Agency Attorney

The Special Commissioner of Investigation for the NYC School District

The Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District (“SCI”) is seeking an Agency Attorney. Under the direct supervision of the First Deputy Commissioner, the successful candidate will have great latitude for independent decision-making and will provide recommendations for appropriate action to prevent future corruption hazards.  The successful candidate will supervise and conduct assigned investigations and provide legal guidance for investigators.  The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning and directing confidential, multifaceted investigations and reviews of DOE programs and operations; reviewing investigative memoranda to determine completeness and accuracy; drafting SCI investigative reports, subpoenas, other legal documents; research and analyzing documents related to investigations to determine governing rules and applicable laws; conducting witness interviews; making policy and procedure recommendations to the DOE; and working jointly with various prosecutors’ offices and other investigative agencies.


*As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability.  If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.




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