Chief Investigator (Public Safety)

Applications accepted June 22, 2022 through June 29 2022.

To apply for this position, complete the application: here

Under the guidance of the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety, this position supervises Investigative Analysts (IAs) and helps oversee the day-to-day operations of the Inspections Unit of OIG’s Public Safety Section, while coordinating with other OIG units and sections as appropriate

DUTIES:

  • This position performs as a working supervisor
  • Direct and advise IAs in:
    • Conducting comprehensive investigative reviews of closed, confidential, and sensitive disciplinary investigations conducted by CPD’s Bureau of Internal Affairs (BIA) and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), to identify both systemic and case-specific deficiencies
    • Making recommendations for policy and practice changes to inform and improve disciplinary investigations
    • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting police and police accountability reports and related data to identify trends and potential areas for further study
    • Conducting investigative and process interviews of complainants, witnesses, and employees
    • Conducting site visits to observe operations and examine complex work records and related documents
  • Oversee the production of detailed reports on complex reviews and special projects
  • Make recommendations for areas of further study by the Public Safety Section
  • Supervise evaluations and reviews of policies, practices, and programs of CPD and Chicago’s police accountability agencies

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field to the responsibilities of the position, plus five years of work experience in the performance of fact finding analysis, investigative research or reporting work, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in the field of law, criminal justice, public policy, public administration, social science, 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 policing and police accountability with internal and external stakeholders
  • Familiarity with Chicago government, Chicago Police Department (CPD), and Chicago’s police accountability system
  • Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills

ANNUAL SALARY: $113,280

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.

KNOWLEDGE SKILL AND ESSAY REQUIREMENT: A passing score on a knowledge skill test(s) and/or essay may be required. 

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;

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.

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.

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.