ERB Accepting Applications for Inspector General Position

The Ethics Review Board (ERB) of the City of New Orleans is recruiting nationally for a highly experienced professional to manage the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the City,  a large and complex organization (FY 2021 $633,550,813 general fund annual budget). The successful candidate for the Inspector General (IG) will have a well-rounded public sector background with in-depth knowledge and experience in preventing and detecting waste, fraud, and abuse in large, complex public entities. The new Inspector General will have the highest degree of integrity, judgment, independence, and expert level skills necessary to apply laws, regulations, policies, and methods to oversee the complex operations of the City of New Orleans. This senior-level executive will be results-driven, with well-grounded and ethical decision-making abilities, superior interpersonal and collaborative communication skills, and strong public speaking abilities. The new IG will have a dedicated staff of approximately 13 full-time employees, with 7 additional vacant positions funded. The 2021 Office of the Inspector General operating budget is $3,484,529.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and five years in any one or combination of the following fields: inspector general; federal law enforcement officer; federal or state court judge; licensed attorney with experience in the areas of audit or investigation of fraud, mismanagement, waste, corruption, or abuse of power; senior-level auditor or comptroller; or supervisor in an office of inspector general or similar investigative agency. A Master’s degree and or a Law degree is desired but not required. Possession of Possess an active Louisiana CPA license to practice public accounting or a license to practice law in the State of Louisiana is desired. These additional certifications are not required, but desired: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL).

The City of New Orleans appointing authority is offering a competitive salary dependent on qualifications (DOQ) and will be based on the selected candidate’s experience. Moving and relocation expenses may be included in the employment offer.

This position is open until filled and may close at any time. The first review of resumes will take place on Monday, October 11, 2021. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process for optimal consideration. To be considered, candidates should email a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and six professional references to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.

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