Correctional Officer, Champaign County Sheriff's Office

Correctional Officer
Champaign County Sheriff's Office - Urbana, Illinois

Sep 29, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Mar 19, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$41,780 (Plus Overtime and Holiday Pay in the first year) annual

Job Description

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for Correctional Officer. The department requires the candidate PHQ.  You can access the questionnaire through your National Testing Network (NTN) candidate account.  NTN suggests completing the PHQ as soon as possible or you may not be considered further in the process.

**Candidates Testing for this position at Parkland College in Champaign IL, will not be charged a testing fee**


++How to Apply:++

  1. Go to
  2. Search for jobs by profession: Corrections Jobs

  3. Select all the agencies you wish to apply for

  4. Schedule a Test at an NTN center

*****************PLEASE APPLY THROUGH NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK********************

Additional Information

Department Overview:  The Champaign County Sheriff's Office has three separate uniformed and sworn divisions each of which have different primary job duties. 

The Corrections Division consists of 2 facilities - the Satellite Jail on Lierman Ave in Urbana and the Downtown Jail across from the Champaign County Courthouse on Main St. in Urbana.

The division employs 50 officers, 8 Sergeants, 3 Lieutenants, and 1 Captain.

The jail processes between 500-600 intakes per month. Daily, 20-25 inmates are transported to court hearings that range from the first arraignment appearance to sentencing. On average staff transport inmates to 4 medical appointments per week and 5-25 inmates are transported to the Illinois Department of Corrections. The division also monitors an average of 31 Electronic Home Detention (EHD) inmates daily. Those on EHD live in the community but wear an ankle bracelet which utilizes GPS technology and is monitored by correctional staff.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years old at time of appointment as a CO
  • Education: High School Grad/GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience: See job description

See job description on NTN website (

Contact Information

National Testing Network Support

Champaign County Sheriff's Office
204 E Main St
Urbana, Illinois 61801
phone: 855-821-3761

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