Inspector General Investigator

Website City of Tallahassee, Office of the Inspector General

On July 9, 2020, the City Commission passed Ordinance 20-O-22AA establishing the Office of Inspector General (OIG).  The authority of the OIG includes and expands upon that given the City Auditor in Sections 32 and 33 of the City Charter.  The City Charter and other ordinances authorize the Inspector General to have access to all necessary records, data, personnel, and other information necessary to carry out these responsibilities.  The mission of the OIG is to advance integrity, accountability, transparency, and efficiency and effectiveness within City government by providing professional, independent, and objective audit and investigative services.

Annual salary will not exceed $75,000.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Major Function:
This is a highly professional position within the Office of Inspector General (OIG), responsible for conducting administrative internal investigations, involving City of Tallahassee employees and operations, into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and misconduct.  These investigations may include complaints which fall under Section 112.3187(5), Florida Statutes, Whistleblower Act.  Work requires independent judgment and discretion with respect to matters of significance, strict accountability to protect confidential information created, obtained and used by the OIG and the highest levels of integrity and respect to ensure fairness and objectivity throughout the investigative process. An employee in this position obtains, analyzes and appraises evidence in order to determine and provide conclusions of facts in detailed reports of investigations for use by appropriate City leadership.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy Inspector General and reviewed through analysis and evaluation of work products.

Desired Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of investigative techniques. Experience in interviewing witnesses, complainants, subjects and obtaining sworn statements. Experience in interpreting violations of laws, rules, policies or procedures. Experience in summarizing information and writing detailed reports. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, make sound decisions and apply good judgment. Experience working with computer-based software such as word processing, database and spreadsheet applications. Skilled in oral communication and active listening. Ability to accurately document observations and actions. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others and maintain a positive image of the OIG. Experience assessing complaints to identify appropriate actions as well as Whistleblower protections.


Possession of a bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of investigative experience with three (3) years spent in an Office of Inspector General, Internal Affairs or similar/equivalent (i.e., conducting investigations involving an organization’s employees.) Must be eligible to become a notary public in Florida. Must possess a Certified Fraud Examiner and/or Certified Inspector General Investigator certificate.

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