Cook County Regional Counsel (Technical Advisor II)

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

Job Description


Chicago, IL, US, 60612

Job Requisition ID:  37278

Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 

Title: Technical Advisor II (Regional Counsel)
Closing Date/Time: 06/06/2024 

Supervisor: Vacant

Agency Contact:  

Michael Bernardy (for questions only)

Salary:   Anticipated starting salary: $6,714/month (Step 2) Full Range $5,901 - $8,825  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   4  
Plan/BU: RC010   


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Cook County Regional Counsel. Under general direction, this position will represent the Department at hearings on assigned calendar in the Juvenile Court of Cook County, including temporary custody, adjudication, disposition, permanency, status, progress, termination of parental rights, and motion hearings. The position will appear personally in court, especially on high profile or complex cases. This position will also provide input into or conduct screenings to determine whether matters are legal sufficient to present to the court. 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, research, and organizational skills. We invite all qualified applicants to apply to join our innovative team to help make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as Cook County Regional Counsel

2. As directed, provides input into or conducts screenings to determine whether matters are legally sufficient to present to the court

3. Provides input into the planning and development of training for staff on legal issues

4. As directed, makes periodic visits to assigned area office(s) to provide on-site legal consultation to workers

5. Prepares memoranda on legal issues

6. Maintains current working knowledge of relevant federal and state statutory and case law, state and federal regulations, and Department policy and procedures

7. Maintains records of activities and actions taken on behalf of the Department and reports to supervisor regarding same

8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

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Job Posting: 11923607

Posted On: May 23, 2024

Updated On: Jun 06, 2024

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