Deputy Inspector General

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The Illinois Tollway is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and efficient system of highways while ensuring the highest possible level of service to our customers. Whether it’s I-PASS, the Move Illinois Program, open road tolling or keeping you safe with our H.E.L.P. trucks, we are committed to delivering great benefits and services to customers.

The Tollway is a user-fee system – no state or federal tax dollars are used to support maintenance and operations. Operations are funded by toll and concession revenues.

Under the leadership of the Board of Directors and Executive Staff, the Tollway is committed to achieving the following goals: increase collaboration with regional transportation and planning agencies, promote the regional economy, maintain financial integrity, foster environmental responsibility and sustainability, maintain the safety and efficiency of the Tollway system, further transparency and accountability, enhance customer service, and maintain public trust.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) was established by statute to foster effective and efficient Tollway administration and operation and to promote integrity and accountability at the Tollway through independent oversight including investigations and reviews. The OIG has broad jurisdiction to detect, deter, and prevent fraud, corruption, mismanagement, and misconduct by Tollway Board members, officials, and employees as well as Tollway contractors and vendors.

In furtherance of this mandate, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) interacts with all Tollway departments, the Office of the Executive Inspector General, other state agencies and outside law enforcement. The DIG drafts and edits final reports and memoranda. In addition, the DIG works with the OIG Investigative section to assist investigations and reviews. This position involves working with extremely sensitive and confidential personal information and information.

The Deputy Inspector General reports to the Inspector General and as directed by the IG, the DIG conducts research on legal, investigative, disciplinary, and other relevant issues. The DIG also ensures that OIG activities comply with laws, rules and regulation. They recommend, draft and revise internal policies and procedures, as well as, draft and edit reports and advisories. Additionally, this role provides counsel for investigations and reviews.

Job duties include but are not limited to the following:
Conducts research on legal, investigative, disciplinary, and other issues impacting OIG operations and activities.
Drafts, edits, and reviews OIG Summary Reports of Investigation and Management Advisory Reports and memoranda.
Recommends, drafts, and revises OIG policies and procedures consistent with best practices to ensure compliance with laws, rules, and regulations affecting OIG operations and activities.
Advises IG and staff on appropriate and best practice techniques and processes for
obtaining and documenting written, oral, and electronic/digital evidence.
Participates in investigative and review activities including, but not limited to, interviews and document review and analysis.
Maintains and ensures the confidentiality and security of case files, case file reports and all information and evidence gathered during an investigation or review.
Serves as principal liaison with the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Governor and recommends and documents referrals to that office.
Prepares and/or reviews all subpoenas issued by the OIG prior to submission to the IG.
As directed by the IG, participates in cooperative investigations and/or prosecutorial efforts with municipal, county, state or federal law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.
Other duties consistent with the OIG’s statutory mandate as assigned by the Inspector General.

Education and Experience (Required):
A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school
Must have at least three years of professional experience solving problems by gathering information and analyzing facts
Interpreting laws and/or regulations
Experience addressing legal or ethical questions and/or handling complex criminal or administrative investigations or prosecutions
A minimum of two years’ experience drafting and editing analytical memoranda and/or reports
Extensive knowledge of Illinois State statutes, rules and regulations concerning labor/employment, conflicts of interest, ethics, fraud, corruption, mismanagement, gross or aggravated misconduct or misconduct
Exemplary written and oral communication skills
Considerable functional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), and general office equipment
Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license
All OIG employees must be nonpartisan and free from conflicts of interest

Skills and Experience (Preferred):
Litigation experience and/or judicial clerking experience
Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in compliance and/or corporate governance
Experience with current investigatory/information gathering techniques and concepts including subpoenas
Ability to recognize and gather relevant statements, exhibits and materials suitable for use in disciplinary actions or litigation
Certification by the Association of Inspectors General or the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Please note that you are required to submit a writing sample that you have personally written which shows a legal analysis, law school transcripts and a resume. The writing sample must be ten pages or less in a .doc or .pdf file format. You may upload the writing sample as an attachment. The law school transcripts can be official or unofficial in nature.

The Illinois Tollway is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, unfavorable discharge from military services, age, order of protection status, military status, sex or sexual orientation.

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