at Illinois Department of Children & Family Services in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description



Job Requisition ID:  24729

DCFS is deeply committed to the welfare and protection of children. Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families. In every effort, from receiving hotline calls to reaching family reunification or foster care and adoption, children and families are our focus.


Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time:  06/21/2023 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary $7,875 - $9,188 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results-oriented individual to serve as Cook County Supervisory Regional Counsel. In addition to supervising attorneys assigned to courtrooms at Cook County Juvenile Court, this position will provide legal advice and counsel to professional staff in various divisions of the Department. This position is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to use their skills as an attorney to benefit child welfare services. DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent legal and organizational skills and strong leadership capabilities. We invite all qualified applicants to apply to join our innovative team to help make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires possession of a license to practice law in Illinois

2. Requires three years of experience as an attorney presenting and arguing cases in court and/or administrative hearings

3. Requires experience as an attorney in cases involving child welfare or juvenile law

4. Requires experience supervising and/or managing professional staff

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prefers experience supervising attorneys in a courtroom setting

2. Prefers thorough knowledge of Illinois statutes and rules that have a substantial impact on Illinois juvenile court proceedings and/or DCFS’s administrative hearings

3. Prefers substantive legal writing experience as an attorney in the areas of motions, pleadings, briefs, and memoranda

4. Prefers professional experience working in a liaison capacity with various internal and external entities

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the ability to pass a background check

2. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel

Worke Hours: Monday - Friday 08:30am-5:00pm

Work Location: 2245 W Ogden Ave Chicago, IL 60612

Agency Contact: (for questions only)

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Job Posting: 10956576

Posted On: May 24, 2023

Updated On: Jun 21, 2023

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