Supervising Investigator

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City Colleges of Chicago’s vision is to be recognized as the city’s most accessible higher education engine of socioeconomic mobility and racial equity – empowering all Chicagoans to take part in building a stronger and more just city.  The community college system’s more than 3,500 faculty and staff serve more than 60,000 students annually at seven colleges and five satellite sites.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office within CCC with the authority to conduct investigations regarding waste, fraud and misconduct by any officer, employee, member of the Board; any contractor, subcontractor, consultant or agent providing or seeking to provide goods or services to CCC; and any program administered or funded by the District or colleges.  Recommendations made by the OIG resulting from its independent investigations and audits serve to promote economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity in the administration of the District’s programs and operations.


Reporting to the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General, a Supervising Investigator supervises a team of Investigators responsible for conducting investigations of waste, fraud and misconduct regarding the District’s officers, employees, members of the Board, agents and contractors, as well as audits/ reviews of CCC programs and operations. Travel required throughout the District, Chicagoland, and surrounding areas.

The Supervising Investigator position also functions as Lead Investigator, conducting or leading investigations and audits/ reviews of programs and operations of the most complex and/or sensitive nature, and requiring a high level of expertise.  Performs related duties as required.



·         Works closely with and reports to the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General in overseeing investigations.

·         Supervises the work of Investigators and monitors the progress of case assignments to ensure investigations and audits/reviews are conducted in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner, and are consistent with the investigative policies, procedures, and standards established by the Inspector General.

·         Reviews case files of investigative staff on a regular basis for thoroughness, accuracy and investigative soundness.

·         Leads investigative teams, providing guidance, technical expertise, and direction to staff in the course of conducting investigations and audits/reviews.

·         Handles own caseload of complex and sensitive investigations.

·         Develops strategies for the conduct of large-scale investigations and audits/ reviews of programs and operations, and implements work plans, guidelines and procedures for use by Investigators.

·         Trains Investigators in various areas of investigative work, and processes and techniques for conducting audits/ reviews of internal controls, compliance, and efficiency and effectiveness of CCC programs, operations, and processes.

·         Conducts interviews and assists Investigators as needed in the interviewing of complainants, witnesses and subjects to obtain information and to gather, verify or corroborate evidence.

·         Leads and conducts site visits and surveillance.

·         Oversees the preparation of detailed reports on actions taken during all phases of an investigation or audit/review (i.e. document review, fact finding analysis, interviews, surveillance, collection of physical evidence, and assessment of compliance, performance, and internal controls).

·         Writes, reviews and edits case reports of completed investigations and audits/reviews summarizing findings and recommendations for corrective action.  Ensures case reports are well-written, accurate, concise, thorough and timely.

·         Reviews and analyzes extensive data and records to determine whether evidence of waste, fraud, misconduct, or mismanagement exists.

·         Monitors work performance of Investigators and conducts performance evaluations.  Participates in the interviewing and hiring of Investigator staff.

·         Performs related duties as required.



Reports To                          Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General

Direct Supervision          Investigator I, II, and III



·         A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Business or Public Administration, Accounting, or a related field

·         A Master’s degree or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA accredited law school is desirable

·         Five years of work experience conducting investigations in an Inspector General’s Office, law enforcement agency, with a branch in the military, or any other government agency

·         A combination of education and experience will be taken into consideration based on the applicant’s credentials

·         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 supervising large scale and complex investigations involving fraud, misconduct, and mismanagement

·         Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

·         Excellent writing, research and presentation skills

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

·         Proficiency in the use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)



The intent of this job description is to provide a general description of the duties and responsibilities of this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive set of the duties and responsibilities, nor all of the necessary qualifications to perform the work.

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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