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Associate Attorney - Compliance, Policy, %26 Risk

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionSALARY$86,952.63POSITION SUMMARYUnder direction, completes assigned legal tasks within the Compliance, Policy and Risk section. Handles compliance and ethics matters, including inquires, advice, and investigations. Supports the Authority's portfolio of insurance contracts. Supports policy assignments such as research and drafting of internal policy/processes and legislation. Responds to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and Public Access Counselor (PAC) inquiries. Supports the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel on special projects as needed.QualificationsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts legal compliance and ethics functions.
  • Prepares responses to requests for information from the Illinois Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG). Interprets laws and regulations and applies them to the Authority's operations, processes, and programs.
  • Handles CTA's participation in external program reviews and audits assessing CTA's regulatory compliance.
  • Consults with internal CTA departments on effective implementation of changes to CTA policies and procedures caused by new or amended laws and regulations or other regulatory oversight directives.
  • Conducts internal investigations and make recommendations for findings of violations and remedies.
  • Supports training as necessary.
  • Handles risk management and insurance program functions:
  • Reviews and monitors insurance events, comply with and analyze data on potential claims, report claims to broker, and assist in claim recovery matters with broker, adjuster, insurance representatives, and internal clients.
  • Reviews broker compliance and support broker renewal agreements, including monitoring broker compliance with contracts, compiling data for and assisting broker in renewal of various policies.
  • Handles policy matters including interpretation laws and regulations and applies them to the CTA's operations, processes, and programs.
  • Drafts and edits CTA's Administrative Procedures and other internal policy documents.
  • Consults with internal CTA departments on effective implementation of changes to CTA policies and procedures caused by new or amended laws and regulations or other regulatory oversight directives.
  • Researches and drafts formal CTA commentary regarding proposed rulemakings of regulatory agencies.
  • Prepares and issues responses to requests for FOIA, including extensive and complex requests for attorneys, media, or individuals.
  • Communicates with staff throughout the Authority to coordinate gathering and retrieving information and records.
  • Confers with Law on requests that are in the claims or litigation stage or have other legal ramifications.
  • Reviews records for exempt material and redacts the records accordingly.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIESReporting to this position are the following jobs:Job Title
    • Temporary Interns/Fellows
    • CPR Support StaffCHALLENGES
      • Developing expertise in a wide variety of subject matter areas and maintain awareness of changes in law related to such areas.
      • Must sometimes work in stressful situations.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
        • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited school of law and licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, plus one (1) year of experience as a practicing attorney or one (1) year of experience was spent in compliance/ethics, policy, risk management, FOIA or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Required to maintain appropriate continuing legal education credits.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
          • Requires remaining in a stationary position for extended periods of time and constantly operating a computer and other office productivity machinery.
          • Service Area Requirement: Exempt (Non-Union) employees must live within the boundaries of the CTA Statutory Service Area either at the time of employment or within 6 months of beginning employment at CTA.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
            • General Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws.
            • General Knowledge of principles and methods in drafting legal documents and research.
            • General Knowledge of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, including its amendments.
            • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
            • Strong research, analytical, and writing skills.
            • Strong organizational skills and great attention to detail.
            • Strong interpersonal skills and a suitable temperament and disposition.
            • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
            • Ability to learn and develop new skills and subject matter knowledge.
            • Ability to coordinate multiple requests simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines.
            • Ability to provide effective solutions to CTA issues with integrity, initiative, and creativity.
            • Ability to process requests and assignments within statutory timeframes.
            • Ability to work with CTA departments to ensure the accuracy and completeness of information provided to the public through the Freedom of Information Act process.
            • Ability to recognize when a request would unduly burden CTA staff and operations and follow the requirements of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to properly respond to such requests.
            • Ability to work on many tasks simultaneously.
            • Ability to effectively communicate with CTA staff of all levels and the public.WORKING CONDITIONS
              • General office environment.
              • May be required to visit to non-office locations (e.g., court and CTA field locations).
              • Subject to prevailing weather conditions when visiting field investigations.EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED
                • Standard office equipment.
                • Personal computer, telephone, trial visual aids equipment, on-line legal research, and litigation support software.Additional DetailsEmployees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
                  No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact arc@transitchicago.com prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.During the hiring process, CTA's Human Resources department will contact candidates with next steps . Failure to respond to these correspondences in a timely fashion may result in your application being closed out for non-responsiveness.Please click link below to review the benefits offered at the CTA.https://www.transitchicago.com/hrbenefits/

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Chicago , Associate Attorney - Compliance, Policy, %26 Risk, Legal , Chicago, Illinois

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