Performance Analysts (PAs)

05 Jan, 2023


Performance Analysts (PAs)

Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Chicago, IL

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Performance Analysts (PAs) are the backbone of the Public Safety section’s Evaluations Unit, which  conduct in-depth evaluations and reviews of the policies, practices, and programs of the Chicago Police  Department and Chicago’s policy accountability agencies (including COPA and the Police Board).  Recent topics of these reviews have included the City’s response to the protests and unrest following  the murder of George Floyd, CPD’s search warrant processes and practices, and the hiring process for  Chicago Police officers. Those reviews result in reports, which detail the Public Safety section’s findings  about the policy, practice, or program at issue and make recommendations to address deficiencies  and make improvements. PAs are deeply involved in every step of the process from project  development through final report drafting. This often includes intensive fieldwork, which may see PAs  gathering and analyzing large amounts of quantitative criminal justice data, collecting and reviewing  documents from CPD or the police accountability agencies, observing trainings or other agency  operations, and/or interviewing CPD, COPA, or Police Board officials. 


  • Under the guidance of a Chief Performance Analyst, develop, conduct and lead evaluations and  reviews of selected police and police accountability operations, policies, programs and practices  Collect, analyze, and interpret data to identify areas of concern and where improvements are  needed 
  • Develop recommendations for police and police accountability reforms based on best practices  and other research 
  • Compose clear, concise, and objective reports containing analysis of qualitative and  quantitative data  
  • Conduct site visits to observe operations  
  • Lead interviews with police, other City personnel, and community stakeholders Perform related duties as required 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s  degree plus one year of work experience in program auditing or operations analysis, or an equivalent  combination of education, training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is  met. 


  • Advanced degree in a social science, public policy, or related field, and a background in  conducting policy reviews or performance audits/evaluations for a government or non-profit  organization 
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, law enforcement, criminal justice, and/or civil  rights issues 
  • Excellent judgment and confidence to discuss police and police accountability policies and  procedures with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Familiarity with Chicago government, the Chicago Police Department, and Chicago’s police  accountability system 
  • Experience developing data collection instruments such as surveys, direct and participatory  observation, interviews, focus groups, and literature searches 
  • Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data

ANNUAL SALARY: Range: $69,564 – $93,936 (annual increases) 

(Starting $69,564–non-negotiable); Post successful six-month review $72,960 TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: Travel outside Chicago is not required.  


ESSAY REQUIREMENT: A passing score on a knowledge skill test(s) and/or essay may be  required.  

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employees must be a resident of the City of Chicago and proof of  residency is required at the commencement of employment. 


The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an equal opportunity employer.  

OIG is an inclusive organization that hires and develops all its staff of all levels regardless of race,  religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, sex, gender expression  or identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, veteran status, and all other  characteristics protected by law. 

OIG strives to create the kind of workplace where a socially diverse mix of people can thrive  professionally. We pride ourselves in meeting our legal charge to promote economy, effectiveness,  efficiency, and integrity in government. Through the hard work of our passionate and innovative team,  OIG aims to serve every community with equity, respect, and dignity.  

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy to participate  in the application process, please contact the OIG’s Supervisor of Personnel Administration Keyla  Vazquez at Please be prepared to provide information in support of your  reasonable accommodation request. 


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.

Job posted: 2023-01-05