Richard Amato

Title: Assistant State's Attorney


The DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office has an opening for the position of Assistant State’s Attorney. This is for a felony level, full time prosecutor position. The attorney needs to have the ability to prosecute Class 4 though Class X felonies and have a strong desire to serve our victims.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: - Acts as counsel for the State of Illinois in criminal matters. - Works closely with victims and witnesses, keeping them properly informed, prepared and supported through the prosecution process. - Drafts indictments, complaints and pleadings and supporting trial documentation. - Researches pertinent case law, decisions and legislation. - Conducts Bench trials, Jury trials and all required hearings related to the assigned caseload. - Communicate with Victims at all phases of a criminal investigation and prosecution. - Consult Law Enforcement during criminal investigations in determining appropriate criminal charges. QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: - Juris Doctor (J.D.) from accredited law school. - Must be admitted into the Illinois Bar Association with a current and valid license to practice law. - Word processing and personal computer usage/training. - Knowledge of state and federal statutes/common law and applicable court rules that are applicable to criminal law. - Ability to draft legal documents, correspondence and/or reports. - Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with staff, attorneys, defendants, judiciary, the public and law enforcement. - Ability to utilize common sense understanding and to carry out instructions issued in writing, orally or through illustration. - Minimum 3 years experience. Salary commensurate with experience plus benefits. Please submit a resume and cover letter to; DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office, 133 W. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 Darby Henke Operations Manager DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 P: 815-895-7164 F: 815-895-7101 Email:

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