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FOIA Officer/ Assistant Attorney General - Public Access and Opinions - FOIA Office - Springfield or Chicago Office

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Access and Opinions

Location: FOIA Office - Springfield or Chicago

The Public Access and Opinions Division seeks attorneys with sound judgment and excellent research and writing skills to serve as an additional FOIA Officer within the Office of the Attorney General. The FOIA Officer is responsible for receiving, assessing, and responding to requests for records in the possession of the Office of the Attorney General that are made under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The FOIA Officer works with the appropriate division, bureau, or personnel within the Office of the Attorney General to locate responsive records. In addition, prior to their release, the FOIA Officer reviews and redacts records, as appropriate. The FOIA Officer will work with the Attorney General's current FOIA Officer and FOIA staff to respond to requests in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and will handle requests with the appropriate skill and care that ensures compliance with Illinois law.

Candidates must be licensed to practice law by the State of Illinois at the time of application. Ideal candidates should have two or more years of legal experience, preferably involving the Freedom of Information Act. The ability to work under pressure and prioritize a caseload effectively in order to meet statutory compliance deadlines is essential.

Salary: Salaries start at $73,548.

To ensure full consideration, please send cover letter with resume to:

Attorney Hiring
Attn: Tierra Williams
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (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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