The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is seeking an experienced attorney for the Chief Assistant Inspector
position. Under the general direction and supervision of the General Counsel, the Chief Assistant Inspector General is responsible for overseeing, planning, organizing, and directing OIG’s legal staff. This position will keep abreast of legal and regulatory changes that impact OIG’s compliance with the Chicago Municipal Code, City Policies and Procedures, Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements, and Principles and Standards for Office of Inspector General that are critical in building a strong legal operation.
• Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Chief Assistant Inspector General plans, manages
and allocates work assignments for members of OIG’s Legal section, which includes the assistant
inspector general titles and the associate staff attorney.
• Prepares and reviews completed legal memoranda, reports, advisories, and notifications detailing
investigative findings and recommendations for transmission to Mayor’s Office, Corporation
Counsel, department heads, and other affected entities to ensure legal analysis and work product
are timely and comply with established office protocols and quality control standards.
• Works with the General Counsel to determine strategies, direction, work standards, policies, and
procedures for legal section.
• Conducts performance evaluations of subordinate personnel.
• Prepares management reports on the status of the legal docket and OIG attorneys’ activities and
may monitor the workload of the office’s compliance officers within the legal team.
• Collaborates with all sections of the Office to provide legal services, advice, and direction for
investigations, performance audits, program reviews, and inquiries.
• Performs legal research into local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, regulations and policies
relative to OIG activities and operations.
• Coordinates with City’s Law Department as appropriate to assist in the prosecution or defense of
administrative or civil proceedings related to OIG matters and provide advice regarding the legal
interests of the OIG and its personnel.
• Coordinates with outside law enforcement and prosecutorial entities as appropriate to assist in the
investigation and prosecution of violations of criminal law.
• Conducts interviews of potential witnesses and subjects of investigations.
• Coordinates and conducts staff training on legal practices and procedures.
• Provides legal, procedural, and strategic counsel and guidance to OIG field personnel as
appropriate in relation to OIG inquiries.
• Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate
degree and admission to the Illinois Bar (or another state bar having reciprocity with Illinois),
supplemented by five years of legal experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience,
provided the law license requirement is met.
Prior legal experience in the area of internal investigations, criminal law, or labor/employment law is
ANNUAL SALARY: Commensurate with experience up to $123,888
TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: Travel outside Chicago is not 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: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dhr/supp_info/city-of-chicagoemployee-vaccination-policy.html
WE VALUE DIVERSITY
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
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.
THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND MILITARY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER
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
To apply for this job please visit igchicago.org.