The Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is seeking a Special Agent to complement its staff. The selected candidate may be assigned to either the OIG’s Investigations Unit or the Audit and Contract/Procurement Oversight Unit.
This position plans, conducts, and coordinates follow-ups, reviews, audits, inquiries, and investigations of misconduct, including fraud, corruption and abuse, and gross mismanagement in Broward County and its 31 municipalities. This position may also analyze governmental contracts and the procurement processes in an effort to identify vulnerabilities to fraud, waste and abuse.
· Reviews and analyzes documents such as bank records, invoices, receipts, corporate filings, accounting ledgers and records, responses to public procurement solicitations, contracts, and change orders.
· Analyzes solicitations, bid documents, and proposed contracts for indicators of procurement fraud and for areas of improvement in the procurement process.
· Conducts and documents interviews with witnesses and prepares written summary reports of investigative activities.
· Effectively establishes sources of information and testifies at official proceedings regarding investigations and findings.
· Reviews contracts and financial records to ensure invoices are in compliance with contract terms, all charges are legitimate, and vendors met all deliverables.
· Reviews the processes for initiating and issuing contract modifications and ensures that modifications are in compliance with contract terms.
Knowledge and Abilities:
· Ability to organize and maintain large volumes of documents.
· Ability to develop and maintain a broad knowledge base of county and municipal policies, procedures, departments, and personnel.
· Knowledge of various fraud schemes traditionally committed by vendors, management, and employees in governmental organizations, as well as effective ways to identify those schemes.
· Knowledge of governmental methods used to acquire goods and services and the types of contracts used to purchase those goods and services.
· Ability to research and understand design, engineering, construction, and construction management principles, as well as the ability to research and understand governmental procurement and contracting best practices.
· Ability to research and analyze open sources of information.
Minimum Experience and Training:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in a related major.
Relevant experience (1) with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency or (2) with an investigative agency such as an office of the inspector general or (3) in governmental functions, auditing, construction, or contract administration is required. Experience investigating fraud or public corruption is preferred. Significant experience in the referenced areas may substitute for the education requirement. Excellent computer skills, including with word processing applications, Excel, open sources, and other public records databases, is necessary.
A relevant professional designation such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI), or Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Licensed General Contractor, Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, Project Management Professional (PMP), is preferred.
Please forward your resume and a cover letter summarizing your accomplishments in the areas described above to InspectorGeneral@broward.org with the subject line, “Special Agent Application” on or by September 15, 2023. The salary range for a Special Agent is $81,815.21 to $120,454.07. Please include any required minimum salary.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. We offer challenging and rewarding work, a team environment, and competitive benefits including substantial employer contributions to health insurance and savings, paid annual leave and sick leave, life insurance, and participation in the Florida Retirement System. See https://www.broward.org/Benefits for more information about our benefits. We also give the options to work 10 hours a day, four days per week and to work remotely once per week. We are located in Plantation, in central Broward County. If you are interested in applying for an open position, please email us, following the instructions in the job listing above.
Broward Office of the Inspector General
Receipt will be confirmed via e-mail only. No telephone inquiries, please. The earliest review will occur approximately 14 days from the initial posting.
Please be aware that resumes and related information may be subject to public disclosure in accordance with Florida public records laws.
As a condition of employment, selected candidates must pass an extensive background investigation.
The Broward Office of the Inspector General is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veteran’s preference will be granted to eligible veterans, spouses of veterans and other veteran’s preference eligible persons in accordance with Florida law. To be considered for veteran’s preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 (member copy #4) or an equivalent document which serves as a certificate of release or discharge and/or other supporting documentation as required by the Florida Administrative Code depending upon the category under which preference is being claimed. Documents submitted for previous applications will not carry over. Documentation must be received PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSING DATE. “
To apply for this job email your details to InspectorGeneral@broward.org