Job Details for 2146 - EO Supervising Assistant State's Attorney
FLSA STATUS: Full Time / Exempt
Under direction; performs supervisory or advanced legal
work serving as assistant to the State’s Attorney and representing the County
in legal proceedings as assigned; performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is a responsible legal
position or first line supervisory position. An employee in this class
represents the County in court cases and furnishes legal opinions for the
officials of the County. Employees in this classification can be distinguished
from other lower level state’s attorney classifications due to work being done
with greater independence. Work is performed under the professional direction
of a Chief Assistant State’s Attorney.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
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.
• Assigns and supervises
professional personnel at the section level.
• Serves as the first chair
seated during court cases
• Tries criminal and civil cases in various
• Furnishes information on inquiries and complaints submitted to
the office of the State’s Attorney.
• Assists the State’s Attorney in
appeals on the Illinois Supreme Court.
• Serves as legal advisor and
furnishes legal opinions to various county Board members and officials and
surrounding County jurisdictions.
• Takes statements from witnesses and
participates in various hearings when summoned by State, County or municipal
• Conducts research and prepares various legal opinions on
various legal questions for the County.
• Prepares and reviews
ordinances, resolution, contracts, deeds and other legal documents.
Reviews Federal and State grant informal compliance conferences.
Handles State and Federal Circuit Court civil litigations proceedings involving
• Prosecutes violations of County Building and Zoning
Ordinances including appeals to Appellate Count.
• Serves as Counsel to
County Board officials and major departments on legal problems and renders
verbal and written opinions on the legal implications involved.
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
• 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
a Juris Doctorate degree and five (5) years of experience in the practice of
law, including experience in legal research, lead worker experience and the
independent handling of trial work; or an equivalent combination of training
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
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Successfully complete the Illinois State Bar exam and be a member in good