Closing Date: 26th August, 2022
The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor (Chief ACC) in the Collections, Ownership and Administrative Litigation (COAL) Division. COAL is responsible for collecting debts due and owing to the City; acquiring properties through lien foreclosures; determining property owners and responsible parties in preparing for litigation for health and safety violations of the Municipal Code; and litigating bankruptcy matters involving the City. The Chief ACC will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel in the Division and will have significant responsibilities on various matters, including but not limited to client counseling, training, developing work standards and evaluating job performance, communicating with aldermanic offices and City departments, creating policies and procedures to address the needs of City departments served by the Division, overseeing the handling of a high volume workload environment, and litigating in state, federal and administrative bodies, creating reports for gathering data information for the Office of the Budget, and providing litigation strategies. The attorney will be responsible for both supervising and handling all phases of litigation on his or her own cases, including preparing pleadings and motions of varying complexity, and undertakes other duties as directed by the Deputy of the Division.
Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree and admission to the Illinois Bar.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ideal candidates will possess the following:
- Five (5) years of litigation experience in state, federal court, or administrative proceedings
- Ability to supervise attorneys and staff and oversee projects, including skill in analysis, evaluation, decision-making, delegation, and follow-up
- Superior writing, research and editing skills
- Strong analytical reasoning, negotiation, legal research, and oral and written communication skills
- Exceptional client counseling skills
- Ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow deadlines
- Ability to work well with others
- Ability to work under short deadlines.
- Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative on assigned tasks
- Preference may be given to candidates possessing the following:
- Experience in collections matters
- Experience in determining real property ownership
- Experience in project management