Applications accepted January 11, 2019 through February 8, 2019.
To apply for this position, complete the application: here
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university, plus four years of work experience in the field of law, law enforcement, investigation, inspection, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.
- Advanced degree in the field of law, criminal justice, public policy, public administration, social sciences, 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 police conduct and police accountability policies and procedures with internal and external stakeholders
- Familiarity with Chicago government, Chicago Police Department (CPD), Bureau of Internal Affairs (BIA), Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), Chicago Police Board (PB), and Chicago police accountability systems
- Under the guidance of a Chief Investigator, conduct comprehensive investigative reviews of closed, confidential, and sensitive disciplinary investigations conducted by BIA, and COPA, to identify both systemic and case-specific deficiencies
- Review investigations for completeness, accuracy, fairness, thoroughness, handling of evidence and witnesses, and objectivity
- Make recommendations for policy and practice changes to inform and improve disciplinary investigations
- Collect, analyze, and interpret police and police accountability reports and related documentation to identify trends and potential areas for further study
- Prepare detailed reports of complex reviews and special projects, including high-level analysis and findings, and make recommendations for potential audit-based studies of CPD and the accountability agencies
- Participate in evaluative and policy-based projects
- Conduct investigative and process interviews of complainants, witnesses, and employees
- Testify in court, at arbitrations, or in administrative hearings regarding case reviews and findings
- Support, collaborate with, and provide consultation to Performance Analysts and other OIG personnel
- Perform related duties as required
Range: $68,100 – $92,088 (annual increases)
(Starting $68,100 – non-negotiable); 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.
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
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.