The director will be appointed for a fixed term of five years, and head the new office.
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo proposed creating the new office in February, in an effort to create additional oversight of county operations and to review government functions.
Responsibilities in the position will include “examining county operations independently, with the authority to report findings to law enforcement; the authority to require any county employee to provide information; subpoena witnesses, take testimony, and compel documents from any group doing business with the county, including Local Development Corporations; conductfinancial and operational investigations and audits of the county; promote and maintain a whistleblower mechanism by which all Monroe County residents and employees may provide information concerning misconduct, or illegal activity on the part of any employee, officer, and/or contractor of the county,” the county stated.
The office is seeking a candidate with experience in law enforcement management and/or forensic accounting, knowledge of audit procedures, investigative techniques relating to internal audit activities, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills for the position.
Officials said the director would be prohibited from participating in any political activities, and required to provide an annual report to both the county legislature, and the county executive.
Qualified individuals may visit the county website at cs.monroecounty.gov/hrapply/apply/exam/2646 to apply for the position.