Inspector General

Organization: Broward County, Florida
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience and is accompanied by an attractive benefits package.
Close Date: Closing Date: April 1, 2011 - First review on February 11, 2011

Job Description:

Broward County, seated in Fort Lauderdale, is located on the Atlantic coast in southeast Florida midway between Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County. Broward encompasses 31 separate municipalities and is among the largest counties in the United States. The County has experienced explosive growth in people and development since the 1970s. It is now an urban county with an ethnically diverse permanent population in excess of 1.8 million.

The County boasts 23 miles of beaches, an average January temperature of 70 degrees, award winning parks and library systems, a wide array of professional sport teams and sporting venues, excellent colleges and universities, outstanding cultural amenities and unsurpassed shopping and dining establishments. These and other attractions have made Broward County a destination of choice for more than ten million visitors each year.

Broward County is governed by a 9-member Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). County Commissioners are elected by district in partisan elections to four-year staggered terms. The County Mayor and Vice Mayor are annually elected by the BOCC. The BOCC appoints a professionally qualified County Administrator, a County Attorney and a County Auditor. Broward County voters also elect a Supervisor of Elections, a Property Appraiser and a Sheriff. These constitutional officers manage their own departments but rely on the BOCC for funding and some centralized services. All other County functions fall under the responsibility of the BOCC and are managed by the County Administrator. The County currently employs approximately 5,400 FTE’s under the County Administrator and its FY 2011 budget is $3.37 billion.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was established by Broward County voters. It was placed it under the authority of an independent 5-member Broward County Code of Ethics Selection-Oversight Committee (Committee). The OIG is vested with authority to investigate allegations of misconduct, gross mismanagement, and violations of local, state and federal law, by officials, employees and contractors of Broward County and of the 31 municipalities within the County.

The Inspector General (IG) is appointed by the Committee and is responsible for performing highly responsible administrative and investigative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the OIG. This work includes all activities required to carry out the responsibilities of the OIG as described above. The IG works independently under the general supervision of the Committee through conferences and review of completed reports. Initial responsibilities will include startup of the first OIG office, including hiring staff.

Job requirements include graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; ten (10) years of experience in any one or a combination of the following fields: federal, state or local law enforcement officer or official; federal or state court judge; federal, state or local government attorney with expertise in investigating fraud, mismanagement and corruption; as an inspector general, certified public accountant or internal auditor; person with progressive supervisory experience in an investigative public agency similar to an inspector general’s office; person who has managed and completed complex investigations involving allegations of fraud, theft, deception or conspiracy; person who has demonstrated an ability to work with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and the judiciary; has experience in the management of a private or public entity.

To be qualified candidates must not have been employed by Broward County or any Municipality within Broward County during the two (2) year period immediately prior to selection and must have not been found guilty of or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony, or any misdemeanor involving a breach of public trust.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience and is accompanied by an attractive benefits package including participation in the Florida Retirement System.

The position will be open until April 1, 2011. Please send a detailed cover letter and resume with current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

NOTE: Under Florida Law resumes are “public documents” and will be provided to the media upon request. If confidentiality is an issue, please call prior to submitting your resume.


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