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TECHNICAL ADVISOR II

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:  Nov 22, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Job Requisition ID:  8935

Agency: Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Office of Legal Affairs/ Administration/ Cannabis

HR Tracking #: 31675
Closing Date/Time: 12/08/2021
Salary: Anticipated Salary Range $5,416-$6,250
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU:  
****A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****
Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees
earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your
application. Please note that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation must verify proof of higher education for
any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the
position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

Under general direction, performs a wide variety of technical and legal duties in the Cannabis Unit within Administration Section of the Office of Legal Affairs. Provides legal counsel and assistance, conducts extensive and complex legal research and/or studies, provides subject matter guidance on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, provides support to the Rules Coordinator in the revision of rules for the administration of cannabis law and rules, and prepares legal positions relative to certain legislation. Serves as a spokesperson for the Department, confers with the Illinois Attorney General's Office, and prepares, reviews, and coordinates contracts entered into by the Department.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists in providing legal counsel/assistance, often of a sensitive and confidential nature, to staff of the Department concerning certain management issues and concers, including litigation and litifation related matters
  • Conducts extensive and complex legal research and/or studies

  • Assists in providing subject matter guidance on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests which pertain to the disclosure of public records related to the Department's regulation of cannabis

  • Assists in providing support to the Rules Coordinator in the revision of rules for the administration of cannabis law and rules. 

  • Assists in preparing legal positions relative to certain legislation, both current and proposed, as to the effect on the Director, the Department, and/or the licensing process. 

  • Assists in conferring with Legislators, private and staff attorneys, the public, etc., on difficult problems of statutory interpretations and compliance relating to licensure and rulemaking. 

  • Assists in conferring with the Illinois Attorney General's Office regarding litigation cases of a sensitive and confidential nature involving the Department. 

  • Assists in preparing, reviewing, and coordinating contracts entered into by the Department.

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

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires graduation from a recognized law school
  • Requires possession of a valid license to practice law in Illinois

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years of experience completing legal memoranda
  • At least two years of experience using legal research software such as Westlaw and Lexis Advanced
  • At least two years of experience with administrative law
  • At least two years of experience with case law analysis
  • At least two years of experience analyzing and organizing facts and evidence
  • At least two years of experience participating in mock trials or legal negotiations

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to travel.

Education Degree

 

  • Requires graduation from a recognized law school
  • Requires possession of a valid license to practice law in Illinois.

 

About The Agency

IDFPR is a regulatory licensing and enforcement agency that protects the residents of Illinois, ensures the safety and soundness of financial institutions, ensures that competent professionals are licensed to provide services to the public, and enhances commerce in the state for the benefit of all its residents

Work Hours:  8:30am - 5:00pm M-F

Work Location: 555 West Monroe Street Chicago IL 60661

Agency Contact: FPR.Employment@Illinois.gov

Job Function:  Legal and Compliance

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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