Deputy Inspector General for Investigations

Chicago OIG

Chicago, IL (pop. 3 million) The City of Chicago’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is one of the nation’s premier independent municipal oversight bodies with statutory responsibility to promote economy, effectiveness efficiency and integrity in City operations. Its Deputy Inspector General for Investigations is appointed by the Inspector General and oversees the investigation of allegations of administrative and criminal misconduct made against City officials, employees, contractors, and others under OIG’s jurisdiction. OIG is seeking candidates with a passion for ensuring that local government operations are free of misconduct, waste, and inefficiency, and who demonstrate integrity and professionalism in the performance of their duties.
Please note the following about this position:
  • The Deputy Inspector General for Investigations (DIG-I), under the leadership of the Inspector General, leads a staff of approximately 20 people including a Director of Special Investigations, Chief Investigators, and Investigators at several levels of seniority and experience. The management team for the section also includes a dedicated Associate General Counsel for Investigations. The DIG-I participates in the hiring and performance evaluation of section staff and ensures the proper training and development of section staff.
  • The DIG-I is a member of the OIG’s senior staff and is a senior advisor to the Inspector General.  In addition, the DIG-I develops and implements priorities and procedures for operation of the Investigations Section, providing general tactical direction as well as direct guidance on investigative planning and activity.
  • The DIG-I works with other City departments and law enforcement agencies regarding complaints and investigations as appropriate, including the coordination of confidential criminal investigations.
  • The DIG-I monitors assignments to ensure work is completed in a timely manner and in compliance with OIG policies, relevant legal standards, and the Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General (the “Green Book”).
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university supplemented by seven years of investigative experience, including three years in a managerial or supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience conducting complex and sophisticated investigations into fraud, corruption, employee misconduct, and similar subject is preferred. Experience supervising multiple investigators and investigative teams in this context is also highly valued.
Excellent writing, research and editing skills are desired.  The ability to organize, prioritize, monitor and execute competing assignments and control deadlines personally and with respect to their direct reports (Chief Investigators) and further reports (Investigators), is highly valued as well.
The compensation range for the position is commensurate with experience up to $143,868 depending on qualifications. Additionally, the City will offer a generous benefits package that is competitive with the market. Actual residency in the City of Chicago is a condition of employment, as required by MCC § 2-152-050. A limited 90-day waiver may be available at the start of employment as needed in order to relocate to Chicago. The City is unable to offer relocation reimbursement.
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 background check.
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:
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 by law.
OIG strives to create the kind of workplace where a socially diverse mix of people can thrive professionally, and prides itself in meeting its legal charge to promote economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in government. Through the hard work of its passionate and innovative team, OIG aims to serve every community with equity, respect, and dignity.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact Keyla Vazquez at
Interested candidates should apply at once but not later than October 15, 2022, to Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA. Apply online at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Questions about this recruitment can be directed to Ms. Voorhees at
POSTED: 2022-09-07

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