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TECHNICAL ADVISOR II - 4525200

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:  Feb 10, 2021
Location: 

Peoria, IL, US, 61602-1267

Job Requisition ID:  467

Agency:  Guardianship and Advocacy Commission  
Closing Date/Time:  02/26/2021 
Salary:  $5,075-$7,661 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Peoria; Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC010 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:

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*****

Follow the application instructions below to apply to this position.

Send Bids & Applications via Email to:
Daniel.campbell@illinois.gov
Please include position title and position number within heading of email: 45252-50-70-222-10-09.

If you are a state employee applying for a promotion, please complete a CMS-100B.  If you are not a state employee, please complete a CMS-100. 

Job Responsibilities

Under general direction of the Legal Advocacy Services Director, this Special Education Attorney and in cooperation with the Special Education Advocate and Special Education Paralegal conducts legal reviews of cases eligible for Legal Advocacy Services; consults with and advises attorneys, judges, medical professionals, eligible persons with disabilities and other interested parties on the Commission's programs and services; coordinates and disseminates information to service providers, community groups, professional associations and recipients of Special Education services; serves as an information resource contact for Special Education services; conducts technical research, compiles data and drafts findings; travels to attend meetings. May require working from several GAC offices in the Peoria County and Sangamon County catchment area.

 

30%  1.  Conducts legal reviews of Special Education cases eligible for Legal Advocacy Services; determines eligible persons' rights and initiates or participates in legal procedures to enforce compliance with Federal and State Special Education Law, Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, Illinois Education and School Law and related mental health laws.  As Special Education Attorney, will provide brief written and telephone advice, oral and written advocacy, direct representation at IEP meetings, medications and expulsion hearings, direct representation in due process hearings in State or Federal court.  Systemic litigation and advocacy training will be provided on special education law, client interviewing as needed and our internal case management system.

 

25%  2.  As Special Education Attorney, will provide brief written and telephone adivce, oral and written advocacy, direct representation at IEP meetings, mediations and explulson hearings, direct representation in due process hearings or federl court. Systemic litigation and advocacy training will be provided on special education law, client interviewing and our internal case management system. The Attorney will also assist in supervision of the Special Education Advocate and paralegal.


20%  3. Consults with and advises attorneys, judges, medical professionals, 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 .


10%  4. Coordinates and disseminates information to service providers, community groups, professional associations and recipients of mental health services concerning legal interpretations of the rights of persons with disabilities; summarizes various provisions of pertinent statues and regulations; travels to attend meetings.

 

10%  5.  Conducts technical research, compiles data and drafts detailed findings.

 

05%  6.  Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of those enumerated above.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires a license to practice law in the State of Illinois and in Illinois Federal Court; requires graduation from a recognized law school; previous special education litigation experience required; requires knowledge of relevant administrative, statutory and case law references to provide effective assistance to eligible clients at administrative, trial and appellate levels. Four years of Special Education litigation and representation experience preferred.  Requires ability to be flexible in the application of strategy and tactics to administrative and judicial proceedings and to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Requires the ability to interact forcefully yet cordially with other professionals, judicial officers and eligible clients. Requires ability to interpret rules and regulations and propose solutions to administrative questions.

 

Work Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm  
Work Location: 401 Main St Peoria, IL 61602-1267  
Agency Contact:  Daniel.Campbell@illinois.gov  
Job Function:  Legal and Compliance  

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE REQUISITION ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

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/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100version (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/Bid 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/Bid 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 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/Bid 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.