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DeKalb County Felony ASA Job Openining

25 May 2021 12:52 PM | Anonymous

                                                              NOTICE OF OPEN POSITION

The DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office has an opening for the position of Assistant State’s Attorney. This is for a felony level, full time prosecutor position. The attorney needs to have the ability to prosecute Class 4 though Class X felonies and have a strong desire to serve our victims.


  • -          Acts as counsel for the State of Illinois in criminal matters.
  • -          Works closely with victims and witnesses, keeping them properly informed, prepared and supported through the prosecution process.
  • -          Drafts indictments, complaints and pleadings and supporting trial documentation.
  • -          Researches pertinent case law, decisions and legislation.
  • -          Conducts Bench trials, Jury trials and all required hearings related to the assigned caseload.
  • -          Communicate with Victims at all phases of a criminal investigation and prosecution.
  • -          Consult Law Enforcement during criminal investigations in determining appropriate criminal charges.


  • -          Juris Doctor (J.D.) from accredited law school.
  • -          Must be admitted into the Illinois Bar Association with a current and valid license to practice law.
  • -          Word processing and personal computer usage/training.
  • -          Knowledge of state and federal statutes/common law and applicable court rules that are applicable to criminal law.
  • -          Ability to draft legal documents, correspondence and/or reports.
  • -          Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with staff, attorneys, defendants, judiciary, the public and law enforcement.
  • -          Ability to utilize common sense understanding and to carry out instructions issued in writing, orally or through illustration.
  • -          Minimum 3 years experience.

Salary commensurate with experience plus benefits.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to; 

DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office, 133 W. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178                

Darby Henke

Operations Manager

DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office

133 W. State Street

Sycamore, IL 60178

P: 815-895-7164 F: 815-895-7101

Email:  dhenke@dekalbcounty.org


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