Employment Opportunities

Circuit Court Job Opportunities
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Please see the Lake County ADA Policy for more information.

The Circuit offers job opportunities in Lake County, Illinois in adult probation, juvenile probation and detention services, and other divisions that support court operations. All open vacancies are posted on Lake County’s website under “Courts”. The Lake County site allows for submission of a standardized application, your resume, and attachments. This site should be used for all applications to the Courts.

For Adult and Juvenile Probation Officers along with Juvenile Counselors (Probation Officers working the juvenile secure detention center), applicants must have completed a four-year degree (BA, BS, BBS, BSW, etc.) from a recognized college or university prior to consideration, have completed an Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) Application, and be on the AOIC Certified list prior to hiring. Additionally, you must be a U.S citizen and live in the State of Illinois within six months of hiring. See below on how to locate the AOIC application.

Apply Online to be on the AOIC Certified List

Directions on how to locate the AOIC application:
  • Visit their website.
  • Select the “Documents” tab in the menu bar.
  • Select “Applications/Forms”
  • A menu of documents will be displayed. Please select the “Probation/Court Services Employment/Promotion Application
The form is a fillable document so it can be completed online or printed and completed manually. The instructions on how to submit it are included within the document.

Other Positions
For other Court positions, the minimum requirements will vary for education and experience but these positions do not normally require living in Illinois, being a U.S Citizen, or being on the AOIC Certified list.

Additional Information
For additional information, please contact:
Division of Administrative Services
18 N County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085-4359
Phone 847-377-3820

You may also contact:
Lake County Department of Human Resources
18 N County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

The office is located on the 7th floor of the Lake County Administrative Building. The telephone number is 847-377-2700.