2023-08-29"1">Positions AvailableATTO
Location: Chicago West Suburbs
Location: Elgin, IL
URL: www.cityofelgin.org/98/Employment


The City of Elgin seeks an Assistant Corporation Counsel. This is an in-house position within the City's Law Department and reports to the Corporation Counsel.


Responsibilities include providing legal advice and representation for the City, its officials, departments, staff and boards and commissions on a variety of areas of local government law, drafting and reviewing of ordinances, contracts and other legal documents, legal research and drafting of opinions, state and federal litigation including ordinance enforcement, arbitrations, real estate transactional work and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications.

Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Minimum of three years experience as attorney. Excellent research skills, excellent interpersonal, negotiation, oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications.

Experience in local government law including familiarity with Freedom of Information Act processing, the Open Meetings Act and other unique governmental legal aspects. Experience in a range of civil areas. Transactional skills and negotiating and drafting of contracts. Experience in real estate, development, annexations, zoning, code enforcement and eminent domain. Experience in employment law, collective bargaining and grievances. Experience in litigation and arbitration. Experience in ordinance prosecution or other high volume litigation areas (e.g., criminal). In-house legal experience.

Applications are available at https://www.cityofelgin.org/. Completed applications must also include a resume and a writing sample. Applicants must pass a background investigation, criminal history record check and drug test. Salary range is $110,629 - $148,254, depending upon qualifications and experience, plus a comprehensive benefit package. Application deadline September 29, 2023. The City of Elgin is an EOE