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1 Sep 2023

Full-Time Deputy General Counsel

Illinois Department of Human Services – Posted by Illinois Department of Human Services Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Agency: Department of Human Services
Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60602
Opening Date: 8/30/2023
Closing Date: 9/20/2023
Posting ID: 10-17-2793
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $9,170 – $10,420 per month. ($110,040 – $125,040 per year)
Work Location: 69 W Washington St Chicago, IL 60602-3134
Work Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 1


Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview
The Office of General Counsel is seeking to hire a Deputy General Counsel located in Chicago, Illinois. The incumbent will provide legal advice and counsel to the Division of Family and Community Services (FCS) and the Division of Early Childhood (DEC). Performs highly responsible administrative and technical work while serving as chief technical and legal advisor to the Directors. Provides comprehensive advice and consultation on the legality of all divisional activities, including policy matters, rules, regulations, procedures, administration, operation and litigation. Recommends changes in legislation to promote the programs of the Divisions.

Job Responsibilities
1. Serves as Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Human Services assigned to programs by providing legal advice and counsel to the Division of Family and Community Services (FCS) and the Division of Early Childhood (DEC).
2. Directs the conduct of complex studies of those agency operations affected by changing policy/legal requirements.
3. Serves as full-line supervisor.
4. Recommends changes in legislation to promote the programs of the Division.
5. Implements legislation, procedures, rules, regulations, and court orders.
6. Directs representation of the Agency by the Attorney General’s Office and other attorneys in cases filed against the Department and in cases filed by the Department, in both Federal and State courts, as it relates to Public Assistance and Early Childhood matters.
7. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Requires graduation from a recognized school of law, a valid license to practice law in Illinois.
2. Requires four (4) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in the practice of law.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)
1. Four (4) years of professional experience responding to and advising governmental entities.
2. Four (4) years of professional legal experience in State and Federal litigation.
3. Four (4) years of professional experience working in a law firm environment.
4. Four (4) years of professional supervisory experience assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, training staff, approving time off and preparing and signing performance evaluations.
5. Four (4) years of professional experience reviewing proposed legislation, providing comments and working within deadlines.
6. Four (4) years of professional experience in public assistance and early childhood services, as well as in responding to subpoenas seeking documents that may be protected under either State and/or Federal Law.
7. Four (4) years of professional experience communicating in oral and written form with internal and external stakeholders ensuring detailed and critical analysis of work performed.
8. Four (4) years of professional experience meeting deadlines with strong attention to detail and the ability to utilize critical thinking skills while multi-tasking multiple projects.

About the Agency:
The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:
A Pension Program
Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually – (10 days in year one of employment)
*Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour Work Schedules (as applicable)
13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
Deferred Compensation Program – A supplemental retirement plan
Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx


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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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