The Office of the Inspector General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Office) seeks a Deputy Director to work in its Audit, Oversight & Investigations (AO&I) Division. As the first state-level inspector general’s office in the country, the Office is at the forefront of improving government. The Office’s work enhances public confidence in government, improves transparency and accountability, and promotes the best interests of the people of the Commonwealth in the use of public funds and property.
Working in a collaborative and inclusive environment the successful candidate will be a part of the leadership team in the AO&I Division, which is responsible for investigating possible criminal and civil misconduct in the use of public funds and property. The successful candidate will be a highly experienced supervisor and investigator who will act as supervisor of investigators as well as investigate cases. The successful candidate will also work closely with other law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies, including the FBI, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, police departments and the United States Attorney’s Office. The Office is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their work and service, to the diversity and excellence of its work and community.
The successful candidate will:
- Work closely with the Division Director and Deputy Director to supervise staff and investigations.
- Oversee the development and implementation of investigative plans.
- Lead team meetings to monitor investigations.
- Supervise the Office’s hotline.
- Identify on a proactive basis potential investigations and reviews that fall within the Office’s mandate.
- Develop and maintain ongoing professional relationships with prosecuting agencies.
- Work closely with prosecuting agencies and law enforcement on referrals and joint investigations.
- Act as lead investigator on investigations and reviews.
- Draft public letters and reports.
- When appropriate, participate in assisting prosecutors in case and trial preparation, including testifying in grand jury and court proceedings.
- At least 10 years’ experience conducting criminal and/or civil investigations including at least 3 years’ experience leading complex investigations.
- At least 3 years’ experience supervising/managing multiple investigative teams.
- Demonstrated knowledge of investigative procedures, including interview techniques and investigative computer research skills.
- Proven leadership skills as a supervisor or team leader.
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
- Superb interpersonal skills.
- Strong interviewing skills.
- Outstanding writing and verbal communications skills.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with co-workers and stakeholders.
- Ongoing commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Helpful Experience and Skills:
- Knowledge of forensic accounting, fraud schemes or fraud methodologies.
- Familiarity with financial documents and proven ability to analyze and audit financial records strongly preferred.
- Experience working with federal investigative and prosecuting agencies.
- Proficiency in Spanish or other foreign language.
- Experience investigating government entities.
- Degree in criminal justice, accounting, finance, business administration or other related field.
Salary Range: $85,000 – $95,000
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume by April 5, 2021 to:
Mary Beth Farrelly, Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Inspector General
One Ashburton Place, Room 1311
Boston, MA 02108
Information about the Office of the Inspector General:
Mary Beth Farrelly
The Office of the Inspector General is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. The Office does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. The Office promotes access, inclusion and diversity for all staff, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding working environment and in keeping with its mission. The Office actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce and is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
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