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Title: Detention Officer

Department: Court Services

Posted On: 2/13/2020

The Sangamon County Court Services Department is accepting applications for one full-time position for Detention Officer at the Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center. The shift opening is unknown at this time, but you must have the ability to work any day/shift needed.

Responsibilities: Under direct supervision, is responsible for performing intake services, custody services, and helping to plan, implement, and evaluate programming on his/her respective shift.

Requirements: You must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, or related social sciences. Must reside within the 7th Judicial Circuit (Greene County, Jersey County, Macoupin County, Morgan County, Sangamon County and Scott County) within six (6) months of employment. Must be on the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts hiring eligibility list at the time of employment offer. Must be a U.S. Citizen and have a valid driver’s license. Must pass a criminal and DCFS background check as well as a drug screening. YOU MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO WORK ON ANY SHIFT.

Skills: Ability and desire to work with delinquent youth in a secure detention setting which may require physical restraint of minors; knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Benefits: Annual salary of $42,689; health, dental, and life insurance; pension plan; deferred compensation option; paid vacation, sick and personal time.

To apply you are required to submit a cover letter, a résumé, a Sangamon County Court Services Department application (go to, click Departments, click Probation and Court Services, click Employment Application), an unofficial copy of your college transcripts and a copy of your Administrative Office of Illinois Courts Probation/Court Services Employment/Promotion Application (go to, click Documents, click Applications/Forms, click Probation/Court Services Employment/Promotion Application) to Sangamon County Court Services Department, Attention: Julie Collins, 200 South Ninth Street, Room 308, Springfield, IL 62701-1608 by 4:30 p.m. on February 28, 2020. THERE WILL BE NO RESPONSE FROM OUR DEPARTMENT TO APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE JOB REQUIREMENTS OR WHO HAVE NOT PROVIDED THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. Sangamon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer