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TECHNICAL ADVISOR II Opt SS (Spanish Speaking)/REGIONAL COUNSEL

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CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

Posting Identification # 2203008-030095

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision, serves as Regional Counsel; represents the Department at hearings on calendars in the Juvenile Court of Cook County; appears personally in court, especially in high profile or complex cases, in the performance of duties; provides input into or conducts screenings to determine whether matters are legally sufficient to present to the court; utilizes Spanish speaking and writing skills in oral and written communications; provides legal advice and counsel to workers, supervisors, and administrators; conducts legal training for DCFS and POS administrators, supervisors, and staff; prepares memoranda on legal issues.

Job Responsibilities

1. As directed, represents the Department at all hearings on assigned calendar in the Juvenile Court of Cook County, including temporary custody, adjudication, disposition, permanency, status, progress, termination of parental rights, and motion hearings; appears personally in court, especially on high profile or complex cases, in the performance of duties; travels to various locations in the performance of duties.

2. As directed, provides input into or conducts screenings to determine whether matters are legally sufficient to present to the court; when deficiencies are identified, informs the workers and supervisor of the deficiencies and recommends necessary corrective action; provides legal advice and counsel to workers, supervisors, and administrators, as assigned.

3. Utilizes Spanish speaking and writing skills in oral and written communications.

4. Provides input into the planning and development of training for staff on legal issues; conducts legal trainings for DCFS and POS administrators, supervisors, and staff.

5. As directed, makes periodic visits to assigned area office(s) to provide on site legal consultation to workers.

6. Prepares memoranda on legal issues; reviews or drafts proposed legislation or policy documents and conducts research on legal issues.

7. Maintains current working knowledge of relevant federal and state statutory and case law, state and federal regulations, and Department policy and procedures.

8. Maintains records of activities and actions taken on behalf of the Department and reports to supervisor regarding same.

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

Education Degree

1. Requires graduation from a recognized law school

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1, Requires possession of a valid license to practice law in Illinois

2. Requires ability to speak and write Spanish at a colloquial skill level

Employment Conditions

1. Requires the ability to pass a background check

2. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel

Location: 2245 W Ogden Ave Chicago, IL 60612

Work Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm

Bid ID #: 2203008-030095

Agency Contact:

Michael Bernardy

Phone: 217-558-8163

Fax: 217-524-3970

Email: Michael.Bernardy@Illinois.gov (preferred)

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants.
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

To apply for this job email your details to Michael.Bernardy@Illinois.gov

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