593281 – Inspector General

  • Full Time
  • Manhattan, NYC
  • Applications have closed

New York City Department of Investigation

Job Description

The New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country with a mission of combating municipal corruption. It serves the people of New York City by acting as an independent and nonpartisan watchdog for New York City government, City agencies, and City employees, vendors with City contracts, individuals and entities that receive City funds.

Squad 4 is seeking and Inspector General (IG) who will provide overall direction to select NYC agencies such as the Department of Mental Health & Hygiene, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. The IG is responsible for investigating possible corruption, wrongdoing, waste and gross mismanagement within or involving the City. The selected candidate will be expected to supervise highly confidential and sensitive investigations regarding allegations of fraud, bribery and other corrupt activities involving officials and persons or entities doing business with select agencies.

The selected candidate should have prior experience with a range of investigative techniques, including not only document review and witness interviews, but also wiretaps and controlled field operations. This position requires schedule flexibility, and availability during non-business hours. The IG offices also oversee investigations involving misconduct or illegal or improper activities by persons or entities that do business with the City of New York and seek to identify vulnerabilities and corruption hazards.

The IG manages a staff including investigators and administrative personnel. He or she also interacts with other law enforcement agencies and prosecutorial offices as well as the Department of investigation’s executive staff. Excellent writing skills are required. If selected, the candidate will be fingerprinted and undergo a background investigation.

In addition for positions that have a law enforcement and/or investigative function, the candidate’s consumer credit history will be reviewed during the background investigation, and as otherwise permitted by NYC Administrative Code § 8-107(24)(b)(2)(A).

Qualification Requirements
1.A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four years of full-time experience in investigation, auditing, law enforcement, law security, management analysis, or in a major operational area of the agency to which the assignment is to be made; at least 18 months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative, managerial or executivecapacity, and the approval of the Commissioner of Investigation; or

2.Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must have the approval of the Commissionerof Investigation and 18 months of supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive experience; or 18 months of experience in the exercise of discretion and professional judgment in significant policy matters related to criminal justice or areas particularly relevant to the Office of the Inspector General to which the candidate would be assigned.

Preferred Skills

  • 1)Ten or more years of investigative, legal or law enforcement experience, preferably at a prosecutor’s office or a law enforcement agency, conducting and supervising complex criminal investigations. A broad range of criminal investigative experience, including, but not limited to, crimes involving theft, fraud, rackets and corruption.
    2)5+ years demonstrated professional experience in a mid- high-level management position managing multiple operations and supervising staff.
    3)Proven innovative, proactive and collaborative leadership style.
    4)Experience with NYC government operations, policies and procedures and the agencies of the City of New York; familiarity with New York State and Federal regulations related to investigative processes.
    5)Strong writing and oral communication skills.
    6)Proven ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information.
    7)Proficiency with MS Office 2013 Suite and experience with multiple databases; ability to identify and evaluate software packages to enhance operations.
    8) Project management experience and ability to identify and optimize work flow.
    9) Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

Additional Information
**LOAN FORGIVENESS: The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with DOI qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements. Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness cancellation/public-service

To Apply:
All current City Employees may apply by going to Employee Self Service (ESS) http://cityshare/ess Click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and search for the specific Job ID# 593281 .

All other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/career/search and search for the specific Job ID# 593281.

Please do not email, mail or fax your resume to DOI directly. Submissions of resumes does not guarantee an interview. Due to
the high volume of resumes DOI receives for positions, only selected candidates will be contacted.

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for two continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Appointments are subject to Office of Management & Budget approval for budgeted headcount.

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.