Job Details for 2148 - EO Chief Assistant State's Attorney
FLSA STATUS: Full Time / Exempt
Under administration direction; instructs the major
divisions within the State’s Attorney’s Office; performs related work as
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
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.
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
• Assists in the direct supervision of Assistant State’s
• Assists in the performance evaluation of Assistant State’s
• Assists in strategic planning of division goals and
• 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.
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments
and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency
preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure
• 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 pleading
• Judicial procedures and of the
rules of evidence
• Principles, methods, materials, practices and
references utilized in legal research
appraising and organizing facts, evidence and precedents to ascertain the
determining aspects of cases and present such material in a clear and logical
• Presenting and arguing cases in court
reacting and responding to unanticipated problems, questions and issues
• Establish and maintain effective working
• 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
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
Successfully complete the Illinois State Bar exam and be a member in good