The Office of the Jackson County Public Defender: We are looking for a professional, self-starting multi-tasker with a positive attitude and strong communication skills. Attention to detail is a must. Ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Must appreciate and respect the Constitution of the United States. Please do not apply if you are quick to blame others for failure, work to a time clock instead of a standard, or dream of spending your workdays on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We are a team dedicated to important work for our community. Please apply if you care about the quality of your work product and the success of your teammates and clients without caring who gets credit. Associates degree preferred. Pay scale begins at $28,000 a year (potentially more depending on experience), with paid holidays and excellent benefits to include health insurance and IMRF pension eligibility. Please submit resumes with a cover letter and two letters of recommendation by November 15, 2019 to Jackson County Public Defender at 22 S. 10th Street, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Late submissions will not be considered.
William “Bill” Alstat Public Service Award
The Board would like to acknowledge the achievement of William “Bill” Alstat with a life achievement award to a recipient within Jackson County. This award will be presented to an individual who has given to the community of themselves as Bill did throughout his life. Bill gave a total of twenty-five years of his life in service to Jackson County. He served as Chairmen of the Jackson County Board for four years during 1994 to 1998, and as a county board member from 1988 to 1992, then 1994 to 2015.
In honoring Bill Alstat’s service the Board would like to honor a Jackson County resident. Each awardee would be presented the award for one year. The awardee will be given an award to be presented to a charity of the recipient’s choice from the Jackson County Board not to exceed $500. The awardee will be acknowledged with a plaque at a selected monthly Jackson County Board meeting. The awardee achievements will be posted on the County board webpage with photo of recipient and plaque. The award is given annually.
All nominations will be submitted to the Jackson County Board office electronically, in person, or fax by November 15th, 2019. Nomination’s should consist of contact information and a narrative space for why the individual (nominee) is being nominated for the award, i.e. explaining their contributions to Jackson County and/or their community, fiscally conscientious, initiative, exceeding goals and milestones. Nomination forms can be found in the County Board Office.
Requirements to be an awardee is as follows:
1. Recognized by peers and community members as a person that gives back and contributes to the community.
2. Assist others to excel in leadership within Jackson County.
3. Show qualities that were exhibited by Bill Alstat, hardworking, honest, focused, and community oriented.
4. Recognized as someone that is or has worked in a government office or government position.
Nomination forms can be found in the County Board office, feel free to call, email or stop by to pick up.