Deputy Inspector General
- Philadelphia, PA
A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.
As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.
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The mission of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is to enhance public confidence in City government by rooting out corruption, fraud, misconduct, waste and mismanagement. The OIG has jurisdiction to conduct investigations, evaluations and audits over all departments, agencies, commissions and boards under the Mayor's jurisdiction, as well as in contracts with individuals or companies receiving City funds and doing business with the City.
With respect to the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD), the OIG’s charge is to ensure the fairness and integrity of the City’s policing system as a whole, in its delivery of law enforcement services, through civilian review of the management, practices and policies of the PPD. The OIG will also oversee the PPD’s ongoing fidelity to organizational reforms, commitments and transparency. The OIG’s goal is to ensure constitutional, accountable, effective and respectful policing that reflects the values of Philadelphia’s diverse communities and engenders public trust.
The Deputy Inspector General will generate public work product and participate in decision-making that furthers the purpose and goals of the OIG’s PPD oversight effort. This position is expected to have expertise to generate advanced, high-quality written work in furtherance of the OIG’s mission with a high degree of autonomy. The Deputy will also advise the Inspector General, PPD officials and other government stakeholders about effective courses of action in a complex and highly scrutinized environment. This is a newly created position and its scope may continue to evolve. The Deputy will be instrumental in shaping the role.
The OIG seeks a candidate who is energized by the opportunity to leverage a wealth of police data and to perform analyses, reviews and select investigations in support of a wide range of police
Initiating and Planning Reviews
- Assisting the leadership team and agency staff with planning and development of work product, informed by knowledge and expertise;
- Determining the priority and scope of long-term and short-term projects:
- Planning for all phases of reviews and/or investigations, including the coordination of resources and staff;
- Working as part of a team to conduct and support policy analysis that is informed by customs and practices of local law enforcement and other jurisdictions.
Gathering Information & Evaluating Evidence
- Collecting and evaluating evidence and/or law enforcement data to establish the nature and extent of law enforcement practices;
- Conducting or leading personnel interviews;
- Conducting or leading the review of administrative records and reports of investigation;
- Support best practices research and secondary analyses of research, theory and practice relevant to criminal justice;
- Evaluating information to determine merit, credibility, statistical significance and substantive relevance to police reforms ;
- Recommending objective outcomes, changes and resolutions based on objective evidence.
- Preparing detailed draft and final reports setting forth findings, evidence and recommendations;
- Preparing findings, reports, and related documentation for formal presentations;
- Recommending changes to agency administrative operations;
- Appearing in public forums to present evidence and findings;
- Establishing public reporting systems for relevant police data, including websites.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required;
- Advanced degree (MS, JD, Ph.D.) preferred;
- At least 8 years of relevant experience in criminal justice, law, law enforcement, policing, or other relevant social science discipline;
- Understanding of government infrastructure, political dynamics and budget processes;
- Understanding of the City of Philadelphia’s diversity and experience working with diverse community members, government employees and individuals.
- Valid PA Driver License required.
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- The scope, application and interpretation of the specific laws and regulations relating to the Philadelphia Police Department, the OIG and criminal justice agencies;
- Policing practices and institutional structures;
- The objectives of various types of investigations and broader reviews;
- Investigative and interviewing methods and techniques;
- Auditing methods and techniques;
- Quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis;
- Common personal computer software, such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
- Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully, very outcome focused, steadfastly pushes self and others for results;
- Decisive, able to process facts and circumstances and make quick decisions;
- Relates well to all kinds of people, uses diplomacy and tact, builds constructive relationships;
- Can orchestrate multiple activities at once, uses resources effectively and efficiently;
- Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all, is a team player and is cooperative, encourages collaboration;
- Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks to simultaneously advance both short- term and long-term projects;
- Sets objectives and goals, measures performance against goals, evaluates results;
- Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems, probes all fruitful sources for answers, can see hidden problems, is excellent at honest analysis;
- Significant discretion and care in handling confidential and sensitive information;
- Commitment to racial equity and social justice.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample with your application. Applications without all documents will not be considered.
Did you know?
- We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
- Employees are eligible for a 25% tuition discount program (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
- We offer comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
- Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
- Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
- Generous retirement savings options are available
Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire
The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx
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