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Date:  May 15, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Job Requisition ID:  27128

Agency:  Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Office of Legal Affairs/ Professional Regulation Program Counseling

HR Tracking#: 35016/35017

Posting ID#: 27128

Closing Date/Time:  05/31/2023 
Salary:  $3,116 - $11,079 (Anticipated salary non state $7,500) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  2 


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Position Overview

The IDFPR is seeking a candidate with administrative experience in law. In this position, you will engage in specialized legal work, such as providing legal advice, analysis, and assistance to Department managers, staff, and profession boards relating to the various professional licensing acts, rules, and regulations administered by the Department.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides legal counsel/assistance, often of a sensitive and confidential nature, to staff of the Department concerning certain management issues and concerns, including litigation and litigation related matters.  Provides legal advice regarding current policies and procedures and proposed new policies
  • Conducts extensive and complex legal research and/or studies
  • Interacts with the Rules Coordinator in the revision of rules for the administration of the various professional licensing laws.  Identifies rules needing review, clarification or revision, drafts changes, and responds to questions posed by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
  • Prepares legal positions relative to certain legislation, both current and proposed, as to the effect on the Director, the Department and/or the licensing process.  Provides legal expertise in the drafting of certain legislation and amendments to current laws
  • Provides counsel to the various licensing examining committees on matters relating to licensure and rule making.  As spokesperson for the Department, confers with Legislators, private and staff attorneys, the public, etc., on difficult problems of statutory interpretations and compliance relating to licensure and rule making
  • Confers with the Illinois Attorney General's Office regarding litigation cases of a sensitive and confidential nature involving the Department.  Prepares litigation, complex discovery requests and related materials
  • Prepares, reviews, and coordinates 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 law degree and possession of a license to practice law in Illinois
  • Requires three years progressively responsible administrative experience in law


Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  • Prefers at least eight years of experience as a licensed, practicing attorney
  • Prefers at least six years of experience in litigation
  • Prefers at least four years of experience drafting or reviewing legislation

Employment Conditions

  • Requires the ability to travel

Education Degree

  • Requires law degree and possession of a license to practice law in Illinois
  • Requires three years progressively responsible administrative experience in law

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:
Job Family: Leadership & Management 


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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