Job Details for 2147 - EO Deputy Chief Assistant State's Attorney
FLSA STATUS: Full Time / Exempt
Under administration direction; serves as deputy
assistant to the Chief of the Criminal and/or Civil Division; performs
supervising and advanced legal functions along with other related work as
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in
this classification acts as the assistant to a Division Chief. Work involves
responsibility for the more complex cases and legal issues and requires the
incumbent to be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The
Deputy Chief will periodically review the performance of all Assistant State’s
Attorneys assigned to their respective division as well as the Supervising
Assistant State’s Attorney. Work is performed under the administrative
direction of the Division Chief.
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.
and supervises professional staff.
• Prepares and tries complex and high
profile criminal and civil cases in various courts.
information on inquiries and complaints submitted to the State’s Attorney’s
Office in appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court.
• Assists local law
enforcement agencies with crime scene procedures as well as interviewing and
interrogation of potential suspects in criminal matters.
• 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 officials.
• 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 applications for legal sufficiency.
• Enforces County ordinances both in court and in 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 six (6) 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