Inspector General

Website County of Sacramento, CA

Sacramento County covers 984 square miles and is home to the California state capital, 1.6 million residents and seven incorporated cities: Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento. The population of Sacramento County’s unincorporated area is approximately 600,000. Residents in Sacramento County have a variety of recreational, dining and entertainment options to choose from. The County is home to more than 15,000 acres of park, plus the 23-mile American River Parkway, where more than five million visitors enjoy the unique wildlife and recreation area annually. Fishing, boating, and rafting opportunities are available to water enthusiasts, and picnic sites, golfing, guided natural and historic tours are steps away from the multiuse trail. With its close vicinity to local agriculture, County residents also have an extraordinary selection of local food, wines, and beers.


The Office of Inspector General has broad responsibilities which include the evaluation of the overall quality of law enforcement, custodial, and security services provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. The Inspector General has the authority to encourage systemic change and provides ‘monitor style’ review of the activities of the Sheriff’s Office. The Inspector General contractor is an independent monitor who will receive and pursue investigations of citizen complaints against the Sheriff’s Office to ensure the investigations are objective, fair, and complete. The contractor will inform and advise the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff, the Community Review Commission, and the County Executive relative to their findings.


The County is seeking an ethical, forward-thinking, and experienced Inspector General contractor/firm who has specialized law enforcement knowledge through investigative firms or agencies. The ideal candidate/firm has the proven understanding of principles and practices of modern public administration, and has the ability to work with diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Inspector General contractor/firm will enter into a services contract with the County of Sacramento and will not be hired nor working as a County employee. The County will supply office space with hybrid/telework options, but the contractor/firm will be responsible for many of the incidental costs of operation. The contract amount is planned for $120,000 to $165,000 annually but is open to negotiations depending on qualifications and experience.


If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: January 14, 2024

To apply for this job please visit