The Assistant Inspector General is appointed by and reports to the Inspector General. The Assistant Inspector General supervises the professional, clerical, and sworn staff assigned to the Office of the Inspector General in the performance of reviewing and evaluating accountability processes within the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Under the direction of the Inspector General, the Assistant Inspector General’s responsibilities will also include analysis of use of force investigations, complaint investigations, audits of the Police Department, audits of Internal Affairs investigative files, and liaising with the Police Department’s Risk Management Group and the Office of the City Attorney. In addition, the Assistant Inspector General will be expected to respond to use of force incidents, often during off hours, and to make written and oral presentations to the Board of Police Commissioners as well as to the public.
A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and five years or more of full-time paid professional experience as a local, state, and/or federal prosecutor, a defense attorney, or another government attorney; and/or five years or more of experience conducting and/or supervising complex law enforcement-related investigations; and/or five years or more of experience conducting audits related to law enforcement. A law degree or other relevant graduate degree and/or prior compliance auditing experience, though not required, are also desired.
The ideal candidate will have a track record which demonstrates: knowledge of law enforcement procedures; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent personal and professional judgment; the ability to interact effectively with LAPD personnel, City Officials, community members, and other stakeholders; the ability to analyze and evaluate complex evidence, and the ability to draw sound conclusions based on such evidence; as well as the ability to plan, organize, and direct the activities of staff involved in analyzing and monitoring policies and procedures related to discipline within the LAPD. The ideal candidate will also be expected to have strong writing skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively edit the work of his/her subordinates. Experience interacting with members of the City’s diverse communities is also strongly desired, though not required.
Note: The position of Assistant Inspector General is an exempt, at-will position. The individual appointed to this position will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights or due process rights. The incumbent may be removed, without cause, by the hiring authority.
The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
How to apply
Interested applicants should immediately submit a letter of interest, a resume, a writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of three work-related references to:
Office of the Inspector General
350 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 1002
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Fax (213) 687-7473
Due to an anticipated large volume of applicants, there may be a screen down process. Applicants who are selected to continue with the selection process may be administered a written exercise. Applicants who pass the written exercise would be contacted and scheduled for an interview.
This position will remain open until sufficient applications have been received.