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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:  Jan 11, 2022
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60601-3130

Job Requisition ID:  10277

Agency:  Guardianship and Advocacy Commission  
Closing Date/Time:  01/26/2022 
Salary:  $5326.00-$7964.00/Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC010 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

 10277 

Position overview

IGAC is looking to hire a staff attorney, who under the direction of the LAS Director, conducts legal reviews of cases eligible for legal advocacy services, consults and advises on agency programs to judges/medical professionals/disabled wards regarding agency programs and services, and compiles data and draft findings.  The ideal individual will be self-motivated, able to work with people with varying degrees of education/experience, and be able to work in a fast paced environment.

Job Responsibilities

 

1.  Conducts legal reviews of cases eligible for Legal Advocacy Services. 

*Determines eligible persons' rights and initiates or participates in legal procedures to enforce compliance with Menatl Health and Developmental Disabilities Code and related mental health laws

*Investigates reported complaints involving compliance and enforcment of applicable mental health and related civil laws

* Advises managing attorney to initiate administrative and judicial proceedings

2.  Consults and advises attorneys, judges, medical professionals, and eligible persons with disabilities and other interested parties on the Commission's programs and services

*Interprets and explains the legal rights of eligible disabled persons

* Answers difficult questions involving the application of GAC policies and procedures.

  3.  Coordinates and disseminates information to service providers, community groups, professional associations and recipients of mental health services concerning legal representation of the rights of persons with disabilities.   

*Summarizes various provisions and pertinent statues and regulations.

* Travels to attend meetings

4.  Conducts technical research, compiles data, and drafts detailed findings.

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

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Requires a license to practice law in the State of Illinois.

2.  Requires graduation from a recognized law school.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1.  Requires working knowledge of relevant administrative, statutory, and case law references at administrative, trail, and appellate levels.

2.  Requires ability to interpret rules, and regulations and propose solutions to administrative questions.

3.  Requires ability to interact forcefully, yet cordially, with other professionals, judicial officers, and eligible clients.

 

Employment Conditions

 

1.  Requires possession of a valid appropriate driver's license 

2.  Requires ability to travel and serve the LAS needs of both Cook and Will Counties

3.  Requires ability to pass fingerprinting and background check

 

Work Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00  
Work Location: 160 N La Salle St Chicago, IL 60601-3130  
Agency Contact:

Carmen Arnberger

Email: GAC.jobapps@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-782-8422

Job Function:  Legal and Compliance  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to:  GAC.jobapps@illinois.gov

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.