Experience: 10 years
Location: Chicago Loop
Area of Practice: Contracts
Deputy General Counsel - Contracts
Office of the General Counsel
POSITION SUMMARY The Deputy General Counsel for the corporate counsel/contracts unit is responsible for supervising and reviewing all contract and procurement matters for the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Additionally, the Deputy General Counsel will partner with the business departments to develop and implement policies and procedures that are designed to limit and/or eliminate the CHA's liability exposure. The responsibilities also include counseling and advising senior management on legal matters that impact business decisions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Meets with CHA leadership to create, implement and enforce CHA policies, federal and state laws and regulations.
Directs, oversees, manages, supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of subordinate staff to ensure development and enhancement of skills necessary to accomplish their duties.
Researches general interest case-law and articles concerning current developments of the law affecting the CHA and its residents.
Drafts contracts, intergovernmental agreements, various other legal documents.
Supervises lawyers who draft contracts, intergovernmental agreements and various other legal documents.
Keeps abreast of United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations and policies.
Attends Board briefings and other meetings with executive leadership.
Interprets relevant federal, state, local laws and rules and HUD's regulations and policies.
This position requires a Juris Doctor degree, Admission to the Illinois Bar, General Bar of Northern District of Illinois and a minimum of ten years' experience, including ten years of government procurement and contracts.
Candidate must possess an extensive knowledge of government procurement and contracting. Must be knowledgeable about the Illinois Open Meetings Act and corporate governance. Excellent analytical skills, writing and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills and legal research skills are required. Excellent management skills essential to supervise staff and manage complex contract and other issues.
Must also have the ability to work in an environment with aggressive deadlines. Apply at CAREERS.THECHA.ORG