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Deputy Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

24 Apr 2024 1:22 PM | ILPBA Administrator (Administrator)

Deputy Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

About UIS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves more than 4,000 students in 44 graduate and 56 undergraduate programs. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu.

Application deadline: 4/30/2024

Minimum starting salary: $80,000 annually

The primary purpose of this position is to work with the current TSRP (TSRP) to manage and coordinate the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program within the State Highway Safety Office on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The Deputy TSRP will focus on administering the program for Northern Illinois.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide training to police officers, prosecutors, and others on electronic DUI search warrants, detecting and recognizing alcohol and drug impairment, specialized DUI court, and other applicable trainings as requested. 
  • Work closely with the Illinois DRE/Phlebotomy coordinator in support and promotion of the Illinois Law Enforcement Phlebotomy Program (ILEPP) and assist in organizing the annual Midwest Impaired Driving Conference. 
  • Promote the expansion of the use of DUI Courts in Illinois by directly interacting with Illinois judges, court administrators and probation officials.
  • Provide effective liaison with local agencies and other departments of State and Federal government in order to give effective advice to IDOT on prosecutorial, law enforcement, judicial and criminal justice issues. As part of this, maintain knowledge related to laws and policies specific to DUI and drug-impaired driving.
  • Provide information, education, and technical assistance to law enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys to effectively investigate and prosecute impaired drivers and related traffic safety matters. Work with victim advocacy groups in Illinois reaching out for information. Included in this is reviewing and summarizing new Federal and State legislation, NHTSA rules and regulations, court opinions and opinions for IDOT to determine the effect on the traffic safety issues and federal highway safety funding.
  • Promote the increased use of “No-Refusal” DUI Search Warrant programs by conducting throughout Illinois training sessions with prosecutors, law enforcement, judges and other necessary personnel and acting as a resource for those already undertaking this type of program.
  • Work closely with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and the Illinois Standard Field Sobriety Testing/Drug Recognition Expert Coordinator on prominent alcohol and drug-impaired driving issues and offer counsel to IDOT.
  • Develop and maintain impaired driving resources for distribution to all prosecuting attorney’s offices to provide guidelines for successful prosecution of DUI cases, which includes maintaining the Illinois Impaired Driving forum.
  • Prepare program status and accountability reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: • Professional license to practice law in Illinois.
• Law degree (J.D.)
• Prosecutorial trial experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• A minimum of 3 or more years of prosecutorial trial experience in traffic courts or DUI/Drug-Impaired driving cases.
• Located in Northern Illinois (within an approximate two-hour drive of the Chicago metropolitan area)
• Presentational experience in a law enforcement or academic setting
• Experience developing public information resources

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of DUI laws
Knowledge and understanding of DUI arrest procedures
Knowledge and experience related to impaired driving issues
Excellent organizational written and oral communication skills are required
Excellent interpersonal skills to work cooperatively in team endeavors

Travel Requirements:
70% • Position requires frequent travel across Illinois_x000d_ • Position includes occasional travel outside of Illinois for conferences and professional development

Employment Policies and other information:

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with state and federal law.

UIS employees are strongly encouraged to stay up to date with the most recent COVID-19 vaccination available as a barrier to serious illness.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current or former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

UIS employment in this role is not covered by Social Security, and instead, is covered by the State University Retirement System.

  • You will not pay Social Security taxes and your earning will not be on your Social Security Record. (Your record will, however, show your Medicare wages.
  • Your pension from the State Universities Retirement System may affect the amount of your:
  1. Social Security benefit and
  2. Social Security benefit as a spouse

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted by contacting UIS HR at hremployment@uis.edu or call 217-206-6652.

Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association  |  P.O. Box 114  |  Wheaton, IL 60187  |  illinoispba@gmail.com

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