Inspector General – Department of State

Office of the Inspector General

Requisition No: 304501

Agency: Department of State

Working Title: INSPECTOR GENERAL-DOS – 45000850

Position Number: 45000850

Salary:  $75,000.00- $90,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 03/04/2021

Department of State

Inspector General

Office of the Secretary

Inspector General’s Office

Open Competitive

The Department of State seeks a highly responsible individual to manage, direct and supervise the activities of the Office of the Inspector General. This is a Senior Management Service (SMS) position required to evaluate and enhance the performance of the agency by improving the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of the agency’s operations. The incumbent is responsible for conducting, supervising, and coordinating audits, investigations, and management reviews relating to the Department’s programs and operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities of the inspector general include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage, direct and supervise activities of the Office of Inspector General.
  • Plan, conduct, and coordinate audits, investigations, and management reviews.
  • Develop long-range and annual audit plans that are approved by the Agency Head and submitted to the Chief Inspector General based on periodic risk assessments.
  • Inform the Chief Inspector General of the suspected or confirmed fraud, waste, abuse, and deficiencies relating to programs and operations administered or financed by the agency and reporting on the progress made in implementing corrective action plans in response to any findings.
  • Represent the agency in working with the Auditor General’s Office, ensuring the agency fulfills its obligation related to audits conducted by the Auditor General.
  • Monitor the implementation of the agency’s response to reports issued by the Auditor General or the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.  Assists in the development of performance measures, standards and procedures for the evaluation of agency programs and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Administer investigations into complaints or information that fall within the definition provided in Chapter 112.3187(5), the Whistleblower’s Act, and in accordance with standards adopted by the State of Florida Inspectors General community.
  • Manage complex, confidential and independent investigations into allegations against the agency’s employees for violations of statutes, administrative rules or agency policy, to include but not limited to receiving complaints and coordinating all activities of the Department.
  • Prepares and submits reports, as required.
  • Not later than September 30 of each year, prepares an annual report summarizing the activities of the Office of Inspector General during the immediately preceding fiscal year.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

In accordance with section 20.055(4), Florida Statutes, the position incumbent shall possess the following qualifications:

The Inspector General must have a 4-year degree from an accredited institution of higher learning or have at least 5 years of experience in at least one of the following areas:

  1. Inspector General
  2. Supervisory experience in OIG or a similar investigative public agency
  3. Local, state, or federal law enforcement officer
  4. Local, state, or federal court judge.
  5. Senior-level auditor or comptroller.
  6. The administration and management of complex audits and investigations.
  7. Managing programs for prevention, examination, detection, elimination of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, malfeasance, or misconduct in government or other organizations.

An advanced degree in law, accounting, public administration, or other relevant field may substitute for 1 year of required experience.

Due to the size of the Office of Inspector General, this candidate shall also possess the following:

  •  (a) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, or with a major in business which includes five courses in accounting, and 5 years of experience as an internal auditor or independent post auditor, electronic data processing auditor, accountant, or any combination thereof. The experience shall at a minimum consist of audits of units of government or private business enterprises, operating for profit or not for profit;
  • (b) A master’s degree in accounting, business administration, or public administration from an accredited college or university and 4 years of experience as required in paragraph (a);
  • (c) A Certified Public Accountant license issued pursuant to chapter 473 or a Certified Internal Audit Certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors or earned by examination, and 4 years of experience as required in paragraph (a).

Further, the Inspector General may not hold or be a candidate for an elective office of the state while inspector general or may not hold office in a political party or committee.

The Inspector General should possess at appointment, or obtain within the first year, a certification from the Association of IG as a certified inspector general. The Inspector General should have at least one other professional certification such as a: certified IG investigator, certified IG auditor, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified governmental financial manager, certified fraud examiner, certified financial crimes investigator, hold some other certification or be a licensed attorney.

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