GENERAL COUNSEL (SPSA, OPT. 8L)

State of IllinoisChicago, IllinoisFull TimeRemote


Agency: Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Closing Date/Time: 11/19/2021
Salary: $9,000 - $10,500 Anticipated Monthly Salary
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: Federally Funded Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000

Posting #: 8767-IG0832


Job Posting Details:


The Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) is seeking a highly capable and experienced attorney to serve as General Counsel for OIG. The ideal candidate for this challenging and rewarding role will have legal management and supervisory experience in an investigatory or regulatory organization. In addition to impeccable technical legal skills and an accomplished professional record, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to exercise sound judgment in the identification of priorities, work collaboratively with internal and external partners, proactively address issues, and ensure timely completion of all work. They will exhibit strong leadership skills, demonstrate independent initiative, achieve their strategic goals, and will possess strong written and verbal communication skills.


At the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), we value staff as our greatest asset. We work in a spirit of teamwork to help millions of Illinoisans access high quality healthcare and fulfill child support obligations to advance their physical, mental, and financial well-being. We provide healthcare coverage for children and adults through Medicaid and other medical programs, and we help ensure that children receive financial resources from both their parents through Child Support Services. The HFS Office of the Inspector General investigates, audits and reviews program activity to ensure the integrity of our programs is maintained.


HFS is committed to promoting and preserving a workplace culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and value employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents. It is the collective sum of our individual differences that provides a broad perspective, leading to greater innovation and achievement. In recruiting for our team, we recognize the unique contributions of each applicant regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. HFS is an equal opportunity employer.


HFS values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.


Employees receive a robust benefit package including:


  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas (remote work may be an option for certain positions)
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually
  • (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)


If you are seeking a new opportunity, and this position appeals to you, please apply today!


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A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****************

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as General Counsel for the Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Serves as full line supervisor
  • Advises and consults with the Inspector General and other senior staff on legal matters involving OIG activities
  • Manages litigation to which OIG is party or witness
  • Serves as liaison and legal expert with Department staff and other State agencies to coordinate and improve the administrative hearing process on medical vendor and child support enforcement matters
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college
  • Requires possession of a license to practice law in Illinois
  • Requires four years professional experience in the practice of law

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four (4) years of professional experience organizing, directing, evaluating activities of attorneys and subordinate legal staff within an investigatory or regulatory organization
  • Four (4) years of professional experience advising and counseling senior leadership within an organization on legal matters
  • Four (4) years of professional experience supervising attorneys and subordinate staff
  • Four (4) years of professional experience serving as a legal liaison with an organization’s external stakeholders, such as law enforcement or regulatory entities
  • Four (4) years of professional experience litigating or managing litigation in the courts or administrative proceedings
  • Four (4) years of professional experience implementing change management, process improvement, and strategic planning
  • Four (4) years of professional experience developing policies and procedures, regulations, and/or legislation
  • Four (4) years of professional experience working with confidential information or sensitive issues
  • Four (4) years of professional experience presenting to internal and external stakeholders orally and in writing

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to pass a background check
  • Requires ability to travel
  • Requires possession of a valid driver’s license

Work Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Work Location: 401 S Clinton St Chicago, IL 60607-3800
Agency Contact: HFS.OIGApps@illinois.gov
Job Function: Administration/Management

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