Sheriff Seeks Correctional Officers

From the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

Applications Being Accepted for Correctional Officers

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the position of Correctional Officer.

McHenry County Jail

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


Sheriff Seeks Correctional Officers — 12 Comments

  1. I guess that let’s you out, eh CP?

    There may be a janitorial position open that you could apply for.

    I heard that they print the instructions for emptying the mop bucket on the bottom of the bucket so you should have no problem doing the work once somebody shows you where to find those instructions.

  2. These comments on occupations are fascinating.

    One big difference between being a janitor and a correctional officer is that janitor job postings usually require relevant work experience.

  3. A lot of These guys are pulling in near, and over 6 figures with OT.

    lots of OT with the immigration hold over there.

    The rest in there are of the usual 3 “D’s”; Drunken Driving, Drugs, Domestic Violence,and the Freunds.

    I dont think MCC is quite like watching a 60 Days In episode, but the job can be mind numbing, and imagine going to a job where all the people dislike you and even may want to harm you.

    They earn the pay—and the pensions are good and they get to save their sick time, which for some old timers runs 6 figures.

    Makes for some nice pay and bennies, but they earn it, probably hard to settle down quickly after a days work over there.

    God Bless Em.

  4. Bob Wire, nice points.

    But these people will blow your head off if ordered by a Franks placed Sheriff.

    Why does Prim have lunch with Franks?

  5. Public safety employees can’t strike, but they are entitled to binding arbitration.

    The arbitration laws are skewed heavily in favor of the employees.

    That’s the main reason the salaries for COs and cops have risen out of sight.

    The Republicans have tried several times to change the arbitration laws, but have had no luck getting the Dems to go along.

  6. If I’m a transgendered alcoholic w/ AIDS and hepatitis, part Eskimo and 355 lbs w/ a dishonorable discharge and a police record in Brazil for some carnival excesses, and a high recommendation from Pat Kenneally, do I get way extra points?

  7. That’s a whole lot of money to pay someone with a GED and no work experience.

    The government shouldn’t be in the habit of paying its employees more than similarly qualified people earn in the private sector.

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