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(Project Manager/Office of Inspector General)


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Under the supervision of the Inspector General, this position has two areas of primary responsibility:

·        to serve as a consultant and advisor on issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as they arise in the oversight work of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG), including specifically reviewing Chicago Police Department actions for potential bias, including racial bias;  and

·        to lead OIG’s equity-centered programming, including with respect to budgeting and administration, and to serve as project manager for implementation of OIG’s DEI-centered initiatives, including by authoring written materials as necessary and serving as the primary point of contact for City-wide DEI initiatives.


The DEI Director serves as member of OIG’s senior staff and provides advice and expertise to the Inspector General and OIG’s Deputy Inspectors General on matters related to OIG’s oversight work and to OIG’s internal administration.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or a field of study directly related to the responsibilities of the position, plus five years of project management work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



·        Active licensure to practice law in Illinois

·        Experience with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of DEI programs

·        Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, relevant federal, state, and municipal employment laws and regulations, including Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Americans with Disabilities Act (EEO/AA and ADA)

·        Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, diversity, equity, procedural justice, civil rights and/or law enforcement issues

·        Demonstrated professional judgment in the identification, discussion and consideration of diversity and equity issues with internal and external stakeholders

·        Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies

·        Familiarity with major municipal governance and policing and police accountability systems, with knowledge of Chicago municipal government, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and associated public safety accountability and criminal justice programs and functions additionally preferred

·        Experience developing data collection instruments such as surveys, direct and participatory observation, interviews, focus groups, and literature searches

·        Excellent leadership, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills



·        Consult and coordinate with OIG senior leadership and Section staff in identifying and scoping OIG’s audits, evaluations, reviews, investigations and data transparency initiatives for implications for City-wide diversity and inclusion challenges and fostering promotion of DEI values and objectives on any matter within the OIG’s jurisdiction

·        Examine, analyze, and report on issues including but not limited to diversity, bias (implicit and explicit), and employment equity as it relates to race, gender, disability, age, rank, religion or other factors respecting City policies, programs, and practices

·        Encourage the enhancement of diversity and inclusion in the City’s hiring and promotion practices

·        Based on best practices and other research, develop recommendations for enhancing ongoing diversity and inclusion practices, within OIG and in entities under OIG’s jurisdiction

·        Conduct or direct the conduct of site visits to observe operations and interview City staff and other stakeholders

·        Provide insight and, where appropriate, assistance to the Communications Director respecting the accessibility of products published by OIG with particular consideration of impact and reach into under-served communities

·        Partner with and advise senior leadership and other city Department representatives to analyze diversity and inclusion metrics to identify and address challenges and trends related to the attraction, motivation, development, and retention of a diverse and inclusive workforce and the achievement of equal opportunity goals, objectives and outcomes

·        In coordination with OIG leadership, represent the office with external stakeholders as part of OIG’s community outreach and engagement efforts and initiatives


ANNUAL SALARY:                   up to $134,112


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:



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 Eloise Markham 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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