Press Release- Applications Being Accepted for Correctional Officers

9/3/2019 12:00:00 AM


The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is currently taking applications for the position of Correctional Officer. The Written Test will take place on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 and the Physical Agility Exam will take place on Saturday, October 26th, 2019. Applications and ALL required documents must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11th, 2019.

Applications for Correctional Officers can be found at or at the Corrections Facility located at 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL. Qualifications to apply are as follows:

  • Age: - Minimum of 21 years of age. Applicants may test at age 20, but must be 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Education: - High school diploma or GED.
  • Citizenship: - Must be a United States Citizen.  
  • Experience: - No prior experience required.
  • Driver's License: - Applicant must possess a valid driver's license.
  • FOID Card: - Applicant must possess a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. (Can be applied for online at:
  • Residency: - Must live in McHenry County or any bordering Illinois counties, or Kenosha/Walworth counties in Wisconsin, within one year of hiring. 

Currently, starting pay is $52,021, with paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time after one-year probation. Major medical, dental and life insurance offered by the County for the employee and dependents (co-pay). * Benefits subject to change and are dependent upon the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Applicants must return the required documents to:


McHenry County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Division

2200 N. Seminary Avenue

Woodstock, IL 60098

Fax:  (815) 334-3031




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