INVESTIGATOR III

Applications accepted July 28, 2017 through August 26, 2017

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree plus four years of work experience in the performance of fact finding analysis and investigative research and reporting work, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience provided that the minimum degree requirement is met. A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required, as well as the availability to work any duty watch.

 DUTIES:

  • Functions as an active investigator and resource to conduct investigations and special projects and to assist less experienced personnel in the investigation of unusual or complex cases and allegations of large scale criminal activity, official misconduct, waste or inefficiency by city employees;
  • Coordinates interviews of difficult or uncooperative complainants, witnesses, and employees to gather facts and evidence in the course of investigating alleged criminal activity, official misconduct, violations of personnel and administrative rules, and waste and inefficiency within city government and by those doing business, or seeking to do business, with the city;
  • Assists in developing training on investigative procedures;
  • Helps train and assists entry level investigators on standard and specialized investigative techniques;
  • Develops proactive investigations of various complexity and works with less experienced investigators to develop evidence by following through on leads to obtain additional information regarding the allegation(s);
  • Functions as a lead investigator on large scale investigations of systemic criminal activity, official misconduct, and significant waste and inefficiency requiring specialized investigative and surveillance skills;
  • Conducts site visits to gather physical evidence and examines complex work records and related documents;
  • Conducts highest-level analysis of physical, circumstantial, and statistical evidence;
  • Consults with Chief Investigator for clarification or guidance as necessary;
  • Communicates with other investigators regarding problems, new investigative methods, and new information sources;
  • Develops multiple confidential sources and other intelligence;
  • Prepares detailed reports of complex investigations and special projects conducted, including high-level analysis and findings, and makes disciplinary recommendations;
  • Develops high-level analysis into new investigations or audits;
  • Uses photographic and video equipment, and other sophisticated investigative equipment and techniques, in the conduct of surveillance and other covert work;
  • Testifies in court, at arbitrations, or before Personnel Board hearings on investigations conducted and findings.

 WORKING CONDITIONS

  • General office environment
  • Exposure of outdoor weather conditions
  • Exposure to hazardous situations (e.g., surveillance work in isolated locations)

 EQUIPMENT

  • Standard office equipment (e.g., telephone, printer, photocopier, fax machine, calculator)
  • Computers and peripheral equipment (e.g., personal computer, computer terminals, hand-held
  • computer, modems)
  • Two-way radio
  • Photographic and video equipment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to walk and stand for extended or continuous periods of time
  • Ability to access locations where alleged criminal activity or misconduct has occurred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER WORK REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge

Considerable knowledge of:

  • Investigation and inspection methods, techniques, practices, and procedures
  • Evidence collection and analysis methods, practices, and procedures
  • Record keeping and report preparation methods, practices, and procedures

Moderate knowledge of:

  • Geographical locations in the city
  • Applicable City and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations

Skills

  • ACTIVE LEARNING – Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • ACTIVE LISTENING – Give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupt at inappropriate times
  • CRITICAL THINKING – Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • COORDINATION WITH OTHERS – Adjust actions in relation to others’ actions
  • JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING – Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Abilities

  • COMPREHEND ORAL INFORMATION – Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • SPEAK – Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • COMPREHEND WRITTEN INFORMATION – Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • WRITE – Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
  • REASON TO SOLVE PROBLEMS – Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • REACH CONCLUSIONS – Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)

Other Work Requirements

  • PERSISTENCE – Persist in the face of obstacles on the job
  • INITIATIVE – Demonstrate willingness to take on job challenges
  • DEPENDABILITY – Demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and dependability and fulfill
  • obligations
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL – Pay careful attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks
  • ANALYTICAL THINKING – Analyze information and using logic to address work or job issues and problems

ANNUAL SALARY:                    

                      Range: $68,100 – $92,088 (annual increases)

                      Starting $68,100; Post successful six-month review $70,020

TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: Travel outside Chicago is not required. Standard work hours are 8:30am-4:30pm, flexibility permitted. Occasional early morning, evening and/or weekend surveillances

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: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING. NO SECOND PARTY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  THE INSPECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE REQUIRES THAT ITS EMPLOYEES BE NONPARTISAN AND FREE FROM CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

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