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Assistant Inspector General - Sexual Allegations Unit
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Chicago Public Schools | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest schooldistrict in the United States, serving over 370,000 students in more than 600schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has setambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and everyneighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepareseach for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill thismission, we make three commitments to our students, their families and allChicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Five coreprinciples are embedded within these commitments - high quality, rigorousinstruction, talented and empowered educators, safety and support, financialstability and collective impact.

Position Summary:

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) serves as theinvestigative watchdog of CPS. The OIG was recently given responsibility of allcases involving the sexual abuse or sexual harassment of CPS students and isforming a new team to investigate such cases. The OIG is seeking to hire anassistant inspector general to provide legal counsel to this new Sexual Abuse and HarassmentInvestigations Unit. Under direction of the Inspector General, the AssistantInspector General will provide legal counsel to the OIG regarding investigationsinvolving the sexual abuse or sexual harassment of CPS students.

Essential Duties andResponsibilities:

* Write and edit investigativesummary reports, which are sent to the Chicago Board of Education
* Provide guidance oninvestigations of a sensitive and difficult nature involving the sexual abuseor harassment of CPS students
* Advise on strategic and legalinvestigative matters, including investigative techniques and the strength ofevidence obtained
* Perform legal research andwrite and edit legal memoranda on issues related to investigations
* Prepare subpoenas and otherdocuments for administrative and criminal actions
* Provide training on legalissues as requested by the Inspector General
* Closely coordinate with CPS'sLaw, Safety and Security, and Title IX Offices, other departments and externalagencies to ensure student safety and facilitate the delivery of trauma and/orsocial-emotional services to students, families and staff
* Perform additional ad hocduties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills Required:

* Refined judgment with theability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information
* Strong skills in the areas ofconflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing, and investigation
* Exceptional analytical andcritical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information andfacilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handleissues of complex and extreme sensitivity
* Demonstrated superior abilityto write concise, logical and analytical reports to convey complex issues
* Demonstrated ability toprioritize tasks, manage multiple deadlines and work independently whilemaintaining high levels of organization
* Strong interpersonal skillsand the ability to work with diverse constituents, including children, parents,faculty, staff and law enforcement.

Minimum Qualifications:

* JD from an ABA accredited lawschool supplemented by a minimum of two years of legal experience, or anequivalent combination of training and experience
* Admission to the Illinois Bar
* Flexible work hours

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience investigatingsexual misconduct, particularly child sexual abuse or sexual harassment, andperforming field work, such as interviews of children and/or victims of sexualabuse, sexual harassment, or trauma
* Knowledge of sexual assaultor sexual harassment issues and the relationship of sexual assault or sexualharassment on victims

Residency Requirement:

As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employeesare required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicagowithin six months of their CPS hire date and maintain residency throughouttheir employment with the district.