Deputy General Counsel

Recruitment #20-20002250-001

Introduction

This Classification is not subject to the Civil Service Examination process.

This application is open to all candidates, both internal and external, who meet the minimum requirements.

Applications will be accepted only during the designated filing period for this classification.  The opening and closing dates of the filing period are listed in this announcement.  Applications must be filed by the following method:

Submitted online through the District's Online Employment Center at www.districtjobs.org.  Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the closing date in order to be considered.

The deadline for filing an application will not be extended due to any unavailability of the District's Online Employment Center.  The District will not be liable for the Online Employment Center being unavailable for any period of time, and it is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application form is completed and submitted in a timely manner.  Therefore, it is recommended that applications be submitted early in the filing period.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application form is completed and submitted in a timely manner by the method described above

Descriptions and dates of education, experience and any required license or certification should be very clear so that it is understood exactly how the applicant meets the minimum requirements. Prospective employees will be required to provide documentation of the required education, experience and licensure/certification upon employment. Falsification of a material statement in an application may constitute grounds for rejection of the application, exclusion from the examination, removal from the eligible list, or discharge of an employee from his or her position in the Classified Service.

Minimum Requirement Date: The minimum requirements for this examination must be met by the qualification date listed in this announcement.

Residency Requirement: There is no residency requirement to participate in the examination; however, all District employees must be domiciled within the boundaries of the District within six months of successful completion of probation. (The District is in Cook County, Illinois, covering approximately 90% of the county area.)

Probationary Period: The probationary period for this classification is one year (250 days worked).

Hiring and Employment Objectives: The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is committed to hiring and employment practices that base employee selection on a candidate's knowledge, skill and ability to perform effectively on the job; provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants; prohibit the entry of political reasons or factors and other improper considerations into any stage of the selection and hiring processes; and create a transparent, honest and fair hiring system.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with applicable laws.  Requests for testing accommodations are to be made within one week after the close of the filing period.  For information regarding accommodation for individuals with disabilities, phone (312) 751-5170 (voice) or (312) 751-5916 (TTY).

 

 

 

 

 

Application Submission Information

Duties: Under general and limited direction, assists as second in charge of the Law Department.

Absolute Requirement: Admission to practice before all courts of the State of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.

Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Doctor of Law (Juris Doctor) degree, or equivalent, and twelve years of progressively responsible experience in the general practice of law, including the trial of cases in court, six years of which must have been in work directly related to District activities. Six years of this experience must have been in a management and supervisory capacity.

 

Application: Candidates must submit the following no later than December 8, 2020:

 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter describing your vision statement for the Deputy General Counsel position.

 

Process: A short list of candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of December 14, 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Coleman at 312-751-5172.

Appointments

Appointment is subject to successfully passing a physical examination, a drug test and a criminal history background investigation.


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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