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Investigator

Chicago Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Chicago Police Department
3510 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/25/24
  • @ 11:59 PM (CDT)

Salary:

  • $64,668.00

Sworn:

  • 11,716

Population:

  • 3 million

Position Details

Investigator

Bureau of Internal Affairs

Chicago Police Department

Number of Vacant Positions: 31

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID,YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS (Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled "Bid Opportunities.")

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED "ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY", CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT. YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED "PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER." (NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER). FAILURE TO CHECK THE "ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY" BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

Attention AFSCME members in Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, & 5: When submitting your bid application for this position, please select 01-AFSCME from the Bargaining Unit drop-down menu as it is the only option for AFSCME members

Under supervision, investigates cases involving allegations of criminal activity, official misconduct, and residency violations by City employees, and performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Interviews complainants, witnesses, and employees to gather facts and investigate alleged criminal activity, official misconduct, and violations of personnel and administrative rules by City employees
  • Conducts site visits to gather physical evidence and examines work records and related documents
  • Performs surveillance duties to observe criminal activities or acts of misconduct (e.g., fraud, corruption, residency violations)
  • Interviews job candidates and conducts criminal background investigations as part of the pre- employment process
  • Interviews complainants and all parties involved in formal complaints of sexual harassment or violence in the workplace
  • Prepares detailed reports of investigations conducted, including findings, and makes disciplinary recommendations as required
  • Assists senior Investigators in the conduct of large-scale and complex investigations
  • Uses photographic and video equipment in the conduct of surveillance work
  • Testifies in court, at arbitrations, or before Personnel Board hearings on investigations conducted and findings
  • Maintains records of investigations, correspondence, and related case documentation
  • Administers and maintains records of employees' drug and alcohol tests

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Work Hours:

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Work Days:

Monday Through Friday

Location:

Public Safety Headquarters

3510 S. Michigan Avenue

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, Human Resources or a directly related field, plus one year of work experience in the conduct of investigations of criminal or fraudulent activity OR one year of work experience in the performance of fact finding analyses and investigative research and reporting; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications:

  • A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required
  • Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
    • Experience investigating criminal activities or acts of misconduct
    • Three years of criminal investigative experience
    • Three years' experience performing surveillance duties

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

  • Prior law enforcement experienced preferred. 

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:

The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.

Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veteran's preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?

In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

EVALUATION:

Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second-party applicants will be accepted.

Residency Requirement:

All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the city as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or disabilityaccommodations@cityofchicago.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

City of Chicago Brandon Johnson, Mayor

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.D.T.  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. C.D.T. on April 25, 2024. No exceptions will be made.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

APPLY HERE:

https://shorturl.at/hMP02



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