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Office of the Illinois State Treasurer

Springfield, IL

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LocationSpringfield, Illinois 62704
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-11-19
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-10-02

Job Description:


Job Title:               Assistant General Counsel

Division:               Legal

Location:              Springfield, Illinois

Salary:                  Commensurate with experience      

Overview:  This is a professional-level legal position that drafts, analyzes, and reviews requests for proposals, transactional agreements, interagency agreements, and legal memoranda for various divisions regarding obligations of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office (“Office”). The individual in this position assists with on-going litigation involving an assigned portfolio, provides guidance and counsel regarding legislative matters, interpretation of contracts, and application of laws, rules, and policies to Office programs, and performs other related duties as assigned. Attendance is an essential function of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews briefs, pleadings, and works with the Attorney General’s office and outside counsel on litigation matters as directed by the General Counsel.

  • Provides guidance and counsel regarding various Office programs and activities.

  • Works closely with Human Resources Division regarding employment and labor laws issues.

  • Reviews and analyzes proposed legislation and administrative rules having a potential impact on the Office.

  • Drafts, analyzes, and reviews a broad range of transactional agreements including general services, technology, research, supply contracts and other related documents in compliance with procurement laws, rules, and applicable policies.

  • Drafts, analyzes and reviews solicitation documents, such as Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bid, and Requests for Qualifications.

  • Drafts, analyzes and reviews legal memoranda regarding various issues pertinent to the statutory obligations of the Office.

  • Conducts legal research regarding pertinent legal issues, including statutory obligations, rights, duties, and recourse.

  • Serves as a collaborative partner to internal stakeholders and provides pragmatic, focused legal counsel on legislative matters, interpretation of contracts, and application of laws, rules, and policies to Office programs.

  • Works closely with other members of the legal division, and the Office as a whole.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the job duties of the position.

    Specific Skills:

  • Exemplary written, human relations and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to plan effectively.

  • Ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and the public.

    Education and Work Experience: Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school; must be admitted and in good standing to practice law in the State of Illinois; five (5) years of experience practicing law in the areas described above; experience in government and/or finance desired.

    Certificate and Licenses Required: Must be licensed to practice law by the State of Illinois Supreme Court.

    Application Process:   Please visit https://illinoisstatetreasurer.applytojob.com/apply to apply by completing the online application, upload a resume and letter of interest.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

    Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability.

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