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The School District of Philadelphia is committed to becoming the fastest improving District in the country  and transforming the educational opportunities it offers to our city’s more than 200,000 students. The  District seeks leaders who have a passion for working with schools and communities who are committed  to ensuring all students achieve. Serving a population as diverse as ours requires creativity, commitment  and vision. Will you join us? 

Job Summary 

An Investigator II in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the School District is expected to plan  and conduct advanced level investigations related to allegations of corruption, fraud, criminal activity,  waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, conflicts of interest and other unethical, illegal or prohibited  activities of School District employees and officials, contractors, charter schools and users of School  District services and facilities. An OIG investigator II is responsible for performing a full range of  investigative assignments including difficult, complex, multifaceted, sensitive and confidential  investigations. In addition, an Investigator II should have a working knowledge of internal controls and  processes which can detect fraud and abuse sufficient to evaluate those controls and make  recommendations. OIG Investigators are expected to balance and prioritize a significant caseload under  the direction of the Inspector General (IG) and the Director of Investigations for the School District.  

Essential Functions 

  • Receives and reviews requests for investigations from the IG, representatives of the School District,  and others.
  • Participates in the development of strategies to direct investigation activities.
  • Investigates suspected fraud or abuse; analyzes cost reports and financial records. ∙ Determines the priority/scope of and planning for all phases of assigned investigations, including the  coordination of investigative analysts, support staff and others.
  • Interviews employees, managers, executives, contractors, vendors, parents, citizens and public  officials to determine and analyze facts to conclude whether School District policies have been followed  or violated.
  • Interviews witnesses and suspects to obtain information, evidence and admissions or leads. ∙ Conducts surveillance of individuals or locations.
  • Conducts reviews of administrative records and reports, financial records and legal documents.  ∙ Collects, evaluates and prepares evidence for presentation to prosecuting and agency officials and for  introduction at administrative proceedings.
  • Evaluates information to determine the credibility and reliability of employees, individuals and private  entities transacting business with the School District.
  • Reviews reports of investigations to determine if requested information has been collected and that  findings have been substantiated by relevant facts.
  • Prepares comprehensive management reports on the status of investigations and unit activities. ∙ Prepares final investigative reports upon completion of investigations.
  • Recommends changes to agency administrative operations in order to prevent future violations and  increase program efficiency.
  • Appears in court and at administrative proceedings as a government witness to present testimony and  evidence.
  • Works with, assists and/or supervises other law enforcement agents, through participating in joint  investigations and other matters of mutual interest.
  • Attends specialized training sessions and conferences as required.
  • Evaluates and examines internal controls and root cause of inappropriate activity and/or waste. ∙ Performs related work as required. 

Minimum Requirements 

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, professional, financial, investigative or law enforcement experience in a  criminal justice, civil or administrative agency which has involved conducting financial, white collar or  contract compliance investigations.
  • CIGI certification (or ability to earn certification within 6 months of hire). 


  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of  Talent which includes the completion of an advanced degree as an educational minimum. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

Demonstrated knowledge of: 

the scope, application and interpretation of the specific laws and regulations relating to the  investigative jurisdiction of the OIG. 

the rules of evidence, practices and procedures. 

investigative principles and concepts. 

software applications such as Excel and PowerPoint. 

investigative and interviewing methods and techniques. 

specialized investigative devices and equipment. 

the functions and jurisdictions of other federal, state and local agencies. 

Ability to: 

conduct an accurate, thorough and objective investigation. 

use excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

consistently demonstrate sound judgment. 

be analytical and use analysis to assist in making decisions. 

consistently meet deadlines and is able to handle several projects simultaneously. use excellent computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet applications and  internet research. 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by  people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all  responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  


The School District of Philadelphia provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and  applicants for employment without regard to race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation,  ancestry, national origin, disability, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity, or genetic information.  

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