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Date:  Mar 29, 2021

Chicago, IL, US, 60601-3218

Job Requisition ID:  1900

The Illinois Department of Revenue is seeking to hire a licensed attorney to act as an Administrative Law Judge.   This individual will be responsible for holding administrative hearings on tax matters along with some cases involving other agencies such as the Illinois State Lottery, Illinois Gaming Board, and Illinois Liquor Control Commission.    The ideal candidate will have some State or federal tax experience; litigation experience; the ability to work independently; and superior writing skills.


The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) administers Illinois tax laws and collects taxes in a fair, consistent, and efficient manner to provide accurate, timely, and reliable funding and information to state and local constituents.  By using best practices, IDOR strives to continuously innovate and increase accuracy, efficiency, and productivity in all areas of operations and tax administration, thereby earning respect, delivering value, and being a trusted source of information.


IDOR is a professional-minded governmental entity that values its employees and invests in their success through training and engagement.  IDOR values diversity, both culturally and professionally, and believes it can foster a more productive work environment best suited for serving the citizens and taxpayers of Illinois.


Agency: Department of Revenue

Closing Date/Time:  4/19/2021  5:00pm

Job Requisition/Posting ID: 1900

Salary: $6,414-$9,816 Monthly (Anticipated Starting Salary for Non-State - $6,414)

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Cook Number of Vacancies: 1 Plan/BU: RC010


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Description of Duties and Essential Functions

  • Represents the Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) in presiding over quasi­ judicial hearings with Illinois and out-of-state taxpayers, persons of special interest and other members of the general public, involving all taxes and other areas of State government operation over which IDOR has administrative jurisdiction.
  • Oversees, monitors and directs pre-hearing processes, including but not limited to discovery, status or progress calls, party appearances and representation, definition and consolidation of issues.
  • Researches issues relating to factual, legal and regulatory disputes brought by parties within litigation proceedings.
  • As an expert authority, provides detailed and thorough written recommendations for resolution of controversies which must be considered in the development and modification of programs and services provided by !DOR which impact on comprehensive program goals and concepts.
  • Confers and consults with supervisor to receive advice and guidance in resolving difficult, unique and/or problem cases and issues involving procedure, policy, statutory interpretation, legal analysis and/or their application to specific matters under consideration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires graduation from a recognized law school.
  • Requires the possession of a license to practice law in Illinois.
  • Requires three years professional experience in the practice of law.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires thorough knowledge of common law and of the state and federal laws, particularly relating to administrative and regulatory functions.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedure and of the rules of evidence, hearings, and trials procedures.
  • Requires extensive knowledge in the field of law with which primarily concerned, i.e., revenue tax law.
  • Requires working knowledge of principles of administration and management, including organization, controls and techniques used in dealing with management and procedural problems.
  • Requires ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with superiors, other attorneys, employees and the general public.
  • Requires skill and ability in analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, evidence and precedents concerned in difficult and complex cases and in presenting such material in clear and logical form for oral or written presentation, as briefs, orders, reports or decisions.
  • Requires ability to exercise sound judgment in appraising and evaluating problems of a procedural nature.
  • Prefers experience and/or educational background or certificate related to filing and processing of state and local taxes.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires a valid driver's license.
  • Requires the ability to travel.
  • As a Department of Revenue employee, it is required to pass a tax compliance check and fingerprint background check.


Work Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

Work Location: Administrative Law Judge Office

100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL  60601


Agency Contact: Tanya Jennings

Illinois Department of Revenue - Human Resources

Willard Ice Building, 101 W Jefferson St, WIB Mail Code 5-110, Springfield, IL 62702

FAX - 217-782-9925

PHONE - 217-524-3954


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Job Function: Legal and Compliance


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