30+ days ago


Springfield, IL


The Office of General Counsel provides legal support to numerous programs to assist senior Illinoisans and disabled adults stay in their homes rather than going into a nursing facility.  We provide legal advice and counsel to all levels of IDoA staff regarding legislation, rule making, programmatic/operational issues and various processes (including procurement, grants, agreements, contracts and appeals).  Team and individual assignments also include project management of new and existing processes, FOIA, OMA, and representing IDoA in administrative hearings.

We strive for a positive work/life balance, which could include telework, and opportunities for professional development.  

Job Responsibilities
1.  30%  Independently conducts legal research and advanced analysis to interpret and summarize Illinois, other states and federal legal mandates impacting IDoA, including but not limited to Executive Orders, Public Acts, rule-making bulletins, letters and related IDoA directives.

2.  20%  Using a personal computer, other common office equipment and windows-based software, promulgates, reviews, and coordinates IDoA rule making for IDoA administered programs and services in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedures Act. 

3.  20%  Serves as lead attorney for assigned programs within IDoA and provides support for other programs as requested. 

4.  15%  Monitors, tracks and analyzes policies regarding local, State and federal government procedures, rules, statutes, and other activities which increases the effectiveness and efficiency of IDoA and improves its accountability to the public, state and federal governmental entities, including the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA). 

5.  10%  Processes requests submitted to IDoA regarding Freedom of Information (FOIA), authorizations for the release of information and subpoenas based on specific program or other confidentiality requirements. 

6.  5%  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications
1.  Active Illinois law license in good standing. 

2.  Prior experience equivalent to three years of progressively responsible legal work including administrative rule making and/or policy development experience in a public or business organization. 

Preferred Qualifications
1.  More than three years of progressively responsible legal work including administrative rule making and/or policy development experience in a public or business organization. 

2.  Experience in program support, understanding of state and federal requirements for elderly or disabled populations, experience with procurement, grants, agreements and/or contracts, procedure and policy development, project management. 

3.  Experience identifying legal issues, reviewing, researching/investigating, analyzing and recommending resolutions, opportunities for improvement or corrective action.

4.  Experience in problem identification and solving skills and ability to discern root causes and systemic issues includes ability to identify and coordinate corrective or preventative actions.

5.  Experience developing concise written and verbal presentation of issues, training, procedures, etc.

6.  Experience with aging population or other identifiable demographic populations.

7.  Experience in Microsoft Office products and legal research software and ability to learn new software products.