JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

New hires will receive paid training and benefits that include increased hourly wages, plus a $1,000 hiring bonus! Commercial Driver’s Licenses not required to apply.

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) will host monthly screening events in St. Charles this August, September, and October. DJJ is looking to fill multiple openings for juvenile justice specialists at the five Illinois Youth Center locations in Chicago, Warrenville, St. Charles, Alton, and Harrisburg. Individuals interested in applying must be an Illinois resident, at least 21 years of age, and have a valid driver’s license and bachelor’s degree, as well as be eligible to work in the United States. Applicants should bring a copy of their driver’s license, birth certificate, college transcript, and selective service number if applicable.

In addition to screenings in downstate Alton, screenings will be held at 8:00 A.M. at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles (3825 Campton Hills Rd., St. Charles) on August 16th, September 13th, and October 18th.

The DJJ juvenile justice specialist positions have a starting salary of $54,648. More information is available at or by contacting Jim Crowley at