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

Job Description


Chicago, IL, US, 60612

Job Requisition ID:  37144

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 

Title: Public Service Administrator Option 8L (Senior Regional Counsel)
Closing Date/Time:  06/06/2024 

Supervisor: Faith Wynn Seals

Agency Contact:  

Michael Bernardy

Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary $7,875 - $9,583/month 
Job Type:  Salaried 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  3 
Plan/BU:  None 


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Position Overview

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.

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as a Senior Regional Counsel

2. Provides legal advice and counsel to professional staff in various divisions of the Department

3. Serves as Department representative at all levels of administrative “fair hearings”

4. Maintains current working knowledge of new legislation, Department rules and policy, and all relevant law

5. Provides legal training to Department administrators, supervisors, and staff on various topics including testifying in court

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

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Job Posting: 11923630

Posted On: May 23, 2024

Updated On: Jun 06, 2024

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