OPS Chief of Investigations

Florida Division of Emergency Management - Office of Inspector General

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The Chief of Investigations assists the FDEM Inspector General with the day-to-day administration of the Investigations function within the Office of Inspector General (OIG), in accordance with Section 20.055, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Perform and supervise all aspects of complex, confidential, and independent inquiries, investigations, and reviews into alleged violations of statutes, administrative rules, or agency policy.
  • Perform and supervise investigations into complaints or information that falls within the definition provided in Sections 112.3187-112.31895, F.S., known as the Whistle-blower’s Act. Review whistle-blower investigation matters and draft investigative reports and recommendations for Inspector General approval.
  • Perform and supervise the complaint intake process, including evaluating jurisdiction and recommending appropriate disposition for Inspector General approval.
  • Serve as the OIG’s Accreditation Manager for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) accreditation, as assigned by the Inspector General.
  • Inform the Inspector General of suspected or confirmed fraud, abuses, and deficiencies relating to programs and operations administered or financed by the agency.
  • Develop recommendations designed to deter, detect, prevent, and eradicate fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and misconduct.
  • Report expeditiously, as delegated by the Inspector General, to the Department of Law Enforcement or other law enforcement agencies, as appropriate, whenever there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a violation of criminal law.
  • Assist with internal audit activities/engagements as assigned by the Inspector General.
  • Supervise the activities of the OIG, and perform other duties, as delegated by the Inspector General. Travel may be required in the performance of these duties.
  • Perform the duties of the position in accordance with applicable statutory and professional standards as well as OIG policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to supervise and perform investigations, inquiries/management reviews, complaint intake, and internal audits.
  • Knowledge of investigation standards and principles, including those contained in the Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General issued by the Association of Inspectors General, and the accreditation standards issued by the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to properly handle and communicate sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to effectively utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Knowledge of the methods of compiling and analyzing data.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of seven years’ experience supervising/performing administrative and/or criminal investigations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

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