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PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR OPT 8L / SENIOR COOK REGIONAL COUNSEL

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

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Sponsorship for Employment

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Date:  Nov 14, 2022
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60612-4266

Job Requisition ID:  20575

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.

 

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time:  12/07/2022 
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 Senior Regional Counsel. This position will represent the Department in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  The position will also provide legal advice and counsel to professional staff in various divisions of the Department and will represent the Department in various civil and administrative hearings. 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. Serves as a Senior Regional Counsel

2. Provides legal advice and counsel to professional staff in various divisions of the Department

3. Serves as Department representative at all levels of administrative “fair hearings”

4. Maintains current working knowledge of new legislation, Department rules and policy, and all relevant law

5. Provides legal training to Department administrators, supervisors, and staff on various topics including testifying in court

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 license to practice law in Illinois

2. Requires three years of experience as an attorney presenting and arguing cases in court and/or administrative hearings

3. Requires experience as an attorney in cases involving child welfare or juvenile law

Preferred Qualifications

1. Thorough knowledge of Illinois statutes and rules that have a substantial impact on Illinois juvenile court proceedings and/or DCFS’s administrative hearings

2. Substantive legal writing experience as an attorney in the areas of motions, pleadings, briefs, and memoranda

3. Professional experience working in a liaison capacity with various internal and external entities

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: 2245 W Ogden Ave Chicago, IL 60612

Agency Contact: Michael.Bernardy@illinois.gov (for questions only)

Job Function: Administration/Management

 

****************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.