Human Resources

Tracy Page, Human Resources Manager

Qualifications for a Deputy Sheriff

  • U.S. Citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States
  • 21 years of age at time of hire
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Eye sight correctable to 20/20, Free of color and night blindness
  • No felony convictions, nor a domestic violence criminal conviction, nor any misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude (50 ILCS 705/6) nor a dishonorable discharge (U.S.Army RE-4 separation classification or equivalent) from the military
  • Pass written, oral interview, psychological, medical test, and background investigation which includes a polygraph
  • Possess a valid NIPSTA card – OR – equivalent criteria as per the State standard, issued within 12 months
    • POWER Test Cards issued by Triton College or Joliet Junior College will also be accepted.
    • Eligible applicants must present the POWER test card NO LATER than November 20, 2018
  • Residency – 25 mile radius of the Kendall County Public Safety Center within 1 year of date of hire

Current Job Openings

Patrol Eligibility List

Correction Eligibility List

Tracy Page
Executive Assistant to the Sheriff/ Human Resources Manager 630-553-7500 ext 1115

The testing process for a Patrol Deputy and/or Correctional Deputy for the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is as follows:

A few weeks before a testing process will begin, we will advertise in local papers, online and on social media

The first step in the process will be to complete an online application.  There will also be a forty-five (45) dollar filing fee for each position applied for that must be submitted in with the application.

When you submit in your application and filing fee you will be given information regarding the date, time and location of the written exam, and you will need to bring picture identification, preferably your driver’s license.   

Providing you successfully complete the written examination, preference points will be added and an eligibility list will be established.  This list is good for eighteen (18) months from the date of the written exam. 

Only the top twenty (20) candidates on the initial eligibility list will then be called for an oral interview.  The top ten (10) applicants that pass the interview will then go to the next phase of the testing process, which would be an extensive background investigation.  

The background investigation including a polygraph is an important part of the testing process and needs to be filled out accurately and honestly.  This background packet is used by the Sheriff’s Office to determine if your background permits you to work for this office.  Along with this packet, please attach photocopies of personal documents such as your Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Driver’s License, Military DD214, Military Authorization to Release Records Form, School Transcripts, Specialized Training Certificates, Naturalization Papers if applicable and a NIPSTA card showing you successfully completed the POWER test within the past 12 months.  After the background investigation, a second interview may take place. 

When the Sheriff’s Office is ready to offer you a position, you will be called and instructed where to report for psychological and medical examinations.  Upon successful completion of those examinations, you will be given a hire date and will begin your career with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office. 

If the Sheriff’s Office is not currently accepting applications and you would like to participate in the testing process you can complete a preliminary application”. A preliminary application is a short form that asks for basic information, such as your full name, address, telephone number, etc. You may obtain a preliminary application by coming into the Sheriff’s Office during regular business hours, filling it out online, or if you live out of state, you may contact the Human Resource Manager for specific instructions at (630) 553-7500 extension 1115.  You may fill out a preliminary application at any time.

When you turn in a preliminary application, it will be kept on file until the Sheriff’s Office announces they will be hiring. You will then be notified by email that the Sheriff’s Office is hiring for Patrol and/or Corrections and it is up to you to fill out the appropriate application.

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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