Accepting applications until May 31, 2023.

To apply for this position, complete the application: here.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Center for Information Technology and Analytics (CITA) has a new opportunity for individual(s) who love problem-solving and is civic minded, who is interested in designing, building, and implementing analytical models and visualizations to provide OIG with facts and insights to promote economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in City government.  Under guidance, this position develops and employs innovative techniques for data analysis, resulting in the extraction of critical, near real-time information.


  • Under the guidance of a Chief Forensic Data Analyst, extracts, indexes, merges, and tests large and multiple data sets from multiple external databases into a centralized internal database
  • Conducts analysis of large data sets
  • Uses application tools to organize and convert information into user-friendly formats
  • Performs quality reviews of large volumes of data sets, resolves discrepancies of duplicate, incorrect, or missing information, and validates converted information
  • Reviews and classifies inventory of data across the City, and identify core data and associated hierarchies/taxonomy and lifecycle events
  • Assists OIG personnel with identifying city data sources
  • Compiles and generates statistical and narrative reports to summarize the findings of analysis work
  • Performs related duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree plus two years of work experience in data analysis/management OR fact-finding research, analysis and reporting of which one year is in programming and modifying computer applications, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • Advanced degree in data analytics, data science, predictive analytics, statistics, mathematics, or related field
  • Work experience in an investigatory or law enforcement organization
  • Work experience conducting statistical analysis


  • Applicable computer software packages, including visualization software
  • Methods and techniques of data base analysis and design
  • Tools to query and analyze data in a relational database
  • Software and data management tools such as R, Tableau, Python, SPSS, MySQL, Oracle or other similar tools
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) and reporting platforms
  • Data mining processes and tools
  • Quantitative data analysis methods

ANNUAL SALARY:                     

Range: $69,984 – $114,012 (annual increase first three years)

Starting $69,984 (non-negotiable); Post six-month review $73,332

TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: Travel outside Chicago is not required. Standard work hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 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.

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

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:


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 Chief Administrative Officer, Keyla Vazquez at Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request. 


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.