Employment

Jackson County State's Attorney Building Entrance

The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office employs 16, including assistant state’s attorneys, administrative assistants, paralegals, a victim advocate and a business manager.

The office always seeks bright, talented, and ambitious individuals who are committed to public service.

If you would like to apply for a position within the State’s Attorney’s Office, send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Byrd, Business Manager, Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1001 Walnut St., Murphysboro, IL  62966.

Your resume will be kept on file for a period of 18 months.  In the event that an opening becomes available, we will consider your resume at that time.


Internships

The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office has internships available for qualified high school and undergraduate students interested in a career in law, as well as qualified law students, including Rule 711 internships.

Interns are required to assist the support staff and assistant state’s attorneys in the division to which they are assigned.  Interns will have the opportunity to observe courtroom procedures as well as participate in other office functions.

The purpose of the internship program is to provide students with a working knowledge of the functions of a law office.  It is the State’s Attorney’s hope that our internships will encourage further education and help in future successful career choices.   Internships are unpaid, but can receive course credit.  Interns are sought year round.

If you would like to apply for an internship with the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office please submit a cover letter, resume and qualifications to Daniel Brenner, Assistant State’s Attorney, Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1001 Walnut St., Murphysboro, IL  62966 or e-mail to dbrenner@jacksoncounty-il.gov.

Current Employment Opportunities

 

The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office has an opening for an Assistant State’s Attorney to handle criminal cases.  Candidates must be licensed to practice in Illinois. Jackson County is the home of Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus and its county seat is in Murphysboro, Illinois.  The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Political affiliation will not be considered.  The State’s Attorney’s Office will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages qualified veterans to apply.  Please submit resume to Assistant State’s Attorney Daniel Brenner, 1001 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, IL  62966, not later than November 20.  Candidates will be required to submit to a background check.

 


It is the policy of the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, military status, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Office Hours:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Closed on all Federal
and State holidays.

Contact Us:

Jackson County Courthouse
1001 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, Illinois 62966
Phone: 618-687-7200
Fax: 618-687-7215
E-mail: statesattorney@jacksoncounty-il.gov