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Inspector General - San Francisco Sheriff’s Department
?The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board is seeking a committed individual to serve as the first Inspector General (IG) for the newly established Sheriff’s Department Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG will conduct independent oversight of the Sheriff’s Department, whose primary responsibility is operating the county jails. The Inspector General will establish the operations of the OIG, including establishing a physical office, hiring and training staff, developing and administering the OIG’s budget, and establishing procedures and policies for the conduct of investigations and audits. 

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Position: Inspector General - San Francisco Sheriff’s Department
Organization: San Francisco Sheriff's Dept. Oversight Board
Location: San Francisco,  CA 
United States
Salary: $151,918 – $224,484/year, dependent on experience and qualifications
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 3/29/2023


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Five years of management experience in public administration, law enforcement oversight, performance or compliance

auditing, public policy development, civil or human rights, criminal justice policy, investigations or a related field. All of

the qualifying experience must include supervisory experience.

Substitution: Applicants may substitute up to two years of the required education with additional qualifying experience

as described above.

Desirable Qualifications:

• Major coursework in criminal justice, law, public administration or a related field

• Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited institution and/or a Master’s Degree with major coursework as listed above

• Experience with law enforcement oversight is highly desired

• Experience developing and managing investigative policies and procedures

• Strong organizational and management skills, including the ability to direct, supervise, and train staff, exercise

administrative ingenuity, independent analysis, adaptability and judgment on complex administrative


• Experience establishing new agencies or organizations

• Conducting, supervising or managing civil, criminal or personnel investigations

• Developing and/or applying investigative policies, procedures and methods

• Oversight or policy analysis involving jails or prisons

• Media and political savvy

• Understanding of legislation related to law enforcement oversight, operations, and regulations

• Experience working with employee organizations and unions, especially law enforcement unions

• Knowledge of and experience with the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR)

• Commitment to celebrating diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

• Able to recognize and consider trauma-informed perspectives


Status: This listing expires on: 6/27/2023
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Organization Information
San Francisco Sheriff's Dept. Oversight Board
Department of Human Resources
One South Van Ness Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco,  CA 94103
United States
Benjamin Richey