Corrections Residence Counselor I – State of Illinois – Kane County, IL

Description of Duties/Essential Functions

Under general supervision of the Corrections Residence Counselor II, performs security, custodial and control functions on an assigned shift at the Fox Valley Adult Transitional Center; performs paraprofessional counseling and coordinates housekeeping activities for residents.

Minimum Requirements

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school; requires two years of meaningful experience which would require development or establishing rapport on a personal basis; requires working knowledge of individual and group behavior; requires working knowledge of housekeeping, food preparation and household equipment; requires working knowledge of simple health and safety precautions, and of first aid methods.

Conditions of Employment: Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act will make it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy.

The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact

Anticipated Starting Salary: $4079/month; $48,948/year
Current bargaining unit employees – Contractual language applies
Full bargaining unit range: $48,948/year – $71,460/year

If this position requires an automated/skills test, candidates must take this test by the close of the posting period in order to receive a grade.

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday with Friday / Saturday off.
3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday through Tuesday with Wednesday/Thursday off.

IDOC/Fox Valley ATC
1329 N Lake St
Aurora, IL 60506

Apply via Email (include BID ID in Subject line), USPS or Facility drop off:
IDOC/ Public Safety Shared Services Center
Shaina Hanson, Human Resources Representative
1301 Concordia Court
Springfield, IL 62702

How to Apply


Current State Employees: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and signed CMS 100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact address listed above; however, if you are a current state employee seeking a promotion, you should submit a signed CMS 100B Promotional Application to the Agency Contact listed above, A separate bid form and signed application is required for each posting/bid or your bid will be rejected.

Non-State Employees: When you submit your signed CMS 100 in response to this posting, the agency contact will then submit your application for grading. If deemed qualified, your name will be placed on the appropriate Open Competitive list for this title.

SPECIAL NOTICE: A new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application dated July 2019 is available and effective November 1, 2019 any employment application that is dated prior to July 2019 will not be considered.
Application and Bid form:

Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select ‘Application Procedures’. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

Additional Documentation for Corrections Residence Counselor I:

Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)

These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.

NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.

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