Goverment Jobs
October 22, 2019
Cook County, Illinois
Job Type


Description of Duties/Essential Functions

Under general direction, provides legal counsel/assistance, often of a sensitive and confidential nature, to upstate staff of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (DFPR) and serves as back-up to downstate staff concerning certain labor relations issues and concerns. Administers activities of labor relations functions. Consults with and advises DFPR personnel in the area of labor relations; i.e., grievances, appeals, lawsuits, discipline, etc. Conducts extensive and complex legal research and/or studies. Receives training in attending master contract and supplemental negotiations. Advises DFPR managerial and supervisory staff of internal procedures/policies to be followed in labor relations to comply with Personnel Rules, collective bargaining agreements, work rules, policies and procedures. Prepares reports and correspondences for management approval to address confidential and sensitive issues. Travels to various sites to provide counsel for Department management and staff.

Minimum Requirements

Requires law degree and possession of a license to practice law in Illinois. Requires three years progressively responsible administrative experience in law. Requires thorough knowledge of common law and of the State and Federal laws, particularly relating to administrative and regulatory functions. Requires extensive knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedure and of the rules of evidence, hearings, and trials procedures. Requires extensive knowledge in the field of law with which primarily concerned. Requires working knowledge of principles of administration and management, including organization, controls and techniques used in dealing with management and procedural problems. Requires ability to plan, layout and review with work relating to complicated legal problems; to maintain satisfactory working relationships with superiors, other attorneys, employees and the public; and to exercise sound judgment in appraising and evaluating problems of a procedural nature. Requires skill and ability in analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, evidence and precedents concerned in difficult and complex cases and in presenting such material in clear and logical form for oral or written presentation, as briefs, orders, reports or decisions. Requires the ability to travel.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact

Anticipated Starting Salary ? $3,116
Current Bargaining Unit Employees ? CBA language applies

FullSalary Range ? $3,116 - $9,765

Work Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Work Location: Office of Legal Affairs/Labor Relations/Update
JRTC 100 W Randolph, Chicago
Cook County

Agency Contact: Human Resources
320 W Washington St, 2nd floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Scan all applications or questions to [email protected]
217-557-3022 Fax

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois Rutan interview process.

Current State Employees: Submit an official position vacancy bid form and CMS 100 Employment Application (**version date 7/2019 or later**) to the Agency contact address listed above. If bidding on a promotion, applicant must be deemed qualified or have submitted a promotional application (CMS 100B) to CMS to receive a qualifying promotional grade PRIOR to the closing of the posting period. A separate bid form and application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.

If you are a current state employee wish to transfer, you must submit an Employee Transfer Request form. If no Employee Transfer Request form is submitted, you will not be considered for the position.

Former State Employees: Submit an official position vacancy bid form and new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application (**version dated 7/2019 or later**) to the agency contract address listed. A separate bid form and application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.


Non-State Employees: Follow the HOW TO APPLY instructions/link below.

How to Apply

Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at [email protected] or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

Additional Documentation for Public Service Administrator:

Option 8L - Law License Illinois

Class Specification
Additional Title and Exam Information

These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.

NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.


State of Illinois employees may be eligible for a variety of benefits associated with their employment. From a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, to vacation and sick leave days and a generous retirement plan, the State of Illinois offers a competitive benefits program for state employees. To learn more about the benefits of state employment, please explore the links below:

Healthcare Benefits:

The State offers its employees a comprehensive health and dental program along with a wide array of supplemental insurance programs. Illinois has long been committed to providing employees with the best possible insurance benefits at the greatest possible value.

Retirement Benefits:

In addition to health and dental insurance programs, state employees are offered a generous pension program with options that can be tailored to meet employees' needs.

Workplace Benefits:

State employees may also be eligible for other benefits such as holidays, annual leave and sick leave.

Visit our Illinois Benefits website to see a more detailed summary of other benefits which are available to state employees.

Note: The above benefits are available to most state employees with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary, part-time and student worker positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits.

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