Chief, Education Oversight, MIII

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Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General

The Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent agency created by the County Council in 1997. The Inspector General is charged with reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations within County government and independent County agencies, including Montgomery County Public Schools and the Board of Education. The Office conducts independent inspections, reviews, audits, and investigations with a goal of preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, and abuse in publicly funded activities. Through its work, the OIG proposes ways to increase the legal, fiscal, and ethical accountability of County government departments and County-funded agencies and improve the overall integrity of County government.

The OIG is seeking candidates to fill the position of Chief of the OIG’s newly created Educational Oversight Division (Manager III). This Division will focus on providing transparency to Montgomery County Public Schools and identifying ways to increase the cost-effectiveness of managing the State’s largest school system. The Chief of the Educational Oversight Division reports to the Deputy Inspector General and is responsible for managing the staff and activities of the Division.

Working in a collaborative and inclusive team environment, this position coordinates and supervises inspections and reviews of programs and activities at Montgomery County Public Schools; responds to and investigates complaints to the OIG fraud hotline; develops investigative strategies; applies relevant policies, procedures and laws; directs the work of the Division to achieve optimal productivity, quality, consistency, timeliness, and accuracy of work; ensures reports are concise, thorough, and well written through careful review and editing; and assists in the planning and implementation of the OIG’s mission-related functions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Facilitating the development, implementation, and performance of reviews, audits, inspections, and investigations in accordance with professional quality assurance standards and practices

Supervising a professional staff of inspectors, auditors, and investigators including setting priorities for their work, assessing performance strategies, delegating tasks, and monitoring workloads to manage a number of competing needs and to ensure efficient expenditure of resources

Analyzing and assessing the adequacy of internal controls, effectiveness, and efficiency of county-funded programs in compliance with relevant policies, processes, and procedures

Applying policies and procedures, laws, and administrative rules to facts and data gathered in investigations, inspections, audits, and reviews

Reviewing, writing, and editing reports to make certain they are objective, timely, sound in judgment and based on factual findings

Conducting or assisting other members of the OIG with investigations, inspections, audits or reviews when appropriate

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with administrators and managers, public employees, and the public

Representing the Inspector General on task forces, advisory bodies, or other groups that the Inspector General determines will assist in the performance of the office’s mission

Additional Employment Information

OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant’s responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a “Lateral Transfer” candidate and may be considered for interview.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Montgomery County Ethics Law: Except as provided by law or regulation, the County’s “Public Employees” (which does not include employees of the Sheriff’s office) are subject to the County’s ethics law including the requirements to obtain advanced approval of any outside employment and the prohibitions on certain outside employment. The outside employment requirements of the ethics law can be found at 19A-12 of the County Code. Additional information about outside employment can be obtained from the Ethics Commission website.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in conducting inspections, evaluations, reviews, audits, and investigations in a public sector environment.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria

There are no preferred criteria for this recruitment.  All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications.  Applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified,” placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for interview.  The selection interview will evaluate the items highlighted below.  Taking the time to address these areas in your resume is recommended:

Knowledge of Government Functions and Operations;

Collaboration and Partnership

Inspecting, monitoring auditing and investigating public sector programs/services;

Applying Internal Procedures and Processes; and

Supervising and Leading Employees

Minimum Salary                            $86,401

Maximum Salary                           $152,940

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