1001 Walnut Street
Murpshyboro, IL

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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.

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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 Lisa Byrd,  Business Manager, Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1001 Walnut St., Murphysboro, IL  62966 or e-mail to  lisa.byrd@jacksoncounty-il.gov

Current Employment Opportunities

The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:  Entry Level Assistant State’s Attorney position and  an Administrative Assistant position.

The Assistant State’s Attorney duties include assisting in the prosecution of criminal cases in Jackson County.  The ASA would be responsible for handling one or more caseloads within the criminal docket.

Qualifications are an Illinois law license; (1)Entry Level.

Excellent fringe benefits (health insurance, IMRF pension, etc).

Send resume to: 

Lisa Byrd, Business Manager, Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1000011 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, IL  62966 or via e-mail to:  lisa.byrd@jacksonocunty-il.gov  No phone calls please

The Administrataive Assistant duties include the following:

  •  Respond to public inquiries either in person or by phone
  • Open and maintain case files by entering reports, documents, and witness information
  • File court documents with the Circuit Clerk
  • Assist attorneys with providing discovery to defense
  • Prepare bond forfeitures and arrest warrants
  • Prepare and issue summons to defendants
  • Prepare and issue court notices to police officers
  • Prepare and issue subpoenas to witnesses
  • Prepare and issue writs
  • Accurately file documents into files
  • Assist in opening Matter files
  • Close out case files in case management system
  • Assist support staff as necessary

The administrative assistant will perform other clerical duties as needed and should have the ability to multitask with attention to detail.

Required skills:

  •  Clerical and office skills
  • Familiar with current office equipment
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to meet all deadlines adequately and efficiently

Job Type: Part-time

Please send resumes to lisa.byrd@jacksoncounty-il.gov.

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.

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1001 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966


Hours of Operation

8am – 4pm
Monday through Friday
Closed on all Federal
and State holidays.