Job Details for 2144 - EO Senior Assistant State’s Attorney
FLSA STATUS: Full Time / Exempt
Performs intermediate level professional legal work in
the State’s Attorney’s office; performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class conducts
legal research and represents the State’s Attorney in legal proceedings as
assigned. The distinguishing feature between this class of attorney and the
Assistant State’s Attorney is the degree of independence and latitude given
when making prosecutorial decisions. The work is performed under the
supervision of a Supervising Assistant State’s Attorney.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is
illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and
responsibilities performed by positions in this class.
and tries misdemeanor and traffic cases in various courts
• Serves as a
third chair position during court cases
• Interviews witnesses, prepares
motions and conducts research for future trials
• Responds to pretrial
trial motions filed by defendants
• Attends various courts for
arraignments, probation hearings, pretrial and post trial motions and
• Prepares briefs as Appellant and Appellee in Illinois
Courts of review and in Federal courts
• Confers with Probation
Department regarding the initiation and disposition of juvenile matters and
represents the State’s Attorney’s Office in the adjudication and disposition
of juvenile cases in court
• Handles legal aspects of support cases
• Prepares cases and tries violations of unemployment compensation and State
income tax laws.
• Prepares periodic activity reports
• Assists in
the training and guidance of Assistant State’s Attorneys
regular attendance and punctuality
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event
of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and
recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain
required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.
To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform essential functions.
• Principles of civil and criminal law and of the methods and practices of
• Judicial procedures and of the rules of evidence
Principles, methods, materials, practices and references utilized in legal
• Analyzing appraising and organizing
facts, evidence and precedents to ascertain the determining aspects of cases
and present such material in a clear and logical form
• Presenting and
arguing cases in court
• Efficiently reacting and responding to
unanticipated problems, questions and issues
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Carry out
instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form, and to produce
desired outcomes timely and completely.
• Communicate and use
interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general
public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Juris Doctorate degree and
three (3) years experience of relevant legal experience, preferably including
experience in trial work; or an equivalent combination of training and
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of
force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or
constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the
human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are
sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other
sedentary criteria are met.
environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Position is typically office or
administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
complete the Illinois State Bar exam and be a member in good