Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor – Labor Division

City of Chicago

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor in the Labor Division to personally represent and to supervise other attorneys in the representation of the City and City officials and employees (a) in employment cases, including those alleging discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, filed with federal, state, and local agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations; (b) in employee disciplinary and discharge proceedings before the City’s Police Board and Human Resources Board; and (c) in employee labor proceedings before arbitrators and labor boards. The extent to which the Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will perform each of these functions will vary from time to time and depend in part upon Division staffing. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor may have responsibility also on other matters, including but not limited to client counseling; interaction with other Law Department divisions, other City departments, and outside counsel; and Labor Division attorney and staff training, development, and evaluation. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will be responsible for both supervising and handling all phases of assigned matters, including but not limited to personally conducting and participating in hearings. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel, the Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel, the Chief Labor Negotiator, and/or the Assistant Chief Labor Negotiator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ideal candidates will possess:

a minimum of 5 years experience conducting administrative hearings and/or arbitrations
Experience handling litigation or disciplinary matters involving the Chicago Police Department
Experience handling employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation charges and/or labor arbitrations and Labor Board cases
Superior research, writing, editing, and analytical skills
Exceptional communication skills Exceptional client counseling skills
The ability to work well with others
Demonstrated leadership and initiative
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow and deadlines
Demonstrated commitment to public service

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