Office of the Will County Public Defender
Joliet, IL
Criminal Division
58 E. Clinton, Suite 210
Joliet, IL 60432
Ph: (815) 727-8666
Juvenile Division
3202 W. McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Ph: (815) 730-7090

Employment Opportunities

NOTICE OF VACANCY
(Posted 10/11/17)


JOB CLASSIFICATION:  LEGAL SECRETARY

DUTIES:  SEE JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW

LOCATION:  WILL COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE
                      58 EAST CLINTON STREET, SUITE 210
                      JOLIET, ILLINOIS 60432

ANNUAL SALARY:  STARTING SALARY $25,000.00; EXCELLENT FRINGE BENEFITS

APPLY TO: GERALD G. KIELIAN
                  WILL COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER 
                  58 EAST CLINTON STREET, SUITE 210
                  JOLIET, ILLINOIS 60432

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 25, 2017 AT 3:30 P.M.

REQUIREMENTS OF APPLICATION:  ONE PAGE LETTER OF APPLICATION, RESUME, AND THREE (3) REFERENCES.


**NO FACSIMILE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED**

 

OCCUPATIONAL TITLE: LEGAL SECRETARY

DEFINITION:  Provides confidential and paraprofessional secretarial support to Executive/Managerial and Administrative supervisors in the Will County Public Defender Office, by preparing papers, correspondence and other documents of a legal nature, required in formal administrative hearings and judicial proceedings.

 

NATURE OF WORK:
 
1.  Basic Characteristics:  FLSA/PELRA Non-exempt employee.  The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO represents the Legal Secretaries, as their sole and exclusive bargaining agent.

2.  Supervisory relationships:  Responsible to elected or appointed  Department Head, through assigned supervisor.  Responsible for personnel, functions, equipment and acitivities, as assigned.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Prepares papers, correspondence and other documents of a legal nature, such as briefs, subpoenas, summonses, complaints, motions, jury instruction, court decisions and appeals;

Performs confidential and routine secretarial functions; 

Takes dictation or transcription; 

Types routine and confidential documents;

Directs preparation and filing of legal documents; 

Operates standard office machines; 

Receives inquiries, in person or by phone, and responds or directs person to proper sources of assistance;

Performs other duties, as assigned or required. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1.  Education:  High School graduate or equivalent; 

2.  Experience:  One (1) year prior and related paraprofessional, clerical experience required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

1.  Type at a minimum rate of 60 words per minute;

2.  Appointed and removed by the Public Defender in accordance with appointed status and procedures, and pursuant to union contractual agreement, as such is applicable.