Employment Opportunities

Boone County government offers a wide and diverse number of direct services to its residents, including law enforcement, correction and detention of law violators, support for the criminal justice system, direct health care, maintenance of essential records, highway maintenance, property assessments, courtroom operations, building and planning services, tax collection for other local governments, and election administration among others. From these many services come many opportunities for employment.

Boone County Government job application can be found here: Job Application and a fillable (PDF) job application can be found here Job Application (fillable).






The Boone County Sheriff’s Office will be accepting applications for the above position.


U.S. Citizen

High School Diploma or equivalent

Illinois resident residing within 21 miles of the PSB or be willing to relocate

No felony convictions and be of good moral character

21 years of age or above

Valid Driver’s License

Annual Starting Salary $38,064

Regular pay raises 

Excellent Benefits Package

Paid Vacation after one year

General Building Maintenance and repair knowledge is needed for this position. Experience with Boilers, HVAC, and three phase electrical desired.  Have the ability to work and coordinate with outside contractors, suppliers and inspectors. Order and maintain inventory of repair parts. Willing to offer some training to the right applicant.

Applications can be obtained at www.boonecountyil.org under employment opportunities or at the Boone County Jail 615 North Main Street, Belvidere, IL. 61008. Applications must be submitted to the jail no later than Tuesday June 6th.


Boone County Sheriff’s Office – Equal Opportunity Employer  


911 Telecommunications Dispatcher

Full-time position answering 911 calls, data entry, dispatching police, fire and ambulance services. Applicants must be able to multi-task, work in a fast paced environment under stressful conditions, be computer and typing proficient and be able to work nights, some weekends and holidays. Applicants must reside within 21 miles of the Belvidere/Boone County Public Safety Building in Belvidere, Illinois within 13 months of employment, have a high school diploma or G.E.D, Must be able to pass a typing test, written test, psychological test, and a thorough background investigation. Current starting salary for this UAW Union position is $19.12 per hour with an excellent benefit package. Applications may be obtained at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office or printed out on-line at www.boonecountyil.org and must be returned or postmarked by Monday, June 5, 2017, to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, 615 N. Main St., Belvidere, IL. 61008.   

Boone County Sheriff’s Office 


Part-time Bookkeeping/clerical Position

Boone County Treasurer’s Office

June 6, 2017

Currently seeking applicants for one permanent part-time position.

Approximately 20 hours/week average with some seasonal


Duties will include assisting taxpayers on the phone and in person

(customer service), collecting tax payments (cashier), data entry,

basic bookkeeping, filing and other clerical tasks, and other duties

as assigned.

Successful applicants will have basic computer skills, strong

communication skills, mathematical and organizational abilities.

Prior banking, bookkeeping and/or customer service experience,

knowledge of basic accounting principles, familiarity with

QuickBooks and MS Office applications and bilingual abilities will

all be considered in filling this position.

Starting wage approx. $11.00 - $13.00/hr. DOQ. Paid holidays,

pension plan.

Applications available at www.boonecountytreasurer.us or at the

Boone County Treasurer’s Office, 1212 Logan Ave. Suite 104,

Belvidere, IL 61008. Applications must be received by June 28,

2017. EOE


 The following are volunteer Boards of the County of Boone that have vacancies:

Boone County Ethics Commission    

(1) Vacancy

Term Expires    

June 30, 2017

Length of Term

1 Year Term         

 Capron Rescue Squad 

(1) Vacancy                

Term Expires    

2nd Monday of December, 2019                            

Length of Term

Remainder of Term                           

Boone County Board of Health     

(2) Vacancy’s  

Term Expires             

July 1, 2017   

Length of Term

3 Year Term                                        

Boone County Sanitary District 

(1) Vacancy     

Term Expires    

May 1, 2019       

Length of Term

Remainder of Term     

Interested parties are asked to send a letter and/or resume expressing your interest and qualifications along with your contact information to Boone County Board Chairman Karl Johnson, Administration Campus, 1212 Logan Ave., Suite 102, Belvidere, IL 61008.  Please respond by June 16, 2017 to assure being considered.