Senior Inspector General Investigator

Website LA Metro

Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer
Bulletin No: 001105-007
Closing Date: 28-JUL-22
Salary Grade: H1K
Salary Range: $72,530 – $90,646 – $108,763
External/Internal: EXTERNAL
This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool(QCP)

Basic Function
Conducts complex investigations to detect and deter instances of fraud, waste, inefficiency, unsafe conditions, illegal activity, and abuse regarding Metro resources, and to keep the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer fully informed about issues affecting Metro programs and recommend opportunities for improvement.

Example Of Duties

  • Plans, organizes, and conducts complex investigations involving fraud, white collar crimes, waste, and abuse of Metro resources and employee misconduct
  • Performs investigations of violations of Metro policies, federal, state, or local laws and regulations, covering fraudulent activities by Metro employees, contractors, officers, or vendors
  • Works with appropriate prosecuting and law enforcement agencies, including United States Attorney General, State Attorney General, District Attorney, or City Attorney
  • Serves as project leader or oversees team members when conducting complex investigations
  • Recommends corrective action to resolve problems, abuses, and deficiencies discovered
  • Presents investigative findings both orally and in writing for determination of the prospective merits of the case
  • Testifies before grand juries, courts, or administrative hearings on results of completed investigations
  • Proposes investigations to perform proactively
    Completes investigations promptly and thoroughly within reasonable deadlines
  • Oversees, trains, and motivates any assigned staff
  • 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 year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law, Business, Public Administration, or a related field; Master′s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law, Business or Public Administration, Accounting, or Juris Doctorate preferred


Three years of relevant experience conducting investigations or working as a practicing attorney; three years of experience conducting complex investigations, reviews, or audits in an Inspector General, government, or transportation environment preferred

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
Valid California Class C Driver License

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 interviews, surveillance, and observations out in the field for investigations
  • Experience utilizing computers and computer software such as Microsoft Excel for research and analyzing data


  • 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
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing criminal investigations involving agency employees, officers, vendors, or contractors
  • Specialized investigative and due diligence techniques
  • Interrogation methods
  • Computer forensic investigation techniques
  • Public transportation industry or construction industry
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Applicable computer software applications


  • Conducting complex criminal or administrative investigations
  • Leading investigations
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making conclusions
  • Collaborating and communicating tactfully and effectively with others
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives


  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Prepare comprehensive and objective reports and correspondence
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management
  • Effectively organize projects and tasks
  • Follow instructions
  • Work under minimal supervision
  • Write comprehensive, organized, professional reports
  • Oversee, train, and motivate any assigned staff Travel to offsite locations
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Read, write, and speak Spanish fluently is desirable

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.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro’s website at and complete an online Employment Application. Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (TW)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

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