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Basic Function
Manages a group of professional investigators involved in conducting audits and investigations relating to all aspects of the agency’s programs and operations to detect and prevent waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.

Example Of Duties
Manages assigned staff in the planning and organization of investigations to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse of resources
Leads multi-disciplinary teams, blending the skills of personnel, that work together to protect Metro′s assets and minimize liabilities
Motivates and mentors personnel in accomplishing tasks to support the agency′s goals and mission
Manages case workload, assigns target completion dates, and generates management reports using an automated case tracking and management system
Manages and reviews work of staff for quality, quantity, timeliness, and adherence to laws, Metro regulations, and OIG (Office of the Inspector General) policies, procedures, and directives
Designs, organizes, and provides guidance to staff regarding complex investigations, inspections, and reviews, including case development and OIG policy
Proactively identifies projects and develops case plans through the use of proactive case development methodologies
Ensures that the agency’s operations are in compliance with the law and established policies of the agency
Analyzes complex facts and applies law to recommend discipline, policy changes, prosecution, or other necessary activities
Prepares clear, concise, and convincing investigation reports to senior Metro management and the Metro Board of Directors
Keeps executive management informed on investigative progress and sensitive issues regarding cases
Works with executives, board members, and the public to provide direction to the agency
Strategizes on-going needs of the department in terms of training, technology, and methodology to maintain current, related skills and abilities to meet the challenges of the department
Identifies performance problems and takes remedial actions when necessary
Oversees, monitors, and adheres to the department′s budget, goals, and schedules to comply with agency-wide fiscal responsibility
Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:


Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law, Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Science, or a related field;Juris Doctor Degree preferred


Six years of relevant experience or three years of relevant supervisory-level experience performing professional work in the area of investigations, inspections, and reviews with increased responsibility over time

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity.These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.

The following are the preferred qualifications:
Experience conducting government investigations
Certified Fraud Examiner
Experience mining large sets of data to identify patterns and recommend solutions
Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
Licensed Attorney in the state of California preferred
Certified Inspector General Investigator preferred
Must be able to obtain a Rail Safety Certification
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing criminal investigations involving Metro employees,officers, vendors, or contractors
Theories, principles, and practices of criminal rules of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure procedures, court procedures to be followed in criminal matters, formal hearings, and administrative actions
Metro policies and procedures
Complex analysis methods of legal principles
Investigating, interviewing, and interrogation practices and techniques
Budget development and management
Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transit programs and agencies
Applicable business software applications
Investigation standards promulgated by the Association of Inspectors General
Modern management theory

Managing the operations functions of investigations, inspections, and reviews
Conducting legal analysis, including gathering information from multiple sources, exercising sound judgment, and executing appropriate investigative techniques
Communicating effectively orally and in writing
Interacting professionally with other components of OIG, Metro management, and law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies
Speaking in various settings, including one-on-one and in public
Providing leadership, direction, coaching and performance review
Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence


Analyze data and situations, identify problems, make recommendations, implement solutions and evaluate outcomes
Utilize management information to strategically plan short and long-term goals and set budgets
Exercise sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
Manage time and delegate
Develop and recommend innovative solutions
Handle highly confidential information
Recognize sensitive issues and manage/supervise activities of subordinates accordingly
Develop and promote positive working relations within the office, as well as with Metro staff and outside law enforcement agencies
Promote a collaborative culture and increase productivity and quality of staff work product
Supervise assigned staff
Create an educational program to ensure employees remain knowledgeable of new techniques and methods
Travel to offsite locations
Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.


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