First Assistant Inspector General

Website City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General

Title: First Assistant Inspector General

Summary Statement:

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) is seeking a dynamic executive leader to serve as the First Assistant to the Inspector General, with an emphasis on investigations. The First Assistant Inspector General will serve in an unclassified service and report directly to the Inspector General (IG). The First Assistant Inspector General will advise the IG and their duties will include the supervision of the OIG divisions of Investigations, Audit, Evaluations, and Information Technology. This role will also include the coordination of cross-functional team activities across all divisions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Assists the Inspector General in strategic planning and sets short and long-term objectives for the division.

·       The First Assistant Inspector General has principal responsibility for advising the IG on issues related to the OIG mission to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse.

·       Advises the IG regarding major policy decisions in conducting criminal and administrative investigations.

·       Responsible for the investigations section of the Operations Manual, which provides guidance for the investigations conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.

·       Responsible for joint investigations with state and federal law enforcement agencies.

·       Consults with the OIG General Counsel for issuance of subpoenas and summons for documents and witnesses.

·       Responsible for compliance with the standards for investigations promulgated in Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General.

·       Represents the Inspector General as requested at meetings and public forums when requested.

·       Supervises assigned personnel and ensures that each employee meets the standards for productivity and continuing professional education.


Candidate should have a minimum 15 years of leadership experience within an Office of Inspector General (OIG) type setting, or within Federal law enforcement. Similar experience will be considered. Desired candidate should have a proven ability to work with all divisions within an OIG type-setting, or the ability to coordinate cross-functional teams within a similar setting. Desired candidate should also have a working knowledge of government and municipal law, as well as experience working with other public entities. Desired candidate should possess a Juris Doctor degree or a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, finance, accounting, public administration, science, mathematics, or a related field that includes technical and professional education and training.

Desired candidate will have evidence of competency to assess, analyze, investigate, and/or evaluate information to ascertain and document compliance appropriate with applicable policies, procedures, and requirements. Desired candidate should be willing to obtain highly desired credential(s) identified by the Appointing Authority from the below list of occupation related certifications within the first year of employment:

·       Certified Fraud Examiner

·       Certified Inspector General Auditor

·       Certified Inspector General Investigator

·       Certified Inspector General Inspector/Evaluator

·       Certified Internal Auditor

Additional Responsibilities: Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably
within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, starting at $130,000.

Application Process: Candidates must apply by sending the following to

1. Cover letter;

2. CV or resume;

3. Three references.

All applications must be received on or before January 31, 2024.

Contact: Please direct questions to Elizabeth Foreman at or (504) 681-3206. Note that candidates must apply through the email identified above.

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