This position offers an exciting opportunity to be on the leading edge of police reform. The Office of Inspector General for Public Safety (OIG) was established by Ordinance 125315 as part of the City of Seattle's police accountability reform effort. OIG's charge, as established by ordinance, is to help ensure the fairness and integrity of the police system as a whole in its delivery of law enforcement services by providing civilian auditing of the management, practices, and policies of SPD and OPA and oversee ongoing fidelity to organizational reforms implemented pursuant to the goals of the 2012 federal Consent Decree in United States of America v. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. 12 Civ. 1282 (JLR). The goal of OIG is to ensure constitutional, accountable, effective, and respectful policing that reflects the values of Seattle's diverse communities and engenders community trust. The first Inspector General was confirmed by the Council on April 30, 2018.
This position creates work products and participates in decision-making that further the purpose and goals of OIG. This position is expected to have the expertise to (1) generate advanced, high-quality work products in support of OIG's mission with a high level of autonomy, and (2) advise the position's supervisor and the Inspector General about effective courses of action in a complex, highly scrutinized environment. This position provides key support for OIG's auditing of the management, practices, and policies of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and Office of Police Accountability (OPA).
Pursuant to Ordinance 125315, an applicant must not have been employed by the Seattle Police Department as a sworn officer and must pass a background check
This position is currently under review for the classification title of Strategic Advisor 1, Exempt.
The position may perform the following duties: Conduct risk management reviews and performance audits, including analysis of sample and aggregate data, to identify patterns, trends, and systemic issues with criminal justice system operations that involve SPD or OPA;
Conduct audits and reviews for any areas that may: (a) involve potential conflicts of interest; (b) involve possible fraud, waste, abuse, inefficiency, or ineffectiveness; (c) undermine accountability or be unethical; or (d) otherwise compromise the public's trust in the police or the criminal justice system;
Assist with the auditing of SPD's collection and recording of police intelligence information regulated by Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Chapter 14.12 or surveillance technology regulated by SMC Chapter 14.18;
Review and/or audit SPD's handling of serious incidents, including officer-involved shootings, in-custody deaths, and any other cases of significant public concern, such as allegations involving use of force or biased policing;
Review and/or audit OPA's misconduct complaint-handling, investigations, cases not investigated, other OPA activities, and the effectiveness, accessibility, timeliness, transparency, and responsiveness of the complaint system, and offer recommendations to the Inspector General on directing any additional OPA investigation and certification determinations of OPA investigations;
Review and/or audit SPD's handling of allegations of misconduct, supervisor actions, and management actions;
Assist with the establishment of OIG policies and protocols related to auditing and investigations;
Utilize the knowledge and expertise of this position to assist with the development of other OIG work products; and
Other relevant activities as assigned.
Job expectations also include the following: The ability to clearly and concisely communicate the position's body of work to both internal and external audiences;
Occasionally serving on, or participating in, cross-functional, cross-departmental, or cross-jurisdictional teams related to the position's body of work; and
The ability to use discretion and care in the handling of confidential and sensitive information.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of relevant work experience in auditing, governmental investigations, or a closely related field. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Two years of experience in a related field may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree;
Excellent written, analytical, and verbal communication skills; and
Work experience with police practices, police oversight, auditing, investigations, or analysis in a related field.
Education/Subject Matter Expertise
A law degree, advanced degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure or certification, Certified Internal Auditor certification, or other training or certifications in a field relevant to this position;
Familiarity with law enforcement operations, laws, and regulations and ability to effectively determine the adequacy and compliance of SPD's internal controls, management practices, record keeping, and reporting, in areas such as administrative investigation unit processes, performance systems, data collection and management, equipment, technology, and secondary employment;
Solid understanding of government infrastructure, political dynamics, and budget processes;
Experience analyzing and assessing complex aggregate data for patterns and trends;
Ability to exercise sound judgment, independence, fairness, and objectivity in an environment where controversy is common.
Ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information;
Ability to maintain a high standard of integrity and professionalism in the office;
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with department staff and members of other organizations on sensitive or controversial issues.
An appreciation of the city's ethnic and socio-economic diversity, and proven experience working with and valuing the perspectives of diverse groups and individuals.
Team player who can also work independently and offer thoughtful input to the team on systemic reform issues;
Ready and willing to work attitude.
To be considered, please submit an online application at ****by 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
. Qualified candidates must attach to the online application a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample reflecting your own work product and writing abilities.
Job offers are contingent upon the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the successful completion of a background check.
If you have any questions, please contact Jane Park at **** .
Closing Date/Time: 8/21/2018 4:00 PM Pacific
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