Supervisor of Real Estate Tax Litigation Section

Job Title:  Supervisor, Real Estate Tax Litigation (“Tax”) Section

Department:  Civil Actions Bureau, Daley Center

General Description:

The Civil Actions Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is seeking a Supervisor to oversee the Real Estate Tax Section.  This is a full-time bargaining unit exempt position.

Working Environment and Reporting Structure:

The Tax Supervisor will report directly to the Division Chief of the Advice, Business, and Complex Litigation Division.

Duties/Requirements:

The Tax Supervisor will manage the day-to-day operations of the Tax Section and maintain his/her/their own caseload of real estate tax litigation cases, such as tax objection cases in the Circuit Court and the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, tax rate objections, indemnity cases, and other real estate tax related litigation.  The Supervisor will provide guidance, direction, and training to the attorneys working within the Section and assign casework to the ASAs within the Section. The Tax section is also responsible for advice and counsel to various Cook County tax assessment and collection officials. The role is ideal for someone who is highly adaptable, is a team player, and is seeking professional growth and in a leadership role.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a minimum of 10 years of state court litigation experience, with experience in real estate tax and/or experience supervising other attorneys (formally or informally).

Must have strong writing and oral communication skills, as well as demonstrated experience advising government clients, and ability to work congenially among competing parties.

Juris Doctor degree, with a license to practice in the State of Illinois and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 12-15 years of litigation experience, with at least three years of real estate tax litigation experience and/or at least three years of supervising other attorneys.
  • Institutional knowledge of Cook County tax assessment and collection processes.
  • Experience in preparing briefs and arguments in the Appellate Court.
  • Experience in managing a team and promoting the team’s professional growth.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience representing government clients on behalf of the Cook County State’s Attorney and/or a similar government agency. 
  • High-level of adaptability and creative vision for optimizing the operations of the Section.

 

EEO Message:

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability, with respect to position to be filled and potential for promotions or transfers which may be expected to develop. Applicants are recruited, selected, and hired without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), genetic information, citizenship, military service, marital status, parental status and disability. Furthermore, personnel procedures and practices with regard to training, transfer, compensation, demotion, layoff or termination are to be administered with due regard to job performance, experience and qualification, but without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or veteran/military status.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and a statement of interest to Kathy Wallace, Director of Human Resources, at katherine.wallace@cookcountyil.gov, and cc: Atty.Hire@cookcountyil.gov