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Investigator III

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Legal Affairs
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Full Time
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Investigator III

Downtown District Office

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.

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 its independent investigations and audits serve to promote economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity in the administration of the District’s programs and operations.

Under general supervision, an Investigator III conducts investigations of a highly complex and sensitive nature involving allegations of waste, fraud and misconduct by the District’s officers, employees, members of the Board, agents and contractors, as well as audits/ reviews of CCC programs and operations.

At the III level, Investigators function with minimal supervision, are assigned the more complex and difficult cases, and may lead a team of Investigators in large scale investigations or audit/reviews as assigned. Perform related duties as required.

Your Responsibilities
  • Conducts investigations on assigned cases, typically of the more complex or sensitive nature. Functions as a lead investigator on large scale investigations, coordinating investigative activities and directing a team of Investigators.
  • Interviews complainants, witnesses and subjects to gather facts during investigations and audit/ reviews. Conducts the more difficult interviews (i.e. uncooperative interviewees) to gather, verity, or corroborate evidence.
  • Gathers evidence through site visits and surveillance; leads Investigators in surveillance activities and other evidence gathering activities as required
  • Reviews and analyzes extensive data and records to determine whether evidence of waste, fraud, misconduct or mismanagement exists.
  • Prepares detailed reports on actions taken during all phases of an investigation or audit/review (i.e. document review, fact finding analysis, interviews, surveillance).
  • Uses photographic and video equipment in the conduct of surveillance work to observe criminal activities or acts of misconduct (e.g., fraud, residency violations).
  • Maintains database of case records and reports on the status of assigned cases.
  • Provides guidance and direction to less experienced Investigators in the conduct of investigations, audit/reviews, and surveillance activities.
  • Assists in the training of entry level staff on investigative standards, procedures and techniques.
  • Testifies in criminal and civil court and at administrative hearings regarding investigative findings.
  • Travels throughout Chicago and surrounding areas. Works varying hours as needed.
  • Leads and conducts large scale audit/reviews, implementing work plans to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls in protecting CCC’s resources, and assessing the compliance and performance of programs, operations and processes.
  • Combines accounting knowledge with investigative skills to perform financial analysis and forensic auditing duties in support of investigations involving fraud, misappropriation of assets, or mismanagement of funds.
  • Analyzes business and audit risks related to financial and operational processes and systems.
  • Performs quantitative and qualitative data analysis using sophisticated technology tools and forensic audit techniques to assess the effectiveness of audit controls and the efficiency of operational processes.
  • Investigates financial impropriety by conducting forensic research to trace funds, and in-depth analysis of documents including financial statements and accounting records.
  • Conducts legal research and analyses of ethical and legal implications, rules violated, and related legal issues and writes sections of case summary reports.
  • Participates in the preparation and drafting of summary reports of completed investigations and audits to provide the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, and executive staff with a case summation including findings and recommended corrective actions.
Your Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration or Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Accounting, Finance or a field related to a position’s specific area of assignment.
  • Some positions may require a Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school
  • Some positions may require three years of work experience in conducting financial, fraud, and operational audits
  • Three years of work experience in performing fact finding analysis and investigative research and reporting
  • Investigative work experience in an Inspector General’s Office, law enforcement agency, or with a branch in the military is highly desirable
  • A combination of education and experience will be taken into consideration based on the applicant’s credentials
  • 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 is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting 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)
We offer: excellent health and welfare benefit package and long-term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank you for your interest in City College of Chicago!

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