DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS
The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) is one of the nation’s premier independent municipal oversight bodies with statutory responsibility to vigorously root out and prevent misconduct, waste, and inefficiency in City operations. OIG oversight is carried out by a staff of 106 employees with a wide array of professional skills and experience and an annual operating budget of approximately $9.7 million.
OIG is seeking a multi-talented Deputy Inspector General for Technology and Operations (DIG-T&O) with extensive, executive-level experience in technology, human resources, and budget management. Under direction of the Inspector General the DIG-T&O maintains collaborative relationships with OIG’s leadership team to achieve the strategic goals of the Office. The ideal candidate has strong project management skills, exceptional organizational management abilities, and comprehensive information technology capacities.
A successful DIG-T&O will:
· anticipate problems and issues, identify and act on solutions as appropriate, and make clear recommendations with alternatives to the Inspector General;
· be creative, strategic, innovative, resourceful, self-motivated, proactive, and hands-on to problem solve complex issues;
· see the bigger picture and effectively communicate ideas as well as professionally challenge others’ ideas for the benefit of the Office;
· work simultaneously on projects with a variety of deadlines, time constraints, and high visibility;
· build effective teams to implement major programs and strategic initiatives, and evaluate OIG policies and operational needs based on data-driven analysis;
· provide counsel and guidance to the Inspector General and other office senior management on any matters related to technology, data analytics, human resources, budget, procurement, and facilities, as well as serve as lead liaison to City departments related to these matters; and
· collaborate consistently, demonstrate ethics and integrity, drive organizational excellence, utilize strong emotional intelligence, engage superior people skills, and share a passion for building a culture of success.
Information Technology: OIG increasingly relies on data to execute its mission and therefore established a team of technologists and data analysts. The DIG-T&O leads a 16-member team responsible for delivering two core support functions: information systems management and data analytics. Information systems management includes development, accuracy, reliability, and comprehensiveness of the office’s technology platform to include its hardware, network, databases, applications, security and help desk. Data analytics entails mission-based data analysis, including predictive, of City of Chicago data.
Human Resources: OIG fosters an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, standards, and career mobility. The DIG-T&O, working with the Supervisor of Personnel Administration, leads the study of all OIG HR policies, programs and practices to ensure they collectively support the OIG culture, the development of new HR programs, the recruitment and onboarding of a multi-disciplined workforce, the implementation of the training and performance assessment system, and the execution of organizational planning by evaluating office structure, job designs, and personnel forecasting.
Budget and Contract Management: OIG, as the watchdog for the taxpayers of the City, must be an example of great fiscal stewardship. The DIG-T&O, working with the Financial Officer, leads the preparation of the office annual budget, the maintenance of expenditure forecasts and reports, the activities of the accounts payable, and the contracting process for the purchase of goods and services to support office operations.
Supervisory: OIG believes effective supervision is key to understanding staff’s career goals, learning how to empower staff, and managing or preventing issues. The DIG-T&O oversees and directs, with a management team constituted of three chiefs and a Financial Officer, a staff of 23 dedicated technology, data analytics, human resources, financial, and administrative professionals, to ensure effective organizational management across the OIG.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field, plus seven years of progressively responsible public sector experience including significant administrative, human resources, and technology management responsibilities of which five years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position.
· An advanced degree is highly desirable.
· Experience in a public sector investigative, law enforcement or prosecutorial organization is a bonus.
· Local government experience is favorable.
· Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a plus.
ANNUAL SALARY: up to $132,972
TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: Travel outside Chicago is not required.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employees must be a resident of the City of Chicago and proof of residency is required at the commencement of employment.
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.