Job Details for 2145 - EO Principal Assistant State's Attorney
FLSA STATUS: Full Time / Exempt
Performs complex 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 acts as a
lead in conducting legal research and represents the State’s Attorney in legal
proceedings as assigned. Employees in this classification can be distinguished
from other lower level state’s attorney classifications due to the high level
of latitude and independence with their work . Work is performed under the a
Supervising 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.
• Prepares and Tries criminal
and civil cases in various courts
• Serves as the second chair during
• Furnishes information on inquiries and complaints submitted
to the office of the State’s Attorney
• Interviews witnesses, prepares
motions and conducts research for future trials
• Responds to pretrial
trial motions filed by defendants
• Conducts research and prepares
various legal opinions on various legal questions for the County
Prepares and reviews ordinances, resolution, contracts, deeds and other legal
• Reviews Federal and State grant informal compliance
• Assists in the training and guidance of Assistant State’s
Prepares and presents reports as required
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
a Juris Doctorate degree and four (4) 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