Sheriff Hiring for Corrections Department, Starting Pay $55,313

From the McHenry County Sheriff:

Now Accepting Applications for Correctional Officers

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for immediate openings for the position of Correctional Officer. The physical agility test will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021, and the written exam will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Applications and all required documents must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Applications for Correctional Officers and additional information can be found at or at the Sheriff’s Office Corrections Facility.

Qualifications to apply are as follows:

 Age: Minimum 21 years of age. Applicant must be 21 years of age upon hiring date but not testing date. 
 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 
 Residency: Employees must live within McHenry County, any bordering Illinois counties, or Kenosha & Walworth counties in Wisconsin, within one year of hire. 
 Pay & Benefits: Starting hourly rate is $55,313/annually. Employees also receive paid holidays, paid vacation, annual raises, and sick time after one-year probation. Medical, dental, and life insurance is offered by the County for the employee and dependents (co-pay).* Benefits are subject to change, dependent upon the Union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.

McHenry County Jail entrance.

Applications and all required documents can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or picked up and returned in-person to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Facility.

The public entrance to the Corrections Facility is located near the corner of N. Seminary Ave. (Route 47) and Ware Road.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office – Corrections Division

2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815)334-4933 Fax: (815) 334-3031


Sheriff Hiring for Corrections Department, Starting Pay $55,313 — 6 Comments

  1. That is a way too high starting salary for a guard, especially with the pension and benefits.

    Start running the jail like it is your own company and the money is coming out of your bottom line instead of ours.

    Maybe we need to privatize jails again?

  2. With Biden wanting to empty the ICE facilities across the US, they wont be needing that many guards anymore since the MC Jail is an ICE holding jail if it comes here.

    They probably make up, I’d guess, half of all the inmates there I dont really know.

    With the rest mainly the usual; domestic violence, dui’s, drugs, the 3 D’s as they say.

    Either way good job, security, pay, pension, benefit, take it if you can get it.

    Govt job the only way to go these days.

    And with the talk about Bail being eliminated, non violent crimes not even being jailed,having a big jail could be overkill if it happens.

    Take the job anyway,no College, no brainer for good pay and benefits.

  3. Prim’s little deputy sheriff is a total libtard. What do they have on Prim?

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