Inspector General Investigator

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

*This position requires a physical presence at the work location.  Please refer to Important Information at the end of the page.*

Job Summary

The Inspector General Investigator is a full-time position reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Security Officer. The Inspector General Investigator investigates corruption, waste, fraud, mismanagement and misconduct involving employees of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court (Clerk’s Office). The Inspector General Investigator handles co-workers and clients with respect and courtesy when performing the job duties.

Essential Job Duties  

  • Investigates allegations of corruption, waste, fraud, mismanagement and misconduct involving employees within the Clerk’s Office, as assigned by the Inspector General or the Deputy Chief.
  • Logs complaints from hotlines, web forms, referrals from Human Resources, Labor Relations or other entities.  Reviews and analyzes complaint and determines next steps.
  • Identifies sources of evidence, conducts interviews with witnesses and involved parties, reviews and analyze videos and documentary evidence.
  • Reviews, researches, analyzes and drafts memorandum on relevant legal or factual issues.
  • Drafts summary reports for review by the Deputy Chief Security Officer and the Inspector General.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Four (4) years of full-time experience performing investigations.

OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years of full-time work experience performing investigations.

OR

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current employee of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • AIG Certified Inspector General, Investigator, or Auditor.
  • Five (5) years of full-time work experience performing investigations.
  • One (1) year of full-time work experience in a Shakman or Rutan environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to assess the validity of disputes.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing proper investigations.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Ability to follow directions, multi-task and problem solve in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with the general public, attorneys, employees and other court personnel.
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills in order to effectively conduct interviews and investigations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with a team and/or independently.
  • Ability to make clear presentations and facilitate meetings.
  • Ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Computer literacy, skill and efficiency in entering and retrieving data and preparing informative reports.
  • Knowledge and fluency of Microsoft Office operations including Word and Excel.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk or move for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to repetitively use hands to operate standard office equipment and handle documents.
  • Must be able to lift 10 lbs.

Veterans Preference

When applying for employment with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time.   To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

  • MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
  • IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN BY CHECKING “YES” UNDER VETERAN STATUS ON THE DIVERSITY/SELF IDENTIFICATION PAGE OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.
  • UPLOAD A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.  IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214’s, 215’s, OR NGB 22’s, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).

The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs can assist you with obtaining a certified DD214 and having it recorded for you at no charge. Please contact veterans.affairs@cookcountyil.gov for additional information.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

Important Information:

  1. You must include all work experience in your application for it to be considered.  Work experience included in your resume and not in your application will not be considered.
  2. Proof of education, accreditation, certification, licenses, or other documents required under Minimum or Preferred Qualifications must be uploaded to your employment application or presented at time of interview. Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States territories and Canada, must be credentialed by a foreign credential evaluation agency qualified by the Illinois State Board of Education (currently approved agencies can be found here).  All documents will be reviewed for authenticity.  Failure to provide required documents by time of interview will result in disqualification from the position.
  3. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  4. This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.
  5. Falsification of any information in the application process or failure to comply with any of the requirements in the job notification will result in disqualification for the position, dismissal after hire, and/or placement on the Clerk’s Office’s Ineligible for Hire/Rehire List.
  6. The Clerk of the Circuit Court does not hire for Non-Exempt positions based on Political Reasons or Factors.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

To apply for this job please visit cookcountyil.taleo.net.