Current Openings

Positions Available: 

  1. Probation Officer
  2. Assistant Director Juvenile Division

Job Title

Probation Officer

Job Title Note

Will County Court Services Department, currently filling Adult, Juvenile, and Pretrial positions.

Job Summary

Responsible for the supervisory and investigative activities necessary for the supervision of offenders sentenced to terms of probation, or other offenders as ordered by the court through the Probation Division of Court Services.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, BBS, BSW, etc.) from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, or the related social sciences prior to application
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to drive and possess a motor vehicle and a valid driver’s license 
  • Subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening test
  • Complete an Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) Application, and be on the AOIC Certified list prior to hiring (http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Administrative/forms/Probation/Employment/)
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Reside in the State of Illinois within six months of hiring

Starting Salary

$42,162.00 per year (union position)

Apply To

Please submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Current resume
  3. Copy of your official college transcripts from institutions where you were enrolled
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation.  It is advisable that letters of recommendation be authored by individuals who are familiar with your employment record or academic performance.  Letters of recommendation must not be older than a year from your date of application. 
  5. Will County Court Services Application (click to print)


Mail or hand-deliver the above items to:

Will County Court Services Department
Attn: Human Resources
57 N. Ottawa Street, 3rd Floor
Joliet, Illinois 60432


  • Any materials that may have been submitted on a previous application must be submitted again and in accordance with applicable time limitations and deadlines.
  • The submission of any, or all, of the above materials does not guarantee employment or the offer of an interview.
  • In addition, all requested materials must be included in one submission.  Failure to do so may result in the disqualification of your application.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Will County Court Services         E-mail: courtservicesjobs@willcountyillinois.com             Phone:  (815) 727-8446

Apply by

November 13, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.


*Completed Will County Court Services Application, resume with cover letter may be submitted by mail or hand-delivered. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the selection process. The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Assistant Director – Juvenile Division


Will County Court Services - Probation


Director of Will County Court Services



This position is responsible for the oversight of all staff and activities in the Juvenile Division including all basic services as well as all specialized services.

The Assistant Director is a member of the department’s management team, attends and participates in staff meetings , assists in the development, implementation and compliance of policies and procedures, acts as a resource for supervisors and line staff, provides orientation, training and mentoring to staff, maintains effective working relationships with the judiciary, law enforcement and service providers, participates in the recruitment and selection of staff, coordinates with the juvenile division, develops and prepares statistical reports pertaining to staff activity, caseloads, and services needed and provided, assists the Director in the preparation, development and review of the department’s Annual Probation Plan, assists the Director in monitoring expenditures, budgetary oversight and the preparation of the department’s annual budget, and is willing to assist the Director as necessary.


A master’s degree in management, public administration, criminal justice, or social services, and three or more years of employment in probation/court services, at least two of which are at the supervisory level or,


A bachelor’s degree and five or more years of employment in probation/court services, at least three of which are at a supervisory level.




In addition to the minimum educational requirements, a successful applicant will have demonstrated ability in the following:


  • Oral/written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Planning/organizing and program development
  • Problem analysis and team building
  • Application of judgment and decision making


   To be determined


   $75,000 - $112,500




Applicants must meet the appropriate Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts eligibility criteria for probation/court services as a Chief Managing Officer/ Non-Director. AOIC eligibility application can be found on the following website:  



Please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Résumé
  3. Will County Court Services Application (Click here to Print)


Mail or hand deliver to:

John Prinzi, Director

Will County Court Services,

57 N. Ottawa Street

Joliet, Il 60432



November 24, 2020 by 2:00 p.m.

Will County Court Services Department -Probation is an Equal Opportunity Employer