Law Enforcement Performance Auditor
New Orleans Police Department
The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have entered into a Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. Under the terms of this agreement, NOPD must implement a series of reforms outlined in the Consent Decree, document its compliance with these requirements, and have this compliance accepted and certified by the U.S. District Court. Altogether, the Consent Decree is composed of more than 490 paragraphs that detail required reforms on a wide range of subjects. The firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has been selected to monitor the implementation of this agreement, and will provide regular updates to the Court and to the public about NOPD’s progress in implementing the required reforms.
In December 2013, NOPD created the Compliance Bureau to monitor and verify the Department’s compliance with Consent Decree requirements and to work in close partnership with the Sheppard Mullin monitoring team. The Compliance Bureau is led by Deputy Superintendent Jay Ginsberg and incorporates NOPD’s Policy Standards, Compliance Standards, Performance Standards, and Information Systems Section.
Under this announcement, NOPD anticipates hiring a total of four Law Enforcement Performance Auditors who will staff the newly created Audit and Review Unit. They will report to the Commander of the Compliance Bureau.
- Conducting complex specialized law enforcement internal performance audits to determine compliance with the requirements of the Consent Decree.
- Developing and designing Audit Work Plans, project scopes, methodologies, and compliance testing instruments to facilitate the internal audits identified following consultations with the Compliance Managers.
- Conducting field work investigations, data analysis, and interviews required to accomplish the audits.
- Communicating within all levels of the department, presenting findings to NOPD Command Staff, both in written and oral forms.
Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements:
- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university;
- A Master’s Degree in science, social science, economics, public administration, accounting, or a related field from an accredited college or university; and
- Two (2) years of related experience including, but not limited to, performance of complex, specialized information technology or law enforcement internal audits in accordance with professional auditing standards.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in social science, public administration, accounting, or a related field from an accredited college or university;
- A certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Governmental Auditing Professional (CGAP), or Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA); and
- Three (3) years of related experience including, but not limited to, performance of complex, specialized information technology or law enforcement internal audits in accordance with professional auditing standards.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in social science, public administration, accounting, or a related field from an accredited college or university; and
- Ten (10) years of law enforcement experience with at least four (4) years of supervisory-level experience including, but not limited to, internal auditing, policy-making, or risk assessment/management assignments.
- Experience conducting performance audits in a law enforcement environment. Experience interpreting and analyzing reports from complex data systems.
- Track record of delivering results in a high-pressure environment with multiple workstreams.
- Direct experience working with senior and mid-level leaders in government and/or the private sector.
- Understanding of the mechanics of city government and/or criminal justice agencies.
Required Skills and Competencies:
- Ability to create comprehensive work plans and task schedules that identify all actions, resources, and deliverables required to accomplish an internal performance audit within a desired timeline.
- Investigative skills with an ability to identify and anticipate risk potential and develop testing instruments to audit and demonstrate compliance.
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel or alternative business analyst tools.
- Capable of developing actionable analysis and results from large datasets.
- Ability to thoughtfully communicate with and respectfully engage diverse stakeholders around a shared vision for achieving results.
How to Apply
Send resumes to Deputy Superintendent Timothy Averill at ComplianceBureau@nola.gov.