Cook County Sheriff’s Office Announces Hiring, Participation in Upcoming Job Fairs

Mar 18, 2016Press Release

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart today announced a round of hiring for correctional deputies as well as the Sheriff’s Office’s participation in no less than 17 job fairs through the end of the summer.

The office is pursuing a diverse selection of dedicated deputies interested in public service and a mission driven approach to the criminal justice system. Cook County Jail is the largest single-site jail in the United States, with over 3,500 sworn officers. Prior to starting full-time in the jail, recruits receive extensive training to properly prepare them to enter this challenging but rewarding work environment.

Aspiring applicants can find additional information at:

Employment Opportunities

Sheriff’s Office employment representatives will be on hand at the following job fairs:

Friday, March 18
2016 Employment Fair
Harvey Park District (Gloria Taylor Banquet Hall)
14821 Broadway Ave.,
Harvey, IL
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18
Criminal Justice/Private Security Education and Career Fair
MacCormac College
29 E. Madison, Chicago, IL
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29
2016 Missions & Marketplace Career Fair
Living Word Christian Center Exhibition Hall
7600 W. Roosevelt Road,
Forest Park, IL
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30
Hanover Township 5th Annual Job Fair
Hanover Township Senior Center
240 S. IL Route 59,
Bartlett, IL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30
Cook County Sheriff’s Office Recruitment Fair
Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake St, Office 1132, Chicago, IL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 7
Argosy University Job Fair
Argosy University
225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 11
Moraine Spring Job Fair
Moraine Business and Conference Center, Building M
9000 W College Parkway,
Palos Hills, IL
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19
Rasmussen College Job Fair
Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce
201 Canterbury Lane, Suite B, Bolingbrook, IL
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19
Veterans New Beginning Job Fair
Veterans New Beginning
8140 S. Racine,
Chicago, IL
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 21
Chicago Veteran Job Fair
Solider Field
1410 Museum Campus Dr.,
Chicago, IL
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 23
Criminal Justice Summit
Richard J. Daley College
(Beattie Theater)
7500 S. Pulaski Rd.,
Chicago, IL
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27
Morton College Job Fair 2016
Morton College Vais Gymnasium (Building E)
3801 South Central Avenue,
Cicero, IL
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19
Job Fair
Howard Mohr Community Center
7640 Jackson Boulevard,
Forest Park, IL
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19
Illinois Veterans Job Fair
Cicero Workforce Center
2138 S. 61st Ct., 3rd Floor,
Cicero, IL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25
Free Job Fair
Minooka Central Community
High School
301 S. Wabena Ave.,
Minooka, IL
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3
Free Job Fair
Lakes Community High School
1600 Eagles Way,
Lake Villa, IL
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31
Job Fair
Lemont Park District
(Core Fitness Center)
16028 127th St.,
Lemont, IL
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To be considered, applicants must maintain the following qualifications:

  • US Citizens of at least 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Eligible to obtain a Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID)
  • No felony convictions
  • Willingness to undergo written examinations, a physical ability test and background investigation