Investigator, Inspector General’s Internal Special Audit Unit at MassDOT

Website MassOIG Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General (Office) is seeking candidates who are passionate about helping organizations reach their full potential and improving the lives of the people they serve. As an investigator in the Internal Special Audit Unit (ISAU), the successful candidate will conduct reviews and investigations of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to monitor and enhance the quality, efficiency and integrity of the Commonwealth’s public transportation systems. The ISAU is a division of the Office and is independent of MassDOT and the MBTA.

Working in a collaborative and inclusive team environment, the successful candidate will join a dedicated team of auditors, investigators and attorneys who work collaboratively to make a difference in the Commonwealth through the responsible use of public and private transportation funds and property. The Office actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce and is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

The Office is currently operating primarily in a remote capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the successful candidate will be expected to work in the office occasionally over the next few months. Once the Office transitions away from full-time telework, the candidate may be eligible for some remote work.

Duties include:

  • Investigate allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement of MassDOT and MBTA funds and operations.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings in MassDOT and MBTA projects and operations.
  • Collect evidence, conduct interviews and analyze data to form sound findings and conclusions.
  • Write detailed interview reports and investigative reports.
  • Thoroughly document investigations and reviews, including all sources of evidence, analyses and conclusions.
  • Develop investigation plans.
  • Collaborate with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Support the ISAU’s public-facing hotline by receiving and evaluating complaints.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an interest in conducting fraud or financial investigations.
  • Offer critical thinking skills and a dedication to problem solving.
  • Exhibit excellent writing, communication and research skills.
  • Analyze information and large sets of data that support the ISAU’s findings and conclusions.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with agency personnel and state and local officials.
  • Work collaboratively with the ISAU team, as well as other Office divisions, and management and professional staff.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment, as well as on several projects at the same time.
  • Commit to supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment.
  • Know a second language.

We encourage all interested candidates to apply even if they may not have all of the above attributes.

Salary range:

$45,000-$55,000 (Commensurate with experience.)

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by April 9, 2021 to:

Mary Beth Farrelly, Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Inspector General
One Ashburton Place, Room 1311
Boston, MA 02108

Information about the Office of the Inspector General:

Diversity Officer:

Mary Beth Farrelly

The Office of the Inspector General is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. The Office does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.  The Office promotes access, inclusion and diversity for all staff, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding working environment and in keeping with its mission.  The Office actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce and is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

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