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Job Title    Juvenile Detention Officer

Job Title Note    Will County Court Services Department, currently filling Juvenile Detention Officer positions.

Job Summary    The primary function of the J.D.O. is to ensure the security of the building as well as resident safety.  Additional roles of the J.D.O. includes managing resident behavior, detention authorization, maintaining accurate legal documentation and conducting and developing new programs that emphasize access to physical and mental health care, recreation and religious services.

Minimum Qualifications   

For Juvenile Detention Officer, applicants must:

o  Complete a four-year degree (BA, BS, BBS, BSW, etc.) from an accredited college or university prior to application, preferably with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, or the related social sciences,

o  Complete an Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) Application, and be on the AOIC Certified list prior to hiring (AOIC Application),

o  Be a U.S. citizen,

o  Reside in the State of Illinois within six months of hiring,

o  Possess good oral and written communication skills,

o  Possess a valid driverís license and possess and able to drive a motor vehicle.

Salary Range     $39,741.48 per year

How To Apply   

Please submit the following:

1.   Letter of interest

2.   Current resume

3.   Copy of your official college transcripts from institutions where you were enrolled

4.   Three (3) letters of recommendation.  It is advisable that letters of recommendation be authored by individuals who are familiar with your employment record or academic performance.  Letters of recommendation must not be older than a year from your date of application. 

5.   Will County Court Services Application (click to print)

 Any materials that may have been submitted on a previous application must be submitted again and in accordance with applicable time limitations and deadlines. The submission of any, or all, of the above materials does not guarantee employment or the offer of an interview.  In addition, all requested materials must be included in one submission.  Failure to do submit any requesting documents may result in the disqualification of your application.

 Mail or hand deliver to (no applications will be accepted by email or fax):

Will County Court Services Department

Attn: Human Resources

57 N. Ottawa Street, 3rd Floor

Joliet, Illinois 60432

Apply by    Open until filled


Questions regarding the application process can be directed to:


*Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the selection process. Equal Opportunity Employer