Employment Opportunities

Thank you for visiting the Boone County Employment Opportunities page!

Boone County is a boutique county that cherishes its rural heritage, has access to world class transportation options, is receptive to change and committed to deliver quality services in a fiscally responsible manner. Boone County is located in the heart of the Midwest and northern Illinois, just east of Rockford and 75 miles west of Chicago. Residents enjoy quiet rural living, strong school systems, and dedicated conservation areas.


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The County Administrator reports directly to the Boone County Board. Positions that report to the County Administrator include the Deputy County Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Transit Grants Administrator/Program Compliance and Oversight Monitor (PCOM), County Planner, Senior Building Inspector, Supervisor of Assessments, Animal Services Operations Supervisor, GIS Specialist and County Engineer. The County has a 2020 budget of $33.7 million and employs 259 personnel. Approximately half of County employees are represented by labor unions.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master's degree preferred) in public or business administration or a related field and considerable experience supporting the work of a governing board and providing oversight and coordination of local government functions. Qualified candidates will have a strong working knowledge of government administration in such areas as budgeting, grants management, long-range financial planning, risk management, human resources, labor relations, collective bargaining, and contract management. Demonstrated leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills required.

The anticipated salary in the range of $115,000 - $140,000 commensurate with candidate qualifications and experience. The County participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension programs, and offers health insurance, an employee wellness program, term life insurance, twelve holidays and paid vacation, sick and personal days.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://bakertilly.recruitmenthome.com/postings/2615. This position is open until filled; candidates are asked to submit their applications by May 26, 2020. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at sharon.klumpp@bakertilly.com or 651-223-3053.



The Boone County Health Department is currently hiring a full-time Jail Nurse Coordinator. Bilingual in English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Excellent working environment and great benefit package. Send resume to Amanda Mehl, Boone County Health Department, 1204 Logan Avenue, Belvidere, IL or submit electronically to info@boonehealth.org. EOE

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Appointment Vacancies

Boone County Board of Review         Term Expires     Length of Term

 (1) Vacancy                                                        June 1, 2021          Remainder of Term

 Board of Review Overview and Duties

Boone County Sanitary District         

(1) Vacancy                                                          May 1, 2021         (3) Year Term

(1) Vacancy                                                           May 1, 2022         (3) Year Term


 Conservation Easement & Farmland Protection

(1) Vacancy                                                           June 1, 2022        (3) Year Term 


Building Board of Appeals 

(1) Vacancy                                                          June 1, 2024          (5) Year Term


Zoning Board of Appeals 

(1) Vacancy                                                          June 1, 2021          Remainder of Term


Regional Planning Commission

(1) Vacancy                                                     December 31, 2021 Remainder of Term

(1) Vacancy                                                      December 31, 2023   (3) Year Term 

Capron Rescue Squad                 

(1) Vacancy                                                       2nd Monday December, 2022                                                                                              



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 byJanuary 31, 2020 to assure being considered.


Boone County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Boone County does not discriminate against any individuals because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, or unfavorable discharge from military service.

El Condado de Boone es un Empleador de Igualdad de Oportunidades.  El Condado de Boone no discrimina contra ningun individuo basado en su raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, ascendencia, edad, estado de orden de protección, estado marital, discapacidad física o mental, categoría militar, orientación sexual, o baja desfavorable del servicio military.