Career Information

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office periodically has openings for employment. Description of the job requirements, benefits, and where applications may be obtained for our various divisions are listed below. Check the Career Opportunities section of our website for current recruitments. Should you have any questions regarding employment for Commissioned, Jail, or Records positions, email Deborah Whetstone.

Job Descriptions

Public Communications Coordinator

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for candidates interested in serving as a public communication coordinator(PCC). The PCC will serve to assist the Chief Deputy with all public relations programs.  

Jail Supervisor - Deputy Correctional Superintendent

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for candidates interested in serving as a Deputy Correctional Superintendent (DCS) at the Peoria County Jail.  The DCS oversees all operations at the jail on a daily basis and is responsible for all jail personnel assigned to the jail, and all detainees incarcerated at the Peoria County Jail. 

Commissioned Employment

A Deputy Sheriff must be 21 years or age, a U.S. Citizen, a High School graduate or equivalent, live within a 35 mile radius of the 4-way stop in Kickapoo IL (or be willing to relocate within a year of being hired), and be able to pass a series of tests.

Correctional Officer

A Correctional Officer or Jail Technician must be 21 years or age, a U.S. Citizen, a High School graduate or equivalent, live within a 35 mile radius of the 4-way stop in Kickapoo IL (or be willing to relocate within a year of being hired), and be able to pass a series of tests.

Records Employment

A Records/Clerical Reception Clerk must be at least 18 years of age, a High School graduate or equivalent, and be able to pass a series of tests.