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Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60607-3800

Job Requisition ID:  17769

Agency :  Department of Healthcare and Family Services 

Job Posting ID: IG17769

Start Date:  08/05/2022
Closing Date: 08/18/2022
Salary:   $6,876 - $10,607 Anticipated starting salary for Non-State $6,876.00  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC036  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Job Posting Details:

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Healthcare and Family Services is seeking a highly capable and experienced attorney to serve as an Attorney for OIG. The ideal candidate for this challenging and rewarding role will have legal management and leadership experience in an investigatory or regulatory organization, as well as experience with complex litigation; familiarity with insurance law, Medicaid regulations, and/or issues involving the use of medical records, medical terminology, and medical-system coding are a plus. In addition to impeccable technical legal skills and an accomplished professional record, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to exercise sound judgment in the identification of priorities, work collaboratively with internal and external partners, proactively address issues, and ensure timely completion of all work. They will exhibit strong leadership skills, demonstrate independent initiative, and achieve their strategic goals. The ideal candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills.


HFS values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.


Employees receive a robust benefit package including:

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas. (Remote work may be an option for certain positions.)
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually
  • (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)


If you are seeking a new opportunity, and this position appeals to you, please apply today!


At the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), we value staff as our greatest asset. We work in a spirit of teamwork to help millions of Illinoisans access high quality healthcare and fulfill child support obligations to advance their physical, mental, and financial well-being. We provide healthcare coverage for children and adults through Medicaid and other medical programs, and we help ensure that children receive financial resources from both their parents through Child Support Services. The HFS Office of the Inspector General investigates, audits and reviews program activity to ensure the integrity of our programs is maintained.

HFS is committed to promoting and preserving a workplace culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We welcome and value employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.  It is the collective sum of our individual differences that provides a broad perspective, leading to greater innovation and achievement.  In recruiting for our team, we recognize the unique contributions of each applicant regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. HFS is an equal opportunity employer.


Posting Identification Number  IG17769

Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as an Attorney in representing the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in administrative actions brought on behalf of the Department
  • Counsels OIG leadership and staff on legal issues impacting the Office’s operations, procedures, and work product
  • Drafts and files all legal pleadings, discovery, motions, settlements, and legal opinions and memos
  • Preserves an orderly and uniform system of case files and current case notes on active cases assigned utilizing the OIG’s case management systems
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of experience providing legal advice relating to fraud and abuse laws, regulations, and policies
  • Two (2) years of professional experience litigating
  • Two (2) years professional experience researching federal, state, and local statues and regulations
  • Two (2) years professional experience providing legal counsel to a government agency
  • Two (2) years of professional experience providing legal counsel related to the healthcare, health regulation, and/or Medicaid
  • Two (2) years of professional experience reviewing, analyzing and using compliance reports and audit reports
  • Two (2) years of professional experience working with law enforcement
  • Two (2) years of professional experience interacting with external stakeholders

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to pass a background check
  • Requires possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Requires ability to travel state-wide to attend meetings at various sites

Work Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 401 S Clinton St Chicago, IL 60607-3800  
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Administration/Management  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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