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The Long Beach Office of Police Oversight is recruiting for an "at will" unclassified investigator to respond to critical police incidents working under the supervision of the Director of Police Oversight. The investigator will engage with the community to inform them of Long Beach Police Department policies, procedures, and practices, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects such as operational, performance, revenue, financial, and compliance audits.  
Additional duties include the application of advanced auditing and accounting skills in performing investigations, developing and executing audit programs, performing risk assessments, making recommendations, and effectively communicating audit findings and recommendations to the Director.   Work requires the exercise of considerable independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative in completing assigned tasks. The investigator will analyze policies and practices in areas of police operations that may directly affect the community, potentially high-risk activities, and areas of significant public concern.  The investigator may occasionally receive complaints of alleged police misconduct, and performs other related duties as assigned.

This is an "at-will" position. The appointed candidate will serve at the discretion of the Office of Police Oversight Director and can be released at any time. In such an event, the candidate is not afforded the right to any appeal or grievance procedure under any rule or regulation of the City of Long Beach. 


  • Prepares written memoranda and reports.
  • Assists with data entry and case tracking.
  • Develops annual audit plans for the department.
  • Assists with evening Commission meetings and weekend presentations as needed.
  • Completes special projects.
  • Provides complaint intake.
  • Assists and supports management with audits.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Knowledge of laws of arrest, search and seizure, legal rights of community members, constitutional law and Police Officer's Bill of Rights.
  • Knowledge of California Criminal and Civil Codes.
  • Effective interviewing, planning, organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people from all socioeconomic levels face-to-face, over the telephone, online and at public meetings.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to be fair, impartial and unbiased.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to pass an extensive background investigation.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Criminal Justice, Administrative Justice or a related field.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish and/or other language.
  • Experience developing audit procedures.
  • Experience preparing and conducting field audits such as studies of specific operations requiring data development and interpretation of unusual factors.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
  • Two years of recent experience as an Investigator for either a public or private agency. Related training or education at a college may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.


  • Ability to write concise reports.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities.



The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process, which will include providing a writing sample and an interview by a selection panel.

This recruitment will close at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on February 14, 2024. To be considered, please submit an online application, including a cover letter and resume in PDF format. Applications that fail to include all necessary documents will be considered incomplete and will not be taken into consideration.