State of Illinois Accepting Applications for Assistant Warden at Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center


The State of Illinois has announced that the position of Assistant Warden at the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center is open. Resumes are now being accepted via the website This is a full time, salaried position. Salary is dependent upon qualifications for the position. From the State of Illinois Jobs website: 

The job responsibilities for Assistant Warden at the Life Skills Re-Entry Center includes:

1. Serves as Assistant Warden of Operations.

Provides input into the development, establishment and implementation of institutional rules, regulations, directives, policies and procedures of the institution to verify proper operation of daily functions.
Administratively responsible and accountable for execution of policies and procedures in management of the institution while serving as Duty Warden.

2. Plans, organizes and directs the overall Operations functions and their managers, including. security, physical plant operations, dietary services, laundry offender discipline, and other miscellaneous logistical support services.

Coordinates offender programs related to these functions.
Participates in the budget process by gathering data from department heads regarding current and anticipated programs and projects.
Makes recommendations to management outlining budgetary needs.

3. Serves as a full-line supervisor.

Assigns and reviews work.
Provides guidance and training to assigned staff.
Counsels staff regarding work performance.
Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs.
Establishes annual goals and objectives.
Approves time off.
Adjusts first level grievances.
Effectively recommends and imposes discipline up to and including discharge.
Prepares and signs performance evaluations.
Determines and recommends staffing needs.

4. Conducts routine and unscheduled safety, health, sanitation and security inspection tours throughout the institution.

Makes recommendations to the Warden as to any changes, problems or improvements.

5. Serves on and/or chairs the Adjustment Committee, Employee Review, Board and Assignment Committee.

Makes decisions on disciplinary problems involving infractions of the institution rules by offenders.
Hears and resolves problems.
Enforces discipline.

6. Travels to various locations to attend management meetings, trainings and to speak to lay and professional groups regarding the institution programs.

7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion offour (4} years of college, preferably with courses in law enforcement, criminology, penology or a related field.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a law enforcement public or private organization, a correctional facility or related field.
Employment Conditions
Requires ability to travel.
Requires ability to qualify with firearms within twelve months of start date, and annually thereafter in accordance with agency directive and state or federal laws.
Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
Requires ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero-tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.
Requires the ability to be on-call.
Requires use of agency-supplied technology

Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer.
Work Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Work Location: 2021 Kentville Rd Kewanee, IL 61443-1768
Agency Contact: [email protected]
Job Family: Leadership & Management; Public Safety

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