What are the general requirements for Court jobs?
For Adult and Juvenile Probation Officers along with Juvenile Counselors (Probation Officers working the juvenile secure detention center), applicants must have a 4-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 three months of hiring.

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

All applicants are required to pass an extensive employment and criminal history background check along with a driving history check if required to drive by the job description. A medical physical with a urinalysis style drug screening is required after a conditional offer of employment.

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1. How do I find a listing of jobs with the Courts?
2. What are the general requirements for Court jobs?
3. How do I obtain an AOIC Application for Probation Officer or Juvenile Counselor?
4. If I fill out the AOIC Application and send it with my transcript to Springfield, is that all I have to do to be considered?
5. How detailed do the application and resumes have to be?
6. In general, what is the process for filling a job vacancy?
7. What will be asked on an interview?
8. How is my starting salary determined? Benefits?
9. Are there raises after hiring? Promotions?