Deputy Inspector General

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Reporting to the Inspector General, the Deputy Inspector General is responsible for assisting the Inspector General with managing, directing, and executing the functions of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) as well as supervising OIG staff members.  The position is accountable for specific management responsibilities and takes full responsibility for OIG staff and operations in the absence of the Inspector General.   The Deputy Inspector General is responsible for providing legal advice on a variety of substantive issues arising from investigations, audit/reviews, and other activities of the OIG.  Performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Prepares, reviews, and edits investigative summary reports that are submitted to executive staff with case summations to include documentation of allegations and facts, investigative procedures taken, evidence found, analyses of ethical and legal implications, rules violated, findings, and recommendations for corrective actions.
Assists the Inspector General with the complaint intake and case closing processes.
Supervises the work of OIG staff, including the Supervising Investigator, Investigators, and Investigator-Auditor, during investigations, reviews, and audits.
Works with the Supervising Investigator regarding all aspects of investigations, including investigative plans and techniques, investigative interviews, obtaining and analyzing records, and assessing the strength of evidence obtained, to ensure all investigative standards and legal issues are properly addressed prior to submission to the Inspector General.
Provides legal guidance and responds to staff inquiries relating to the impact of local, state, and federal laws and statutes on investigations of fraud, abuse and mismanagement, and potential violations of laws, rules or regulations by employees, and by vendors and contractors doing business with the District.
Oversees and monitors the status of on-going investigations, audit/reviews, and other OIG matters to ensure adherence with the investigative policies, procedures, and standards established by the Inspector General and established deadlines.
Conducts special investigations of a highly sensitive and/or complex nature, or requiring legal expertise, as assigned by the Inspector General.
Provides legal guidance on a variety of issues arising during investigations such as employees’ duty to cooperate in investigations; provides advice on strategic and investigative matters including strength of evidence obtained.
Performs legal research on issues relating to investigations, audits, and reviews, such as disciplinary actions and other employment actions covered by collective bargaining agreements, and the interpretation of contracts, statutes, and ordinances.
Provides training to OIG staff on legal issues impacting investigations and audits, on the use of investigative techniques, and the maintenance of case files.
Prepares OIG staff for testimony in criminal and civil court, arbitrations, and at administrative hearings on investigations and interviews conducted.
Assists the Inspector General with administrative functions, including human resources, budget, reporting compliance, case file maintenance, strategic planning, and internal and external communications, documentation, presentations, and trainings.
Performs other related duties.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports To                       Inspector General

Direct Supervision          OIG Staff, including Supervising Investigator, Investigators, Investigator-Auditor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school
Admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705)
Four years of legal work experience in the area of investigations, ethics, criminal/administrative law, government oversight, or labor/employment law.  Three years in a supervisory or management capacity highly desirable.
High ethical standards
Strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills
A valid State of Illinois driver’s license
Designation as a Certified Inspector General (CIG), Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI), a Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS), or comparable certification highly desirable
Demonstrated experience in conducting and managing complex investigations involving fraud, misconduct, and mismanagement
Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
Must be computer proficient with knowledge of a variety of software programs, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
WE OFFER: Excellent health and welfare benefit package and long-term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website.

 

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. Thank you for your interest in CCC!

 

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