Overview

$85,000 – $105,000

Pace Suburban Bus, Arlington Heights, IL. GovHR is pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for two Staff Attorney positions. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Staff Attorney represents Pace and its employees in property damage, subrogation, and personal injury matters in various forums, and handles other duties as assigned.

We are seeking an ideal candidate for the Staff Attorney position who possesses exceptional reading comprehension, research, and both verbal and written communication skills. The perfect fit for this role will be highly organized, detail-oriented, and exhibit a resourceful team-player mentality. The ability to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently while meeting deadlines is essential. We require a candidate who is a proficient negotiator with strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving capabilities. Confidentiality maintenance is imperative, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in this area.

Position responsibilities include:
• Prosecuting/defending property damage subrogation cases.
• Negotiating the settlement of claims and lawsuits.
• Drafting settlement documents.
• Propounding/answering written discovery.
• Issuing and answering subpoenas.
• Taking/defending depositions.
• Monitoring and tracking cases.
• Drafting pleadings and motions.
• Appearing in court.
• Prosecuting/defending cases at mandatory arbitrations, pretrial conferences, and trial.
• Conducting legal research.
• Preparing and implementing case strategy.
• Work is primarily performed in a professional office environment but travel to Cook and its collar counties is required.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree and juris doctor degree.
• Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and admitted to the Illinois State Bar.
• 5 years of previous work experience prosecuting and/or defending personal injury cases.
• Excellent reading comprehension, research, and verbal and written communication skills.
• Highly organized, detail oriented, and resourceful team player.
• Strong computer skills, including using Westlaw and proficient using Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications
• Prior experience in jury trials.

Salary and Benefits
The expected hiring range for this position is $85,000 – $105,000 dependent on qualifications. In addition to generous health, dental, and vision benefit programs, Pace also offers the following comprehensive benefits package:

• Retirement, Savings, and Education Benefits:
o Retirement Benefits –Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Pension Plan or opting out and receiving a 7% employer contribution to RTA 401(k) Plan.
o Retirement Savings Plans – Voluntary deferrals are allowed on a pre-tax basis and/or Roth basis to the 401(k) or 457(b) plans.
o Tuition reimbursement.

• If work / life balance is important to you, Pace offers the following time off:
o Hybrid work environment after completion of the 6-month probationary period.
o Vacation – 2 weeks (Accrual during the first year).
o Paid Time Off (Leave) – 15 days annually with ability to convert unused hours to sick or 401(k) contribution.
o Paid Holidays – 6.
o Floating Holidays – 5.

• Pace is setting the employer standard for offering a full-service health and wellness programs that include:
o Health Insurance.
o Flexible Spending Health and Dependent Care (Pace contributes 30% up to a maximum amount of $1,500 for dependent care).
o Employee Life and Supplemental Life Insurance for the entire family.
o Health Club Reimbursement (up to $40 per month).
o On-site Wellness Program.
o MetLife.

• Protection Plus Identity Theft Program and Pet Insurance

How to Apply Please submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three to five professional or supervisory references. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, and the position open until filled.

The position posting and application instructions can be found on the GovHR USA career center at www.GovHRjobs.com. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to: John Prejzner, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, LLC at 224-326-1360.

Pace Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is subject to the provisions set forth in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 (c) of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act.