Assistant Inspector General
Assistant Inspector General
City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education. 2
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office within the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) with the authority to conduct investigations regarding waste, fraud and misconduct by any officer, employee, member of the Board; any contractor, subcontractor, consultant or agent providing or seeking to provide goods or services to CCC; and any program administered or funded by the District or colleges. Recommendations made by the OIG as a result of the agency's independent investigations and audits serve to promote economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity in the administration of the District's programs and operations.
Reporting to the Inspector General, the Assistant Inspector General assists in managing, directing and executing the functions of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The position is accountable for specific management responsibilities, and takes full responsibility for OIG staff and operations in the absence of the Inspector General. The Assistant Inspector General directly manages the Legal Unit within the OIG, supervising staff and providing legal advice on a variety of substantive issues arising from investigations, audit/reviews, and other activities of the OIG. Performs related duties as required.
- Provides legal guidance and responds to staff inquiries relating to the impact of local, state, and federal laws and statutes on investigations of fraud, abuse and mismanagement, and potential violations of laws, rules or regulations by employees, and by vendors and contractors doing business with the District.
- Oversees and monitors the status of on-going investigations, audit/reviews, and other OIG matters to ensure adherence with the investigative policies, procedures, and standards established by the Inspector General and established deadlines.
- Directly supervises the work of the Investigator – Auditor.
- Supervises the work of Investigators during the course of investigations and audits. Reviews and works with Supervising Investigators on investigative work involving a high degree of legal research, the review of legal documents, and the interviewing of witnesses.
- Works collaboratively with Supervising Investigators in the review of investigative techniques, documents reviewed, and strength of evidence obtained, to ensure all legal issues are properly addressed prior to submission to the Inspector General.
- Prepares, reviews and edits investigative summary reports, providing executive staff with case summations to include documentation of allegations and facts, investigative procedures taken, evidence found, analyses of ethical and legal implications, rules violated, findings, and recommendations for corrective actions.
- Conducts special investigations of a highly sensitive and/or complex nature, or requiring legal expertise, as assigned by the Inspector General.
- Provides legal guidance on a variety of issues arising during investigations such as employees' duty to cooperate in investigations; provides advice on strategic and investigative matters including strength of evidence obtained.
- Performs legal research on issues relating to investigations and audits such as disciplinary actions and other employment actions covered by collective bargaining agreements, and the interpretation of contracts, statutes and ordinances.
- Provides training to Investigators on legal issues impacting on investigations and audits, on the use of investigative techniques, and the maintenance of interview case files.
- Prepares Investigators for testimony in criminal and civil court, arbitrations, and at administrative hearings on investigations and interviews conducted.
- Assists the Inspector General with administrative functions including human resources, budgetary, reporting compliance, and case file maintenance.
- Performs other duties assigned.
Reports To: Inspector General
Direct Supervision: Investigator – Auditor; Investigators as assigned
- Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school
- Admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705)
- Four years of legal work experience in the area of investigations, ethics, criminal law, or labor/employment law. Two years in a supervisory or management capacity highly desirable.
- High ethical standards
- A valid State of Illinois driver's license
- Designation as a Certified Inspector General (CIG), Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI), a Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS), or comparable certification highly desirable
- Demonstrated experience in conducting and managing complex investigations involving fraud, misconduct, and mismanagement
- Must be computer proficient with knowledge of a variety of software programs, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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