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Date:  Apr 6, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-2317

Job Requisition ID:  2290

Military Exempt 

Agency:  Department of Military Affairs    
Salary:  $4,565 - $11,277 MONTHLY (Anticipated Salary based on selectee experience)
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time
County:  Sangamon
Number of Vacancies:  1

Directorate/Wing: The Adjutant General Special Staff  

Schedule:  7.5 daily, M-F

Hours: 8 am - 4 pm (1/2 hr paid lunch)

Date Posted: 4/8/21

Last Day to Apply: 4/23/21 

BID NOTICE #:   2290


HOW TO APPLY:   Must complete and submit an FM115-R application before the closing date to the Department of Military Afffairs, State Personnel Office, 1301 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Springfield, IL 62702-2399.  Applications may be obtained by visiting the website at http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/ select "Employment Opportunities" then select "DMA FM-115".  Mail forms to Department of Military Affairs, State Personnel Office, 1301 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Springfield, IL 62702-2399, email to ng.il.ilarng.mbx.state-personnel@mail.mil or fax them to 217/761-3418 or.

NOTE: Applications submitted on forms issued prior to the 07/2015 revision will NOT be accepted.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Contact Deb Singer at (217) 761-3786

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO: (Must be postmarked by closing date)

Illinois Department of Military Affairs

ATTN:  State Personnel Office

1301 N MacArthur Blvd

Springfield, IL 62702

FAX: 217-761-3418

EMAIL: ng.il.ilarng.mbx.state-personnel@mail.mil 


Job Responsibilities

Under the supervision and at the direction of the Department's Staff Judge Advocate, provides professional legal advice and support to the Adjutant General of Illinois, Assistant Adjutants General and the State staff of the Department. 

(25%) 1.    Advises The Adjutant General, Assistant Adjutants General and headquarters staff of th·e Department on a wide variety of complex State military legal issues ranging from the State Active Duty to environmental law. Conducts comprehensive and complex research on issues arising from federal and state laws and military regulations concerning the federal and State missions of the Illinois National Guard. Provides legal advice to the staff in support of the Lincoln's Challenge Program.
(15%) 2.    Prepares litigation reports, briefs, pleadings and other documents associated with civil litigation involving the Department. Upon designation by the Illinois Attorney General or, in appropriate cases, when designated by the Office of Chief Counsel, National Guard Bureau, appears as counsel for the Department or for the Illinois National Guard officials or employees involved in civil litigation. Also serves as Claims Officer for the Department, investigating incidents and preparing reports for the processing of claims against the State in the Illinois Court of Claims or incident to risk management procedures established by the Department of Central Management Services.
(15%) 3.    Provides legal advice to the State Personnel Office and State Comptroller's Office. Reviews and drafts personnel rules for the Department. Represents the Department in third-party proceedings under the State labor-management relations statutes. Reviews collective bargaining agreements for legal sufficiency and, upon designation by The Adjutant General, participates in collective bargaining as a member of the management negotiating team. Advises State Comptroller on State fiscal law issues.
(15%) 4.    Reviews State contracts and procurement actions involving federal or State funds for legal sufficiency and compliance with Federal law, applicable Cooperative Agreements with the National Guard Bureau and/or State law. Participates in acquisition planning and provides legal advice throughout the State acquisition process.
(10%) 5.    Advises DMAIL staff and employees concerning State ethics laws and regulations. Serves as the State Ethics Officer for DMAIL. Drafts supplemental agency DMAIL ethics guidance and rules. Develops and conducts State ethics training materials for the Department.

(10%) 6.    Acts as real property attorney for the Department. Reviews proposed real property transactions for compliance with federal and state law. Reviews all real property agreements, contracts, acquisitions, conveyances, leases, licenses and deeds for legal sufficiency and ensures all such transactions are conducted in compliance with applicable law.
(10%) 7.    Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires two years professional experience in the practice of law, and requires thorough knowledge of common law, Federal and State law and military regulations
  • Requires extensive knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial and administrative procedures and of the rules of evidence, hearings and trial procedures applicable to both civilian and military forums.
  • Requires working knowledge of principles of military command, organization and justice.  
  • Requires ability to analyze and research complicated legal problems and to draft complex and technical legal documents.  
  • Requires ability to develop and maintain effective professional and public contacts and satisfactory working relationships with others.  
  • Requires ability to analyze, organize and appraise facts, evidence and precedents in developing issues and appropriate responses to unusual, difficult and complex problems and to give full and complete, though brief, expression to such issues and facts, evidence and precedents.  
  • Requires initiative and the ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating problems and making decisions.  

Physical Requirements

The position is primary sedentary; however, may require remaining on feet for long periods of time.  Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs; i.e., heavy boxes, etc.

Employment Conditions

Requires the possession of a license to practice law in Illinois and must be an active or retired (20 yrs) Judge Advocate in the Illinois Army or Air National Guard.  

Education Degree

Education Major

Work Hours:  8:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Can Vary based on Mission Requirements)(1/2 hr paid lunch)  
Work Location: 1301 N Macarthur Blvd Springfield, IL 62702-2317  
Agency Contact:  
Job Function:  Legal and Compliance; Public Safety  



Department of Defense (DOD) background check and receipt of a DOD Common Access Card (CAC) is required for this position.