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JUDICIAL BRANCH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - Administrative Secretary


   Applicant may be required to submit additional materials and/or complete job specific tests for the position.

POSITION: Administrative Secretary Job Vacancy Announcement
DIVISION: Legal Research  
BENEFITS: An attractive judicial branch benefits package is offered, including pension, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as deferred compensation and generous leave time.  
SALARY: $34,911  
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Legal Research Director  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Under general supervision, the Administrative Secretary verifies citations in draft dispositions by using reporters, statute books, treatises, and on-line material; edits drafts for substance, style, and grammar, spelling, and word choice; recognizes discrepancies in draft disposition's characterization of case or material; and tracks progress of various projects.  The duties include all general office, including vouchering payment, answering and routing phone inquiries, photocopying, faxing, e-mail, transcription, word processing, data entry on case-management system, filing, making labels and folders, ordering supplies, maintaining library, inventory, and other duties, as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Individual must have a Bachelor's Degree.  Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills; a high degree of critical and analytical abilities, judgment, and diplomacy skills; ability to transcribe dictation of legal work product and correspondence by attorney staff or judges, incorporate revisions, and draft and prepare interoffice correspondence for such individuals.  Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team; handle confidential materials; to prioritize duties/tasks and have an interest in law.  Must be proficient in the operation and use of computer systems and software applications.  Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Applicant must submit cover letter with salary history, computer familiarity and typing speed, and resume with work references by mail to: 


Shirley Wilgenbusch, Research Director
Fourth District Appellate Court
201 West Monroe Street
P.O. Box 19206
Springfield, IL  62794-9206

By Fax to: (217) 524-8696
Or E-mail to:  4thdistrictresearch@gmail.com

This position will remain open until filled.  However, those individuals submitting materials by Friday, November 17, 2017 will be given first consideration.

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