Do I get notified and/or updated after I apply for a position?
No, our system will not automatically notify you or keep you updated of your application. If you require a status update on your application please call the OIG main line at (773) 478-7799 and ask to speak to Human Resources.

How do I know if I was selected for a position?
You will be contacted via telephone or email.

What should I do if a position I am interested is not currently available?
We strongly encourage you to join our Career Interest Mailing List where you can provide basic contact information and upload your resume. Completing this form will subscribe you to a mailing list for notifying you of openings for the positions you specify. It does not constitute an application for any position but assures you will be notified when we are accepting applications. We will not accept applications sent to our mailing list email address.

Can I mail or drop off a hard copy of my application at your location?
No, OIG does not accept hard copy applications. All applications must be submitted electronically, before the specified deadline.

Will I be considered for an interview if my application is incomplete?
No, incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

What is OIG’s hiring policy?
OIG publicly posts job openings on its website, the City’s job portal, and other third-party job sites. For most positions, after the posting period has closed, a screening committee reviews the applications to eliminate applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications specified in the job posting, and from that pool applicants are selected for an interview conducted by a panel of staff members. The applicant’s materials and summaries of first round interviews are presented to a Hiring Committee constituted of senior management which recommends finalists, who are interviewed by the Inspector General who makes the final hiring decision.

How many employees does OIG currently have?
OIG has 97 full-time salaried positions budgeted for the 2018 fiscal year.

How often does OIG hire?
OIG hires regularly, but only for positions in which there is a vacancy. The hiring process typically begins shortly after a vacancy opens.

What does a writing sample require?
The ideal writing sample is a relatively recent self-generated (i.e., not heavily edited or re-written by a third party) product of sufficient length to demonstrate writing skills of a nature called for by the position one is seeking. Examples of commonly submitted writing samples include: an academic paper, a published document, commentary, blog copy, or professional report (redacted as appropriate).