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DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL/SPSA OPT 8L

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.

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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:  Oct 12, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60602-3134

Job Requisition ID:  8260

Agency:  Department of Public Health 

Office:  Office of the Director/Legal Services

Posting ID: 02-22-0092

Posting Date: 10/12/2021
Salary:  $8,333-$10,000/month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Exempt under 4d(1), (2), (3), or (6) Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 

 

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Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as Deputy General Counsel; as a principal policy making official, formulates and implements policy and procedures relating to the regulation and enforcement of entitiies under the purview of IDPH medical services systems; provides primary legal strategy on all administrative hearings, litigation matters, and enforcement matters involving the offices of Health Care Regulation and Health Protection; researches, develops and writes proposals affeccting changes in statutues and administrative rules; analyzes proposed legislation and drafts regulatory amendments in the area of responsibility to better align with the Department's goals and objectives; interprets legislation and administrative rules; interprets case law and legal precedent/ principles affecting the Department. 

 

  • Represents the Agency in administratie hearings, including the preparation of notices, motions, complaints, orders and similar legal documents and the presentation of oral and written evidence at administrative hearings; develops, prepares, and responds to inquiries on legal issues from the various Agency offices and divisions; serves as the lead legal advisor for the Office of Health Care Regulation; provides legal advice and consultation on legal issues, statutues, rulees, regulations and procedures as they pertain to agency programs.

 

  • Serves as the legal coordinator on litigation matters involving healthcare facilities; responds to controversial issues involving health care facilities, such as resident abuse and neglect, resident death, hospital closure, implementing significant changes in federal laws on health care facilities and the application of those laws to Illinois; directs subordinate staff in gathering relevant case law and legal precedent; reviews, legally evaluates and interprets statutes, administrative rules and regulations; participates in management meetings and provides input into the legal analysis, formulation and developement of Agency positions in the development or modification of existing legislation to improve or refine Agency programs and activities.

 

  • Serves as agency Spokesperon on behalf of the General Counsel, to all internal and external entities, including the United States Attorney's Office, Illinois Attorney General's Office and State Attorneys of the counties in Illinois; possesses significant authority on behalf of the General Counsel to bind the Department to specific courses of action; represents the Agency's interests and recommends litigation strategy, facilities Agency legal response and review of Agency legal issues for the afotrementioned entities.

 

  • In conjunction with the General Counsel develops, prepares, and provides in service legal training related to litigation strategy for legal staff and programmatic personnel; develops and implements protocols related to Agency litigation strategy for legal staff and programmatic personnel; develops and imlements protocols related to Agency litigation practices to ensure consistency among staff; provides guidance and advice to staff on matters involving the Agency's legal program; consults with and advises subordinate staff in the proper interpretation and applicaiton of laws, rules and regulations; clarifies and defines legal decisions, interpretations and opinions.

 

 

 

Job Responsibilities Cont'd

  • In conjunction with the General Counsel develops, prepares, and provides in service legal training related to litigation strategy for legal staff and programmatic personnel; develops and implements protocols related to Agency litigation strategy for legal staff and programmatic personnel; develops and imlements protocols related to Agency litigation practices to ensure consistency among staff; provides guidance and advice to staff on matters involving the Agency's legal program; consults with and advises subordinate staff in the proper interpretation and applicaiton of laws, rules and regulations; clarifies and defines legal decisions, interpretations and opinions.

 

  • Serves as Agency's Privacy Officer; sets policy and develops procedures to ensure compliance with HIPAA, data privacy, etc. for the Agency; oversees the development and implementation of policies for compliance with various state and federal legal requirements; manages and addresses any Agency HIPAA breaches; develops Business Associate Agreements; maintians and regularly update Agency's HIPAA Implementation Manual; provides training to Agency personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires completion of law school. 
  • Requires possession of a license to practice law in Illinois.
  • Requiers prior experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in the practice of law.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of common law, federal and Illinois laws and regulations pertaining to public health or other health and human services regulatory programs.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of judicial, quasi-judicial and administrative procedures and rules.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of legal methods, practices and procedures.
  • Requires working knowledge of principles of management, including organization, controls and techniques used in dealing with management and procedural problems.
  • Requires ability to plan, layout, coordinate and review the work of a technical or legal program or units as requires.
  • Requires ability to draft complex and technical legal documents.
  • Requires ability to develop and maintain effective professional and public contacts and satisfactory working relationships with others; requires ability to analyze and apprais facts, evidence, and precedents and apply such fundamental principles to unusual, difficult and complex problems and to give ful and complete, though brief, expression to such issues and facts, evidence and precedents pertaining to same.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers excellent computer skills and experince in Adobe Pro and Microsoft products including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Prefers experience directing and supervising legal staff.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Work Location: 69 W Washington St Chicago, IL 60602-3134 
Job Function: Legal and Compliance; Administration/Management