Assistant Attorney General - Child Support Enforcement - Springfield
Title: Assistant Attorney General
Division: Child Support Enforcement
Bureau: Springfield Office
The Child Support Enforcement Division of the Illinois Attorney Generalís Office is seeking an Assistant Attorney General for its Springfield office to handle child support enforcement cases and other litigation in several counties in west central Illinois. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for trial work, and experience handling a high volume of cases.
Attorneys in the Child Support Enforcement Division represent the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Human Services. While most of the litigation involves child support enforcement, attorneys also must handle personal injury lien recoveries, estate liens and claims, excess assistance recoveries, administrative review actions, bankruptcy cases in federal court, and miscellaneous matters. Attorneys appear in court several times a week and must be able to manage a high volume of cases during each call, and conduct formal evidentiary hearings when an agreement is not reached. Attorneys also must prepare pleadings and responses to motions, and research legal issues. Excellent litigation and negotiation skills are a must. The position also requires superior interpersonal skills as attorneys must maintain good working relationships with court officials and agency staff, as well as interact with the families needing child support enforcement services.
The position requires extensive travel, including travel in excess of 100 miles each way to various counties in west central Illinois.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, starting salary is $57,000. Candidates must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application.
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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.