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Assistant General Counsel (SPSA, Opt. 8L)

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

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Sponsorship for Employment

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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, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5145

Job Requisition ID:  21446

Agency: Department of Revenue

Closing Date/Time: 12/16/2022

Salary: $7,917 - $10,000/Monthly ($95,000 - $120,000/Yearly)

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Sangamon

Number of Vacancies: 1

Plan/BU: Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 010


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 Revenue 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.


The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is seeking to hire an Assistant General Counsel to oversee the Springfield Office and handle Labor and Personnel matters, as well as contractual, procurement and general legal issues. The successful candidate needs to be a highly motivated individual, with dedicated work ethic, along with the ability to juggle changing priorities and the ability to multi-task with a range of duties. This position confers with and advises the Director, General Counsel and other senior management regarding legal policy and policy implementation, speaks on behalf of the Director and General Counsel, along with other duties.  


The benefits of working at Department of Revenue include a 37 ½ hour work week, a generous salary and benefits package (paid time off for vacation, sick, or personal leave, twelve holidays) pension and other retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and insurance eligibility on day one (medical, dental, vision, and life).

Job Responsibilities

  1. Subject to approval of the General Counsel, serves as Assistant General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) overseeing the Springfield Office and Labor and Personnel legal issues.
  2. Participates in the formulation and implementation of Legal Services policy.
  3. Independently plans, directs and advises the Director and Legal Services management regarding legal policy and policy implementation.
  4. Speaks on behalf of the Director and General Counsel to communicate the Legal Services position on legal and legislative related matters.
  5. On behalf of the General Counsel, serves as a consultant and legal resource person to Executive level management staff providing legal advice and guidance on labor laws, personnel matters, IDOR policy matters, rules and procedures.
  6. Serves as a full line supervisor.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires graduation from a recognized law school.
  2. Requires possession of an active Illinois Law License.
  3. Requires experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in the practice of law.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Four (4) years of experience supervising staff in legal work or in the conduct of judicial or quasi-judicial hearings.
  2. Four (4) years of experience working with common law, Federal and State laws and regulations.
  3. Four (4) years of experience working with legal methods, practices and procedures.
  4. Four (4) years of experience drafting complex and technical documents.
  5. Four (4) years of experience analyzing and appraising facts, evidence and precedents in developing pertinent issues in applying fundamental principles to unusual, difficult and complex problems and to give full and complete; though brief, expression to such issues and facts, evidence and precedents pertaining to same.
  6. Two (2) years of experience applying legal methods, practices and procedures to the overall operations of a large department.
  7. Four (4) years of experience developing and maintaining effective public contacts and satisfactory working relationships with others at all levels of State, Federal and local government.
  8. Two (2) years of experience advising clients of their duties and responsibilities under various federal and state labor and employment statutes, administrative rules, and policies.
  9. Two (2) years of experience applying the Administrative Procedure Act, Open Meetings Act, State Records Act and similar laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of state government agencies.
  10. Four (4) years of experience guiding the activities of a team of professionals developing projects under targeted deadlines.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to successfully complete a fingerprint-based background check and tax clearance.
  2. Requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel.
  3. Requires the ability to use and secure a state issued mobile device, e.g., cellular phone, laptop computer, tablet, etc.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Work Location: 101 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5145

Agency Contact: Brent Stice
Phone #:217-214-524-1393
Job Family: Administration/Management; 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.


Term Appointment:
Candidates hired into a term position shall be appointed for a term of 4 years and are subject to a probationary period. The term may be renewed for successive four-year terms at the Director of the Department of Revenue’s discretion.


The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) administers Illinois tax laws and collects taxes in a fair, consistent, and efficient manner to provide accurate, timely, and reliable funding and information to state and local constituents. By using best practices, IDOR strives to continuously innovate and increase accuracy, efficiency, and productivity in all areas of operations and tax administration, thereby earning respect, delivering value, and being a trusted source of information.

IDOR is a professional-minded governmental entity that values its employees and invests in their success through training and engagement. IDOR values diversity, both culturally and professionally, and believes it can foster a more productive work environment best suited for serving the citizens and taxpayers of Illinois.