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Under the supervision of a Chief Investigator this position performs at entry-level investigation cases
assigned to the Office of Inspector General involving allegations of official/criminal misconduct, residency
violations and waste and inefficiency by city employees, contractors and others seeking to do business
with the city, and performs related duties as required.


  • Interviews complainants, witnesses, and employees to gather facts to investigate allegations of
    official misconduct, violations of criminal law and personnel and administrative rules by city
    employees and contractors

  • Conducts stationary and mobile surveillance
  • Gathers and performs analyses of work records and related documents (e.g., time sheets,
    activity reports, financial statements)

  • Uses photographic and video equipment in the conduct of surveillance work to observe acts of

  • Prepares reports of investigative activities conducted, including findings of waste and
    inefficiency of city programs, and makes preliminary recommendations for discipline and
    improvements to departmental operations

  • Consults with and coordinates investigative activities with prosecutors at both State and
    Federal levels

  • Testifies in court, at arbitrations, or in hearings on investigative findings
  • Updates and maintains case management records to report on the status of assigned

  • Assists senior investigative staff in the conduct of criminal, large-scale and complex
    investigations as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s
degree. A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required, as well as the availability to work any duty

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least one year of experience in the conduct of investigations of
criminal or fraudulent activity. Computer literacy including working knowledge of word processing
programs and spreadsheets.

ANNUAL SALARY: Range: $63,012 – $86,112 (annual increases)
Starting $63,012 – (non-negotiable); Post successful six-month review $66,228

TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: Travel outside Chicago is not required.
Work schedule is between 8:30am-5:00pm M-F

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employees must be a resident of the City of Chicago and proof of residency is required at the commencement of employment.

KNOWLEDGE SKILL AND ESSAY REQUIREMENT: A passing score on a knowledge skill test(s) and/or essay may be required. 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. 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.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy to participate in the application process, please contact the OIG’s Supervisor of Personnel Administration Keyla Vazquez at Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable
accommodation request.

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.

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