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When you submit an application and resume online, you will receive a prompt acknowledgement of receipt directly to your email address. The Personnel Services Department receives this information and screens all applicants accordingly. After the time frame for which applications will be accepted has ended, our HR representative/staff will contact candidates who best meet the qualifications for the position. Due to the volume of applicants, you will only be contacted if you are selected to advance in the hiring process.
Your supporting documents MUST be uploaded or emailed as explicitly stated on the job posting. Failure to comply will result as an incomplete application and you will be disqualified.
For all applicants, the selection process varies for each opening due to the high volume of applicants. Our Personnel Services Department screens and contacts qualified candidates after the time frame for which applications will be accepted has ended. It could take several weeks after you submit your application before someone may contact you, if you are selected for an interview.
Please note that as of August 13, 2019, all vacant positions in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County are posted on this website and online at https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/100/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en . Applications to those positions must be submitted online via the Taleo website. In order to submit an application online, you will need an email address and to use a computer that has internet access. If you do not have access to a computer, you may visit any public library.
Please reference each individual posting for its specific posted closing date.
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County no longer accepts paper resumes, applications or other documents via mail, fax or email. The online application process helps us to track applications more efficiently and makes your information available for review without delay. The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County strives to become a greener organization through this process.
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County does not hire, accept recommendations, or base employment decisions on political reasons or factors for Non-Exempt positions. A political reason or factor is any reasons or factors relating to political matters in connection with any Employment Action, including, but not limited to: (1) any recommendation for or against the hiring, promotion, transfer, discipline, or any other Employment Action with respect to any person from any Politically-Related Person or Organization that is not based on personal knowledge of the person’s work skills, work experience, or other job-related qualifications; (2) the fact that the person works or worked for a Politically-Related Person or Organization or works or worked on a political campaign or belongs to a political organization or political party, or the fact that the person chose not to work on a political campaign or to belong to a political organization or a political party; unless related to a recommendation based on personal knowledge of the person’s skills, work experience, or other job-related qualifications; (3) the fact that the person is or was, or is not or was not a member of any political party or Politically-Related Organization; (4) the fact that the person contributed money, raised money, or provided something else of value to a Politically-Related Person or Organization, or refrained from doing so; (5) the fact that the person is a Democrat or Republican or a member of any other political party or group, or the fact that the person is not a member; or (6) the fact that the person expressed views, opinions, or beliefs on a political matter.