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Employment - Correctional Officer

We are not accepting applications at this time.

The current Certified Correctional Officer List will expire on April 2nd, 2015.

Contents:

Requirements:

You may download an application from the end of this website or they are available to pick up at the following locations:

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The Testing Process:

A written test, physical agility test, a 32-page long application, personality evaluation screening, a polygraph exam, an in-depth background investigation, and an interview with the Will County Merit Commission Board. After you successfully pass the test and interview you are placed on a certified list of applicants. Once certified you will be interviewed by the Warden and his administrative staff, and have a personal interview with the Sheriff. You will then be sent for a full medical exam including a drug-screening test before being hired.

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Written Test:

The written test component for the position of Correctional Officer is designed to measure the applicant’s proficiency in the following areas:

A grade of 70% for EACH section is necessary for the applicant to pass and continue with the testing process.

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The Long Application:

The applicant will be given a 32 page long application to completely fill out with all personal information as well as references and employment history for the past 10 years, this document also has to be notarized. An appointment time will be given to each applicant. At this time the applicant will meet with an investigator to go over the long application. Additionally the applicant will be photographed, fingerprinted, fill out additional information sheets, and turn in copies of their Birth Certificate, High School or GED diploma, Social Security Card, Drivers License and FOID Card.

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Personality Evaluation:

Applicant will be given an information sheet to make an appointment for their personality evaluation. The results of this test is a recommended or not recommended. Applicant must be recommended to continue in the process.

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Physical Ability Test:

Un-Timed Test Components:

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Timed Test Components:

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Polygraph Exam:

Applicant will be given information to make an appointment for their polygraph exam. Applicant must pass polygraph exam to continue in the process.

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In-Depth Background Investigation:

A mail-out is completed from the Long Application. An investigator conducts a background investigation on applicant and writes up a report.

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Oral Interviews:

Applicant will be scheduled for interviews and must pass all interviews in order to be hired.

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Post Employment Information on Training:

Once the applicant is hired as a Will County Correctional Officer, he / she will receive the following training:

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Application:

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For any questions please contact:

Will County Sheriff’s Merit Commission
57 N. Ottawa, Suite 502
Joliet, IL 60432
815.727.5680
Map to Location ( External Site Link ) - Driving Directions ( External Site Link )

meritcommission@willcosheriff.org ( E-Mail Link )

 

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