The Office of the Inspector General (Office) seeks a Coordinator/Investigator to work in its Audit, Oversight & Investigations Division. As the first state-level inspector general’s office in the country, the Office is at the forefront of improving government. The Office’s work enhances public confidence in government, improves transparency and accountability, and promotes the best interests of the people of the Commonwealth in the use of public funds and property.
Working in a collaborative and inclusive team environment, the successful candidate will be part of the Office’s Audit, Oversight and Investigations Division, which investigates possible criminal and civil misconduct in the use of public funds and property. The division also identifies improvements to internal and financial controls to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the use of government assets. The Office is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their work and service, to the diversity and excellence of its work and community. This is a full-time, benefited position.
- Help conduct investigations, audits and reviews into fraud, waste and abuse of public funds.
- Assist with the day-to-day operations of the Office’s fraud hotline, including complaint intake and referrals.
- Arrange and coordinate interviews and meetings pertaining to cases and division management.
- Update case information in the case management system.
- Develop and execute investigative plans.
- Draft case progress reports, administrative document requests and summonses.
- Perform a range of other investigative duties, such as gathering and evaluating evidence, reviewing documents, analyzing data, creating spreadsheets and conducting interviews.
- Identify control weaknesses, potential fraud, the misuse or waste of funds and opportunities for cost savings.
- Draft public reports containing investigative findings and recommendations.
- Work cooperatively efforts with other enforcement and prosecutorial agencies on civil and criminal matters arising out of the Office’s work.
- Work on collaborative efforts with other divisions of the Office.
- Provide administrative, grand jury and courtroom testimony as required.
- Assist division staff to prepare routine written reports, memos, letters and other documents using word processing, spreadsheet, database and/or presentation software.
- At least 1 year of experience working in an office environment.
- Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word.
- Strong writing and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences, including racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse communities.
- Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments.
- Ongoing commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment.
- Strong time-management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to handle several projects concurrently.
- Proficiency in Spanish or other foreign language.
- Experience conducting fraud investigations.
- Database management experience.
- Experience working with data analytics tools.
- Working knowledge of and experience with municipal finance and accounting.
- Experience investigating government entities.
- Experience working with prosecutorial agencies.
- Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, such as in criminal justice, accounting, finance, business administration or other related field.
- Specialized fraud training.
$43,000.00 – $47,000.00
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume by September 4, 2020 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:
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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