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Office of the Inspector General - Construction Auditor/Investigator

Job ID: 2593
Business Unit: MTA Inspector General
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Inspector General
Date Posted: Oct 10, 2023


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Metropolitan Transportation Authority Office of the Inspector General



Job Title: Construction Auditor/Investigator


Salary Range: $76,000 – $96,000


Agency: Office of the Inspector General/ Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Location: New York City, New York


Hours: 37.5 per week


The Office of the MTA Inspector General


The Office of the MTA Inspector General (MTA/OIG) is a New York State Authority created as an independent oversight entity to review the operations of the MTA and its constituent agencies, including the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNR), and the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA.)  The MTA/OIG performs audits and conducts investigations into complaints from any source, including MTA personnel, members of the public who access the MTA transit system, or upon its own initiative. It is the mission of the MTA/OIG to promote safety, integrity, transparency, economy and efficiency in MTA agencies and programs while also detecting and deterring waste, fraud, abuse and misconduct through audits and investigations.


The MTA/OIG includes investigative attorneys, auditors/analysts, investigators, administrative, and executive        staff.


Overview of the Position


Under the direction of the Executive Deputy Inspector General for Audits, the Construction Auditor/Investigator assigned to the Audit Department is responsible for conducting multiple simultaneous oversight performance audits and analyses into complex and sensitive allegations of fraud, waste and abuse relating to the MTA’s maintenance and capital construction programs, including the design, procurement, management, and construction of MTA capital construction projects. This investigative and oversight audit work, some of which involves proactive reviews, involves gathering and analyzing large quantities of complex data and documents.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Conducts simultaneous, high quality, audits of the MTA capital construction contracts, processes, procurement, billings, and management to identify fraud, waste, and abuse within the mandate of the MTA Inspector General.
  • Works with a team to identify risks, mismanagement, and safety concerns; to ensure that a comprehensive and objective audit is conducted, that all investigative leads are followed, and that meaningful recommendations are made to address any areas of concern. Assists the team with planning, conducting, and reporting on assigned questions about the operations and policies of the MTA and its agencies, contractors, and consultants regarding the MTA’s capital construction and maintenance programs. Leads portions of the audit or investigation following quality standards.
  • Conducts interviews of MTA personnel and other persons of interest in pursuit of audit and investigative leads and areas of inquiry.
  • Drafts comprehensive, clear, and concise written memoranda of interviews and other audit areas evaluated.
  • Prepares professionally written reports on the areas evaluated, recommendations offered, and conclusions reached.
  • Testifies in administrative hearings and other court proceedings as required.
  • Develops and maintains professional working relationships with MTA personnel and investigative partners and continually gains knowledge of evolving MTA and MTA agency operations.


Position Requirements


  • A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), from an accredited educational institution, in fields such as construction management, engineering, architecture, business, public administration, economics, statistics, accounting or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years of auditing experience with demonstrated skills and abilities,
  • Experience with capital construction procurement, capital construction project management, construction monitoring, construction auditing or a related construction evaluation and project management focused field.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CFA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a plus.
  • Knowledge of MTA capital construction guidelines, protocols and procedures, a plus.
  • Knowledge of acceptable audit industry standards, processes, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal statutes, rules, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, writing skills, critical thinking skills, impartial judgment, interviewing skills, and research aptitude.
  • Superior ability to conduct and direct interviews of MTA and MTA agency personnel and other individuals of interest.
  • Travel within the MTA geographic jurisdiction will be required.
  • The ability to conduct site visits to active construction sites and have or obtain necessary track training and OSHA certification will be required.
  • Familiarity with basic design and construction processes, drawings, means and methods and organizations preferred.
  • Working outside of regular business hours may be required.
  • Pursuant to authorization by the EDIG/Audit, this position is eligible for teleworking according to office policies.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.


How to Apply:


Please submit a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]G



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