Frequently Asked Questions:

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How can I find out about available jobs?

Visit the LaSalle County Government website at

How do I apply for an open position?

Online – Please complete the application electronically by saving it to your computer, filling out the form,  and then attach it in an e-mail to the hiring department contact listed within the job posting.  *You will need the free Adobe Reader in order to view and save the form.

Mail -Mail your completed application and resume directly to the hiring department listed within the job posting.

In Person -Deliver your completed application and resume to:

Human Resources Office

LaSalle County Governmental Complex
707 E Etna Rd. Room 249
Ottawa, IL 61350

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

What happens to my application once submitted?

Your application materials are subject to a screening process conducted by the individual hiring department. Should you be chosen for an interview you will be contacted directly by a department representative.

Is there a deadline for submitting my application?

Your application must be received by the closing date indicated for a position. Applications received in the mail, by email, or delivered in person, must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. of the closing day.

Can I submit a general application to be kept on file in your Human Resources Department?

No, we do not accept unsolicited job applications.

Do I have to submit an application for every position?

Yes, the County Departments are responsible for their recruiting and hiring; therefore application to positions in different departments is necessary.

What tests are given?

Job specific tests may occasionally be required, if they are, it will be included in the job posting. Drug Testing – All employees are required to complete a drug and alcohol test. LaSalle County reserves the right to conduct Pre-Employment Background and/or Driving Record checks on all applicants.

How do I apply for sworn police and jail officer positions?

By state law, the Sheriff’s Merit Commission handles the recruitment for these positions. They conduct and supervise the specialized recruitment required for these positions.