Title: Bureau Chief
Division: Public Interest
Bureau: Workplace Rights - Chicago Office
The mission of the Workplace Rights Bureau is to protect and advance the employment rights of Illinois residents, particularly and low and moderate-income residents and immigrant residents. The Bureau investigates and litigates cases involving serious or persistent violations of laws protecting workers. For example, the Bureau has investigated or filed suit in cases involving the overuse of non-compete agreements for low-wage workers; employment discrimination by temporary staffing agencies; labor trafficking in the restaurant industry; and payroll fraud on public works contracts, among other matters. The Bureau drafts amicus curiae briefs on significant issues in employment law and comments on proposed state and federal regulatory changes. The Bureau monitors and proposes employment-related legislation. Additionally, the Bureau conducts outreach, hosts events, and partners with other governmental entities, community groups, unions, and businesses.
The Bureau Chief advises the Attorney Generalís Office on a wide variety of labor and employment issues; oversees investigations and cases handled by the Workplace Rights Bureau; supervises the Workplace Rights Bureau's Assistant Attorneys General and paralegals; advises, proposes and comments on legislation related to labor and employment rights issues; and represents the Attorney Generalís Office at outreach events throughout the State of Illinois.
Candidates must be licensed in the State of Illinois and should have at least ten yearsí experience, be a skilled litigator, be committed to aggressively enforcing state and federal employment and labor laws, and have excellent communication and management skills.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To ensure full consideration, please send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to:
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants 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.