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Bureau Chief - Civil Rights - Public Interest - Chicago

Title: Bureau Chief - Civil Rights

Division: Public Interest

Location: Chicago

The mission of the Civil Rights Bureau is to protect and advance the civil rights guarantees of Illinois residents. The Civil Rights Bureau litigates to enforce civil rights laws and investigates alleged civil rights violations, including allegations of pattern and practice discrimination in housing, public accommodations, employment, and by financial institutions. Recently, the Bureau has been involved in investigations involving race and national origin discrimination in employment, familial discrimination in housing, and sexual orientation and marital discrimination in public accommodations. The Bureau was also involved in two fair lending cases with the Department of Justice, one of which resulted in the largest fair lending settlement in history.


The Bureau Chief advises the Attorney Generalís Office on civil rights issues; oversees investigations and cases handled by the Civil Rights Bureau; supervises the Civil Rights Bureau's Assistant Attorneys General; advises, proposes and comments on legislation related to civil rights issues; and represents the Attorney Generalís Office in 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 civil rights laws, and have excellent communication and management skills.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume, cover letter, references and writing sample to:

Ruta Stropus
Director of Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)

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.

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