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Job TitleJury Commission Clerk
Job Title NoteOffice of the Chief Judge Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Illinois
Job SummaryDivision: Judicial Branch (AFSCME #1028 Position) Position Summary: This position performs clerical and customer service work while coordinating and preparing jurors for jury selection. This position is responsible for filing, data entry of paperwork, answering questions of prospective jurors, and maintaining the jury room. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • retrieves and sorts incoming mail • assigns jurors to panels and create strike sheets and juror profiles for the courtrooms • keeps jurors updated throughout the day; dismisses jurors when all the judges are satisfied that no additional jurors are needed • sets up jury lounge and assists jury supervisors and jury commissioners with daily duties • obtains information from prospective jurors with regard to qualifications and requests to be excused from service, so that the information can be relayed to jury room supervisors and jury commissioners • answers phone to respond to jury questions and assist them in completing juror qualification forms • tracks inventory level of supplies and submits orders when needed • assist with obtaining information from jurors, so that so that they can be properly compensated for service • knowledge of legal terminology and court procedures, policies, and forms • knowledge of general office practices, procedures, and office equipment such as personal computers computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Office • ability to conduct customer service and handling problems tactfully and patiently • ability to speak English and to perform basic arithmetic including: spelling, punctuation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division • ability to type on a personal computer • applying job related terminology, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations in order to define problems, collect and record data, appropriately complete forms, determine and document your qualification status, and prepare an issue appropriate notifications • communicate clearly, tactfully, and effectively with jurors, judges, the public, police agencies, and other court officials and personnel, both verbally and in writing • use standard office and business equipment including but not limited to personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, Jury Commission database software, copiers, scanners, and fax machines • multitask and adjust to situations quickly, set prior priorities, and handle pressure in a fast-paced working environment Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions Equal Opportunity Employer
Minimum Qualifications• High school diploma (or GED equivalent) • One (1) year of work experience, preferably in court operations, criminal justice, parole, or legal services preferred • Note-the following may also substitute for the preferred work experience: - A bachelor’s degree - Paralegal/Associate degree or 60 hours of college credits - Paralegal certificate Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position involves 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, objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time; walking and standing are required occasionally. This position works in the Jury Room of the Will County Courthouse which is an indoor environment and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Employees sometimes encounter individuals with known criminal or mental health backgrounds.
Salary Range$34,250/annual starting (***subject to placement in Step Plan**Attractive benefits package offered by the County of Will, including medical, dental, vision, IMRF pension plan, life insurance, and deferred compensation*)
Apply ToElectronic submission is preferred. Please submit a current resume and cover letter outlining experience and send them to: Office of the Chief Judge Twelfth Judicial Circuit 100 West Jefferson St., 10th Floor Joliet, IL 62704
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Disclaimer*Completed Will County Employment Application or Resume with cover letter may be submitted by mail, fax or hand delivered. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the selection process. Equal Opportunity Employer

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