Applications accepted until filled.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a juris doctorate degree and admission to the Illinois Bar (or another state bar having reciprocity with Illinois), supplemented by five years of legal and/or regulatory work experience in the planning and implementation of administrative and legal related programs, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience provided the Juris Doctorate degree is met.


  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, law enforcement, criminal justice, and/or civil rights issues
  • Excellent judgment and confidence to discuss police and police accountability policies and procedures with internal and external stakeholders
  • Familiarity with Chicago government, Chicago Police Department, and Chicago police accountability system


  • Under direction of the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel provides specialized legal counsel to the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety on matters related to the police and police accountability oversight function.
  • Identifies legal issues and risks for management consideration, and prepares high level risk mitigation strategies.
  • Represents the Office in relation to and in communication with City stakeholders as well as relating, construing, and communicating City policies and office practices to external governmental partners and agencies.


TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: Travel outside Chicago is not required.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employees must be a resident of the City of Chicago and proof of residency is required at the commencement of employment, per Section 2-152-340 of the Municipal Code of Chicago.

OWING OF CITY DEBT: Municipal Code of Chicago 2-152-150 prohibits the hiring of anyone who owes any debt to the City of Chicago.

INSTRUCTIONS: To apply for this job title do NOT use the City of Chicago online application.

Complete, the “Inspector General Employment Application,” by clicking here;

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide all the information listed above. If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, your submission will be incomplete and you will not be considered for an interview. Application materials will only be accepted by submitting your application by clicking here. If there is more than one open position in which you are interested, you may apply for more than one title by submitting an individual application for each title.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer