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Patrol Deputy

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Performs a variety of complex law enforcement duties Enforces Federal and State laws, and County ordinances (when required by position) for the protection of life, health, safety, welfare and property.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of an immediate shift supervisor. Extensive on-the-job and formal training is provided upon entry into the class.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

May supervise other personnel or new employees by assigning work and acting as an intermediate review for work performed.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

This is an entry level position into the sworn ranks. These sworn ranks are distinguished by Patrol, Marine Patrol, Traffic Unit, Investigations, Civil Process, and Special Services.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. In addition, the Sheriff of McHenry County reserves the right to change the duties and essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Operate and maintain control of an emergency vehicle in normal, emergency, pursuit and hazardous weather situations.
  • Provide routine patrol duties for the purpose of preventing, detecting and responding to suspicious or illegal activity.
  • Respond to calls for service on a non-emergency/emergency basis.
  • Conduct initial investigation of crime scenes/incidents to obtain pertinent facts and statements.
  • Collect and preserve evidence/found property.
  • Arrest suspects involved in misdemeanor/felony criminal activity.
  • Attempt and serve various types of civil process to include summons, subpoenas and notices.
  • Prepare related reports and documents in a timely fashion.
  • Appear in court as witness/complainant to provide testimony.
  • Provide assistance, direction and support to persons in need.
  • Conducts residential/commercial evictions.
  • Transports mentally ill persons upon receipt of commitment orders from the court.
  • Conduct traffic Accident Investigations as required.
  • Enforce State traffic Laws and issue appropriate citations/Warnings.
  • Execute Arrest and Search Warrants as necessary.
  • Performs any duties as required and assigned by the Sheriff.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the policies, procedures and methods utilized by the department.
  • Working knowledge of Federal and State law, County ordinances.
  • Ability to:
    • Maintain proficiency with a firearm as specified by State of Illinois Standards.
    • Safely operate a County vehicle in normal and adverse conditions.
    • Acquire skill in the use of related office and field equipment.
    • Use computers as required by position.
    • Successfully complete in-service/mandatory training.
    • Act with tact and impartiality.
    • Remain calm and respond appropriately to emergency and/or threatening situation.
    • Protect oneself and others in threatening situations.
    • Physically subdue and control unruly and resisting individuals.
    • Perform law enforcement duties requiring good psychological and physical condition.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, fellow workers, court officials, suspects, witnesses, other law enforcement officials and the general public.
    • Come to work on a regular and predictable basis.
    • Meet or exceed reasonable performance standards as set forth by the Sheriff or his designee.
    • Possess and maintain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work independent of direct supervision.
    • Possess the ability to get along with others.
    • That the jobs outlined above were created to accomplish these essential job functions.
    • Possess and maintain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to honor their oath of office to the best of their abilities.
    • Communicate effectively in English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all inclusive.

  1. Spends 60% of the time sitting and 40% of the time either standing, walking or running while in the field or office.
  2. Must possess sufficient strength to carry a human being from a hazardous area (average – 150 Ibs.).
  3. Frequently pushes, pulls, climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, reaches, handles and feels while in the field and office.
  4. Must possess sufficient physical capability to control and restrain a combative or resistive subject.
  5. Capacity to communicate through automated devices such as the two-way radio intercom system and telephone.
  6. Capacity to detect sounds related to criminal or suspicious activity.
  7. Possess physical skills enabling the successful completion of all firearm training.
  8. Possess physical skills enabling the successful completion of the department approved defensive tactics training.
  9. Possess skills enabling the use of office and field equipment.
  10. Skills enabling the safe operation of an emergency vehicle during normal, emergency, pursuit and hazardous weather situations.
  11. Ability to distinguish color/descriptions of vehicles, suspects, victims and other relevant objects.
  12. Capabilities to detect criminal/hazardous situations.
 

PHYSICAL DEMAND DEFINITIONS:

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.

Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

OSHA WARNING

This position has been determined as a HIGH exposure risk to “biohazards” associated with blood-borne pathogens HIV (AIDS), HBV (hepatitis B) virus, and air-borne transmissions of TB (tuberculosis). Members are advised that exposures to a “biohazard” may result in severe illness or death. Members are required by Department policy to use protective equipment and clothing. Inoculation may be required to prevent or treat exposures to “biohazards.”

ELEMENTS OF CONTACT:

Personal contact with individual inmates and/or arrestees occurs on a daily basis. This position requires physical contact of touching, controlling, sitting by, riding with, and body searching of individuals. Hand-to-hand exchanges of documents, money, personal property, clothing and other items may be required daily. Face-to-face verbal communications between the member and individual(s) is required on a constant basis. This position may require immediate response to violent disturbances and criminal or medical emergencies where blood, body fluids or other medical hazards may be present. The member may or may not have time to take precautionary and protective measures.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • US citizen
  • Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License.
  • Obtain certification for CPR/First Aid after becoming employed.
  • Must successfully complete State of Illinois mandated requirements for the position.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age upon hiring date.
  • Obtain LEADS Less Than Full Access Certification after becoming employed.
  • Must possess a high degree of honesty, integrity, and high moral and ethical standards.
  • Ability to pass various psychological, physical and background examinations after conditional offer of employment is made.
  • Must possess a valid FOID card.
 

COMPLEXITY/RESPONSIBILITY:

Work in this class can differ by assignment; however, responsibilities in most positions require law enforcement actions that have a direct effect on the safety or lives of others.

SCOPE OF INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:

Contact with superiors, fellow workers, court officials, other law enforcement officials and the general public.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed in circumstances involving hazards such as crimes, accidents, fires and disturbances which may be threatening to life or cause bodily harm. Extremely stressful environment during peak activity periods demanding full attention and coordination of numerous tasks simultaneously required. May be assigned to work schedules requiring-work on rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.

  • Must be 21, or have reached 21 before date of hire. There is no maximum age limit.
  • Must be a United States Citizen at the time of hiring.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be a high school graduate or have attained a G.E.D.
  • Must reside in any Illinois county bordering McHenry County or Rock, Walworth, or Kenosha County in Wisconsin.
  • Must have a valid Firearm Owner Identification Card upon hire.
  • Must be able to pass the Police Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER Test). POWER cards will not be accepted.
  • Must be of excellent moral character and personal integrity.
  • Subsequent to a conditional offer, candidates will be required to complete a polygraph, psychological examination, thorough background investigation, drug screen and pre-employment physical.
  • Starting pay is $ 32.64/hour ($67,892.66/annually)
  • Top pay is $49.68/hour ($103,327.95/annually)
  • Paid overtime after 40 hours
  • Paid holidays per year as determined by County Board
  • 3 personal days per year
  • Uniforms supplied by the Sheriff’s Office
  • I.M.R.F SLEP pension contributed by employee and employer
  • Paid Vacation: 5 days after one year, 10 days after 2 years, 15 days after 5 years, 20 days after 10 years.
  • Paid sick time after one year
  • Major medical, dental, accident, vision and life insurance offered by the County for the employee and dependents. Benefits begin the first day of the month following 60 days of employment. 

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Corrections Officer

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Performs a variety of complex correctional duties maintains the security of the Corrections facility, monitors and controls movements of prisoners and detainees, processes incoming prisoners, processes prisoners to be released, takes bond, and is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Corrections facility.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of a Corrections Sergeant. Extensive on-the-job and formal training is provided upon hiring.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

May supervise other personnel or new employees by assigning work and acting as an intermediate review for work performed. Provides general to close supervision over prisoners and detainees.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

This is an entry level position into the Corrections Division.

DUTIES:

The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. In addition, the Sheriff of McHenry County reserves the right to change the duties and essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Maintain effective and efficient operations by reporting for work on a regular, timely, and predictable basis.
  • Meet or exceed reasonable performance standards as set forth by the Sheriff or his designee.
  • Maintain interior and exterior security of a detention facility and persons contained therein. To include physically conducting routine and random security checks of inmates and the buildings
  • Receive, process, and release inmates.
  • Possess working knowledge of emergency/evacuation procedures.
  • Operate various electronic control room/panels and video monitors in a safe efficient manner. 
  • Be familiar with work release operations, admitting and releasing inmates involved in the work release program or any other correctional program.
  • Conduct inmate escorts/transports.
  • Maintain life functions for inmates, including, but not limited to exchanging laundry, serving meals, furnishing hygiene products.
  • Respond to calls for assistance on a non-emergency/emergency basis in all areas of the facility.
  • Prepare related reports and documents.
  • Appear in court as witness/complainant to provide testimony.
  • Operate various computers and office equipment as required.
  • Directly supervise activity in inmate housing areas.
  • Conduct accurate head counts of housed inmates.
  • Gather and preserve evidence/found property.
  • Conduct initial investigation of crime scenes/incidents that occur within the facility and gather related facts and statements.
  • Performs public relations duties with the public and any other law enforcement agencies in relation to inquiries about inmates.
  • Initiate inmate disciplinary procedures.
  • Transports juveniles upon receipt of orders from the court
  • Performs related duties as required and assigned by the Sheriff of McHenry County 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all inclusive.

1. Spends 90% of the time standing, walking or running and 10% of the time sitting while working in the Housing areas, Control rooms or Booking area.

2. Must possess sufficient strength to carry a human being from a hazardous area (average – 150 Ibs).

3. Frequently pushes, pulls, climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, reaches, handles and feels in the daily performance of duty.

4. Must possess sufficient physical capability to overcome and restrain a combative or resistive subject.

5. Capacity to communicate through automated devices such as the two-way radio, intercom system and telephone.

6. Possess skills enabling the use of firearm, office and field equipment.

7. Skills enabling the monitoring of movement within and around the facility utilizing close circuit monitors.

8. Skills enabling the operation of control panels within the facility.

9. Capabilities to detect criminal/hazardous situations.

PHYSICAL DEMAND DEFINITIONS:

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time. 

Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.

Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma

EXPERIENCE:

No specific requirements or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License
  • Must successfully complete State of Illinois mandated requirements for the position.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a high degree of honesty, integrity, and high moral and ethical standards.
  • Ability to pass various psychological, physical and background examinations after conditional offer of employment is made.
  • Must possess a valid FOID card.

COMPLEXITY/RESPONSIBILITY:

Work in this class can differ by assignment; however, responsibilities in most positions

require correctional actions that have a direct effect on the safety or lives of others.

SCOPE OF INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:

Contact with superiors, fellow workers, court officials, other law enforcement officials and the general public.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed in circumstances involving hazards such as interaction with prisoners, intervention in altercations among prisoners and detainees, fires and disturbances which may be threatening to life or cause bodily harm. Extremely stressful environment during peak activity periods demanding full attention and coordination of numerous tasks simultaneously required. May be assigned to work schedules requiring work on rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.

OSHA WARNING:

This position has been determined to be a HIGH exposure risk to (“biohazards” associated with blood-borne pathogens HIV (AIDS), HBV (hepatitis B) virus, and airborne transmissions of T8 (tuberculosis). Members are advised that exposure to a “biohazard” may result in severe illness or death. Members are required by Department policy to use protective equipment and clothing. Inoculation may be required to prevent or treat exposures to “biohazards.”

ELEMENTS OF CONTACT:

Personal contact with individual inmates and/or arrestees occurs on a daily basis. This position requires physical contact of touching, controlling, sitting by, as well as, the examining of an individual’s extremities, and body cavities. Hand-to-hand exchanges of documents, personal property; clothing and other items may be required on a daily basis. Face-to-face verbal communications between the member and the same individual(s) is required on a constant basis. This position may require immediate response to medical emergencies where blood, body fluids or other medical hazards may be present. The member may or may not have time to take precautionary and protective measures.

  • Age: Minimum 21 years of age. Applicants may test at 20, but must be 21 upon hiring.
  • Education: High school diploma or GED. 
  • Citizenship: United States citizen. 
  • Experience: No prior experience is required. Job training provided upon hiring. 
  • Driver’s License: Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. 
  • FOID Card: Applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain a Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) upon employment. Apply for a FOID online at https://www.ispfsb.com/ 
  • Residency: Employees must live within McHenry County, any bordering Illinois counties, or Kenosha & Walworth counties in Wisconsin, within one year of hire. 
  • Must be able to pass the Police Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER Test). POWER cards will not be accepted.
  • Starting pay is $27.39/hour ($56,966.42/annually)
  • Top pay is $46.17/hour ($96,043.79/annually)
  • Paid overtime after 40 hours
  • Paid holidays per year as determined by County Board
  • 3 personal days per year
  • Uniforms supplied by the Sheriff’s Office
  • I.M.R.F pension contributed by employee and employer
  • Paid Vacation: 5 days after one year, 10 days after 2 years, 15 days after 5 years, 20 days after 10 years.
  • Paid sick time after one year
  • Major medical, dental, accident, vision and life insurance offered by the County for the employee and dependents. Benefits begin the first day of the month following 60 days of employment. 

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Marine Unit Deputy

DUTIES:

The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. In addition, the Sheriff of McHenry County reserves the right to change the duties and essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Is under the direction of the Lead Marine Deputy and Senior Marine Deputy.
  • Performs general high visibility boat patrol services as necessary.
  • Responds to all calls and emergencies.
  • Does preliminary investigations and follow-up of crimes and incidents, unless otherwise specified.
  • Provides crowd control and regulation of public conduct.
  • Performs boat accident investigations as required.
  • Provides boat traffic control and enforcement of traffic and conservation laws.
  • Suppresses criminality through preventative patrol and field interviews.
  • Reports unusual or hazardous conditions that affect the public morals, conduct or safety.
  • Performs Deputy Patrol Officer duties in the event of an emergency (See Divisional, Addendum – Deputy Patrol Officer).
  • Performs related duties as required and assigned by Sheriff.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all inclusive.

  1. Spends 75% of the time sitting and 25% of the time either standing, walking or running while in the field or Office.
  2. Must possess sufficient strength to carry a human being from a hazardous area (average – 150 Ibs.).
  3. Frequently pushes, pulls, climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, reaches, handles and feels while in the field and office.
  4. Must possess sufficient physical capability to overcome and restrain a combative or resistive subject.
  5. Capacity to communicate through automated devices such as the two-way radio, intercom system and telephone.
  6. Capacity to detect sounds related to criminal or suspicious activity.
  7. Possess skills enabling the use of a firearm, office and field equipment.
  8. Skills enabling the safe operation of an emergency vehicle during normal, emergency, pursuit and hazardous weather situations.
  9. Skills enabling the safe operation of a watercraft during normal, emergency, pursuit and hazardous weather situations.
  10. Ability to distinguish color/descriptions of vehicles, suspects, victims and other relevant objects.
  11. Capabilities to detect criminal/hazardous situations.

PHYSICAL DEMAND DEFINITIONS:

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

Frequently:  Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.

Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

OSHA WARNING:

This position has been determined as a HIGH exposure risk to “biohazards” associated with blood-borne pathogens HIV (AIDS), HBV (hepatitis B) virus, and air-borne transmissions of TB (tuberculosis).  Members are advised that exposures to a “biohazard” may result in severe illness or death. Members are required by Department policy to use protective equipment and clothing. Inoculation may be required to prevent or treat exposures to “biohazards”.

ELEMENTS OF CONTACT:

Personal contact with individual inmates and/or arrestees occurs on a daily basis. This position requires physical contact of touching, controlling, sitting by, riding with, and body searching of individuals. Hand-to-hand exchanges of documents, money, personal property, clothing and other items may be required daily. Face-to-face verbal communications between the member and the same individual(s) is required on a constant basis. This position may require immediate response to violent disturbances and criminal or medical emergencies where blood, body fluids or other medical hazards may be present. The member may or may not have time to take precautionary and protective measures.

For IMRF purposes, this position is a non-qualifying position, normally expected to work less than 1000 hours or 600 hours if an IMRF retiree per year.

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Telecommunicator

Job Title:
  • Telecommunicator

Location:

2200 N Seminary Ave Woodstock, IL, 60098-2637

Base Pay:
  • $26.63 / Hour

Employee Type:

  • Full-Time
  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D
  • Candidates must have accurate typing skills for Computer Aided Dispatch,
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and a clear speaking voice;
  • Have the ability to multi-task and react quickly and calmly in a high stress environment.

All candidates must:

  • Pass a medical examination including a vision (Color Acuity) and hearing test
  • Pass written and typing examinations and background investigation
  • Pass a psychological examination
  • Previous public safety dispatching experience preferred but not required
  • Bilingual skills preferred but not required

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Police Social Worker

The Police Social Worker (PSW) is a non-sworn professional position responsible for providing social service support for cases identified through county, municipal, community and self-referrals.  The PSW provides a coordinated community policing response and is responsible for the organization and delivery of social services, including adult and juvenile crisis intervention, case assessments, short-term counseling, court advocacy and referral to other social service agencies.  The PSW acts as a liaison between the participating departments and the various social service agencies, providing follow-up and monitoring cases upon request from the department. 

 

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Independently follows up on referrals from police officers, local schools, hospitals and the general public, and serves as a consultant to police officers regarding management of cases. 
  • Assesses client needs for referral to social and mental health agencies, emergency shelters, financial assistance.
  • Determines best course of action and provides short-term crisis intervention services in emergency situations.
  • Provides short-term individual and family counseling in situations involving domestic disputes, substance abuse, mental health issues, trauma, grief and loss, juvenile and elder issues. 
  • Works with other social service providers to coordinate care including local schools, hospitals, DCFS, APS, “A Way Out” program and area mental health facilities. 
  • Maintains case management records and confidential case files. 
  • Provides professional and clinical consultation to officers on difficult cases.
  • Coordinates with county youth violence/victim witness/youth services organizations
  • Designs, implements, or arranges training for Sheriff’s Office or partnering agencies in areas of knowledge related to the position.
  • Assists with Peer Support Team program coordination and assists in management of all activities, training and meetings that occur with the team. 
  • May be asked to perform as an expert witness in court and give testimony or professional recommendations at trials/hearings.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Previous experience in crisis intervention and providing mental health services to individuals and families.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws related to the field of mental health.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the court system as it relates to domestic violence, admissions for psychiatric assessments and juvenile station adjustments.
  • An ability to clinically work with individuals or groups, providing crisis intervention, diagnostic evaluation and short-term treatment services.
  • Ability to maintain a neutral and calm composure during crisis management.
  • Ability to be part of a rotating 24/7 on-call schedule and work at least one evening a week and occasional weekend hours.
  • Demonstrate the ability to problem-solve and work creatively to address social and mental health challenges within the community.
  • Demonstrate a welcoming, approachable style and be flexible in task completion.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Ability to be a liaison between the Sheriff’s Office or partnering agencies and the community.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology or related field preferred is needed. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience, within a law enforcement agency is preferred.
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), or related licensure, or the ability to obtain LSW or LPC within one year of employment.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Range starts at $47,000
  • Medical Dental, Vision, Accident and Life Insurance
  • IMRF Pension
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Paid vacation, holidays, personal and sick days.

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Lateral Transfers

Patrol Lateral Transfers

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The Sheriff’s Office accepts lateral transfer applications year-round. 

Lateral applicants who meet the following criteria are exempt from completing the written or physical testing to be placed on the eligibility list.

  1. Must be currently employed as a full-time law enforcement (peace) officer in a sheriff’s office, police department, or other law enforcement agency for a minimum of twenty-four (24) consecutive months with a single law enforcement agency and have completed that agency’s required probationary period; and
  2. Present proof of having completed training that complies with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Boards minimum standards for certification as a full-time law enforcement (peace) officer the definition of which includes, but is not limited to, the authority to make arrest and carry firearms; or
  3. Have met the above requirements and been terminated or laid off for economic reasons within one (1) year preceding the receipt of application by the McHenry County Merit Commission.

Lateral Applicants must submit copies of their state certification certificate with application.

All lateral applications will be reviewed by the Merit Commission to ensure it meets the above criteria.  Once approved, applicants will be added to the current eligibility list and remain there for one year from commission approval.

Lateral applicants chosen to move on in the process will complete an oral interview. 

Subsequent to a conditional offer, lateral applicants will be required to complete a polygraph, psychological examination, thorough background investigation, drug screen, pre-employment physical and pass the Illinois Standard POWER test.

  • Applicants who have successfully completed all aspects of the conditional offer of employment shall be paid at the starting salary rate currently $32.64/hour ($67,892.66/annually). Upon successful completion of the Field Training Program (approximately 16 weeks from hire date) the deputy will be placed at the step which corresponds to the length of continuous prior service not to exceed 5 years.
    24 mos. $35.30 ($73,424.00)
    36 mos. $36.70 ($76,336.00)
    48 mos. $38.17 ($79,393.60)
    60 mos. $40.09 ($83,387.20)
    Top pay is $49.68/hour ($103,327.95/annually)
  • Paid overtime
  • Paid holidays per year as determined by County Board
  • 3 personal days per year
  • Uniforms supplied by the Sheriff’s Office
  • I.M.R.F SLEP pension contributed by employee and employer
  • Paid Vacation: 5 days after one year, 10 days after 2 years, 15 days after 5 years, 20 days after 10 years.
  • Paid sick time after one year
  • Major medical, dental, accident, vision and life insurance offered by the County for the employee and dependents after 3 months.

Corrections Lateral Transfers

McHenry County IL Corrections Facility

The Sheriff’s Office accepts lateral transfer applications year-round.

Applicants must meet the following guidelines to be considered for placement on the eligibility list: 

1) Currently employed as a full-time corrections officer and/or certified law enforcement officer in a Sheriff’s Department, Police Department, and/or other Law Enforcement agency; or 

2) Present proof (Certification) of having completed training that complies with the Illinois law (200 hours Police Training Institute) as to minimum standards for certification as a full-time corrections officer the definition of which includes, but is not limited to, the authority to carry firearms and not terminated during their probationary period by the employer for any gross negligent action. 

b. All applicants accepted for lateral transfer must pass the POWER test and must complete a state-approved corrections academy within 6 months of the transfer. 

c. All lateral transfer applicants are subject to approval by the Sheriff or his designee. 

  • Starting pay is $27.39/hour ($56,966.42/annually)
  • Top pay is $46.17/hour ($96,043.79/annually)
  • Paid overtime
  • Paid holidays per year as determined by County Board
  • 3 personal days per year
  • Uniforms supplied by the Sheriff’s Office
  • I.M.R.F pension contributed by employee and employer
  • Paid Vacation: 5 days after one year, 10 days after 2 years, 15 days after 5 years, 20 days after 10 years.
  • Paid sick time after one year
  • Major medical, dental, accident, vision and life insurance offered by the County for the employee and dependents after 3 months.

Testing Dates

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Woodstock North High School

3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock, IL

Corrections & Patrol Testing | Applications due 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18.

Patrol:

Check-In: 8:00 a.m. Orientation: 9:00 a.m.

Written examination will begin immediately following the Orientation. The written examination will be the POST (Police Officer Selection Test) and will consist of arithmetic, reading comprehension, grammar, and incident report writing. For successful completion, candidates must receive a minimum score of 70% on each section. The POWER Test will begin following the completion of the written exam.

Corrections: 

Check-In: 8:00 a.m. Doors Close: 8:10 a.m.

The POWER Test will begin following Check-In. The Illinois-state mandated POWER test standards will be used. Applicants must be dressed appropriately and wear gym shoes for participating in the physical ability test. Applicants must meet the standards set below for each category for successful completion. 

If you are testing for Corrections, you must attend a written test on April 2, 2022 upon passing of the POWER Test. More information to come.

A study guide and practice exam for the correctional testing can be purchased at the following link. Choose the online NCST option: https://www.applytoserve.com/study/

POWER Test Standards​

POWER Test cards will not be accepted for any Patrol or Corrections applicants.

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