Jail Employment

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Now Hiring! - Correctional Officers

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for candidates interested in serving as Correctional Officers at the Peoria County Jail.

The Corrections Division is the largest division of the Peoria County Sheriff's Office. Correctional Officers are responsible for helping to maintain the safety and security of Jail inmates, staff, contractors, and volunteers.

Lateral Transfers

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for experienced candidates with completed PTI Training to join our Corrections team. 

Lateral Transfer Agreement

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be a resident of Peoria County or must reside within a 35-mile radius of the four-way stop in Kickapoo Township (map for reference)
  • Must be able to pass a physical abilities test, written examination (National Corrections Officer Selection Test, 'NEST'), polygraph test, medical examination, and/or other tests as required
  • Must submit to fingerprinting by the Peoria County Sheriff's Office
  • Must be able to complete a probationary period of six months

How to Apply

  • Apply Online Here
  • Required application materials:
    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Copy of High School diploma or equivalent
    • Proof of further education (original copies of transcript(s) with raised seal) - if applicable
    • Proof of honorable discharge from military service (preferably a copy of DD 214) - if applicable
    • PLEASE NOTE: Your original application materials will not be returned to you.

Salary & Benefits Information

  • Starting salary for a Correctional Officer is $43,453.16 annually. Salary is determined by union contract
  • Benefits:
    • Health Insurance (80/20) - includes Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Retirement Package
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Discounts on Cellular Service and at Various Retailers
    • Opportunities for Advancement within the Peoria County Sheriff's Office

Correctional Officers work five days per week, which could include weekend and holiday hours. Correctional Officers are assigned to any of three shifts.