Supervising Investigator – Chicago Fire Department

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Chicago Fire Department

CFD is the largest fire department in the midwest.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Supervising Investigator

Chicago Fire Department

Number of Positions: 1

Under supervision, supervises staff engaged in the investigation of cases involving allegations of criminal activity, official misconduct, and residency violations by City employees, including large-scale and complex investigations, and performs related duties as required

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Reviews complaints and allegations and assigns cases to investigative staff

Monitors cases assigned to staff, ensuring investigations are timely and in compliance with established procedures

Reviews investigative reports prepared by staff for completeness of information and to assess findings and recommendations

Coordinates large-scale investigations requiring coordination between departments and outside agencies

Participates in and provides direction to staff investigating complex cases requiring specialized investigative and surveillance skills

Assists in establishing operating procedures and work practices

Monitors staff’s use of surveillance equipment and conduct of covert investigations

Meets with staff to review status of cases and evaluate work performance

Trains and oversees the training of investigators on standard and specialized investigative practices and techniques

Testifies in court, arbitrations, and Personnel Board hearings on investigations conducted and findings

Prepares reports of completed investigations and staff performance for management review

Confers with management and the Department of Law on legal issues relating to investigative activities

Administers drug and alcohol tests to employees, as required

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

Location:  Chicago Fire Department – Internal Affairs Division

3510 S Michigan Avenue

Shift:          Monday – Friday, Hours may vary

THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM CAREER SERVICE

MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, Human Resources or a directly related field, plus three years of work experience in the conduct of investigations of criminal or fraudulent activity OR three years of work experience in the performance of fact finding analyses and investigative research and reporting; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications

• A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required

• Availability to work any duty watch is required

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or skills assessment as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

Previous work experience supervising the conduct of investigations

Previous experience editing investigative reports

Previous experience teaching investigators how to write summary and investigative reports

Proficiency in the operation of databases and office software

NOTE: Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug screen and other pre-employment procedures as determined by the Chicago Fire Department.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

 

 

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