Visiting Legal Investigator

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Category:Academic Professional Title:Visiting Legal Investigator Location:Springfield Close Date:04/30/2021 Description:

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The Center for State Policy and Leadership seeks a full-time Visiting Legal Investigator. The primary purpose of this position is to perform technical and legal work of a general nature for the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and conduct specialized field investigations to determine statutory compliance relating to child death and serious injuries and complaints that implicate misconduct of Department or private agency staff for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Child and Family Services.

This position is fully funded by and reports to the Public Service Administrator who supervises child death investigations at the OIG, DCFS. This is a temporary (one-year), part to full-time (0-100% FTE) twelve-month appointment, subject to renewal up to three years depending on the availability of grant funding and satisfactory annual performance reviews. Located in Chicago.

Duties:
  1. Conduct specialized field investigations to determine statutory compliance relating to child death and serious injuries and complaints that implicate misconduct of Department or private agency staff.
  2. Apply legal methods and procedures with reference to the legal implications involved; conduct investigations in a manner that will preserve evidence for possible criminal prosecution; analyze evidence discovered under applicable federal and state statutes and rules to determine whether criminal prosecution, disciplinary or licensure action is warranted.
  3. Perform technical and legal work of a general nature for the OIG.
  4. Plan, evaluate, develop and validate programs, training standards, policies, methods, techniques, and procedures to implement OIG recommendations.
  5. Conduct technical research; draft rules, regulations, interpretations and summaries of various provisions of pertinent statutes.
  6. Act as supervisor in directing and coordinating the hiring, training, and managing of Academic Professional.
  7. Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in social science and/or law degree required.

A minimum of 3 years related child welfare research experience.

Possesses and applies advanced knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.

Environmental demands:

General office environment housed at Office of Inspector General, Chicago, IL. Regular travel not expected but may occur occasionally around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and computer keyboarding.

Application Procedures:

  • Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of application, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references via the Hire Touch online application system.
  • Review of complete applications will begin as soon as application materials are received and continue until the position is filled or if the search is terminated. For full consideration, all applications must be received by April 30, 2021.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer; veterans, persons with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

UIS employment in this role is not covered by Social Security, and instead, is covered by the State Universities Retirement System.

  • You don't pay Social Security taxes and your earnings won't be on your Social Security record. (Your record will, however, show your Medicare wages.)

Your pension from the State Universities Retirement System may affect the amount of your

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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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