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Audit & Program Review (APR) conducts independent, objective analyses and evaluations of City programs and operations, issues public reports of findings, and makes recommendations to strengthen and improve the delivery of City services. Specifically, this section conducts independent and professional performance audits following generally accepted government auditing standards of the federal Government Accountability Office (The Yellow Book). The work of APR serves as a resource for the City Council, policymakers, civic and advocacy organizations, journalists, and the general public.

Under the guidance of a Chief Performance Analyst, this position conducts performance audits to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, equity, economy, and integrity of City programs.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree plus one year of work
experience in program auditing or operations analysis, or an equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.

Strong desire to improve the equity, efficiency, effectiveness, economy, and integrity of City of
Chicago operations

Experience collecting data through surveys, observation, interviews, focus groups, and literature

Experience identifying and/or implementing operational improvements

A graduate degree in in public administration, public policy, government, social science, or a related field

Excellent critical thinking and problemsolving skills

Excellent written and interpersonal communication

Creativity in identifying, exploring, and addressing issues in operations and systems

Facility with Microsoft Office suite

Strong work ethic and project management skills

Collaborates with coworkers and thrives in a teambased environment

Desires to learn about new topics and continually improve

Under the guidance of a Chief Performance Analyst, conduct performance audits to evaluate the
equity, efficiency, effectiveness, economy, and integrity of City programs in compliance with
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). Previous experience with these
standards is valued, but not required.

Propose new ideas for performance audits in all areas of City of Chicago operations

Collect, analyze, and interpret evidence of program performance

Make recommendations on the efficient and equitable acquisition, protection, and utilization of City

Assess risks related to City programs and evaluate processes designed to reduce risk

Interview City staff and other stakeholders

Write clear, concise, and objective reports

Perform related duties as required

ANNUAL SALARY: Range: $64,320 $86,856 (annual increases) Starting $64,320 (nonnegotiable); Post successful sixmonth review $67,464

TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: Travel outside Chicago is not required.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employees must be a resident of the City of Chicago and proof of residency is required at the commencement of employment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND/OR ESSAY REQUIREMENT: Your application must include answers to the following two prompts:

1. In less than 500 words, describe 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.

2. Identify a City of Chicago program or service that you think OIG should audit.
In less than 500 words, describe: (1) why this service is important, (2) the
aspect of the service you would evaluate (e.g., quality, equity, speed), (3) and
how you would gather evidence about program performance. You can find
examples of OIG audits here:

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
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.

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 EVerify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). In addition, employment at the Office of Inspector General is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

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