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

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Access and Opinions

Location: FOIA Office - Springfield

The Public Access and Opinions Division is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Attorney General to serve as a FOIA Officer in the Springfield office. The FOIA Officer is responsible for receiving, assessing and subsequently responding to requests made under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The FOIA Officer in the Springfield office will be responsible for reviewing FOIA requests addressed to the Office of the Illinois Attorney General and working with the FOIA Officer located in the Chicago office and the appropriate division or bureau within the office to locate responsive records, review and redact responsive records, and draft an appropriate response. The FOIA Officer will respond to correspondence in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and handle correspondence with the appropriate skill and care that ensures legal compliance. The FOIA Officer will coordinate, and in appropriate circumstances conduct, internal research to locate all paper and electronic records held by the Office of the Attorney General that relate to particular FOIA requests.

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois at the time of application. The ideal candidate should have three or more years of legal experience, preferably with FOIA requests. Ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload effectively in order to meet compliance deadlines is essential. This position requires precise and effective oral and written communication skills.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary starts at $70,000.

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

Attorney Recruiting
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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