Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have a minimum of 8 years of experience in financial and white-collar investigations and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, forensic accounting, or a related field. Candidate must be extremely proficient in understanding, distilling, and organizing large amounts of data and information, and can clearly and concisely summarize the information in a fashion compatible with the needs of an investigation. Candidate must also be
experienced in analyzing complex financial records, data analysis, and statistical software. Further preference is given to candidates with experience conducting criminal and particularly white-collar fraud investigations within the local, state and/or federal government contexts. Also encouraged is experience in public benefits fraud, contracts, and/or gaming fraud. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification is strongly preferred.
Those familiar with New York State and federal laws and agencies, testifying in a court of law, and/or prior law enforcement experience will be given priority consideration. That said, candidates who have not completely amassed this ideal level of experience but who possess skillsets closely within this range are strongly encouraged to apply.
Overall, the ideal OIG candidate possesses sound judgment, strong oral and written communication skills, is an excellent legal researcher, and has significant interview and/or deposition experience. The ideal candidate has a collegial attitude, is a self-starter, works well independently, and is a highly adept multitasker. Additionally, candidate must be willing and available to work unscheduled hours as necessary. Some travel is required.
New York State Residency is Required. This is a Management Confidential position that is appointed by the Inspector General. The salary range for Senior Investigative Auditors is $76,326-$95,361 (Grade 23 equivalent).
Duties Description The Office of the New York State Inspector General [“NYSIG”], as established by Executive Law Article 4-A, is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that New York State government, its employees, and those who work with the State meet the highest
standards of honesty, accountability, and efficiency. The Office of the New York State Welfare Inspector General [“OWIG”], as established by section 74 of the Executive Law, is responsible for maintaining the integrity of New York State’s public assistance
programs. The Office of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General [“WCFIG”], as established by section 136 of the Workers’ Compensation Law, is responsible for investigating violations of the laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of the workers’ compensation system. The Office of the Gaming Inspector General [“GIG”], as established by the Upstate New York Gaming and Economic Development Act, has the duty to receive and investigate complaints from any source
concerning allegations of corruption, fraud, criminal activity, conflicts of interest or abuse in the Gaming Commission.
Collectively, the four offices are known as the Offices of the Inspector General [“OIG”].
OIG conducts in-depth investigations and analysis of alleged criminal wrongdoing, corruption, conflicts of interest, fraud and abuse in New York State agencies/entities which fall under the jurisdiction of NYSIG, OWIG, WCFIG and GIG. The Senior Investigative Auditor serves as a working Auditor; additionally, the Senior Investigative Auditor aides the Director of Audit, as needed, with overall case direction, staff training and supervision. The Senior Investigative Auditor is responsible for conducting the forensic audits and systemic reviews on behalf of OIG. In conjunction with Investigative Counsels and Investigators, the Senior Investigative Auditor are assigned cases and work collaboratively to investigate allegations and report the findings. The Senior Investigative Auditor reports to and receives direction from both the regional Director of Audit, and the regional Deputy Inspectors General.
OIG seeks Senior Investigative Auditor for its Upstate Regional Office (based in Albany).
Additional Comments The State of New York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability in the admission to, access to or employment in our programs or activities. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request. The State of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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