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Application for Employment

The Application for Employment is used to apply for Entry Level, Management, Summer Seasonal and Unpaid Intern and Volunteer opportunities.

To apply for a position with the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, please complete an employment application and submit to our Human Resources Department.
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Current Job Opportunities

Currently there are no positions available. Although there are no positions available at this time, applications for employment are continually accepted.

Entry Level Position (Posting 2019-01)

Currently there are no positions available. Although there are no positions available at this time, applications for employment are continually accepted.

Intern/Unpaid Volunteer

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (“Clerk’s Office”), First Judicial District, has created a Volunteer Internship Program to provide an opportunity for the citizens of Cook County to gain valuable work experience in the 2nd largest unified court system in the world.  We offer voluntary (i.e. unpaid) positions with flexible hours and courthouse locations throughout Cook County, including suburban locations and branch courts throughout Chicago.  Persons eligible for this program are anyone age 17 or over, college students, retired persons, or other individuals applying through a specific internship program or governmental program.  Anyone interested in applying for the Volunteer Internship Program should apply directly by completing and forwarding a Clerk’s Office application, placing a check mark in the Volunteer/Unpaid Intern box.

Summer Seasonal Positions

See Entry Level Position

Frequently Asked Questions

Your application is valid for one year from the date the Clerk’s Office received your application.  Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be hired. It only ensures that you will be considered fairly when selections are made to fill vacancies.
No. All information included on your resume should be included on your online application.
You do not need to submit your credentials with the employment application. However, if you are offered employment, you will be asked to complete additional forms as well as provide additional documentation
Applications for full-time employment will be kept on file for 12 months from the date of receipt. A new application should be submitted after 12 months or if there is a significant change in your experience or education. Applications for seasonal employment must be submitted each year after September 1st in order to be considered for employment for the upcoming winter/spring/summer seasons.
Entry level and seasonal applicants will be rated based on the date the application is received and the information provided. Positions will be filled from the highest-ranking applicants based on education, skills and abilities, in the order in which the applications are received. Under certain circumstances applications will be examined and individuals chosen based on bona fide occupational qualifications.
Volunteers and unpaid interns are encouraged to apply. Student applicants may wish to inquire with their institution regarding how education credits can be earned.