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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2148 - EO Chief Assistant State's Attorney

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Full Time / Exempt
GRADE: 318

Under administration direction; instructs the major divisions within the State’s Attorney’s Office; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class serves as a chief executive to the State’s Attorney with responsibility for overseeing the operations of the major divisions within the State’s Attorney’s Office; serves at the direction of the First Assistant State’s Attorney; supervises the activities of the Chief Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney, Supervising, Senior and entry level Assistant State’s Attorneys. This position is distinguished from the Supervising Assistant State’s Attorneys by the overall administrative responsibility and the number of staff under immediate direction and control.

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.

• Directs the activities of Assistant State’s Attorneys and supervisory staff.
• Prepares and tries complex and high profile criminal and civil matters.
• Directs complex matters requiring the joint cooperation of other professional entities.
• Assists in the direct supervision of Assistant State’s Attorneys.
• Assists in the performance evaluation of Assistant State’s Attorneys.
• Assists in strategic planning of division goals and objectives.
• Monitors staffing requirements of the division and prepares justifications for increased resources.
• Directs criminal, civil, and investigatory functions of the office.
• Serves as a liaison to all law enforcement agencies in the County.
• Develops initial and continuing legal education and training for Assistant State’s Attorneys.
• Serves as lead counsel to County Board Chairman and other County entities.
• 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.

Knowledge of:
• Principles of civil and criminal law and of the methods and practices of pleading
• Judicial procedures and of the rules of evidence
• Principles, methods, materials, practices and references utilized in legal research

Skill in:
• 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

Ability to:
• 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 work direction

Supervises assigned personnel.

Completion of a Juris Doctorate degree and seven (7) years of experience in the practice of law, including experience in legal research, lead worker experience and the independent handling of trial work and managing legal departments; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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.

The work 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 conditions.

Successfully complete the Illinois State Bar exam and be a member in good standing.