Lake County State's Attorneys Office


Eric Rinehart

Title: Assistant State’s Attorney


LAKE COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Assistant State's Attorney SALARY: $65,000.00 Annually DEPARTMENT: State's Attorney OPENING DATE: 08/09/22 CLOSING DATE: 04/01/23 11:59 PM


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation, an excellent benefit package and career growth opportunities? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Under general supervision, performs work of considerable difficulty in intermediate level professional legal work in the State’s Attorney’s Office. An employee in this position conducts legal research and represents the State’s Attorney in legal proceedings as assigned. Positions involve the performance of varied duties independently, however, employees at this level will be increasing their legal skills and acquiring the experience and mature judgement necessary to perform independently as a fully qualified professional attorney. Work is performed with some latitude and independence under the general supervision of a Chief or higher-level Assistant State’s Attorney. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Organizes and prepares branch traffic call. • Organizes and prepares traffic and misdemeanor bench and jury call. • Organizes and prepares traffic and misdemeanor status call. • Evaluates and negotiates traffic and misdemeanor cases. • Argues traffic and misdemeanor cases before a judge. • Conducts traffic and misdemeanor motion practice. • Conducts research on traffic and misdemeanor cases. • Communicate with and provides effective legal counsel to clients. • Takes direction from supervisors. • Tries traffic and misdemeanor bench and jury trials. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ABILITIES AND EDUCATION REQUIRED: • Good knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of criminal law. • Good knowledge of the procedures and rules of evidence. • Good knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, practices and references utilized in legal research. • Good knowledge of traffic and misdemeanor law. • Ability to analyze, appraise and organize facts, evidence and precedents to ascertain the determining aspects of cases and to present such material in a clear and logical form. • Ability to present and argue cases in court and to handle unanticipated problems smoothly. • Ability to develop plans, programs and to evaluate work accomplishments. • Ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in oral and written form. • Ability to conduct studies and support finding with thorough research and documentation. • Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgement in arriving at conclusions. • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. • Ability to write reports and routine business correspondence. • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and clients. • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Ability to make minor decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established policies. • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with employees at all levels and the public. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use a computer. Good knowledge of PC operations and software (Word processing and spreadsheet) are required. Good typing skills are also required. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Education and/or Other Requirements: • Completion of a Juris Doctorate degree program from an American Bar Association approved law school. • Licensed Attorney in the State of Illinois Physical Requirements: • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County! Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam. Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: 18 N. County Street 3rd Floor Waukegan, IL 60085 847-377-3000 Position #00816 ASSISTANT STATE'S ATTORNEY MI

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