Chief, Investigations and Inspections Division (Manager III)

Website Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General

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Closing Date: October 21, 2020

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 the Housing Opportunities Commission, Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and Board of Education. The Office conducts independent investigations, audits, inspections, and reviews with a goal of preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, and abuse in government 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 and efficiency of County government.

The OIG is seeking candidates to fill the position of Chief, Investigations and Inspections Division (Manager III). Working in a collaborative and inclusive team environment, this position coordinates and supervises inspections and reviews of County-funded programs; oversees 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 investigations, inspections, and reviews in accordance with professional quality assurance standards and practices
Supervising a professional staff of investigators and inspectors including setting priorities for their work, assessing investigative 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 programs and departments in compliance with relevant policies, processes, and procedures
Applying policies and procedures, laws, and administrative rules to facts and data gathered in investigations, inspections, 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 departmental administrators and managers, government employees, and the public
Identifying improvements to internal controls to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the use of government assets
Representing the Inspector on task forces, advisory bodies, or other groups that the Inspector General determines will assist in the performance of the office’s mission
The successful applicant must possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically; effective oral and written communication skills; and experience presenting the results of inspections, reviews, analyses, and/or investigations to management, a governing body or board.

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work outside of normal work hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in conducting inspections, investigations, and reviews 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.



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