Investigator Analyst

School District of Philadelphia OIG

Job Summary

This is investigative work in the Office of the Inspector General.  Employees in this class are expected to progress through various developmental levels as they attain the necessary knowledge and skills required to assume responsibility for more difficult assignments.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in investigations; participates in interviews to ascertain facts regarding acts of theft, fraud, employee misconduct, waste and abuse; carries out investigations within established timeframes; operates within the policies of the School District.
  • Participates in Contract Investigations, Forensic Audits and Special Projects as needed; investigates allegations of financial impropriety; determines the extent of violations of District rules and regulations.
  • Participates in joint investigations with other state, local and federal agencies; consults with other investigators on a regular basis during the course of investigations.
  • Reviews acquired documents, searches computer records and provides analyses of documents.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • One year of full-time, paid, professional experience in either investigation, security, law enforcement, criminal justice and/or auditing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • the current uses and capabilities of personal computers, databases and their software applications, including Word and Excel.
  • effective communications techniques and procedures.
  • effective interviewing techniques.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • analyze, assess and draw conclusions based on a multitude of complex documents and data, including but not limited to policies, procedures and financial documents.
  • write succinct and organized reports.
  • exercise discretion on sensitive and confidential matters.
  • interact and collaborate with others effectively.
  • organize tasks and assignments, manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and multitask.
  • interpret District policies and guidelines to District personnel.
  • learn routine auditing practices and procedures.
  • learn investigative principles and concepts.
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, staff, governmental officials, and the general public.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this District, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District’s commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.

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