Full Job Description
Job Number: 346616
ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL SUPERVISOR
DEPARTMENT OF LAW
Aviation, Environmental, Regulatory and Contracts (“AERC”) Division
The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor in Finance and Aviation Group of the AERC Division to represent the City in transactional and regulatory matters. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel and Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel of the Finance and Aviation Group of the AERC Division, and will handle and supervise a broad range of transactional matters (including financings, commercial contracts and construction agreements) and some regulatory matters, The primary focus will be on representing the Chicago Department of Aviation (“CDA”) and, to a lesser extent, the Department of Procurement Services, although s/he may be called upon to do work for other City departments. The CDA operates both O’Hare and Midway airports, and the extensive capital expansions and ongoing demands relating to the airports result in a broad range of financing, contractual and regulatory matters. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will (1) help structure transactions; (2) review, draft and negotiate financing agreements, disclosure documents, airline use agreements, concession agreements, real estate and construction contracts, leases, purchase agreements for goods or services, and other agreements; (3) analyze proposed transactions for compliance with laws and regulations; (4) advise City departments on legal compliance; (5) review and draft proposed ordinances related to transactions; (6) review and comment on proposed legislation and rule-making; and (7) supervise more junior attorneys on such tasks and monitor outside counsel on certain matters. This position will not handle litigation but will be expected to handle some pre-litigation claim and dispute resolution, and to provide support to litigators in construction and contract litigation.
Application Process and Materials
All application materials are due on or before August 17, 2021.
You must submit an on-line application along with your resume and the following materials here on this site by August 17, 2021.
Cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) specifically identifies how you meet the minimum qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below;
Law school transcript (official or unofficial);
Two writing samples; and
Current printout of your attorney registration status from the Illinois ARDC website at www.iardc.org (or your admitted state bar's equivalent), if applicable.
All application materials are due on or before August 17, 2021.
NOTE: Candidates experiencing trouble uploading the required documents to our system may e-mail the documents to: DOL.firstname.lastname@example.org. However, uploading documents directly to your CAREERS applicant profile is our preferred method of receipt.
Failure to submit all materials will result in your application not being considered for the position.
NOTE REGARDING PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: Working for the City of Chicago Department of Law may qualify you for loan forgiveness under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For detailed information, visit www.StudentAid.gov/publicservice or contact your federal loan servicer.
NOTE REGARDING REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Please do not submit references with your hard copy materials. Please do not send to us any materials other than those we have specifically requested above. Submission of references and/or additional materials other than what is specifically requested above shall result in your application not being considered for the position.
Please note the submission deadline for BOTH the online application and the hard copy material is August 17, 2021.
NOTE REGARDING QUESTIONS: If you have any questions regarding how to apply, please contact the Department of Human Resources. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, the Recruiting and Personnel Sections in the Department of Law are not able to take or return emails or phone calls seeking any information pertaining to the position or the process. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the City of Chicago Department of Law.
THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE.
Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree in or before 2017 and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705).
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any American law school that has passed and maintains the requirements of accreditation by the American Bar Association (www.americanbar.org).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ideal candidates will possess the following:
Superior writing, researching and editing skills;
Demonstrated experience and ability to review, draft, and negotiate agreements relating to a range of transactions;
Legal experience analyzing proposed transactions for compliance with the law;
Legal experience researching, analyzing, drafting and/or reviewing legislation, proposed legislation, and rules/regulations;
Legal experience with the complex statutory and regulatory frameworks for various contracts;
Excellent analytical and communication (oral and writing) skills;
Exceptional client counseling, negotiation, and organizational skills;
Demonstrated academic achievement;
Demonstrated leadership and initiative on assigned tasks;
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow deadlines;
Ability to work well with others;
Previous experience handling financing, real estate, commercial and/or construction transactions is highly preferred, but not required; and
Previous supervisory experience is preferred, but not required.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired, you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable. Please see address listed above of where to send required materials.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on the documents submitted. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or email@example.com. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Law Department of Human Resources
Lori E. Lightfoot Celia Meza Christopher Owen
Mayor Corporation Counsel Commissioner
Job Posting: Jul 27, 2021, 2:46:22 PM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Aug 17, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 09 | Salary: Commensurate w/experience Pay Basis:Yearly