Seeking Applicants for McHenry County Correction Officers

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office:

MCSO Taking Applications for Correctional Officers

The day room of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement floor.

The day room of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement floor.

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

Testing will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

Applications and required documents must be received by Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Applications for Correctional Officers can be found at or at the Corrections Facility located at 2200 N. Seminary Drive, Woodstock, IL.

Qualifications to apply are as follows:

Age: Minimum of 21 years of age. Applicants may test at age 20, but cannot be hired until age 21.

Education: High school diploma or GED.

Citizenship: United States citizenship or possess a permanent resident card. (Green Card)

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.

Currently, starting pay is $49,751, 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 union contract negotiations.*

Applicants must return the required documents to:

McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Division ATTN: Natalie Andrews
2200 N. Seminary Avenue Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815) 334-4933 Fax: (815) 338-3321 Email:

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