Investigator I – Inspector General

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This position reports to the Director of Investigations and is an entry-level position responsible for conducting and coordinating investigations designed to detect, deter, and prevent fraud, waste, mismanagement, misconduct, and other abuses in the Consolidated Government.

Examples of Work 

  • Conducts preliminary reviews and investigations; interviews complainants, witnesses, and subjects; prepares various reports and correspondence; analyzes data, business or other records and secures documentary evidence or other information relating to allegations of waste, fraud, mismanagement, misconduct, and contract improprieties.
  • Understands and applies applicable laws, rules, regulations, City ordinances and charter provisions, policies, and procedures for entities under OIG jurisdiction.
  • Gathers and prepares evidence, including public records.
    Investigates cases with discretion.
  • Works closely with senior Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigators, the State Attorney’s office, and members of the law enforcement community.
  • Interacts professionally and appropriately with Consolidated Government elected, appointed, and non-appointed employees and the public.
  • Conducts Whistle-blower investigations in accordance with sections 112.3187…31895, Florida Statutes, and the City of Jacksonville Ordinance Code.
  • Performs work as required and in support of OIG operations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and procedures of the Association of Inspectors General (Green book standards).
  • Knowledge of the Florida Whistle-blower Act.
  • Knowledge of ordinances, and charter provisions relating to the authority and functions of the Consolidated Government, under OIG jurisdiction.
  • Knowledge of the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc., standards for Inspectors General.
  • Knowledge in relevant technology needed to perform investigations (i.e. computer and other technical equipment).
  • Skill in researching and gathering information for investigations, to include open source and other resources.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and coordinate investigative work assignments.
  • Ability to analyze financial information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare and present well organized, accurate, timely, clear, and concise written investigative reports and other correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively interview complainants, subjects, and other witnesses.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external entities.
  • Ability to work with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Ability to adjust work hours/schedule occasionally, if necessary, to meet time critical demands of priority investigations.

Open Requirements/Supplemental Information 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, business/public/law enforcement administration or accounting plus
One (1) year of experience performing administrative investigations involving fraud, waste, and abuse.
Preferred experience as an investigator in a federal, state, or local Office of Inspector General.


This classification performs safety-sensitive functions and is subject to pre-employment, random and other drug/alcohol testing programs as set forth in the City of Jacksonville’s Drug Free Workplace Policy (0401).

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