Help Wanted

Information Technology (IT) Specialist

Randolph County is looking to hire an Information Technology (IT) Specialist. This exciting position is for a computer support and security administrator who assists with managing hardware, software, networking, purchasing, and solving problems for the office holders and employees who work in Randolph County Government. The Specialist will enjoy working with staff who provide customer support in offices including the General Courthouse, Court System, Sheriff’s Office, Care Center, Health Department, and Highway Department.

The Specialist will provide technical assistance to computer system users and will answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone or from remote locations. The Specialist will help staff with the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.

The applicant must have either an associate degree or bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with experience working in the field. The job will require the following:

• "Ability to learn and articulate technical information and convey to non-technical people"
• "Excellent attention to detail and multi-tasking ability"
• "Be professional with clients and staff"
• "Passion for assisting others and problem-solving"
• "Able to translate technical concepts into layman’s terms"
• "Capable to work independently and multitasking"

Computer users need support 24/7, and therefore the Specialist must be available to work during evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed. The employee must hold residency in beautiful Randolph County. Pay is commensurate with education and experience. The benefit package includes comprehensive health and life insurance, vacation, sick, and personnel days. Full time Randolph County employees earn benefits in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. This is a non-union administrative position working as an appointed official with the Randolph County Board of Commissioners. The applicant must be fingerprinted and pass a criminal background check for employment.

Send a letter of interest and resume with recommendations to: Dr. Marc Kiehna, Randolph County Commissioner, Randolph County Courthouse, #1 Taylor Street, Chester, IL 62233. Correspondence may be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for application is Monday, November 2nd, 2020.

Randolph County is a leading agricultural, food processing, mining and manufacturing center in southwestern Illinois so there are thousands of available work opportunities across multiple skills sets. Our secondary schools, the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, the Illinois Small Business Development and International Trade Center of Southern Illinois University, and Southwestern Illinois College help our workers with updates and training on the latest efficiency models and technology.


"The Randolph County workforce consists of many very sincere, hardworking, honest people who possess various levels of skills and who are dedicated to their jobs.  We feel that Randolph County is a good place to do business because of this.  We are pleased that we are located in Randolph County."
... Don Welge, President and CEO,
Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation

Our workforce is loyal, disciplined and highly skilled. Their work and continuous improvement help ensure the profitability of companies like Gateway FS, Knighthawk Coal Company, Southern Illinois Crankshaft, Dorma, Spartan Light Metals, Red Bud Industries, R & D Machine, The Material Works, Roeslein Red Bud, G & S Foundry, Kaskaskia Brewing Company, Dynegy, Peabody Energy, Flex-Line Automation, Total Titanium, Southern Illinois Transfer, Secon Rubber and Plastics, Gilster-Mary Lee, Precision Laser Manufacturing, and a variety of retail and commercial businesses.

Our Companies

Crafts people hand finish ophthalmological surgical instruments and machine precision crankshafts for the oil and gas industry. Highly trained assemblers create complex liquid canning and modular systems. We import steel and aluminum for EPS and other value-added services. We manufacture custom coil processing installations and rubber and plastic products. There are light and heavy metal foundries, window and door component makers, specialty conveyor lines engineered and built. We make beer and wine, and food products like marshmallow, boxed pasta dinners, shredded wheat, chocolate drink mix, popcorn, prepackaged snack cakes, and many others.


Randolph County is a major agribusiness producer in the Midwest. 200,000 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans grow here yearly to help fill America's food basket. We have been mining coal for decades to help generate electricity for the nation's power grid. There are hundreds of driving jobs delivering coal to Mississippi River docks, farm grains to mills, and food products, aggregates and manufactured goods all over America.


We honor the heritage and tenacity of our workforce. They know that success depends on their energy and ingenuity ... that their dedication to hard work and American values has helped our community prosper for three centuries.

Find your dream job at one of our companies or other businesses in Randolph County ...

Where Illinois Business Began.