Aviation Environmental Regulatory and Contracts Vacancy

AERC Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/ Senior                                                   


The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior in the AERC Division to represent the City in environmental matters. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel of the AERC Division, and will be given a high level of responsibility for handling complex environmental matters, including handling and supervising environmental litigation, drafting environmental legislation, reviewing and drafting contracts for environmental compliance, developing and implementing environmental enforcement and cost recovery strategies, assisting City departments with environmental compliance, providing assistance with the City's brownfields redevelopment program, and otherwise advising and counseling City departments on environmental litigation and other environmental matters.

NOTE: To apply for this position, you must submit an on-line application on the City of Chicago's webpage at www.chicago.gov/careers.

Also, the following information must be submitted to the City of Chicago, Department of Law's Legal Recruiter, 121 N. La Salle Street, Suite 600, Chicago, IL60602.

  • Copy of Law school transcript (An official transcript must be provided at the time of interview if it is not submitted at time of application.)
  • Copy of your ARDC card       
  • Two writing samples

Submitting required materials whether in person or postmarked on or December 27, 2011 shall result in your application not being considered for the position

NOTE: All writing samples submitted in consideration for employment must comply with the following criteria:

  1. Each writing sample submitted must be no less than five (5) pages and no more than twenty (20) pages.
  2. Each writing sample must be written by the applicant within two years of submission.
  3. Each writing sample must be accompanied by a cover page explaining:
  • the sample's original purpose, e.g. a writing class, moot court brief, memorandum for an employer;
  • when and for whom the sample was written;
  • the extent of editing by any third party;
  • if the writing sample is an excerpt from a larger document, identify that larger document and provide context, if necessary.

If an applicant chooses to submit a writing sample containing confidential or privileged information, the applicant must identify the steps taken (redactions, name changes or consent from the client or employer) to preserve the confidential or privileged nature of the document.

Location: Law Department 30 N. LaSalle Chicago, IL 60602
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school, admission to the Illinois Bar (or another state bar having reciprocity with Illinois) and a minimum of eight (8) years of experience as a licensed attorney, including a minimum of five (5) years of legal experience handling environmental litigation and other environmental matters.

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

This position requires applicants to complete an interview.  The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Superior writing, research and editing skills; exceptional client counseling and organizational skills; the ability to work well with others; demonstrated leadership and initiative on assigned tasks; and demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, monitor and control workflow deadlines. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.

NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.

NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.   

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?"  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States ANDa copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

Your initial evaluation will be based on the documents submitted. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.

Residency Requirement:
An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago. Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.

If you are disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to file your application, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312-744-4976, TTY 312-744-5035. You will be required to provide information regarding your request.


The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer

City of Chicago                      Department of Law                Department of Human Resources
Rahm Emanuel                        Stephen R. Patton                    Soo Choi
Mayor                                     Corporation Counsel                 Commissioner
Job Posting: 2011-Dec-09 | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: 2011-Dec-23
Bargaining Unit: 09 | Starting Pay Rate: $99,948/Annually

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