Press Release- Applications Being Accepted for Correctional Officers

12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is currently taking applications for the position of Correctional Officer. The Written Test will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 and the Physical Agility Exam will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020.  Applications and ALL required documents must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020.


Applications for Correctional Officers can be found at or at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Corrections Facility.  Qualifications to apply are as follows:


·         Age: Minimum of 21 years of age. Applicants may test at age 20, but must be 21 years of age at time of appointment.

·         Education: High school diploma or GED.

·         Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen. 

·         Experience: No prior experience required.

·         Driver's License: Applicant must possess a valid driver's license.

·         FOID Card: Applicant must possess a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. (Can be applied for online at: )

·         Residency: Must live in McHenry County or any bordering Illinois counties, or Kenosha/Walworth counties in Wisconsin, within one year of hiring.


Starting pay is currently $52,021, with top base pay at $87, 693 after 10 years, with paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time after one-year probation. Major medical, dental and life insurance offered by the County for the employee and dependents (co-pay).

*Benefits subject to change and are dependent upon the Collective Bargaining Agreement.*


Applicants must return the required documents to:

McHenry County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Division

2200 N. Seminary Avenue

Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815)334-4933

Fax:  (815) 334-3031



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