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PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR OPT 8L / LITIGATION ATTORNEY

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 12, 2022
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60605

Job Requisition ID:  17964

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. The Office of Legal Services works in a supportive capacity to ensure Departmental adherence to all applicable laws, statutes, regulations, and court orders. 

 

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time:  09/30/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary $7,500-8,750 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 010 

 

****************A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****************

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Ensure all information is included in resume. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.

Job Responsibilities

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results-oriented individual to serve as Litigation Attorney. Under administrative direction, this position will present evidence on behalf of the Department at administrative hearings and service appeals, including examining and cross-examining witnesses.  The position will interview Department witnesses and perform legal research, including reviewing federal and state statutes and local regulations, as well as relevant case law.  This position is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to use their skills as an attorney to benefit child welfare services. DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent legal and organizational skills and strong leadership capabilities. We invite all qualified applicants to apply to join our innovative team to help make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Job Responsibilities continued

1. Presents evidence on behalf of the Department at administrative hearings and service appeals, including examining and cross-examining witnesses

2, Interviews Department witnesses

3. Evaluates cases involving clients where the Department is seeking expunction or indication

4. Confers with Department staff, attorneys, clients, and others through personal or telephone contact and correspondence as to the interpretation and application of DCFS policy

5. Attends staff meetings and provides input relative to planning issues and staffing

6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires possession of a valid license to practice law in Illinois

2. Requires three years of experience in the practice of law

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers experience as an attorney in cases involving child welfare or juvenile law
  2. Prefers experience as an attorney presenting and arguing legal cases in court and/or administrative hearings
  3. Prefers substantive legal writing experience as an attorney in the areas of motions, pleadings, briefs, and memoranda
  4. Prefers professional experience working in a liaison capacity with various internal and external entities
  5. Prefers thorough knowledge of Illinois statutes and rules that have a substantial impact on Illinois juvenile court proceedings and/or DCFS’s administrative hearings

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to pass a background check
  2. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel

Worke Hours: Monday - Friday 08:30am-5:00pm

Work Location: 60 E Van Buren, Suite 1339, Chicago, IL 60605

Supervisor: Orlando Gonzalez

Agency Contact: Michael.Bernardy@illinois.gov

Job Function: Administration/Management

PIN: 03-3196

 

****************A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****************

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Ensure all information is included in resume. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago