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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Feb 22, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60602-3315

Job Requisition ID:  962

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services  
Closing Date/Time:  03/05/2021 
Salary:  $6,031 - $9,195/month (Anticipated Starting Salary: $6,031/month) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC010 

 

DCFS is deeply committed to the welfare and protection of children. Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families. In every effort, from receiving hotline calls to reaching family reunification or foster care and adoption, children and families are our focus.

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:

We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

***Do Not Apply Online Send CMS100/B and official transcripts to the agency contact email address listed below.***

Job Responsibilities

Under administrative direction of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, monitors the adjudication of complaints issued under the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services from the date of issuance until completion of an order recommending final disposition thereof to the Director; composes formal written recommendations for the Director’s action; prepares recommended orders and decisions; guides appeal through pre-hearing phases; rules upon contested motions; convenes pre-hearing conferences in order to clarify issues and/or facilitate settlement; presides at formal administrative hearings throughout the state of Illinois; prepares complete administrative records in cases appealed to the Circuit Court on administrative review in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.

  • Monitors the adjudication of complaints issued under the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services from the date of issuance until completion of an order recommending final disposition thereof to the Director; composes formal written recommendations for the Director’s action; reviews tapes and transcripts, documentary evidence, and post hearing briefs in order to prepare recommendations for the Director; prepares recommended orders and decisions, setting forth specific findings of fact, conclusions of law, and analysis of the relevant statutes, regulations, and court decisions; identifies issues on appeal and parties entitled to notice.
  • Guides the appeal through pre-hearing phases; rules upon contested motions; convenes pre-hearing conferences in order to clarify issues and/or facilitate settlement; monitors the activities of the parties to ensure steady progress to hearing.
  • Presides at formal administrative hearings convened throughout the state of Illinois; applies the Administrative Procedure Act, Children and Family Services Act, Child Care Act, Abused and Neglected Child Act, and related statutes and rules and regulations of the Department of Children and Family Services; applies the appropriate Rules of Evidence in passing on admissibility of evidence; supplements interrogation as needed to ensure a complete record; drives or travels to various locations in the performance of duties.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Prepares complete administrative records in cases appealed to the Circuit Court on administrative review in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act; prepares statistical and substantive reports on workflow and case status.
  • On a regular basis, reviews developments in the relevant law, both state and federal, and conducts legal research into more complex issues.
  • Provides input to the Chief Administrative Law Judge in formulating and reviewing rules and procedures pertaining to the Administrative Hearings Unit.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires two years professional experience in the practice of law.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of common law and of state and federal laws, particularly relating to administrative and regulatory functions.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedure and of the rules of evidence, hearings, and trial procedures.
  • Requires extensive knowledge in the field of law with which primarily concerned.
  • Requires ability to plan, lay out, and review work relating to complicated legal problems.
  • Requires ability to maintain satisfactory working relationship with superiors, other attorneys, employees, and the general public.
  • Requires litigation skills.
  • Requires skill and ability in analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, evidence, and precedents concerned in difficult and complex cases and in presenting such material in clear and logical form for oral or written presentation, as briefs, orders, reports, or decisions.
  • Requires ability to exercise sound judgment in appraising and evaluating problems of a procedural nature. 

Employment Conditions

  • Requires possession of a valid appropriate driver's license or an ability to travel.

 

Education Degree

  • Requires graduation from a recognized law school.
  • Requires the possession of a license to practice law in Illinois.

 

Location: 17 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60602

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Supervisor: Vacant

 

BID ID NUMBER: 2165003-650066

 

Agency Contact:

Samantha Haynes

(217) 558-7775

(217) 524-3970

samantha.j.haynes@illinois.gov (preferred)

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE REQUISITION ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

***Do Not Apply Online Send CMS100/B and official transcripts to the agency contact email address listed above.***

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.