Perry County Sheriff's Office

Serving Perry County Towns of Pinckneyville, DuQuoin, Cutler, Willisville, Tamaroa
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Employment

Deputy Sheriff Qualifications
Civilian (non-sworn) Positions
Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 618-357-5212 for information regarding job openings. Applications are taken at any time and are kept on file pending relevant job openings.

Benefits include:

  • Paid vacation
  • Holidays
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Sick leave

Deputy Qualifications:

Below is a summary of requirements for Perry County Deputy Sheriff, along with other related information. For a complete and official statement of qualifications and regulations governing applications for Deputy call 618-357-5212.

Qualifications

  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time application is received by the Sheriff; and
  • Be a United States citizen; and
  • Be, a resident of the Perry County, Illinois or become within 6 months from being appointed domiciled within the required residency boundaries maintain such domicile as a condition of appointment; and
  • Hold a valid Illinois drivers license which has not been suspended or revoked, and maintain such as a condition of appointment; and
  • Not have a domestic violence criminal conviction nor a dishonorable discharge (U.S. Army RE-4 separation classification or equivalent) from military service or felony conviction; and
  • Pass a written examination, interviews, background investigation, and other screening and testing required by this office.
  • Have a High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) Certificate; or higher.
  • NOTE: Meeting all of the foregoing qualifications is not a guarantee of employment as a Deputy Sheriff, but only entitles the applicant to placement upon a list of candidates eligible to be considered for appointment as a Deputy Sheriff. All Deputy Sheriff Appointments are made by the Sheriff, not by a Commission. All newly appointed Deputy Sheriff’s must serve a probationary period of 1 year from the date of appointment.


Corrections Qualifications:

Below is a summary of requirements for Perry County Correctional Officer, along with other related information. For a complete and official statement of qualifications and regulations governing applications for Corrections call 618-357-6931.

Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time application is received by the Sheriff; and
  • Be a United States citizen; and
  • Be, a resident of the Perry County, Illinois or become within 6 months from being appointed domiciled within the required residency boundaries maintain such domicile as a condition of appointment; and
  • Hold a valid Illinois drivers license which has not been suspended or revoked, and maintain such as a condition of appointment; and
  • Not have a domestic violence criminal conviction nor a dishonorable discharge (U.S. Army RE-4 separation classification or equivalent) from military service or felony convictions; and
  • Pass an oral interview, background investigation, and other screening and testing required by this office.
  • Have a High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) Certificate; or higher.
  • NOTE: Meeting all of the foregoing qualifications is not a guarantee of employment as a Correctional Officer, but only entitles the applicant to placement upon a list of candidates eligible to be considered for appointment as a Correctional Officer. All Correctional Officer appointments are made by the Sheriff, not by a Commission. All newly appointed Correctional Officers must serve a probationary period of 1 year from the date of appointment.

To fill out an application, click the link below and bring the completed application to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, located at 12 E. Water Street, Pinckneyville IL 62274.  Reception hours are 8:00AM-4:00PM, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays.

Law Enforcement Application – Download (.PDF)
Employment Application – Download (.PDF)

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