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Company: City of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

**Business Compliance Investigator**
**Business Affairs and Consumer Protection**
**Number of Vacancies: 7**
**This position is open to the public and all current city employees covered under the City's Collective Bargaining Agreement with AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) - BARGAINING UNIT 1, 3, 4 & 5. Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid.**
**BID INSTRUCTIONS:** **Apply on the bid site:** **** **AND**
**1. Check the box on your profile titled "Currently employed by the City of Chicago"**
**2. Enter your employee ID (located on your pay stub labeled 'payee/employee number')**
**3. Select your correct bargaining unit**
Under general supervision, independently performs a full range of investigative duties to enforce and ensure compliance with the City's ordinances governing businesses, consumer protection, and public vehicles.
+ Conducts investigations and inspections to ensure compliance with consumer protection, public vehicles, truck weight limits, and business requirements; or, in response to consumer complaints of deceptive practices (e.g., Alternative Pricing System, posted pricing guides, product safety, reselling of goods, tobacco sales to minors, pre-license, cigarette tax, public way use permits, licenses, fraud, operating conditions)
+ Conducts certification inspections on measuring devices and heavy capacity scales, entailing properly operating a small crane to lift 1,000 lb. weights onto scales, to ensure accuracy of calibration and removes expired certification seals while properly affixing the new seals
+ Inspects gas stations to ensure they are operating with current and appropriate licenses and are in compliance on Filling Stations Rules and Regulations (e.g., posting of proper prices, proper signage is posted and visible to the consumer, receipts issued)
+ Conducts undercover investigations when required
+ Confiscates illegal merchandise and issues citations, closure orders, notices, suspensions, and other enforcement to businesses or public vehicle operators
+ Prepares extensive written reports detailing the findings of business compliance investigations
+ Informs owners, managers, or employees on regulatory standards, existing violations, and regulations regarding ordinance and/or rule violations
+ Testifies at court proceedings regarding violations
+ Conducts research, examines records, interprets ordinances, rules, and state statutes, and gathers related information to make an independent determination of compliance on an investigation or assignment
+ Conducts truck weight investigations to determine compliance with weight limit regulations
+ Assists in training of newly hired investigators, as required
+ May maneuver scales of extreme weight, approximately 80 pounds (only applicable to certain individuals in unit).For example, placing scales under vehicles to calculate weight
**_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_**
**Location** : Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection
**Address** : 2350 West Ogden Avenue, Fl. 2
**Various Set** **Shifts:** 5 vacancies for Thurs-Sun 1:00pm- 10:45pm and 2 for Thurs-Sun 4:15pm- 2am. (Longer hours, Weekends and Evenings may be required)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's degree or 60 hours of college credit in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, or related field, plus one year of investigative experience; **OR** three years of investigative work experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
**Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications**
+ A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required
+ Must have the permanent use of an automobile that is properly insured, including a clause specifically insuring the City of Chicago from accident liability
**Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.**
This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.
**Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:**
+ Bachelor's Degree
+ Proficiency with MS Office
+ **Previous experience preparing written reports detailing the findings.**
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.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer
**_Please note, all positions posted with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.D.T._** **_Applications for this position will be accepted from November 13, 2023, until 11:59p.m. C.D.T. on November 27, 2023_** **_. No exceptions will be made._**
**City of** **Chicago** **Department of Human Resources**
Brandon Johnson, Mayor Kathleen Doyle-Dean, Acting Commissioner

Keywords: City of Chicago, Chicago , BUSINESS COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATOR, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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