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 Public Safety oversees its Public Safety section, exercising oversight over the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), and Chicago’s Police Board. OIG is seeking candidates with a passion for criminal justice, knowledge of and experience in law enforcement oversight, and a commitment to protect constitutional and procedural rights of all effected parties for this impactful and important position.
Please note the following about this position:
• The primary goals of OIG’s Public Safety section are to enhance the effectiveness of CPD, COPA, and the Police Board; to increase public safety, promote constitutional policing practices that safeguard individual liberties and civil rights; and ensure the accountability of the 12,000 member police force, thus building stronger police-community relations.
EXPERIENCE: Pursuant to Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) § 2-56-230(a), the Public Safety Deputy must possess the following minimum qualifications:
• The Deputy must be either an attorney with substantial experience in criminal, civil rights, and/or labor law, or corporate and/or governmental investigations or an individual with substantial experience in law enforcement oversight, preferably with a graduate degree.
EXCLUSIONS: By ordinance, the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety cannot be a current or former employee of the Chicago Police Department, Independent Police Review Authority, Civilian Office of Police Accountability, or Police Board.
Legal: Experience in a legal practice, research, policy, or advocacy setting relating to policing and community-police relations from a criminal justice, law enforcement, or civil rights perspective
COMPENSATION, RESIDENCY, AND BENEFITS
The compensation range for the position is $146,724-$155,760, 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.
THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND MILITARY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER.
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: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dhr/supp_info/city-of-chicago-employee-vaccination-policy.html.
THE CITY OF CHICAGO VALUES DIVERSITY
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 Ms. Voorhees at HVoorhees@Govhrusa.com.
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