Special Agent

Baltimore Office of Inspector General

Baltimore Office of the Inspector General

SPECIAL AGENT

The Baltimore Office of the Inspector General is seeking a Special Agent/OIG Agent.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was created as an oversight authority that could effectively investigate at all levels of City government, while remaining autonomous, independent and insulated from political influences.

The Mission of the OIG is to promote accountability, efficiency, and integrity in City government. The citizens of Baltimore have a right to expect that City government will operate with maximum efficiency, accountability, and Integrity. The OIG is uniquely positioned to serve as a major contributor in the effort to build and maintain an increased level of public trust in City government and to assist the City in achieving better results with limited resources. The OIG is committed to working toward an open, honest, and accountable government. Investigating complaints of fraud, waste, and abuse is one way we carry out our mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (not Inclusive}

  • Conducts confidential internal reviews, investigations and evaluations of administrative, security, fiscal, legal and city government internal policies, systems and procedures involving matters of conflict of interest, mismanagement, embezzlement, contract fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, employee misconduct, identity theft, property and information theft, drug abuse and related incidences.
  • Accept, review and analyze complaints of whistleblower retaliation and conduct intake interviews as required.
  • Conduct preliminary inquiries into whistleblower retaliation, including gathering documents, id
  • Ensure complaints of whistleblower retaliation are promptly entered into CMTS.
  • Maintain the OIG hotline database pertaining to complaints, with a focus of those related to whistleblower retaliation.
  • Provides statistical reporting on whistleblower retaliation complaints, including the number of complaints received, the number of complaints referred for investigation, and other statistical data as required by management.
  • Assist in the preparation of and track all administrative correspondence in accordance with the City’s Whistleblower Rights & Responsibilities law.
  • Assist with ongoing training and outreach of the City’s Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities law.
  • Confers with and reviews the collection, compilation, organization and analysis of data pertaining to case   investigations   and   discoveries    and   related   matters; ensures investigations are conducted according to professional standards.
  • Prepares preliminary investigative reports detailing the case facts and findings, evidence discoveries and evaluations   including final recommendation on   case suitability and feasibility for disposition to the State’s Attorney’s Office or other law enforcement agencies for presentation to the Grand Jury for criminal prosecution.
  • Testifies as an expert witness before the Grand Jury on case facts and findings.
  • Maintains liaison and confers with local, state and federal law enforcement, credit and financial agencies and officials to coordinate work efforts and joint investigations, prevent duplication of work and the compromising case strategies.
  • Recommends Improvements in City agency security practices and procedures, internal controls and general operational systems to City officials.
  • Prepares confidential studies, briefs, position papers, legal documents, correspondence and report.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of professional and legal standards and analytical processes utilized for conducting business and governmental systems evaluations, reviews, analyses and surveys.
  • Knowledge of legal standards and protections related to investigation concepts and procedures.
  • Skilled in testifying as an expert witness before the Grand Jury on case facts and investigative findings.
  • Knowledge of the techniques of case investigation and facts discovery.
  • Ability to collect, compile, organize and analyze investigative case findings and related data in a clear and concise document.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field from an accredited college or university; and
  • Five years of experience in conducting and coordinating complex internal investigations.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner Preferred

Compensation

  • The salary range for this position is $64,505 – $83,856, commensurate with education and experience.
  • Baltimore City Government offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous health benefits, vacation leave and retirement options.

To Apply

Qualified individuals should submit an application online.  NOTE: Candidates under final consideration will be required to undergo and pass a background check and drug/alcohol test.

The City of Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for this job please visit inspector-general.baltimorecity.gov.