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Deputy Inspector General - Director of Investigations

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Job ID: 61601
Department: Inspector General
Location: Hoboken, NJ

Description

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is currently seeking a Deputy Inspector General - Director of Investigations.  We have engaged Caldwell Partners to lead this search.  Interested candidates can apply by sending an email directly to [email protected] with their resume.              
 
                
 All applications must be directed to Caldwell Partners in order to be considered.        
 
     
The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to enhance and defend the integrity of the Port Authority's programs and operations. The Office of Inspector General 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 leaseholders. The Office of Inspector General has two departments – 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 actionsThe Office is provided the full cooperation and assistance of staff and will have immediate access to all facilities and relevant records, documents, and reports. Reporting to or consulting with the Executive Director, General Counsel, Chairman, Audit Committee, or Board of Commissioners concerning matters brought to the Office.  
  • 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

Reporting to the Inspector General, the Deputy Inspector General assists the Inspector General in managing the Office of Investigations and the Audit Department.    

The Deputy Inspector General’s primary responsibility is to lead the Office of Investigations, overseeing its operations, which includes leading, managing and supervising a staff of approximately 82 employees who conduct investigations into misconduct on the part of Port Authority commissioners, employees, including police personnel, and those doing business with the Port Authority. In this role, you will function as the executive in charge of three separate Divisions of the Office of Investigations: Investigations, Police Integrity, and Fraud Prevention. Each division is lead by an Assistant Director, who reports directly to the Deputy Inspector General, and first line supervisors, who report directly to the Assistant Director.     
     

Responsibilities:   

  • Provide executive direction and guidance to the Office of Investigations staff       
         
  • Develop, execute, and maintain processes to ensure that all investigations and related operations are properly, effectively, and efficiently conducted   
         
  • Assist Inspector General in overseeing office administration, including, setting budget priorities, determining operational needs, and handling personnel-related matters such as promotions, discipline, training, and development       
         
  • Review and approve investigative reports that are issued to the Board of Commissioners, Executive Management, and other Port Authority personnel  
         
  • Develop and maintain relationships with working partners including federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies      
         
  • Assume the duties of the Inspector General when necessary      

Qualifications:   

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:                
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field.  
  • At least 15 years of management/supervisory experience in investigations.

Desired:   

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:                
  • Graduate degree in law, business, or public administration preferred      
         
  • Superior leadership abilities acquired through demonstrated record of increasingly responsible jobs       
         
  • Knowledge of investigatory, auditing, law enforcement, security principles, practices, and operations      
         
  • Demonstrate strategic investigative management skills      
         
  • 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, and conflict-resolution skills      
         
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills     
         
  • Demonstrated ethics and sound judgment     
We have retained a third-party executive search firm, Caldwell Partners, who will be vetting candidates for this position. If you have an interest in this position, please apply by sending an email directly to [email protected] with your resume.  All applications must be directed to Caldwell Partners in order to be considered.       
 
 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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 twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty 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.

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