The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications from now till December 12, 2018 for the position of Deputy Sheriff either through the direct hire process or through our experienced officer/lateral transfer program. Douglas County anticipates hiring for this vacancy within the near future. The starting salary for this position is $37,315 plus benefits.
Applicants must be a U.S. or Naturalized Citizen qualified to work in the United States, at least 21 years of age, have no felony or misdemeanor conviction for domestic battery or any offense which forbid he/she from carrying a firearm, must have a high school diploma or equivalent, able to pass a mandatory drug screen, and be able and willing to relocate to Douglas County within one year from the date of hire. Applicant shall submit a resume with their application
In addition, applicants applying under the experienced officer/lateral transfer must submit a letter with your application addressed to the Douglas County Merit Board requesting consideration for hire under that program as well as meet the addition Qualifications:
He/She has two or more consecutive years of experience as a police officer/deputy, with a State, County or Municipal Agency;
He/She is currently in good standing with the State, County or Municipal Agency in which the applicant works or has worked;
He/She has successfully completed the State of Illinois approved training or a recognized equivalent for the position that he/she is applying for; and
He/She is currently certified by the State of Illinois in the position that he/she is applying for or is able to obtain the proper certification without having to attend any academy.
Applicant’s letter will then be forwarded to that agency upon receipt. Applications are available both on-line, http://www.douglascountyil.com/sheriffinfo.html or at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 920 S. Washington Street, Tuscola, Illinois 61953. Application must be received by, December 12, 2018. For further information call (217) 253-2913 and speak with Chief Deputy Steve Pollum.
All applications for the positions of Correction Officer, Telecommunicator, and Deputy Sheriff will be accepted and maintained on file for one (1) year for consideration due to any future openings.
To download a copy of the application form please click on the link to the right.