Website The Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District
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The Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District (“SCI”) has broad authority to investigate wrongdoing by employees, contractors, and vendors doing business with the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) – the nation’s largest school district enrolling more than 1.1 million students, and employing 140,000 staff located in over 1,800 facilities. SCI performs highly confidential and sensitive investigations and studies concerning the corruption, misconduct, or other illegal, unethical or improper activities both within and outside of the DOE, and seeks to develop and implement plans and programs to control and prevent such corruption, misconduct or other illegal, unethical or improper practices. The office also serves as the Inspector General for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York and the
New York City Board of Education Retirement System.
SCI is seeking an experienced, self-motivated attorney to work within this fast paced environment.
Under the direct supervision of the First Deputy Commissioner and Investigative Unit, the successful candidate will have latitude for independent decision-making and providing recommendations for appropriate action to prevent and avoid future corruption hazards. The Special Counsel will supervise and conduct assigned investigations and provide legal guidance for investigators. The responsibilities include: planning and directing confidential multifaceted investigations and reviews of DOE programs and
operations; reviewing investigative memoranda to determine completeness and adequacy; research and analyzing documents
related to investigations and determine governing rules and applicable laws; conduct witness interviews; drafting SCI investigative reports, subpoenas, other legal documents and assisting others with proofreading, cite checking, and editing as a highly proficient and experienced writer; ability to work with various prosecutors’ offices and investigative agencies; and continuously be informed/familiar with the new criminal justice reforms.
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