UC San Diego
Hiring Salary Range: $104,150 - $129,400/year
Filing Deadline: Fri 11/19/2021
The UC San Diego Office of Ethics & Compliance serves as an
independent, objective internal resource responsible for
coordinating and monitoring the University's ethics, compliance,
and enterprise risk activities. The Office of Ethics &
Compliance reports to the Chancellor and provides senior leaders
with a cross-functional emerging view of risks, leading to more
informed strategic decisions, better allocation of resources and
stronger governance practices. Our goal is to help the University
fulfill its responsibilities to the people of California, protect
the well-being of the institution and advance our educational
mission by deterring misconduct and promoting honest, ethical
conduct in which applicable laws, rules and regulations are
followed and the public trust is maintained.
The Senior Investigator is a member of the central Office of
Ethics and Compliance (OEC) team responsible for the coordination
of the University's response to reports of suspected improper
governmental activities and violations of University policies
procedures. Under the general direction of the Director of
Investigations, the Senior Investigator supports the Chief Ethics
& Compliance Officer/Locally Designated Official (CECO/LDO) in
maintaining a reporting mechanism where any member of the
University community can report a concern regarding an improper
governmental activity as defined under the UC Whistleblower Policy.
In collaboration with OEC staff, the Senior Investigator assesses,
reviews, and investigates those allegations.
The Senior Investigator conducts complex investigations of
suspected and reported violations of laws and policies, including
those with significant potential impact. Provides advice and
assistance with highly sensitive or difficult investigations as
well as complex matters of law and policy relating to
investigations and whistleblower matters. The Senior Investigator
provides impartial consultation, problem-solving, and referral to
available campus resources for whistleblower reporters and
whistleblower retaliation complainants. This includes advising
complainants, respondents, and witnesses in investigations of their
rights, responsibilities, and protections under the relevant
policies. This applies to all members of the UC San Diego community
and UC San Diego Health looking to file a whistleblower report or a
whistleblower retaliation complaint. The Senior Investigator serves
as a campus-wide subject-matter expert in investigation practices
and whistleblower complaints. Additionally, this position develops,
implements, presents, and assesses educational programs on the
whistleblower process and investigation best practices.
Position is designated "Confidential" within the meaning of the
Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act.
Please include a cover letter for a complete application
• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent
experience/training. Preferred Juris Doctor from an accredited law
school or advanced degree in related area.
• Experience in exercising independent judgment assessing,
planning, and conducting workplace investigations. Experience
conducting whistleblower investigations is preferred.
• Experience with conflict resolution, mediation and
problem-solving techniques, screening, interviewing, and advising.
Strong analytical skills, and the ability to assess and negotiate
complex, highly sensitive situations. In-depth abilities in
collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative
• Experience presenting complex issues in a clear and
concise manner, both in writing and verbally for presentation or
review by senior leadership. Experience conveying facts, analyses,
conclusions, and recommendations in a logical, concise written work
product. Strong experience writing investigative reports.
• Strong interpersonal skills and experience collaborating
effectively with diverse groups. Experience coalescing viewpoints
and facilitating outcomes in group settings. Experience
independently communicating with investigation complainants,
subjects/respondents, and witnesses, as well as campus personnel at
all levels on potentially sensitive matters. Work as part of a
university-wide community to resolve complaints and issues and be
empathetic toward others.
• Experience in researching and interpreting data.
Experience using case management databases and generating reports
from data sets. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity,
diversity and inclusion. Knowledge and understanding of the
historical and social context of diversity, equity, and inclusion,
and of the complexities of the intersections of various communities
and ability to translate that knowledge into practical
applications, processes, policies, responses, and programs.
• Experience reading and interpreting complex legal
documents such as court cases, laws and guidelines to evaluate
their impact on University policy and procedures.
• Is able to apply appropriate policies and practices in
the completion of ethics and compliance assignments. Skills in
• Background check required.
• Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA),
this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The
selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected
child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to
sign a Statement Acknowledging Requiring to Report Child Abuse
prior to commencing employment.
• This position has been identified as a Campus Security
Authority pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus
Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and
requires immediate reporting of Clery Act crimes occurring on Clery
Act geography to the UC San Diego Police Department (UCPD). It is
the responsibility of the CSA to ensure they obtain proper training
in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by
the Clery Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the
required reports to the UCPD without delay.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the
UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented
proof or approved exception/deferral).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran
status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete
University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action
policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please
visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.