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The Chicago Housing Authority
Senior Investigator, Office of Inspector General

Position Title: Senior Investigator, Office of Inspector General
Concentration: Corporate
Level of Entry: Staff

Hiring Agency

Agency: The Chicago Housing Authority
Address: 60 E. VanBuren
City: Chicago
State: IL    Zipcode: 60605

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent body within the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). The OIG is designed to assist CHA management in establishing and monitoring internal controls that promote the integrity, efficiency and overall effectiveness of agency operations and programs. The Inspector General (IG) also prevents, detects, and investigates waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement. The OIG is composed of three sections: Investigations, Audits and Data Analytics, all working cooperatively in an effort to accomplish the goals and mission of the OIG.
Additionally, the OIG ensures that suspected violations are addressed and investigated in an effective and efficient manner, and that corrective measures are taken where appropriate.
The Senior Investigator will report to the Deputy Inspector General and will be responsible for conducting complex financial fraud investigations including, but not limited to, allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement and misconduct by the Authority’s officers, employees, members of the Board, agents, participants, residents (receiving housing subsidies) and contractors doing business with the Authority.

Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
• Conducts interviews of complainants, witnesses and subjects to gather facts during investigations of allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement and misconduct
• Prepares detailed reports to document all investigative activities conducted during the course of an investigation
• Review and analyze extensive data and records to determine whether evidence of waste, fraud or misconduct exists
• Gathers evidence through different avenues including but not limited to grand jury materials and in response to administrative subpoenas
• Submits high quality investigative reports, memos and related documents to the electronic case management system
• Makes recommendations and corrective actions to the impacted business unit leadership
• Testifies in criminal and civil court, at arbitrations, and at administrative hearings regarding investigative activity conducted
• Performs other duties as assigned and consistent with the OIG Mission
• Possess the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification at time of hiring or be able to obtain within one year of hiring
• Possess the Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) from the Association of Inspector General at time of hiring or be able to obtain within one year of hiring
• Ability to analyze financial documents
• Have knowledge of and an understanding of the applicability of relevant federal and state laws and regulations
• Must be able to perform general investigative activities in a timely manner consistent with specific policies and procedures set forth by the Inspector General
• Excellent organizational, management and decision-making skills
• Ability to make decisions in real time to improve the efficiency of the investigation at hand and will be expected to share his/her ideas on improving overall efficiency to a supervisor
• Ability to prioritize investigations based upon totality of circumstances including available resources
• Ability to be the lead investigator for criminal investigations and respond accordingly to requests from Prosecutors (County, State and Federal) for successful prosecutions
• Ability to work individually and on joint investigations with other law enforcement agencies including, but not limited to, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, HUD OIG, Social Security OIG, Department of Labor OIG
• Computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with laws, rules and regulations
Core Competencies:
• ACTIVE LEARNING ? Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem?solving and decision?making
• ACTIVE LISTENING ? Give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupt at inappropriate times
• CRITICAL THINKING ? Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
• JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING ? Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and recommend the most appropriate one to OIG leadership
• COMPREHEND ORAL INFORMATION ? Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
• SPEAK ? Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
• COMPREHEND WRITTEN INFORMATION ? Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
• WRITE ? Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
• REASON TO SOLVE PROBLEMS ? Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
• REACH CONCLUSIONS ? Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events

• PERSISTENCE ? Persist in the face of obstacles on the job
• INITIATIVE ? Demonstrate willingness to take on job challenges
• DEPENDABILITY ? Demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and dependability and fulfill obligations
• ATTENTION TO DETAIL ? Pay careful attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be exclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the Office of the Inspector General.


Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and the equivalent of at least 10 years of professional law enforcement experience in the white collar crime area. Law enforcement experience will consist of financial fraud investigations, with an emphasis on uncovering fraud, waste and abuse, in both criminal and administrative matters. Candidate must also possess experience conducting a variety of investigations, including employee misconduct and ethics violations.

Upon hiring, candidate must obtain certification as a peace officer with the ability to carry a firearm (as prescribed by the Illinois Police Training Act) by successfully reactivating prior peace officer status through the Illinois Law Enforcement Standards and Training Board’s waiver application process. Once on board, the candidate will be required to pass an annual firearms qualifications test.

Candidate must possess exceptional written and oral communication skills and strong organizational skills, which will be used to initiate and direct investigations; to write clear and concise investigative plans and prosecutive reports; and to provide court testimony in a clear and convincing manner.

Within 90 days of hire, selected candidate will be required to be fingerprinted by an external law enforcement agency. Employment will be contingent upon the results of the fingerprint based search.


Application Period

Application Period Begins: 06/07/2019

Application Period Ends: 06/28/2019

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $0.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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