$54,691.77 - $88,887.16

LATERAL TRANSFERS: $5,000 Sign on Bonus. Details are below.


The Macon County Merit Commission will be receiving applications to establish an eligibility list for Deputy
     Sheriff. Applications process can begin with the written test with the National Testing Network the application process will open on May 1, 2024
     and close May 31, 2024. Notification will be made through our web and social media sites .

To be considered, an applicant must meet each standard below:

     Be 21 years of age on or before May 31, 2024.
     Have vision corrected to 20/20.
     Not have any physical or mental disability which would render him/her incapable of performing the duties of
       the position.
     Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
     Have passed such examinations as the Commission may prescribe from time to time.
     Be acceptable to the Commission on oral interview.
     Be acceptable to the Commission on investigation as to reputation and character.
     Have a valid Illinois driver's license at the time of examination not subject to suspension or revocation.
     Successfully complete physical agility tests as the Commission may prescribe.
     Successfully complete such medical and psychological tests as the Commission may prescribe.
     Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
     Be fingerprinted under supervision of the Macon County Sheriff's Office.
     Pass a complete and thorough background investigation.
     No applicant shall have been previously convicted of a felony offense or crime of moral turpitude under the
       laws of Illinois or any other state.
     Reside within a 40 miles radius of the Sheriff's Office Headquarters, within one (1) year after appointment as
       a certified employee.

Lateral transfers must:

     Have had service with another police agency for no less than two years under the Police and Fire Board Act,
       Sheriff's Merit System, Civil Service Commission or like organization.
     Have successfully completed the State of Illinois Basic Law Enforcement, Full Time Academy in police
       training at a state -approved academy.
     Successfully complete a background investigation, including current/former employer.
     Must not be under supervision, discipline or discharge proceedings by another agency.
     Be acceptable to the Commission on oral interview.
$5,000 sign on bonus for Lateral Transfer applicants. $2,500 at the completion of FTO and $2,500 at the completion of a probationary period.