Assistant Inspector General

Website St Johns County Clerk of Court

Brandon J. Patty
St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
4010 Lewis Speedway, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
Office: (904) 819-3600 Fax: (904) 819-3661

Phone 904 819-3605 Fax 904 819-3665

Assistant Inspector General                                                      Salary: $40,000.00 – $60,000.00


The Assistant Inspector General is responsible for supporting the Inspector General with completing, investigations, audits and other specialized duties within the Public Integrity, Internal Audit, and Tourist Development Tax units.


·  Manages multiple caseloads in a timely and effective manner; multi-tasks in a fast-paced environment.  Exercises sound independent judgment and initiative consistent with established parameters.

·  Receive, log, and may perform initial assessment of Hotline complaints and tips received through the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Fraud Hotline and other reporting channels.

·  Participate in the planning, execution and reporting of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse investigations.

·  Perform enhanced audits of guardianship when indications of fraud, waste and abuse are suspected.

·  Meet with Judiciary and other officials to discuss and address issues of non-compliance or indicators of guardianship fraud.

·  Participate in the planning of internal audits, including assisting with developing the scope of audits and determining the appropriate audit procedures to be performed.

·  Assist with conducting internal audits, serving as a lead for assigned segments or areas of audits.

·  Prepare audit findings and assist with preparing audit reports, including recommendations for corrective actions and/or process improvements relating to areas of weakness or noncompliance identified during the audit.

·  Participate in the planning, execution and reporting of Tourist Development Tax audits.

·  Assist with conducting Tourist Development Tax enforcement procedures.

·  Assist with managing and performing regular reviews of office policies and forms to comply with the Commission of Florida Inspector General Accreditation standards.

·  Obtain continuing education credits, as necessary, to comply with standards applicable to the OIG and to exercise audits and investigations with due professional care.

·  Perform related work and/or special projects as assigned.


·  Knowledge of principles, practices and methods for audits and investigations, including the Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

·  Knowledge of statutes, ordinances, and charter provisions relating to the authority and functions of the OIG.

·  Knowledge of the principles and practices of internal auditing.

·  Knowledge of rules, regulations, and best practices pertaining to auditing guardianship accountings.

·  Ability to determine compliance with statutes, rules, policies, standards and good business practices.

·  Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

·  Ability to analyze data, processes and financial information.

·  Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions.

·  Ability to organize and prioritize work.

·  Ability to communicate effectively and write reports.


The Assistant Inspector General reports directly to the Inspector General.


·  Guidelines include Florida Statutes and Probate Rules, County Ordinances, best practices for Guardianship Audits, as per Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers guidelines, the Association of Inspectors General, Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspectors General, the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Inspector General Accreditation standards and office policies and procedures. Although these guidelines are generally clear and specific, some interpretation in application may be necessary.  Maintains confidentiality consistent with law and policy.


·   Strong interviewing, report-writing, and other communication skills.

·  Strong critical thinking skills, problem solving and analysis ability.

·  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, including ability to plan, execute and document investigative steps.

·  Knowledge of a wide range of investigative practices, procedures, and tools, particularly with respect to fraud or corruption.

·  Exercises sound independent judgment and initiative consistent with established parameters.

·  Adherence to strict regulations and the need for accuracy contribute to the complexity of the position.

·  The purpose of this position is to perform specialized duties in support of the Office of Inspector General.


·  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, court employees, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and members of the general public.

·  Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, or to resolve problems.


·  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping.

·  The work is primarily performed in an office.




·  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, finance, accounting, public administration, or a related field and at least five years of sophisticated experience as a law enforcement officer in conducting or leading complex and/or sensitive investigations involving fraud, financial irregularities, conflicts of interest, false statements or similar matters  or equivalent.


·  Experience in government or non-profit organization environment.

·  Ten years of sophisticated experience as a law enforcement officer and five years of internal or external auditing, accounting, or investigation experience.

·   Possess a relevant professional certification:

o Certified Inspector General (CIG)

o Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA)

o Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI)

o Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

o Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

o Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

o Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)


Original position opening is posted on Anyone interested in applying for this position, must complete a COC Internal Job Application (in-house applicants only) or a St. Johns County, COC Employment Application (outside applicants). Forms can also be obtained from the Human Resource’s office. Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position is open until filled.

This job posting is not intended as and does not create an employment contract. The Clerk of Courts maintains its status as an “at-will” employer. Employees can be terminated with or without notice or cause at any time and for any reason not prohibited by law.

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