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TECHNICAL ADVISOR II / 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

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:  May 10, 2022
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60612-4266

Job Requisition ID:  14581

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services  
Closing Date/Time:  05/25/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated starting salary: $5767/month (Step 1) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  2 
Plan/BU:  RC010

 

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.

 

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 # 2203010-030096

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision, serves as Regional Counsel; represents the Department at hearings on calendars in the Juvenile Court of Cook County; appears personally in court, especially in high profile or complex cases, in the performance of duties; provides input into or conducts screenings to determine whether matters are legally sufficient to present to the court; provides legal advice and counsel to workers, supervisors, and administrators; conducts legal training for DCFS and POS administrators, supervisors, and staff; prepares memoranda on legal issues.

Job Responsibilities

1. As directed, represents the Department at all hearings on assigned calendar in the Juvenile Court of Cook County, including temporary custody, adjudication, disposition, permanency, status, progress, termination of parental rights, and motion hearings; appears personally in court, especially on high profile or complex cases, in the performance of duties; travels to various locations in the performance of duties.

2. As directed, provides input into or conducts screenings to determine whether matters are legally sufficient to present to the court; when deficiencies are identified, informs the workers and supervisor of the deficiencies and recommends necessary corrective action; provides legal advice and counsel to workers, supervisors, and administrators, as assigned.

3. Provides input into the planning and development of training for staff on legal issues; conducts legal trainings for DCFS and POS administrators, supervisors, and staff.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

4. As directed, makes periodic visits to assigned area office(s) to provide on site legal consultation to workers.

5. Prepares memoranda on legal issues; reviews or drafts proposed legislation or policy documents and conducts research on legal issues.

6. Maintains current working knowledge of relevant federal and state statutory and case law, state and federal regulations, and Department policy and procedures.

7. Maintains records of activities and actions taken on behalf of the Department and reports to supervisor regarding same

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

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires graduation from a recognized law school

2, Requires possession of a valid license to practice law in Illinois

Employment Conditions

1. Requires the ability to pass a background check

2. Requires possession of a valid driver's license and ability to travel

Location: 2245 W Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Work Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm

Bid ID #: 2203010-030096

Supervisor: Vacant

Agency Contact:

Michael Bernardy

Phone: 217-558-8163

Fax: 217-524-3970

Email: Michael.Bernardy@Illinois.gov (preferred)

 

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

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

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.