Associate General Counsel For Investigations

Open Until Filled.

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Under direction of the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel provides specialized legal counsel to the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations on matters related to criminal and administrative investigations into allegations of misconduct by City of Chicago actors.  This role will support OIG’s Investigations section by serving as a section-wide resource on legal issues that arise during investigations, including the many unique legal requirements of administrative and/or criminal investigations involving City of Chicago employees.

DUTIES:

  • Identifies legal issues and risks in investigative processes or individual investigations for management consideration and prepares high-level risk mitigation strategies.
  • Supports the investigative work performed by OIG’s Investigation section staff and reviews draft work product, including investigative plans, subpoenas and other process for obtaining documents or testimony, or summary reports.
  • 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.
  • Provides advice and counsel on legal and strategic matters, including investigative planning, identifying relevant violations, and assessment of evidence.
  • Interviews subjects and witnesses in administrative and criminal investigations.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, law enforcement, criminal justice, and/or civil rights issues
  • Experience in planning, executing, and reviewing criminal and/or administrative investigations
  • Excellent judgment and confidence to discuss legal, investigative, and strategic matters with internal and external stakeholders
  • Familiarity with Chicago government and the rules and laws governing the conduct of City officials, employees, lobbyist, contractors, etc.

ANNUAL SALARY: Commensurate with experience up to $130,200

TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: 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.

Employee Vaccination Requirement: City of Chicago employees must, as a condition of employment, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 effective October 15, 2021. This Policy applies to all City employees. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable City processes. For more information on the vaccine policy please visit: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dhr/supp_info/city-of-chicago-employee-vaccination-policy.html

WE VALUE DIVERSITY

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an equal opportunity employer.

OIG is an inclusive organization that hires and develops all its staff of all levels regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

OIG strives to create the kind of workplace where a socially diverse mix of people can thrive professionally. We pride ourselves in meeting our legal charge to promote economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in government. Through the hard work of our passionate and innovative team, OIG aims to serve every community with equity, respect, and dignity.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy to participate in the application process, please contact the OIG’s Supervisor of Personnel Administration Keyla Vazquez at kvazquez@igchicago.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.

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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

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The City of Chicago does not participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). In addition, employment at the Office of Inspector General is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.