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Date:  Sep 15, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-2487

Job Requisition ID:  17880

Agency:  Illinois State Police 
Closing Date/Time:  09/29/2022 
Salary:  $6,956 - $10,607- Anticipated Starting Salary 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  2 


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Posting ID:  17880

Position Overview

ISP Legal Counsel serves the Director and all Divisions in the ISP by conducting research, drafting legal documents, representing the department in negotiations and other matters related to litigation, and providing instruction to sworn officers.  We are looking for a hard working and self-motivated experienced attorney who is interested in tackling a variety of legal issues to join our team.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply!

Job Responsibilities

  1. Manages a litigation portfolio on behalf of the Department as assigned by the Chief Legal Officer.
  2. Renders legal opinions for the Department’s senior command on complex issues requiring legal interpretation often involving issues regarding, forensics, crime scene, Criminal History Record Information (CHRI), the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS), and firearms related issues.
  3. Serves as the Department’s representative on complex administrative matters requiring legal interpretation
  4. Conducts law instruction to sworn officers.
  5. Represents the Department in venues requiring legal analysis and expertise, especially as it relates to Forensics, Crime Scene, CHRI, LEADS, the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearms Concealed Carry Act.
  6. Serves on a variety of committees and task forces charged with addressing operational, administrative, or legislative issues.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college, preferably with courses in business or public administration.
  2. Requires the possession of a license to practice law in Illinois.
  3. Requires three (3) years' experience in the practice of law.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers four (4) years of experience with legal research and writing.
  2. Prefers one (1) year experience handling civil rights complaints as a licensed attorney.
  3. Prefers one (1) year experience handling cases related to employment law as a licensed attorney.
  4. Prefers two (2) years actively engaged in courtroom practice as a licensed attorney.
  5. Prefers one (1) year experience with the administrative rulemaking process in Illinois.
  6. Prefers one (1) year experience as a licensed attorney involved in the prosecution or defense of criminal cases.
  7. Prefers six (6) months’ experience with mediation or negotiations as a licensed attorney, certified mediator or certified negotiator.
  8. Prefers three (3) years’ experience with drafting and reviewing contracts as a licensed attorney.
  9. Prefers one (1) year experience with state and federal firearms laws and regulations as a licensed attorney.
  10. Prefers one (1) year experience with applying the principals of FOIA or the OMA within state government.
  11. Prefers six (6) months’ experience in the practice of privacy as either a licensed attorney or certified privacy professional.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Must successfully pass agency background screening.
  2. Must successfully pass agency drug screen.

Work Hours:  M-F; 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Work Location: 801 S 7th St Springfield, IL 62703-2487 
Agency Contact: - DO NOT apply directly to this email.  You must click the "Apply" button. 
Job Family: Administration/Management; Legal and Compliance 


Agency statement

The Illinois State Police strives for excellence seeking to be one of the premier policing agencies in the country.  Our core values are Integrity, Service, and Pride.  We are seeking individuals with similar values to join us on our mission to promote public safety.



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