Employment

NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT

The Henry County Courthouse will accept applications for the following position:

Job Title: Secretary

Department: Henry County Court Services

Hourly Wage: $10.40/hour (40 hours per week, Monday – Friday)

Contact Person: Jill Bullock, Director      Phone: 309-937-3580

Closing Date to Apply: May 1, 2019

Minimum Qualification: A high school diploma or equivalent GED with two years of clerical experience or Associates Degree in Secretarial Sciences or related field.

Description: The Secretary is an employee of and is responsible to the Chief Judge, Director of Court Services and Office Manager. The principal duties is to perform a variety of complex clerical duties, as well as, provide clerical support to staff and the court system in processing clients.

Duties: Greet public, direct phone inquiries, process new clients, process mail, set up files, maintain case files by making copies and filing documents, complete extensive data entry, prepare Court Reports, referral packets and other correspondence for officers.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, grammar & office practices, procedures, & work flow. Proficiency in the use of computer programs & office equipment. Ability to prioritize, organize, perform multiple tasks, communicate in both written & oral form, maintain confidentiality, and be adaptable in a variety of situations.

How to Apply: Applications may be obtained during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the County’s Administrator’s Office, Henry County Courthouse, Cambridge, IL and are also available on the Henry County website, www.henrycty.com.

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PROBATION OFFICER

PLEASE NOTE: There are currently no vacant positions for a Probation Officer.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, or related social sciences.

Duties: To serve the Court by monitoring and supervising a caseload of offenders; perform a variety of field work such as conducting home visits and referring offenders to appropriate community agencies; work closely with the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Department and jail, all City Police Departments, the Courts, community agencies and treatment programs; complete written reports and notices required by State statute and to file such reports with the Circuit Clerk as required by statute; appear in Court and testify as needed; maintain thorough and accurate records of all case activities; collect urine samples and conduct drug testing; perform duties as assigned per an on-call schedule to handle after-hour calls, home confinement and/or emergencies; and to perform other duties as directed including those mandated by the Illinois Complied Statutes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; requires knowledge of psychological, substance abuse, and other areas of mental and physical problems to identify human needs and make appropriate referrals; requires excellent organizational and time management skills; should be familiar with the following concepts: motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and evidence-based principles; and requires the ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with staff, offenders, the courts, other agencies, and the general public.

Special Requirements: Must be a resident of the state of Illinois within ninety (90) days of appointment; must reside within a 45 mile radius of the County seat (Cambridge, IL); must be on the employment eligibility list maintained by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts; and must have a valid Illinois motor vehicle operator’s license.

How to Apply: To become certified by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Probation Division, as meeting the minimum qualifications, you must apply on-line at  http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/administrative/forms/probation/employment to be eligible for employment. 

In addition to completing the application on line, please send a cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to Director Jill Bullock, Henry County Court Services, 307 W. Center Street, Suite 202J, Cambridge, Illinois 61238 or email the information to courtservices@henrycty.com

Court Services

Jill Bullock, Director of Court Services

Phone:  309-937-3580
Fax:   309-937-5668

Address:
307 West Center Street
Cambridge, IL 61238

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday

Email:
courtservices@henrycty.com