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Inspector General - City of Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Inspector General

Position closes October 3, 2018 at 11:59 PM Mountain

Position Summary

The Office of the Inspector General is created as an independent office of city government. This Office has the authority to supervise, direct and perform independent investigative assessments in support of City departments and programs consistent with the provisions and requirements outlined in the Accountability in Government Ordinance, the Inspector General Ordinance, and Professional Standards.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Minimum Education, Experience and Additional Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, accounting, auditing, business administration, public administration or a related field, plus eight (8) years of audit/investigation experience to include five (5) years of direct supervisory experience OR a professional law degree (J.D. or LL.B) from an ABA accredited law school, plus eight (8) years of audit/investigation experience to include five (5) years of direct supervisory experience.


  1. Possession of a valid Driver's License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
  2. Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
  3. The Inspector General shall be certified as a Certified Inspector General (CIG) or obtain the certification within two years of the appointment. Additional professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) are preferred. The finalist shall be fingerprinted and shall provide two fingerprint cards or the equivalent electronic fingerprints to obtain the candidate's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) record. The City shall pay for the cost of obtaining the FBI records.

Preferred Knowledge

  • Management, operations, services and activities of a comprehensive investigation program
  • Generally Accepted Inspector General ethics, practices and methods
  • Association of Inspector General's professional standards
  • Methods and techniques used in performing investigations and case development for prosecution
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
  • Principles of evidence gathering, documentation and chain of custody
  • Standard court and litigation procedures for obtaining subpoenas and prosecution of violations and offenses
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
  • Computer software used within assigned area
  • Investigation and audit standards
  • Automated methods and techniques used in performing investigations

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Manage the Office; and coordinate work with the Director of Internal Audit
  • Analyze financial data
  • Plan and perform complex investigations in an efficient, impartial, equitable and objective manner
  • Prepare clear and concise investigation reports that follow professional and department standards
  • Establish a program that prevents and detects fraud, waste and abuse
  • Promulgate regulations to establish procedures for the Office
  • Maintain confidentiality of public records that are made confidential by law
  • Select, train, and supervise professional staff
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints
  • Prioritize investigations
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of professional staff
  • Prepare, prioritize and plan for investigation activities
  • Develop and administer division goals, objectives and procedures
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions in support of goals
  • Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations
  • Coordinate activities with law enforcement agencies
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Effectively communicate and interact with community stakeholders
  • Function in a team oriented environment

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