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.


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 Rebecca Blomer, Assistant State’s Attorney, Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1001 Walnut St., Murphysboro, IL  62966 or e-mail to rebecca.blomer@jacksoncounty-il.gov.

Current Employment Opportunities

The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney to handle traffic cases.  The beginning salary is $45,000 with insurance and IMRF benefits  The successful candidate must have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle a large caseload.  This is an entry-level position with advancement potential into other areas as vacancies arise.  Recent law school graduates and new attorneys interested in litigation are encouraged to apply.

There is a residency requirement.  Jackson County is an affirmative action employer.

Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:  Michael C. Carr, State’s Attorney, Jackson County Courthouse, 1001 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, IL  62966.  No phone calls please.


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