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Class Code:Y8132

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OFFICER

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible supervisory and administrative work involving planning, organizing and directing the activities of investigative personnel within the Office of Professional Standards which is the coordinating staff element of management control under the County Administrator's authority.

Work involves the management of professional auditor/management analysis personnel responsible for conducting highly specialized investigations of Whistle Blower Complaints received by the County Administrator and all other investigations of malfeasance and misfeasance within Broward County Government. Work also involves compliance with required policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations; the safeguard of assets; the efficient and economical use of resources; and accomplishment of established goals and management activities. Work is performed independently with general supervision. Work is reviewed periodically through conferences, reports, and program achievements.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Coordinates and supervises the activities of staff assigned to the Office of Professional Standards.

Conducts investigations of malfeasance and misfeasance within the County; directs through subordinates, the planning, scheduling, and coordination of investigations. Reviews investigation reports and completeness of accompanying documentation.

Forwards corresponding recommendations and conclusions to the Director for review.

Works closely with the Director in handling research projects, special studies, data, and organizational analysis.

Develops professional standards training programs and delivers them to employees and Broward County citizens to educate them on County standards.

Develops internal policies and procedures for the Office of Professional Standards.

Prepares special projects and reports as required.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of the theory and practice of internal auditing and related professional standards.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of internal investigative procedures, including interviewing, collecting and obtaining information.

Thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of internal auditing and the related professional standards.

Thorough knowledge of state and county policies, regulations, public records laws and rules of evidence.

Ability to plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the work of professional investigative personnel performing highly independent work.

Ability to prepare detailed written reports and procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public or business administration or accounting; a minimum of six (6) years experience in auditing and conducting malfeasance/misfeasance investigations including two (2) years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:             Unrepresented

FLSA Status:                 Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:     No

Estab ./Revised:              E03/04 R08/08


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