Assistant State's Attorney - Henry County, IL

$65,000 yearly
  • GovHR USA
  • Henry County, IL, USA
  • Jan 16, 2023
Full time Administration/Management Legal

Job Description

Henry County, IL  (48,907) -  The State’s Attorney’s Office of Henry County, Illinois is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant State’s Attorney.  This position presents an exciting and challenging professional opportunity for those interested in a public prosecutorial career. Henry County, located in northwestern Illinois, is just 16 miles from the Mississippi River.  The County's land area encompasses 823 square miles, and the County has a population of 48,907 according to the 2020 census. 

Henry County offers its residents a lifestyle that many consider to be the best of all worlds.  The County is primarily made up of rolling farmland, and is well known for hog, corn, soybean, and cattle production. The area is also dotted with wooded areas, rivers, lakes, and streams.  However, this quiet, safe, and relatively rural County is located just a short drive away from the Quad Cities, which is a thriving metropolitan region consisting of over 400,000 people featuring an impressive array of employment, shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities.  Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa are the four communities that comprise the Quad Cities.

Although agriculture represents Henry County’s primary economic sector, the many cities and towns throughout the County feature a variety of manufacturing and business outlets. The County is served by Interstate Highways 80 and 74, as well as both freight and passenger rail lines. In addition, Henry County is just 10 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport. Henry County features areas of great historical interest, including the Bishop Hill Colony, the Hennepin Canal, the Great Sauk Trail, and other areas reflecting the rich heritage of the region.

Henry County is governed by a twenty (20) member Board representing two districts. Board members are elected to 2 and 4-year staggered terms.  Work of the County Board is conducted via its seven (7) standing Committees.  The full Board meets monthly.  The Board appoints a professional administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of County government and to make recommendations on important policy matters. 

The State’s Attorney’s Office in Henry County works to uphold public safety through the fair and efficient administration of justice. Under the direction of the popularly elected State’s Attorney, the Assistant State's Attorneys and support staff vigorously prosecute crimes committed in the County and provide extensive services to victims and witnesses.

Assignments for the Assistant State’s Attorney may include prosecution of traffic, misdemeanor, or felony criminal cases, as well as juvenile cases.  This full-time position works with three other Assistant State’s Attorneys, along with the State’s Attorney, and a team of support staff to carry out the mission of the Office.  

The ideal candidate for the position will be licensed to practice law in Illinois and will have some relevant work experience. However, law school graduates who are waiting for bar results and are eligible to practice as a 711 are eligible to apply and will be considered.  Although preferred, it is not required that applicants possess any relevant work experience. The State’s Attorney’s Office will provide the successful candidate with the necessary training and support to undertake the essential job functions. 


Starting annual salary for this position is $65,000.  Additional compensation will be considered for candidates who possess significant and relevant experience. The County offers an outstanding package of fringe benefits to its employees including paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health insurance, and retirement benefits via the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).  Residency within Henry County is not required.  

In addition, the County provides the Assistant State’s Attorneys with a variety of professional development and continuing education opportunities.   Also, as a County employee, the successful candidate may qualify for participation in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLN) program.  Information about this program is available on-line.  

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume’, and three (3) professional or academic references to  Electronic submissions are required.  Please direct all inquiries to Mark Peterson, Vice President, GovHR USA at or (309) 825-5091. The position will remain open until filled, but applications will begin to be reviewed on February 15, 2023.  Henry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.