Paralegal Assistant

Description of Duties/Essential Functions

Under direct supervision of a licensed attorney, conducts legal research and writes legal memoranda, legal opinions, or other documents for review and approval by licensed legal staff, assuming no independent responsibility for the legal validity of work performed; attends court hearings as directed; prepares case notes; performs special projects and prepares statistical or other reports; receives and processes all subpoenas received by staff; obtains legal materials for staff attorneys; files court documents and serves legal papers; drives in the performance of duties.

Minimum Requirements

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with coursework in such areas as legal, pre-legal, English, statistics or directly related coursework; requires travel.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact

Anticipated Starting Salary: $3,672.00
Current Bargaining Unit Employees: Contractual Language Applies
Full Bargaining Unit Range: $3,672.00-$5,342

Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Work Location: 2245 W Ogden, 3rd Fl
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Supervisor: Faith Wynn Seals

Contact:
Heather Poe
406 E. Monroe, Sta #373
Springfield, Illinois 62701
PHONE: (217) 524-0266 FAX: (217) 524-3970
Email: heather.poe@illinois.gov

How to Apply

SUBMIT NOTICE OF INTEREST IN VACANCY FORM AND/OR APPLICATION TO CONTACT AS LISTED ABOVE. CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES SEEKING A PROMOTION MUST ALSO: (1) POSSESS A CMS PROMOTIONAL "A" GRADE FOR THE TITLE OR (2) APPLY FOR A PROMOTIONAL GRADE BY SUBMITTING YOUR CMS 100B TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES DURING THE POSTING PERIOD. IF BIDDING ON A VACANCY IN A DIFFERENT TITLE (LATERAL OR VOLUNTARY REDUCTION), YOU MUST PRE-QUALIFY FOR THAT TITLE BY SUBMITTING A CMS-100 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WITH YOUR BID FORM TO THE CONTACT PERSON OR YOUR BID WILL BE REJECTED.

IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEE, OR HAVE NEVER HELD CERTIFIED STATUS WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY.

Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

Additional Documentation for Paralegal Assistant:

Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)

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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.