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Associate General Counsel

  • Full Time
  • Cook County
  • $7,473 - $9,917 / Monthly USD / Year

Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal

Job Responsibilities
Counsels Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) agency officials on legal matters of administration, organization, policies, procedures, and rulemaking.
Participates in the drafting of proposed bills, amendments, resolutions and procedures, rules and regulations.
Serves as Associate General Counsel for the State Fire Marshal, offering direction and consultation which affects decisions and actions.
Confers with attorneys, commission and board members, and other governmental agencies at all levels on difficult problems of statutory interpretations, regulatory requirements required, and compliance on behalf of the Deputy General Counsel, if unavailable.
Conducts research of agency programs and identifies appropriate policies and procedures relating to confidential strategic policy.
Conducts litigation on special cases which have important implications in the agency.
Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications
Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college.
Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization.
Requires the possession of a license to practice law in Illinois.

Preferred Qualifications
Prefers more than three (3) years of professional experience in the practice of law.
Prefers three (3) or more years of professional experience drafting regulations, bills and amendments.
Prefers prior professional experience working with labor law issues.
Prefers two (2) or more years of experience working on behalf of a regulatory or enforcement program.
Prefers four (4) or more years of experience in the utilization of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams or other software programs.

Conditions of Employment
Requires a current and valid State ID.
Requires the ability to pass a background check.
Requires the ability to travel with overnight stays as appropriate.
Requires the ability to pass drug screening.
Overtime is a condition of employment and you may be requested to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime.
This position is considered sedentary work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor (20 CFR 404.1567(a)).  Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and requires occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing.
The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

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