Graduation from an accredited School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree is required.*
Maintain and provide proof of a current State of Illinois Law License in good standing. (Must provide current ARDC card at time of interview)
Minimum of three (3) years of experience as an Assistant Public Defender OR- as a criminal defense attorney, two (2) years of which are related to legal matters of a progressively difficult and complex nature is required.
Acted as lead counsel in at least four (4) felony jury trials to verdict OR- acted as lead counsel in at least one-hundred (100) juvenile justice felony trials to finding
Must be able to drive an automobile and have anIllinois Driver's License is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Mustown or have access to an automobile throughout assigned shift is required.
Applicant MUST list herein, either in the application, or inan uploaded resume or attachment, cases where he/she Acted as lead counsel in at least four (4) felony jurytrials to verdict OR- acted as lead counsel in at leastone-hundred (100) juvenile justice felony trials to finding
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Possesshighly advanced legal knowledge equivalent to that of a practicing criminal defenseattorney or civil litigant, including, but not limited to areas such ascriminal or civil procedure, trial advocacy, and evidence. Abilityto understand and analyze complex legal and factual issues involved in casesand has a thorough knowledge of legal principles, concepts and vernacular. Knowledgeof computer programs relevant to trial practice and presentation. Possessa high level of skill in managing, coordinating and supervising divisionaloperations and activities of attorneys assigned to the Unit. Possessexcellent communication skills and the ability to effectively and persuasivelycommunicate complex legal issues in the English language. Skilledin legal research. Possessexcellent writing skills and the ability to write or dictate pleadings,motions, briefs, and other documents required by position, effectively andpersuasively in the English language. Possessleadership and motivational skills necessary in dealing with co-workers,clients and others; ability to understand and interpret work roles and laboragreements as applied to the delegation of work assignments. Abilityto assume responsibility for all cases and situations under designated area ofsupervision. Abilityto control and allocate available resources to achieve project and/ororganizational goals. Abilityto perform tasks under highly stressful situations in diverse circumstances;skill in dealing with multiple cases and projects of varying complexity andpriority. Ability to travel to work assignments, for which theemployee may provide his or her own adequate means of transportation.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
Light Work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally or upto 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly tolift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Even though the weightlifted may be only a negligible amount, a job/occupation is rated Light Workwhen it requires: (1) walking or standing to a significant degree; (2) sittingmost of the time while pushing or pulling arm or leg controls; or (3) workingat a production rate pace while constantly pushing or pulling materials eventhough the weight of the materials is negligible.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.
COOK COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Note: As an internal candidate, should you be offered the position, salary allocations shall abide by the Cook County Personnel Rules.
Cook County Sheriff