valid Driver's License required.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in unusual situations. Ability to work in stressful situations.
Vision: The candidate must test his/her vision at 20/40 or better (Corrected). The DOT guidelines for vision testing are applicable.
College: Preferred, not required.
Academy Certification: The applicant must successfully complete the basic correctional officer training academy for Correctional Officers or a recognized equivalent, or; already have completed and be currently certified by the State of Illinois, or; be able to obtain certification without having to attend the basic academy.
Prior Experience: Preferred, not required. Experienced Officer/Education Hiring Program does exist.
Hiring Process: Upon meeting the above qualifications, the applicant must:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision. Employee may occasionally have to physically restrain arrestees and engage in a physical confrontation to take actively resisting persons into custody.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Jail facility with some exposure to physical concern. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions
furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in unusual situations. Ability to work in stressful situations.