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The Center for Information Technology & Analytics (CITA) conducts data analytics in support of OIG’s mission and manages OIG’s structural and operational IT infrastructure. In addition, CITA compiles large data sets for statistical models, trends, predictions, and analyses that enable OIG to develop cases, conduct citywide program reviews and audits, and monitor citywide hiring practices. CITA is also responsible for the implementation and ongoing support and maintenance of the infrastructure and applications which support OIG’s departments and mission.

Under direction of the Deputy Inspector General of Information Technology and Analytics, the Chief Forensic Data Analyst plans and directs the activities and supervises professional staff of the Information Technology Unit, in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).


  • Directs staff engaged in data-oriented analysis, business and exploratory analytics utilized to support Citywide investigations
  • Leads and performs advanced analysis by developing statistical models and techniques to evaluate large, complex, operational data from varying sources
  • Directs the use of predictive analytics to leverage data for decision making
  • Oversees large-scale projects including managing timelines, providing technical assistance to team members in extracting and analyzing complex data and apprising management of project status
  • Evaluates performance of subordinate staff and makes recommendations for disciplinary action
  • Provides direction in statistical techniques to transform data into information to develop investigative leads, validate assumptions, and decipher underlying trends and patterns indicative of fraudulent or inefficient programs
  • Oversees the evaluation and design of reports, informational graphics and visual aids to inform stakeholders of issues impacting the City
  • Compiles large data sets for statistical models, trends, predictions, and analyses that enable departments to develop cases, conduct citywide program reviews and audits, and/or monitor citywide hiring practices
  • Coordinates and performs activities related to integration of data and systems to build and maintain data operations that ingest, transform and provision data across various sources
  • Develops and integrates innovate techniques for data mining and exploratory analytics resulting in the extraction of critical information
  • Plans and allocates resources across different departmental initiatives related to data mining and analysis
  • Keeps abreast of new or emerging data analytics trends and best practices and recommends changes to departmental policies and procedures as appropriate

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to positions within the class.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree or higher in Data Analytics, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, or Information Technology/Systems, or a directly related field, plus five (5) years of work experience in data analysis or data management, of which two (2) years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position.

Considerable knowledge of:

  • methods and techniques of data design, analysis, and management
  • methods and techniques of predictive analytics
  • programming logic and languages, data manipulation and integrated environments
  • research methods, techniques, and procedures
  • applicable computer software packages
  • data mining processes and tools
  • data query, analysis, and reporting

Moderate knowledge of:

  • Management and supervisory methods, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable City and department ordinances, policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and ordinances

KNOWLEDGE SKILL AND ESSAY REQUIREMENT: Work related problem essay may be required.


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

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

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 Supervisor of Personnel Administration 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.


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