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Labor & Employment Litigation Counsel

  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL
  • Anticipated Starting Salary $7,875 - $9,583 per month  USD / Year

Website Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Title: Public Service Administrator Option 8L (Labor and Employment Litigation Counsel)


Work Location: 60 E Van Buren, Chicago, Illinois, 60605


Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services


Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary $7,875 – $9,583 per month


Closing Date/Time:  07/19/2024


Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results-oriented individual to serve as Labor and Employment Litigation Counsel. Under administrative direction, this position will provide legal representation to the Department in discrimination complaints filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The position will review complaints and draft responses, while representing the Department before the administrative agency investigating the discrimination charge. The position will serve as secondary contact regarding Freedom of Information requests, with a primary focus on labor, personnel, and discrimination requests. The position will also represent the Department in the mental health division of the circuit court regarding placement of youth.  This position provides a wonderful opportunity for anyone who would like to use his/her skills as an attorney to benefit DCFS operations. 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 graduation from a recognized school of law and possession of a valid license to practice law in Illinois

2. Requires three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in the practice of law

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