Office of Inspector General Mission Statement: The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to enhance and defend the integrity of the Port Authority's programs and operations. To accomplish this mission the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is charged with the responsibility of receiving and investigating complaints regarding wrongdoing, fraud, conflicts of interest, waste and abuse by Port Authority Commissioners, employees, including police personnel, and those doing business with the Port Authority, including consultants, contractors, vendors and lease holders; and consulting with the Board of Commissioners, the Audit Committee, the Executive Director and General Counsel as appropriate.
The OIG was established as an independent office in August 1992 and furthers its mission through two separate offices: The Office of Investigations and The Audit Department.
- The Office of Investigations reviews the Agency's internal controls and practices for reducing fraud or corruption. It also designs and implements programs to help the Agency maintain a corruption-free environment. Additionally, the Office of Investigations looks into criminal and serious administrative misconduct, based on complaints from the public, agency staff, management, or by its own determination. Investigations may lead to criminal prosecutions, civil forfeiture, or other administrative disciplinary actions. The Office is provided the full cooperation and assistance of staff and will have immediate access to all facilities and relevant records, documents, and reports. The Office reports to or consults with the Executive Director, General Counsel, Chairman, Audit Committee, or Board of Commissioners concerning matters brought to the Office. Where appropriate, the Office advises and consults with the General Counsel, the Director of Public Safety, and the Director of Audit, keeping them informed, as appropriate, of complaints received and of the progress of any investigation thereof, as well as other matters pursued including but not limited to:
- Criminal conduct committed by Port Authority employees during work hours or involving Port Authority transactions o Criminal conduct committed by private companies or individuals involving Port Authority transactions
- Misappropriation of Port Authority monies and other fraudulent claims involving contractors, vendors, tenants, patrons, or employees
- Conduct by Port Authority employees inconsistent with the proper performance of their duties which may create the appearance of or give rise to criminal conduct. o Violations by Port Authority employees or other of Port Authority rules, regulations, and instructions governing ethical behavior o Non-compliance with federal, state, or local laws and regulations by Port Authority staff and others doing business with the Port Authority, the violation of which may have financial impact on or may seriously prejudice the Port Authority
- The Audit Department is responsible for assisting the organization's management in achieving its business objectives by bringing an independent, systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal control and the management of risk. To that end, the Department is responsible for providing internal auditing services in the Port Authority, including reviews of business processes, systems and operations, as well as the examinations of the records of tenants and contractors that do business with the Port Authority. The Audit Department reports to the Inspector General and the Audit Committee of the Board of Commissioners.
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
- Graduate degree in law, business, or public administration preferred.
- At least 15 years of senior level management experience in investigations.
- Superior leadership abilities acquired through demonstrated record of increasingly responsible jobs.
- Demonstrated experience managing complex investigations, and internal security projects.
- Demonstrate strategic investigative management skills.
- Knowledge of and experience in legal, legislative, and procedural requirements in the areas of privacy, interviewing techniques, background investigations, application of surveillance systems; criminal investigations; and intelligence collection and analysis.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with staff at all levels, including agency senior staff, supporting departments and other governmental agencies.
- Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with government agencies on the federal, state and local levels.
- Demonstrated superior analytical, problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution skills.
- Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ethics and sound judgment.
Compensation & Benefits
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.
How To Apply
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has retained Caldwell Partners, executive search firm to conduct a search for an Inspector General.
Interested applicants must apply directly to Caldwell Partners by emailing a resume (in Microsoft Word) and cover letter to search partner Glenn Buggy at [email protected]
About The Port Authority
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.