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

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.

Environmental Technician

Responsible for completing duties in a correct and timely manner to maintain safe, clean, atmosphere in the administrative offices and other secure areas at the Peoria County Jail.