Saladino, Town Board Approve Inspector General to Further Enhance Transparency, Integrity & Ethics

Saladino, Town Board Approve Inspector General to Further Enhance Transparency, Integrity & Ethics

Town of Oyster Bay is Now Accepting Resumes

Building on earlier initiatives to enhance transparency and ethics, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and members of the Town Board today approved a local law to create an Office of Inspector General to oversee all aspects of the Town’s contracting processes. In October 2017, the Town Board took the historic action of being the first local municipality to approve funding for such an office.

“To restore the public’s trust in government, the Town Board and I took swift action to install a new, independent Board of Ethics with real and meaningful oversight. We have instituted disclosure requirements for contractors, vendors and high level employees to prevent conflicts of interest and improprieties. A former Federal prosecutor was appointed to serve as Town Attorney and employees – as well as elected officials – have been mandated to attend an ethics training seminar,” stated Supervisor Saladino. “Building upon these initiatives to restore ethics, honesty, integrity and transparency, the Town will hire an Inspector General to administer all aspects of the Town’s contracting processes.”

The Inspector General will be charged with standardizing the Town’s purchasing and contract administration; monitoring compliance with all applicable procurement guideline policies, and requirements of federal, state and local laws; providing technical expertise to ensure all contracts, requests for proposals and bid solicitations are posted on the Town’s website, and expanding the Town’s access to municipal and state electronic systems to verify the qualifications and standing of potential contractors.

The Inspector General will have the authority to review the records of all Town departments as he or she may deem to be for the best financial interest of the Town, of the accounts, financial methods and financial activities of each department, office or agency of the Town and report to the Supervisor and Town Board the findings therein.

Requirements for the position’s consideration include: a Graduate Degree, Juris Doctorate, MBA, Finance Degree or comparable degree from an accredited college or university; minimum of five years’ experience in public or quasi-public sector; and a minimum of three years’ experience as a supervisor of high level public or quasi-public sector staff. Applicants may email their resume to or mail to Vicki Spinelli, Department of Human Resources, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771.

Click here to read the local law.