ASSOCIATE STAFF ATTORNEY

Applications accepted January 8, 2019 through February 5, 2019.

To apply for this position, complete the application: here

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree and admission to the Illinois Bar (or another state bar having reciprocity with Illinois).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Work experience with discovery, document review, and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Work experience in an investigatory or law enforcement organization.

DUTIES:

  • Responds to discovery requests and subpoenas in coordination with the City’s Law Department
  • Serves as the Office’s FOIA officer, responding to FOIA requests
  • Coordinates with Office personnel and external parties on the production of appropriate documents
  • Conducts document reviews related to document productions and investigations for relevance, privilege, and confidentiality. Prepares redactions and privilege logs for confidential and privileged material.
  • Assists in the final preparation and distribution of investigatory findings documents
  • Reviews and interprets various documents (e.g., legal documents, requests for information, contractual requirements, legislation) for department management
  • Under direction of senior management, researches and analyzes local, state, federal laws, ordinances and court decisions relative to legal issues affecting Office investigations, audits, and program reviews
  • Evaluates programmatic compliance with local, state, and federal laws (e.g., FOIA, HIPAA and EEO laws)
  • Drafts other legal memoranda as directed
  • Participates in meetings with senior-level attorneys and other parties to discuss cases and negotiation strategies
  • Advises management on legal issues related to Office operations as they are affected by local, state, or federal laws, statutes, or contracts
  • Assists in the development of departmental policies, procedures, and programs
  • Other duties as assigned

ANNUAL SALARY:                     Up to $61,800

TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE:       Travel outside Chicago is not required. Standard work hours are 8:30am-4:30pm, flexibility permitted.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:  Employees must be a resident of the City of Chicago and proof of residency is required at the commencement of employment.

OWING OF CITY DEBT: Municipal Code of Chicago 2-152-150 prohibits the hiring of anyone who owes any debt to the City of Chicago.

INSTRUCTIONS: To apply for this job title do NOT use the City of Chicago online application.

Complete, the “Inspector General Employment Application,” by clicking here;

NOTE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING. NO SECOND PARTY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  THE INSPECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE REQUIRES THAT ITS EMPLOYEES BE NONPARTISAN AND FREE FROM CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND MILITARY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The City of Chicago does not participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). In addition, employment at the Office of Inspector General is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.