Employment Opportunities

Opportunities

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is no longer accepting applications for Patrol, Corrections or Telecommunications Positions. 
Last date for accepted applications was Friday, December 2nd, 2022
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Lee County Sheriff’s Department Salary, as of 12/1/2022
Patrol:                                    $52,019.69 
Corrections:                          $48,898.51
Telecommunications:           $46,759.91

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office accepts Lateral Transfers 

 

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Merit Commission:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Must be of sound character, without criminal convictions.
  • Minimum of 20 years of age to apply and be placed on the eligibility list. 
  • Minimum of 21 years of age to be hired. 
  • High school diploma or certificate of equivalency.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Patrol/Corrections Candidates Must possess a Valid Firearms Identification Card 
  • Patrol Candidates Must pass the Illinois P.O.W.E.R. test (this Pre-Employment Condition is not required at the time of application)
  • Patrol/Corrections Candidates Must be available on scheduled testing dates to participate in a mandatory written examination. Location TBD 
  • Telecommunication Candidates Must be available on scheduled testing dates to participate in a mandatory written examination. Location TBD 
  • Residency Requirement: Employees are encouraged to live within the borders of Lee County; however, employees may live within a reasonable distance of Lee County.      

The Lee County, IL Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WORK SCHEDULE

Employees work 12-hour shifts in a two-week rotating schedule:
Patrol start time: 5a-5p & 5p-5a
Corrections start time: 6a-6p & 6p-6a
Tele-Communications start time: 5:30a-5:30p & 5:30p-5:30a

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