Price: $30.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on April 24, 2018

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the positions of Corrections Officers and  Deputy Sheriffs


Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire

new Corrections Officers and to establish

an eligibility list for future hiring of both

Corrections Officers and Deputy Sheriffs


Winnebago County Corrections Officers are under the authority and supervision of the Winnebago County Sheriff.  A Corrections Officer is primarily responsible for supervision of inmates within his/her assigned area.  A Corrections Officer participates in the day-to-day operations of the jail which includes but not limited to: booking and releasing inmates, classification, control stations, maintaining security of the facility, escorting offenders within or outside the secure confines of the jail, and supervising inmates in their assigned housing unit.  Corrections Officers must communicate effectively with a varied population of offenders, including individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds.

The Deputy Sheriff’s primary function is to provide police services to citizens of unincorporated Winnebago County.  The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for overall supervision of the Special Operations Section as well.  Technology continues to drive changes for the Patrol Division.  Officers can access information such as police reports, arrest records, citations, Orders of Protection, warrants and sex offenders all from the laptop in their squads.  In addition, there are aerial maps of the county, with maps of all of the “hot spots,” including potential targets of terrorism, sex offenders and high crime areas all accessible from within the squad car.  Officers can also conduct name, date of birth, partial license plate, nickname, gang affiliation, address and mug shot searches from their laptop.


Starting Salary: 

Corrections Officer $43,515.00 ($20.47/hourly)

Patrol Deputy Officer $53,960.00


Job Requirements:


You must meet the following minimum requirements:


Citizenship:  Must be  a U.S. Citizen

Driver’s License:  Must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon hiring.

Age Requirements:  Must have attained their 21st birthday at the time of the last date for filing applications (5/23/18).

Education:  Must have a High School Diploma, GED, or High School Proficiency Certificate.

Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character.

Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all phases of testing.

Residency: Must be an Illinois resident and live within 20 air miles of the Winnebago Justice Center within one year of employment.

FOID Card:  Must possess or have the ability to obtain an Illinois Fire Arms Identification Card prior to employment.




Application deadline is Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM

(this is not a postmark date)


Applications will be online for purchase until 2:00 PM on 5/23/18


All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Attn: Winnebago County Sheriff Office

200 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or use a track-able courier for the return of all of your material. We are not responsible for, lost or delinquent applications.



Application fee is non-refundable


Adobe Reader is required for the application


It can be downloaded for free at:




Applicants must attend the mandatory test date


Orientation, Physical Ability (P.O.W.E.R.) and Written Examination


Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Registration Starts at 7:30 AM


Orientation Starts at 8:00 AM


Physical Ability (P.O.W.E.R.) and Written Examinations immediately following the Orientation





Harlem High School

1 Huskie Circle

Machesney Park, IL 61115




Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local laws regarding employment.




Test Taking Technique Class

Available on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Optional Class Available to Applicants


Call today to make your reservation




Cost of the Class is $25.00