Overview

POSITION:Equity Attorney (Assistant Legal Counsel #1557)
INVENTORY#:1557
LOCATION:Springfield or Chicago
UNION:Exempt
DEPARTMENT:Legal
ANTICIPATED STARTING SALARY RANGE:$59,220 – $81,427
FULL SALARY RANGE:$59,220 – $103,635
OFFICE HOURS:Monday  Friday 8:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m.
POSTED DATE:October 2, 2020
CLOSING DATE:Open Until Filled

Reporting to the General Counsel/Legal Officer, exercises professional judgment in providing legal assistance to the State Board of Education.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs legal research, makes legal recommendations and analyzes issues within the agency pertaining to equity strategic goal.
  • Researches, reviews and drafts legal opinions, legislation, administrative rules, contracts, guidance and other documents.
  • Assists and advises the agency in policy deliberations and implementation.
  • Participates in agency and external committees and tasks forces.
  • Communicates with stakeholders, advocates, attorneys and other government personnel concerning matters of equity.
  • Provides legal resources to school officials and other constituents, as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS & LICENSE REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • At least two years of work in equity-based field.
  • Strong skills in written and verbal communications.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to function both independently and within a team.
  • Familiarity with Illinois Administrative Rules and Illinois School Code.

Office Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Illinois State Board of Education
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601To view full posting and apply electronically, please visit https: www.isbe.net/Lists/ISBECareers/CareerDisplayForm.aspx?ID=460. Interested parties must submit the required application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial until recommended for hire). The subject line should include the position number(s) you are applying for.

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