Senior Regional Counsel

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

Job Description


Chicago, IL, US, 60612

Job Requisition ID:  27741

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time:  07/05/2023 
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 Senior Regional Counsel. This position will represent the Department in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  The position will also provide legal advice and counsel to professional staff in various divisions of the Department and will represent the Department in various civil and administrative hearings. 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

Preferred Qualifications

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

2. Substantive legal writing experience as an attorney in the areas of motions, pleadings, briefs, and memoranda

3. 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

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

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Job Posting: 10994552

Posted On: Jun 07, 2023

Updated On: Jul 05, 2023

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