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Available positions:

Department Court Services
Title Detention Officer
Listed On 1/10/2023
Listed Until 9/30/2024

The Sangamon County Court Services Department is accepting applications for full-time positions for Detention Officer at the Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center until filled. The shift openings are unknown at this time, but you must have the ability to work any day/shift needed.


Under direct supervision, is responsible for performing intake services, custody services, and helping to plan, implement, and evaluate programming on his/her respective shift.


You must have obtained a minimum of 60 credit hours from an accredited college, university or community college, preferably with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, or related social sciences or a high school diploma with at least two years prior employment in law enforcement or experience in a residential care, specialized care, or detention facility. Applicants must be 21 years of
age. Applicants must be on the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts hiring eligibility list at the time of employment offer. Must be a U.S. Citizen and have a valid driver’s license. Must pass a criminal and DCFS background check as well as a drug screening.



Ability and desire to work with delinquent youth in a secure detention setting which may require physical restraint of minors; knowledge of the criminal justice system.


Annual salary of $47,117.00; health, dental, and life insurance; pension plan; deferred compensation option; paid vacation, sick and personal time.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and the Sangamon County Court Services Department application (go to, click Departments, click Probation and Court Services, click Employment Application).  Download the application here.

You may submit by mail to Sangamon County Court Services Department, Attention: Julie Durr, 200 South Ninth Street, Room 308, Springfield, IL 62701-1608 or by email to

Sangamon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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