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Date:  May 23, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60603

Job Requisition ID:  23906

Agency:  Department of Public Health  
Office: Office of the Director

Division: Legal Services

Posting ID: 02-23-0015

Posted: 5/23/2023 - 6/20/2023
Salary:  $6,956.00-$10,607.00/Month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC010


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


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Agency Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety.  With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide direct specialized legal services to a wide range of Illinois Department of Public Health (“Department”) programs with primary emphasis for the Offices of Health Care Regulation, Health Protection, Human Resources- labor relations, and Health Promotion; generally representing the Department as a prosecutor in administrative hearings. Provides materials and documentation for the Office of the Attorney General (“AGO”) in various civil matters involving the Department of Public Health. Reviews and makes recommendations on various legal issues.

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as a Departmental prosecutor in administrative hearings, including the preparation of notices, motions, proposed orders and similar legal documents and in the presentation of oral and written evidence at such administrative hearings.


2. Provides specialized legal expertise to the Department with emphasis on matters relating to public health legal powers, and Health Care Regulation, Health Protection, Human Resources and Health Promotion programs.

  • Provides general legal services, including legal analysis, counseling, advice, and writing, including, but not limited to, letters, memoranda, and other legal documents for various Offices of the Department.


3. Reviews legal referrals from the Department to the Office of the Attorney General and local state’s attorney offices for purposes of litigation matters that require AGO legal representation of the Department.

  • After review, the legal referral is presented to the AGO requesting Departmental representation before the applicable tribunal.
  • Serves as liaison between the Department and the Office of the Attorney General and local states’ attorney offices on cases referred for litigation purposes of representing Departmental interests in these cases which require AGO representation.

Job Responsibilities (cont)

4. Assists in the preparation of rules, regulations, and standards required in the implementation of statutes which mandate Department rulemaking. • Researches legal impact of proposed language in rules, regulations and standards.


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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years college, preferably with courses in pre-law.
  • Requires three years of litigation experience in participating in contested legal cases pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
  • Requires the possession of a license to practice law in Illinois.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years experience preparing notices, motions, proposed orders or similar legal documents.
  • Three years experience providing general legal services, including legal analysis, counseling, and advice.
  • Three years experience assisting in the preparation of rules, regulations, and standards required in the implementation of statutes.
  • Thorough knowledge of common laws: Federal and State laws and regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial and administrative procedures and the rules at all judicial levels.
  • Extensive knowledge of legal methods, practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of principles of management, including organization, controls and techniques used in dealing with management and procedural problems.
  • Two years experience planning, coordinating and reviewing the work of a technical or legal program or units.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective professional and public contacts and satisfactory working relationships with others.
  • Two years experience analyzing and appraising facts, evidence and precedents in developing pertinent issues.


Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 to 5:00  
Work Location: 122 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603-6191

Job Function:  Leadership & Management  

Agency Contact Email:

Phone #: 217-785-2031


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.




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