Inspector General

Office of Pam Childers

JOB SUMMARY:
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides a central point for coordination and responsibility
for activities that promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in government. The Inspector
General’s (IG) primary responsibility is to initiate, coordinate, conduct and direct all activities that
relate to investigations, audits and reviews. This position must have a strong foundation in
accounting and auditing with the ability to supervise staff effectively to engage all parties related
to the action. This position is a direct report to the Clerk of Court & Comptroller (Clerk) and is
responsible for Clerk Board of County Commissioners (Board).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for supervisory, administrative, and professional work planning, directing
and performing the audit and investigative functions.

Develops a comprehensive audit plan identifying proposed audits using a risk-based
approach.

Conducts final work paper review and ensures work papers for audits under their direction
comply with policies and professional standards. Monitors assigned staff to ensure work
is performed according to the assigned directive.

Provides instruction, training, and prepares assignments to OIG staff.

Reviews audit and non-reports, prepared by OIG staff and facilitates the preparation of
comprehensive final reports.

Provides verbal and written recommendations on matters related to internal controls,
operations, audit and investigative reports.

Provide written recommendation for corrective actions and suggestions for improvements.

R review and appraisal of department operation standards with comparison to standards
established for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Standards of the
Association of Inspector General and other recognized professional societies.

Maintain required certifications and credentials and guide staff on credentialing.

Maintain current legislation, professional standards and related literature affecting the
profession.

Assists state, federal, and other independent auditors as requested or required.

• Be the role model for staff by maintaining the highest level of professional conduct as it
relates to attendance, appearance and general conduct and behavior. Maintain integrity
and confidentiality of work.
• Support and promote the Mission Statement and Code of Conduct of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court & Comptroller.
• Promote staff development, teamwork, encourage innovative ideas, and be proactive with
identifying efficiencies in a changing environment.
• Perform other job duties and special tasks as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:
Possess a working knowledge of auditing theory and principles, practices and
governmental accounting.

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

Ability to work effectively with people and exercise sound judgment in evaluating
situations and making decisions.

Ability to plan, coordinate, assign, review, organize and supervise the work of others.

Proficiency in application software, including development of customized and formulaic
spreadsheets.

Ability to research and understand statutes, policies and manuals to ensure compliance in
the areas of governmental accounting.

Ability to manage multiple tasks, and changing priorities while meeting critical deadlines.

Ability to actively train and empower professional employees.

Possess a working knowledge of the operation of the Board and Clerk, and understand the
dynamics of the relationship with the Board of County Commissioners.

Possess a valid driver’s license.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, or with
a major in business which includes five accounting courses from an accredited college or
university. The IG shall possess at appointment, or obtain within the first year after appointment,
a certification from the Association of Inspectors General as a Certified Inspector General (CIG).
The IG must have one or more other professional certifications, such as Certified Public
Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified
Inspector General (CIG), Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Certified financial crimes
investigator (CFCI), Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) or other related certification;
and 5 years of professional auditing or fraud investigative experience, preferably in governmental
agencies that includes 2 years supervising staff.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, and
use a computer, including frequent use of a keyboard and mouse. The employee frequently is
required to stand, walk, and handle objects, reach, stoop, and bend. The employee occasionally
must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. Depending on the assignment; the employee may be
required to drive to other locations.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a
disability.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
This position is in a professional office environment. The atmosphere is interactive, dynamic, and
frequently fast paced. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers,
printers, phones, copiers, and proprietary software systems that are unique to the Clerk’s office.

The duties as described herein summarize the predominant responsibilities of the position,
but are not to be considered a detailed description. This is not a contract for employment.
The individual in this position is subject to all policies and procedures of the Escambia
County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office.

Please submit all applications to Keith Morris at KMorris@EscambiaClerk.com or call 850-595-0150 if you have any questions.

To apply for this job please visit www.escambiaclerk.com.