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

Job Description



Chicago, IL, US, 60605

Job Requisition ID:  37362

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. The Office of Legal Services works in a supportive capacity to ensure Departmental adherence to all applicable laws, statutes, regulations, and court orders. 


Agency: Department of Children and Family Services

Title: Senior Public Service Administrator Opt. 8L (Chief Litigation Director) - Chicago 
Closing Date/Time: 06/28/2024
Salary: Anticipated Starting Salary: $8,486 - $14,668 monthly
Job Type: Salaried 
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: None 

PUC: 90693527 

REQ: 37362 


Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS  section of your application. Please note that the Department of Children and Family Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be  considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Summary

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is seeking an organized, professional, and results-oriented individual to serve as Chief Litigation Director. Subject to management approval, this position will provide oversight to professional staff and managers.  The position will assume line authority for the Department’s litigation services and will serve as chief policy formulating administrator for agency policy through litigation matters involving DCFS staff, programs, and operations.  Additionally, the position will represent the Department before other state agencies and governmental entities, private and public organizations, and other community and professional groups, while also serving as a principal liaison with the Attorney General’s Office.  This position is a great opportunity for someone with the desire to use their legal skills 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 Chief Litigation Director for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

2. Reports in a timely manner on all aspects of litigation to the General Counsel and other appropriate parties, including the Director

3. Directs the preparation of regular and special reports dealing with litigation results to evaluate current and proposed DCFS activities

4. With authority to commit the Department to a specific course of action related to efforts pertaining to dispute resolution, represents the Department before other state agencies and governmental entities, private and public organizations, and other community and professional groups

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

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Job Posting: 11984645

Posted On: Jun 17, 2024

Updated On: Jun 28, 2024

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