Applications accepted through February 24, 2015.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree supplemented by one year of experience in the conduct of investigations of criminal or fraudulent activity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required, as well as the availability to work any duty watch.
NOTE: RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: An applicant must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago. Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.
NOTE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING. NO SECOND PARTY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
ANNUAL SALARY: $53,844
Interviews complainants, witnesses, and employees to gather facts in order to investigate cases of alleged official misconduct and violations of personnel and administrative rules by city employees
Conducts site visits to collect physical evidence and to perform basic analysis of work records and related documents (e.g., time sheets, activity reports, financial statements)
Uses photographic and video equipment in the conduct of surveillance work to observe acts of misconduct (e.g., fraud, residency violations)
Interviews complainants and all parties involved in formal complaints of sexual harassment or violence in the workplace cases involving city employees’ conduct towards the general public
Prepares reports of investigation activities conducted, including findings of waste and inefficiency of city programs, and makes preliminary recommendations for discipline and improvements to departmental operations
Testifies in court, at arbitrations or hearings on investigation findings
Updates and maintains case management records to report on the status of assigned investigations
Assists senior investigative staff in the conduct of criminal, large-scale and complex investigations as required
General Office environment
Exposure of outdoor weather conditions
Exposure to hazardous situations (e.g., surveillance work in isolated locations)
Standard office equipment (e.g., telephone, printer, photocopier, fax machine, calculator)
Computers and peripheral equipment (e.g., personal computer, computer terminals, hand-held
Photographic and video equipment
Ability to walk and stand for extended or continuous periods of time
Ability to access locations where alleged criminal activity or misconduct has occurred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER WORK REQUIREMENTS
Some knowledge of:
Investigation and inspection methods, techniques, practices, and procedures
Evidence collection and analysis methods, practices, and procedures
Record keeping and report preparation methods, practices, and procedures Knowledge of applicable City and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
ACTIVE LEARNING – Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
ACTIVE LISTENING – Give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupt at inappropriate times
CRITICAL THINKING – Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
COORDINATION WITH OTHERS – Adjust actions in relation to others’ actions
JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING – Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
COMPREHEND ORAL INFORMATION – Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
SPEAK – Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
COMPREHEND WRITTEN INFORMATION – Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
WRITE – Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
RECOGNIZE PROBLEMS – Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
REASON TO SOLVE PROBLEMS – Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
To apply for this job titles do NOT use the City of Chicago online application.
Follow these seven steps:
Submit to e-mail address email@example.com ;
In the subject line, type in the job title for which you are applying;
Complete, save and attach the “Inspector General Employment Application,” here ;
Attach your cover letter for this job title;
Attach your resume;
Attach a writing sample; and,
Attach your college and/or graduate school transcripts.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide all the information listed above. If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, your submission will be incomplete, and you will not be considered for an interview. Application materials will only be accepted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . If there is more than one open position in which you are interested, you may apply for more than one title by submitting an individual e-mail for each title. Repeat instruction steps one through seven with each e-mail.