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Provides sufficient written and oral details about complaints to the Deputy Inspector General so a determination can be made as to the suitability and feasibility of opening investigations.

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Assistant Inspector General

Baltimore County
34 per week 201 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
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Overview

Regular Schedule:  34 hours per week 

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Office of the Inspector General.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in this classification may be filled from the list of eligible applicants. 

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You must attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducts investigations involving allegations of fraud, waste, misconduct, and other improprieties concerning the County’s employees, contractors, and resources. The OIG also makes recommendations to promote efficiency, accountability, and integrity in County Government. The Assistant Inspector General (AIG) – Investigator I will work under the supervision of the Deputy Inspector General to help the OIG accomplish its mission. The AIG – Investigator I is expected to work a conventional workweek that could include periods of evening and weekend hours. The majority of the work will be conducted in an office-like setting. At this time, the AIG – Investigator I is not expected to have any supervisory duties or responsibilities.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Responds to complaints filed with the OIG by conducting interviews of the complainants.

  • Provides sufficient written and oral details about complaints to the Deputy Inspector General so a determination can be made as to the suitability and feasibility of opening investigations.

  • Receives case assignments from the Deputy Inspector General.

  • Prepares investigative plans for assigned cases detailing strategies, interviews to be conducted, records to be obtained and analyzed, and potential issues that will need to be addressed.

  • Conducts audio-recorded interviews of witnesses and subjects.

  • Administers Garrity warnings when appropriate.

  • Summarizes interviews in written reports to be reviewed by the Deputy Inspector General.

  • Analyzes accounting and financial records, operational data, electronic files, phone records, and public source documents for inculpatory and exculpatory evidence.

  • Reviews policies, procedures, statutes, and other legal filings as needed to support the facts and circumstances of investigations.

  • Drafts reports and related exhibits for review by the Deputy Inspector General summarizing investigative findings and when appropriate, recommending ways to improve processes and/or procedures to improve the efficiency, accountability, and integrity of County Government. (Such reports will be issued to internal stakeholders for comments, and ultimately to the public.)

  • Promotes the mission of the OIG through outreach efforts within the County Government and through contacts with members of the Baltimore County community.

  • Liaisons with other law enforcement and regulatory agencies as needed to develop new cases and/or further existing investigations.

  • Ensures investigations are conducted according to professional standards issued by the Inspector General and the Association of Inspectors General.

  • Testifies under oath during grand jury and/or trial proceedings as to case facts and findings.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)  
Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Prior experience in law enforcement or a subject area relevant to the work of the OIG is strongly preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and enlist the cooperation of others.
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques and the procedures for handling evidence.
  • Ability to collect, compile, organize, and analyze investigative findings and related data.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise written reports summarizing investigative findings.
  • Ability to conduct group meetings and give oral presentations. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates, and partners in the law enforcement community and at regulatory agencies.
  • Knowledge of legal and professional standards related to investigative practices and procedures.
  • Skill in testifying as a witness during grand jury and/or trial proceedings on case-related facts and findings. 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Ability to define complex problems and prepare solutions, to include supporting arguments.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting, budgeting, and financial systems and the operations of government.
  • Skills in Microsoft products, particularly Word and Excel are required.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (www.WES.org)

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  Assistant Inspector General - Investigator I - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You must attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.                
Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions 
The work of this classification is essentially sedentary. Some positions may involve occasional travel between work sites. May include occasional lifting and moving of boxed office supplies.

Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education, and fingerprinting checks.




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