Thank you for your interest in the City of Chicago, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and your application for the stated position. 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 independent, authentic, passionate and innovative employees, OIG aims to serve every community with equity, respect, and dignity.
Taking the above into consideration, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) describing a specific life experience(s) or circumstance(s) in which you encountered adversity, resistance, obstacles, or failure. Describe how you overcame and/or handled the situation(s), with further consideration of what you learned that you believe gives you insights into the lived experience of residents and/or operations of institutions in a city like Chicago.