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Under direction of the Deputy Inspector General of Investigations, the Chief Investigator plans and
directs the work of Investigators in the city’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), and performs related
duties as required.

• Directs and manages staff engaged in conducting investigations and interviewing witnesses
regarding allegations of criminal and administrative violations by city employees and those
doing business with the city
• Oversees investigations performed by investigative staff ensuring work adheres to
department policies and processes
• Participates in the development of strategies to direct investigation activities
• Determines work priorities and prepares work schedules and staff assignments
• Monitors case assignments to ensure investigations are conducted in a timely manner and
comply with established quality control standards
• Develops and implements work guidelines, policies and procedures for conducting
• Coordinates and conducts staff training on investigative practices and procedures
• Advises investigative staff on interviewing problem witnesses, effective investigative methods
and testifying as a witness
• Prepares comprehensive management reports on the status of investigations and unit
• Participates in preparing final investigative reports upon completion of investigations
• Evaluates and processes complaints received by OIG

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field related to the responsibilities of the position, plus five
years of work experience in the performance of fact finding analysis, investigative research or
reporting work, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience provided that the
minimum degree requirement is met.

Moderate knowledge of:
• Applicable City policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and ordinances
• Federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines regarding admissible evidence
• Investigation methods, techniques, practices, and procedures
• Evidence collection and analysis equipment, methods, practices, and procedures Some
knowledge of courtroom procedures and legal terminology
• Report preparation methods, practices, and procedures Knowledge of applicable City and
department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations

ANNUAL SALARY: Commensurate with Experience up to $113,280

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

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.

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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