§ Application for Employment for the Circuit Court of Cook County
(available at http://www.cookcountycourt.org/HOME/Employment-Opportunities)

§ Applicant’s current resume

§ Letter of interest addressed to Honorable Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, addressing work experience and the qualifications for this position

Application material should be submitted on or before January 27, 2023 via email to OCJ HR (see http://www.cookcountycourt.org/HOME/Employment-Opportunities)

Late or incomplete application submissions will not be considered. The job description and application are available at http://www.cookcountycourt.org/HOME/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx

This is a full-time, limited duration position fully devoted to support the Circuit Court of Cook County Suburban Adult Drug Treatment Court Capacity Expansion Program which is funded by a five-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant. The Office of the Chief Judge is the lead agency and is seeking a project coordinator to provide administrative and operational support to the judges and team members in the following three south suburban drug treatment courts: Fourth Municipal District (Maywood), Fifth Municipal District (Bridgeview), and the Sixth Municipal District (Markham).

The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities include troubleshooting and monitoring court operations and achievement of project’s goals and objectives, assisting the project director with management of daily operations, assisting the team with data collection for the project, grant management, quarterly programmatic and financial reporting, and coordination of interagency and community partnerships to expand Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services.

The essential functions of the Project Coordinator include the following:

  • Work with the Grant Project Director and Grant Project Performance Manager to implement grant program activities and coordinate the collection of program data for grant reporting requirements;
  • Assists with budget preparation and financial management with respect to grant funds and seeks additional funding sources;
  • Coordination and management of interagency and community partnerships, including treatment providers and clinical case management providers;
  • Attend scheduled Drug Court staffings and status calls;
  • Maintain an accurate database of program participants from referral to termination;
  • Work with the Director of Problem Solving Courts in the coordination of ongoing education and training for drug court team members to ensure compliance program standards;
  • Meet productivity standards as established by the Director of Problem-Solving and Grant Project Director.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field required, preference to Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Social Work. Preference given to applicants who are currently working towards or have a Master’s Degree relating to Criminal Justice or Social Work. Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in the human services field required; preference to experience working with adults in criminal justice system, court operations, and/or project management.


  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills, including an ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Knowledge of criminal justice system, court processes and legal terminology preferred
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, online collaborative tools, and overall computer skills/technical aptitude
  • An ability to act professionally and respectfully
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team to complete project tasks
  • Must be able to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with a diverse audience
  • Must comply with Court Rules of Conduct
  • Must maintain confidentiality


  • Letter of interest addressed to Honorable Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, addressing work experience and the qualifications for this position;
  • Application for Employment for the Circuit Court of Cook County;
  • Applicant’s current resume

Late or incomplete application submissions will not be considered. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: Up to $59,534.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to undergo and pass a background check?


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Human Services / Criminal Justice: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations