Investigative Analyst

Website Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General

Closing Date: November 2, 2020

The Office of the Inspector General is seeking an individual to perform inspections, reviews, and investigations as part of the OIG’s Investigations & Inspections Division.

The position can be filled at the Investigative Analyst I, II, or III level.

Investigative Analyst I (grade 21) $54,947 – $90,848

Investigative Analyst II (grade 26) $69,337 – $115,099

Investigative Analyst III (grade 28) $75,897- $126,584

The Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent agency created by the County Council in 1997. The Inspector General is charged with reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations within County government and independent County agencies. The Office conducts independent inspections, reviews, investigations, and audits with a goal of preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, and abuse in government activities. Through its work, the OIG proposes ways to increase the legal, fiscal, and ethical accountability of County government departments and County-funded agencies and improve the overall integrity of County government.

Members of the Investigations &Inspections Division perform projects detailed in the Inspector General’s workplan, engage in inspections of County operations and programs, and respond to and investigate allegations and complaints received by the OIG fraud hotline. Duties may include but are not limited to:

•       Conducting performance, compliance, information system, and operational reviews, and inspections by collecting documentary evidence, conducting interviews, and analyzing data to form sound findings and conclusions to assess the adequacy of internal controls, effectiveness of agency processes.

•       Participating in developing investigatory plans and carrying out investigations to compliance with laws and county policies and procedures.

•       Identifying opportunities for cost-savings within county programs and operations.

•       Researching applicable laws, directives, regulations, and audit reports to gain knowledge of areas being audited.

•       Making recommendations to supervisors on findings and recommendations.

•       Drafting and revising reports and letters for publication and distribution.

•       Participating in discussions and briefings with County employees, managers, and department heads.

In addition, the successful candidate will have:

·    Experience working with large volumes of evidence, extensive data sets and/or complex financial information.

·    Excellent writing, communication, analytical and research skills.

·    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with agency personnel and other officials.

·    Experience working both independently and in a team environment,

·    Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.

·    An ongoing commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment.

·    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

·    This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work outside of normal work hours.

·    During COVID-19 the staff will telework.

Minimum Qualifications:

If filled at the OIG Investigative Analyst I:

Experience: Two (2) years of professional-level experience conducting financial, performance, compliance, information system or operational audits utilizing generally accepted government auditing standards, including at least one (1) year of professional experience in auditing or accounting.

Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.

Equivalency:  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

If filled at the OIG Investigative Analyst II:

Experience: Three (3) years of professional-level experience conducting financial, performance, compliance, information system or operational audits utilizing generally accepted government auditing standards, including at least one (1) year of professional experience in auditing or accounting.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

If filled at the OIG Investigative Analyst III:

Experience: Four (4) years of professional-level experience conducting financial, performance, compliance, information system or operational audits utilizing generally accepted government auditing standards, including at least two (2) years of professional experience in auditing or accounting.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria

The applications of individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas:

Inspecting, Monitoring, Auditing and Investigating Government/Public Sector Programs and Services;

Conducting Research and Analysis of Data and Information related to Public Sector Programs and Operations;

Managing Deadlines;

Investigative Report Writing; and

Responding to Complaints/Concerns/Allegations of Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Candidates selected for interview may be required to provide a writing sample

Minimum Salary

69337

Maximum Salary

115099

Currency

USD

To apply for this job please visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.