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Assistant General Counsel, (Public Service Administrator, Opt. 8L)

Location:  Springfield, IL, US, 62703-2487
Job Requisition ID:  17814
Agency:  Illinois Gaming Board 
Closing Date/Time:  09/30/2022 
Salary:  $7,250 - $7,666.67 / Monthly (Starting) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 010 
The Illinois Gaming Board is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.  We are looking for an experienced attorney licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. We value a diverse, creative and collaborative work environment. If you are a team player with a great work ethic and sound judgment, we encourage you to apply.
The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) serves as the regulatory body for all gambling activities across the state of Illinois. The IGB administers a regulatory and tax collection system for the expanding casino gambling, video gaming, and sports wagering in Illinois. We are committed to preserving the integrity of the Illinois gaming industry.
Posting Identification Number: 17814
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Essential Functions

  • Serves as an authoritative source to Board members and program staff interpreting, the Illinois Gambling Act, the Video Gaming Act, Sports Wagering Act, State Fair Gaming Act, and any other rules and regulations and judicial decisions.
  • Drafts rules, regulations, and proposed legislation necessary to protect or enhance the credibility and integrity of gambling operations authorized by the Illinois Gambling Act, the Video Gaming Act, Sports Wagering Act, and State Fair Gaming Act.
  • Drafts forms to be used for license applications for Casino owners, suppliers, and licensees involved in the ownership or management of gambling operations.
  • Participates in hearings and proceedings in connection with civil violations of Illinois Gambling laws or Board rules and regulations.
  • Drafts standards for the licensing of all persons under the Act.
  • Issues subpoenas to witnesses and for production of books, records, and other pertinent documents, and administers oaths and affirmations to witnesses.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires graduation from a recognized law school.
  • Requires a law degree and a license in good standing to practice law in the State of Illinois.
  • Requires prior experience equivalent to three years of progressively responsible experience in law or related field; of the three years experience, requires at least two years of demonstrable trial or administrative hearing experience, including experience with the examination of witnesses and the admittance of evidence.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  • Two years of professional legal experience in common law, State and Federal laws, particularly relating to administrative and regulatory functions.
  • Two years of professional legal experience in judicial and quasi-judicial procedures and the rules of evidence, hearings, and trial procedures.
  • Two years of professional legal experience presenting and arguing legal cases in court and/or administrative hearings
  • Two years of professional legal experience in drafting motions, pleadings, briefs, and memoranda
  • Two years of professional legal experience in one or more of the following: Freedom of Information Act, Open Meetings Act, Personnel Code, and labor issues.
  • Two years of professional experience drafting legal documents and forms.
  • One year of professional experience managing projects.
  • Two years of professional experience working with clients/customers (public or private sector).

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires a valid Illinois driver’s license and the willingness and ability to travel during regular duties.
  • Pass Illinois Gaming Board’s background investigation (background check).
  • Must comply with the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act: No State employee who works for the Illinois Gaming Board, or spouse or immediate family member living with such person shall, during State employment, hold an ownership interest, other than a passive interest in a publicly traded company, in any gaming license under the Illinois Gambling Act, the Video Gaming Act, the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, or the Sports Wagering Act.
  • Must comply with the Illinois Gambling Act: No person shall be employed to serve the Board who is, or whose spouseparent, or child is, an official of, or has a financial interest in or financial relation with, any operator engaged in gambling operations within this State or any organization engaged in conducting horse racing within this State.
  • Must comply with the Illinois Gambling Act: For the one year immediately preceding employment, an employee shall not have been employed or received compensation or fees for services from a person or entity, or its parent or affiliate, that has engaged in business with the Board, a licensee, or a licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.
Work Hours:  8:30 AM- 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday 
Work Location: 801 S 7th St Springfield, IL 62703-2487 
Agency Contact: 
Illinois Gaming Board, Human Resources
801 South 7th Street, Suite 400 South
Springfield, IL 62703
217-557-2821 Phone
217-524-1932 Fax OR Scan To:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.
The Illinois Gaming Board continually strives for a workforce which reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas, and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  The Illinois Gaming Board is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is an equal-opportunity employer.

Job Family: Administration/Management 
The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:
Revolving Door:  
Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.