CHIEF INVESTIGATOR

Applications accepted until filled. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a directly related field, supplemented by five years of progressively responsible legal investigation experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in the field of law, criminal justice, public policy, public administration, social sciences, or other relevant field
  • 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
  • Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills

DUTIES:

  • This position performs as a working supervisor
  • Under the guidance of the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety, supervises Forensic Audit Investigators and helps oversee the day-to-day operations of the OIG police and police accountability oversight investigative unit, while coordinating with the Public Safety analysis unit and other OIG sections where appropriate
  • Directs and advises Forensic Audit Investigators on:
    • conducting comprehensive reviews of confidential and sensitive disciplinary investigations related to police and police accountability operations, policies, programs, and practices;
    • interviewing difficult or uncooperative complainants, witnesses, and employees to gather facts in order to conduct comprehensive reviews;
    • collecting, analyzing, and interpreting police and police accountability reports and related automated and manual documentation to identify areas of concern and where improvements are needed;
    • interviewing difficult or uncooperative complainants, witnesses, and employees to gather facts in order to conduct comprehensive reviews;
    • conducting site visits to observe operations and examine complex work records and related documents;
    • identifying investigations requiring additional action based on intelligence derived from analytical activities and analysis of information in other investigations, audits, and program reviews; and
    • preparing detailed reports of complex reviews and special projects conducted, including high-level analysis and findings, and makes recommendations
  • Communicates with other OIG personnel regarding problems, new analysis and investigative methods, and new information sources
  • Testifies in court, at arbitrations, or before Personnel Board hearings on analysis conducted and findings

ANNUAL SALARY: $101,664

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.

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