Thursday, February 7, 2013

City of Rockford Seeks In-House Employment Lawyer

The City of Rockford has a mid-level job opening in its law department.  The City requires five years' experience, but the job posting says that "any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience" may be substituted for the required experience.  Sounds like they're asking people to argue why they're qualified.  

This is a very attractive career opportunity for someone with the right experience.  I copied the entire job posting below.  There is contact information at the bottom.
"Senior Lawyer - Labor 
Experienced attorney comparable to mid-level associate through junior partner in private sector law firms.  
The City of Rockford is seeking qualified applicants for in-house counsel to focus on all areas of employment law including EEOC, FMLA, Worker's Compensation, employee relations and collective bargaining. Primary responsibilities include the management, coordination and participation in the defense of grievances, arbitrations, claims and lawsuits asserted against the City of Rockford. This position may also provide support for various city council committees. 
Requirements: Graduation from an accredited school of law and five years' experience in prosecuting municipal cases. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the required experience. Must be a licensed member in good standing of the Illinois Bar. Starting Salary $67,204.80 / DOQ.  
Applications and resumes can either be dropped off or mailed to: City of Rockford Human Resources Department, 425 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61104 or emailed to HumanResources@Rockfordil.gov. Applications can also be faxed to 815-967-6924. Please visit the employment page of our web site, www.rockfordil.gov for more information.  
The City of Rockford is an equal opportunity employer."

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