Experience: 7+ years
Location: Chicago Loop
Area of Practice: Litigation incld. consent decrees, administrative hearings, provide advice to client departments
Senior Assistant General Counsel (Housing Policy and Legislation)
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to:
The Senior Assistant General Counsel will help the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) achieve its mission and goals, primarily by protecting its legal interests. Counsel will develop policy on behalf of CHA. Counsel will represent the CHA in matters litigated in state and federal courts, including matters involving consent decrees, in administrative hearings, and will provide advice to client departments.
Seeking candidate with significant policy and legislative experience. Ideal candidate will have trial experience, litigation experience, strong writing skills, excellent verbal communication skills, ability to work well with diverse populations and stakeholders and willingness to learn new substantive areas to meet CHA's needs including: fair housing and various constitutional claims.
SUMMARY OF PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Administering CHAs policies and procedures, including CHAs Occupancy Policy, Grievance Procedure and Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.
2. Drafting and reviewing policies and procedures and other documents related to CHAs operations.
3. Providing research, factual information and counsel on housing related regulations, CHA policies, federal and state law, municipal ordinances and case law.
4. Monitoring and administering of consent decrees, judgement orders and various other agreements resulting from litigation matters.
5. Advising client departments on CHAs operations and achieving goals in compliance with applicable policies, rules and laws.
6. Assisting the Deputy General Counsel and other members of the Office of the General Counsel or client departments as needed, including by preparing required reports.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
*Academic Level: Juris Doctorate Degree
*Industry Experience: Other industries not listed
This position requires a Juris Doctor degree, admission to the Illinois bar and good standing, and a minimum of eight years of experience drafting reviewing and/or otherwise involved with policy making and/or legislative activities, litigating in state and federal court. Ideal candidate will be a member of the federal trial bar or possess credentials to become a member of the federal trial bar, have trial experience, and strong writing and verbal communication skills.
Further requirements consist of the following: integrity, experience in multiple substantive areas of the law, strong work ethic, sound judgment, strong analytical and client service skills, ability to work cooperatively with supervisors/colleagues/ diverse client departments.
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: https://careers.thecha.org/