Applications accepted April 7 through April 28, 2017

Applicants who previously applied to this position do not need to reapply. Applications are still under consideration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree plus one year of work experience in program auditing or operations analysis, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.


  • Advanced degree in a social science, public policy, or related field, and a background in conducting policy reviews for a government or non-profit organization
  • 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
  • Experience developing data collection instruments such as surveys, direct and participatory observation, interviews, focus groups, and literature searches


  • Under the guidance of a Chief Performance Analyst, conduct and lead reviews of selected police and police accountability operations, policies, programs and practices
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data to identify areas of concern and where improvements are needed
  • Develop recommendations for police and police accountability reforms based on best practices and other research
  • Compose clear, concise, and objective reports containing qualitative and quantitative police and police accountability information
  • Conduct site visits to observe operations and interview City staff and other stakeholders
  • Interview City staff and other stakeholders
  • Perform related duties as required

ANNUAL SALARY:                    

Range: $62,448 – $84,324 (annual increases)

Starting $62,448; Post successful six-month review $65,496


Travel outside Chicago is not required.

Standard work hours are 8:30am-4:30pm, flexibility permitted.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:  Employees must be a resident of the City of Chicago and proof of residency is required at the commencement of employment.

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.