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Assistant Inspector General

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website City of Chicago Office of Inspector General


(Office of Inspector General)

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Under the direction of the Chief Assistant Inspector General, this position provides professional legal direction and advice to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) related to OIG’s operations and mission activities. The Assistant Inspector General also performs related duties as required.



  • Collaborates with all sections of the Office to provide legal support, advice, and direction for investigations, performance audits, program reviews, evaluations, inspections, inquiries, and compliance activities.
  • Drafts memoranda, reports, advisories, and notifications detailing findings and recommendations arising from formal inquiries of OIG for transmission to the Mayor’s Office, Corporation Counsel, City Council, department heads, other affected entities, and the public.
  • Performs legal research into and provides legal advice on local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, regulations and policies relative to intakes, assigned matters, and OIG operations and function.
  • In the context of investigations:
    • Participates in and provides counsel to investigative teams in the formulation of investigative plans, strategies, and activities.
    • Prepares affidavits and other documents for criminal, civil or administrative actions and coordinates production of legal documentation with OIG investigators.
    • Coordinates with outside law enforcement and prosecutorial entities as appropriate to assist in the investigation and prosecution of violations of criminal law.
    • Observes and provides legal support to investigators and prosecutors during trials and administrative hearings.
  • Conducts interviews of potential witnesses and subjects of in formal OIG inquiries.
  • Provides training on legal issues as requested by senior management.
  • Performs related duties as required.



Graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree and admission to the Illinois Bar (or another state bar having reciprocity with Illinois), supplemented by three years of legal work experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, provided the law license requirement is met.



  • Prior legal experience in one or more of the following: internal investigations, criminal, labor/employment law, administrative, civil rights, or contract/procurement law as well as related regulatory policy.
  • Knowledge of investigative methods, techniques, practices, and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Superior writing, research, and editing skills.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and execute competing assignments, and control deadlines.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative on assigned tasks.
  • Consciousness of diversity, inclusion, and equity challenges across communities, including for under-serviced and under-represented communities in the City of Chicago and commitment to address those challenges and positively contribute to OIG’s internal culture of inclusion, respect, and community.
  • Capability to collaborate with colleagues from a wide array of technical and professional disciplines and backgrounds in and across all the office’s sections.


ANNUAL SALARY: Range: $114,684 – $162,084 (annual increases)

Starting $114,684 (non-negotiable)


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 Manager of Human Resources 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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