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FOIA Officer - PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR 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.

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:  Sep 20, 2022
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Job Requisition ID:  17352

Agency:  Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Office of Legal Affairs/ FOIA

HR Tracking#: 33749 
Closing Date/Time:  10/04/2022 
Salary:  $3,116 - $11,079 (Anticipated Salary: $6,667 - $7,500) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:   

 

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Position Overview

Our agency is seeking a motivated attorney for a unique role. Under administrative direction of the General Counsel, this position serves as Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer for the Department (DFPR) coordinating all Department and Division responses. Receives FOIA requests and reviews for legal validity and scope of request. Analyzes files, records, and regulatory material to obtain requested information, makes recommendations for responses, and assists with drafting responses. Reviews Division responses to ensure consistency of responses. Prepares drafts for certifications as needed to certify that said information is correct and presentable in a court of law. Travels to various sites for hearings, internal and external meetings.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) Officer for the Department (DFPR) coordinating all Department and Division responses
  • Analyzes files, records, and regulatory material to obtain requested information, makes recommendations for responses and assists with drafting responses
  • Utilizes judgment and discretion to limit the scope of document requests and avoid the disclosure of confidential information
  • Conducts extensive, complex legal research and prepares drafts of legal positions on legal issues related to FOIA and other legal matters and performs legal review and analysis of existing and proposed administrative policies, procedures, and legislation to ensure compliance with the law
  • Prepares drafts for certifications as needed to certify that said information is correct and presentable in a court of law
  • Serves as a liaison with government and industry representatives, members of the media, attorneys, and the public in providing information regarding DFPR under the FOIA and in relation to other Department legal matters
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires law degree and possession of a license to practice law in Illinois
  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college
  • Requires three years progressively responsible administrative experience in law

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers at least two years of experience representing an agency or organization in responding to Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests
  • Prefers at least five years of experience conducting legal research.
  • Prefers at least five years of experience drafting legal documents and memorandums
  • Prefers at least five years of professional experience regularly utilizing Microsoft Office

Employment Conditions

  • Requires the ability to travel

Education Degree

  • Requires law degree and possession of a license to practice law in Illinois
  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college
  • Requires three years progressively responsible administrative experience in law

About the Agency

IDFPR is a regulatory licensing and enforcement agency that protects the residents of Illinois, ensures the safety and soundness of financial institutions, ensures that competent professionals are licensed to provide services to the public, and enhances commerce in the state for the benefit of all its residents.

Work Hours:  8:30am - 5:00pm M-F 
Work Location: 555 West Monroe Street Chicago IL 60661 
Agency Contact:  Cydney.Long@illinois.gov 
Job Family: FPR.Employment@Illinois.gov

 

Revolving Door:
Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during  State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.
 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

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  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com


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