INDEPENDENT POLICING AUDITOR

Expiring today

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
$103,854.40 - $178,796.80 Annually
Posted
Apr 14, 2022
Closes
May 17, 2022
Ref
0137-22A-CMO-HQ
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County is hiring an Independent Policing Auditor who will work in partnership with multiple stakeholders, including Arlington's inaugural Community Oversight Board , a civilian board created to increase community engagement and trust in the Police Department through independent oversight and advance the County's commitment to unbiased policing practices .

Reporting to the County Manager with engagement with the County Board as well, this position will provide independent audit and investigative work to oversee the Police Department's compliance with internal policies and procedures and to ensure those activities are aligned with policing best practices.

Specific duties include:

  • Providing review of current and proposed policing practices, policies, and outcomes and presenting findings and recommendations to the Community Oversight Board (COB);
  • Monitoring compliance and conducting independent audits of police operations;
  • Receiving complaints from members of the public and participating in investigations as appropriate;
  • Recommending and reviewing disciplinary actions to be taken to the Police Chief; and,
  • Providing professional staff support to the Community Oversight Board, including supporting public outreach/engagement efforts.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to address complex concerns with objectivity, have strong analytical and unbiased problem-solving skills, effectively communicate complex ethical, factual and legal analysis in a community setting, as well as a broad knowledge of policing practices and policies.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Criminal Justice, or related field plus significant experience with complex criminal or civil cases involving law enforcement issues and/or monitoring and investigative experience with complaints against law enforcement.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Legal experience and background in law enforcement policy and practice;
  • Experience conducting law enforcement audit and investigative functions;
  • Experience managing highly-complex projects and/or assignments that require strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking; and,
  • Ability to establish and maintain liaison with governmental agencies, the public, and other stakeholders.

Special Requirements
Please attach a cover letter or supplemental question response that describes why you are interested in the position, detailing your experience and accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Developing community engagement and trust in the Police Department;
  • Providing independent audit and investigate work to oversee a Police Department's compliance with internal policies and procedures and to ensure those activities aligned with policing best practices; and
  • Experience working with complex criminal or civil cases involving law enforcement issues and/or monitoring and investigative experience with complaints against law enforcement.
Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest (Financial Disclosure) form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history.? You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. ?In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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