WCSAO Employment

The Warren County State’s Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for a full time Assistant State’s Attorney position as set forth more fully below. 


Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Currently licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois*
  • In good standing
  • Familiarity with Windows based computer systems
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word


*Those with a valid Supreme Court Rule 711 License may be eligible for hire upon different terms. 



Criminal law experience desired, but not required. However, the selected candidate must be capable of keeping an accelerated learning pace.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill the duties of State's Attorney's duties when the State's Attorney is unavailable
  • Meet necessary licensure, training, and CLE requirements (necessary expenses reimbursed) 
  • Prosecute county ordinance violations, traffic offenses, misdemeanors, juvenile cases, truancy matters, extradition, and civil commitment matters
  • Represent the State in all trial court proceedings including traffic court, detention hearings arraignments, preliminary hearings, extraditions, pretrial conferences, and trials
  • Prepare search warrants and obtain arrest warrants as directed 
  • Review and proof written materials as directed by the State’s Attorney
  • Providing daily briefings to the State’s Attorney
  • Punctual and regular attendance at the office
  • Limited travel (mileage reimbursed)
  • Occasional on-call duties
  • ‘As assigned’ tasks for which the State’s Attorney’s Office is responsible  



Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


The ability to move stacks or boxes of files, papers, and a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Most of the time, the work is sedentary, with employees sitting most of the time.


Work Environment:

Almost exclusively at the Warren County Courthouse in Monmouth, IL. From time to time, the Assistant State’s Attorney may be expected to travel to the courthouse or (adjacent) jail outside office hours, the Monmouth Police Department, the Galesburg Child Advocacy Center, or for CLE programs/symposia


Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. From time to time, the Assistant State’s Attorney should expect to be on call and to work after hours.



Dependent on experience and present skill set.



  • Paid government holidays
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Family oriented office policies



Warren County Government is committed to nondiscrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, and other aspects of employment, based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or ancestry.