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Inspector (9168)

Category:  Manager/Supervisor/Administrator
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Sep 7, 2022
Req ID:  3019

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.     

We are currently seeking a Inspector (9168) in the Office of Inspector General. 

SEPTA currently requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination at their pre-employment medical appointment.


Opening Date: 9/7/22

Closing Date: 9/28/22

Job Grade: SAM 41

Salary Range: Min: $83,954.00 - Mid: $104,936.00 - Max: $125,918.00 

*Note: Starting salary not to exceed midpoint.



The Inspector will further the mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to root out fraud, waste and abuse throughout SEPTA. They will part of a team of approximately 7 inspectors and detectives (hereinafter “investigators”) covering SEPTA’s mission in public transportation. They will respond to complaints and allegations made against SEPTA employees, vendors/contractors, as well as misconduct where SEPTA is the victim.  They will efficiently plan, conduct and resolve investigations. 
The Inspector will directly report to the Director of Investigations. The Inspector will also be part of the OIG team that falls under the overall leadership and supervision of the Inspector General.


  1. Manage a caseload of investigations, criminal and administrative, effectively to ensure thorough and timely and efficient disposition of matters.
  2. Plan and conduct multiple investigations concurrently.  Inspector must have ability to multi-task, identify priorities, maintain case progress, and timely conclude investigations. 
  3. Handle special projects pertinent to the OIG.  Special projects can include serving on committees (e.g., intern, social/holiday, hiring, Integrity Officer), working joint matters (investigations, reviews) with auditors, responding to hotline tips and complaints, and other special assignments (OIG website, OIG Annual Report, etc.) 
  4. Interviews. Investigative work will include interviews of witnesses, employees, vendors, contractors and others.  Interviews can take place in the OIG Office, in the field on SEPTA property, private residences, public places and businesses.  Interview reports will be comprehensive, impartial, grammatically correct and completed/submitted within 5 days of the interview with all relevant exhibits attached. Because interviews are always conducted with another OIG member (Inspector General, Inspector or Detective), Inspector will assist on interviews in matters other than their personal caseload.
  5. Physical Surveillance.  Physical surveillance may be necessary to develop evidence or substantiate facts.  Inspector will create a surveillance plan. Long hours may be required in a stationary position.  Mobile surveillance may also require walking or moving through public transportation or SEPTA locations to follow a target.  Surveillance must be document with time logs and photographs of significant events.
  6. Drafting and Execution of Arrests/Search Warrants.  Drafting Affidavits for arrest and searches and seizures and conducting arrests and searches is required.  Participating in searches and seizures may require some minor to medium physical exertion (lifting, climbing, etc.).  Searches and arrests may occur at SEPTA locations, businesses, and private residences.  Draft Affidavits must be written clearly, factually accurate, and show that there is probable cause that a crime has been committed.
  7. Drafting and Serving Subpoenas:  Subpoenas must be drafted in accordance with SEPTA legal guidelines.  Subpoenas will be served in person when feasible.  Inspector is responsible for ensuring subpoenaed records are timely returned, logging all subpoenaed documents, and reviewing those documents. 
  8. Partnering with Auditors.  The auditors represent an important part of the OIG.  When appropriate, inspectors will work matters jointly with auditors.  
  9. Review of Records.  Review and conduct a detailed analysis of business, public, financial and SEPTA records.  Records may be in paper or electronic format requiring collation and sorting of relevant documents.  Inspector will access and be familiar with online databases and paid access sites to further investigations.  Results of record reviews will be summarized in logical, coherent reports that summarize the findings. 
  10. Final Report of Investigation.  Draft final reports to be distributed to potentially a wide audience, including the senior management, SEPTA employees and contractors/vendors, the public and news media.  Reports should be succinct, well written, and clear.  Reports should follow the OIG template, and include violations, investigative measures, findings, and recommendations. Report writing must meet high, excellent standards. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • A minimum of 6 years with federal law enforcement experience as investigator conducting criminal investigations in the area of white collar financial crimes and/or public corruption, as well as violent crime. 
  • An appreciation to support the mission of public transportation.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Strong physical condition.
  • Strong knowledge and application of investigative techniques to obtain relevant information, including public sources, online databases, bank records, video, electronic evidence (e.g., computers and cell phones). Demonstrated ability and experience in conducting interviews.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to prepare coherent reports and present those reports. 
  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees, from staff to executives. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills utilizing MS Word, Power Point, Microsoft Office and Excel.

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.             

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia