Auditor/Monitor

  • 1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential. 

The Managing Director manages and oversees the operations of the City. Working with five Cabinet-level Deputies, operational oversight is divided into specific departmental clusters: Health and Human Services, Community and Culture, Community Services, Public Safety and Criminal Justice, and Transportation and Infrastructure. The Managing Director’s Office also houses various commissions and taskforces, such as the Police Advisory Commission.

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Agency Description

The Police Advisory Commission (PAC) is charged with assessing the policy practices and customs of the Philadelphia Police Department.  The PAC advises the managing Director and the Police Commissioner on existing policy and proposed revisions with a focus on maximizing trust between the Police and the communities they serve.  

In June 2021, Mayor Kenney signed legislation to authorize the Citizens Police Oversight Commission (CPOC) to become a new, independent civilian oversight agency. The CPOC will expand on the PAC’s capacity and authority, and PAC operations will continue as the transition to CPOC occurs. New staff will be hired into the PAC and will transition with their positions into the CPOC. For more information on the future operations of the CPOC, see the signed legislation here: https://phila.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9467893&GUID=C6A211CE-2B2B-4E88-9228-0FE869592D03

Job Description

Auditor/Monitor for the Police Advisory Commission will help forward the mission of the commission to provide oversight for the Philadelphia Police Department through evaluating, tracking, and reporting on investigations into complaints against police. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct case audits for completed PPD Internal Affairs cases through investigation, analysis, data review, research, delegation, and engagement with outside agencies and stakeholders as needed.
  • Monitor active PPD Internal Affairs investigations through coordination with IAD investigators, attending case interviews, contact with complainants and witnesses, and other relevant tasks.
  • Draft and edit high-level audit reports to dissect investigations and report on investigative rigor and effectiveness, gaps in process, policy shortcomings, and other relevant topics.
  • Coordinate closely with the Auditing and Monitoring Manager to design, troubleshoot, and improve internal processes as needed.
  • Perform complaint intake duties, assess and prioritize cases, and prepare internal and external referrals as needed to ensure complaints are properly addressed. 
  • Seek out and participate in professional groups and trainings to maintain awareness of best practices related to community-police relations, civilian oversight of police, and police reform nationally.
  • Help to maintain transparency between the Commission, the Police Department, elected officials, and the public.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director. 

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  • Understanding of and experience with the complex nature of community-police relations. 
  • Patience, thoughtfulness, and sensitivity when interacting with members of the public.
  • Ability to manage a project from start to finish with focus, organization, persistence, and flexibility.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to evaluate investigations to ensure fact-finding is thorough and conclusions are sound.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform neutral and objective analyses of incidents, policies, and information.
  • Strong coordination skills with the ability to work across multiple departments, stakeholder organizations, and the public to implement a policy or objective.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills, capable of influencing others and keeping others informed.
  • Values and encourages diversity of thought, background, and perspective.
  • Experience and fluency in MS Office software programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Helpful, respectful, approachable, and team-oriented; committed to building strong working relationships and a positive work environment. 
  • Receptive to feedback. 

Qualifications

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant combined education and/or experience in related field
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a public-facing role.
  • Experience with investigations is required.
  • Familiarity with criminal justice procedures, police-community relations, police procedures generally and procedures of the Philadelphia Police Department.
  • Experience working across governmental or non-governmental agencies to implement programs and policies.
  • Experience working with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Fluency in other languages is not a requirement, but a plus.
  • Knowledge of Philadelphia and communities of Philadelphia a plus.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Salary: $50-60k

Please submit a resume cover leter and reference list with your application

Did you know?

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • Employees are eligible for a 25% tuition discount program (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • We offer comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options are available 

Please include a resume and cover letter and brief writing sample with your application.

As a condition of employment with the City of Philadelphia, employees starting employment on or after September 1, 2021 must be vaccinated. 

*Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected] For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx