Director of Vendor Integrity and Special Counsel/Inspector General 573993

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.

DOI is seeking a candidate that will help the Inspector General of the Vendor Integrity Unit to manage the operations of the unit comprised of a professional staff of investigators that engage in the performance of confidential, highly complex and specialized investigations into allegations of corruption, official misconduct, fraud, waste and inefficiency involving City agencies, and City employees, vendors with City contracts. The selected candidate will be responsible for assisting the Inspector General with managing investigative matters involving fraud, waste, and abuse related to DOI’s Independent Private Sector Inspector General (IPSIG)/Integrity Monitor program.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

1. The researching, drafting, and review of legal memorandum, agreements, subpoenas, reports, etc.

2. Draft and edit reports regarding investigative findings which include recommendations to City agencies regarding eliminating corruption vulnerabilities and inefficiency in City government operations.

3. Work with DOI’s General Counsel’s office to prepare and review integrity monitor agreements, procurements and inter-agency agreements.

4. Act as a liaison to prosecutors’ offices, other federal, state and City law enforcement or investigative agencies and other City agencies regarding the conduct of investigations, administrative and criminal referrals.

5. Provide training and guidance to investigative staff on cases, interviewing techniques, etc.

6. Perform other special projects, examinations and reviews as assigned by the Inspector General.

If selected, the candidate will be fingerprinted and undergo a background investigation. In addition, because the position has a law enforcement and/or investigative function, the candidate’s consumer credit history will be reviewed during the background investigation, as 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 executive capacity, 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 Commissioner of 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. Experience working with legal agreements and/or graduated from an accredited law school.

2. Demonstrated professional experience in a mid- high-level management position managing multiple operations.

3. 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.

4. Strong legal analytical skills.

5. Strong writing and oral communication skills.

6. Proven ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information.

7. Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

8. Excellent judgment.

9. Highest professional and ethical standards.


Additional Information

**LOAN FORGIVENESS:  As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. 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:


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 #573993.

All other applicants, please go to and search for the specific Job ID #573993.

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.

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