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.
The First Deputy Inspector General will support the Inspector General by helping to oversee a multi-disciplinary office of investigators, policy analysts, auditors, attorneys, outreach staff, and support personnel in performing important investigations and analyses of various aspects of policing in New York City in a high-profile environment. Working with the Inspector General and executive staff, as well as project leaders, the First Deputy Inspector General will be responsible for helping to structure and guide the Office’s investigations and analyses of various aspects of NYPD policies, practices, and operations in order to identify deficiencies, issue substantive public reports, and develop actionable recommendations for improvements at the NYPD. In addition to these investigative duties, the First Deputy Inspector General will be involved in all aspects of managing the unit (including personnel decisions, managing staff, overseeing office operations, assessing needs and resources, etc.). The First Deputy Inspector General will work closely with the Inspector General on the following key management tasks: • Overseeing and guiding the office’s investigations, analyses, and evaluations of the NYPD and its practices and policies, including systemic reviews, complaints received from community and police stakeholders, and allegations of fraud, abuse, and misconduct. • Managing the production of OIG-NYPD reports to ensure that they are written clearly, concisely, and accurately, with practical and actionable recommendations for reforms. • Ensuring that proper quality control processes are in place to verify the accuracy of data, analyses, and findings included in OIG-NYPD reports. • Participating in the recruitment, hiring, and management of OIG-NYPD staff, including ensuring that staff are properly trained and staying abreast of current policing and police accountability issues. • Building and maintaining constructive relationships with NYPD and other City and government officials, as well as community members and advocacy groups, to obtain data, understand community concerns, and inform the public of OIG-NYPD’s work. • Representing OIG-NYPD and its work in a variety of settings, including meetings with and presentations to external groups. • Maintaining familiarity with current policing issues, both at NYPD and nationwide, to identify possible areas of concern and topics for further review. • Providing updates to the DOI’s Executive staff as required. • Overseeing the operations and administration of the office.
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).
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.
1. Juris Doctor, Certified Fraud Examiner, and/or other relevant degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or social sciences.
2. Ten or more years of investigative, legal, or oversight experience – preferably at a police oversight entity, inspector general’s office, police oversight agency, or prosecutor’s office – conducting and supervising complex investigations.
3. Ten or more years leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams.
4. Ability to take a vision from conceptualization to implementation.
5. Demonstrated management experience, including recruiting, hiring, supervising, developing multi-level staff, and strategizing with senior leadership.
6. Demonstrated excellent project management and organizational skills, with an ability to multi-task effectively, meet and enforce deadlines, and consistently work at a high level of competence, even in high-pressure situations. Ability to identify and optimize work flow.
7. The ability to comprehend, synthesize, and communicate complex policy perspectives, legal issues, and analytical data in a clear, effective, and compelling manner to a broad audience.
8. Ability to manage multiple priorities and operate effectively in a fast-paced work environment.
9. Flexibility to meet changing organizational needs.
10. Superb writing and editorial skills, with particular emphasis on the drafting and editing of substantive investigative and public policy reports.
11. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. An advanced ability to communicate effectively with a variety of personnel at DOI, NYPD, other law enforcement agencies, officials within New York City government, as well as with individuals from legal, research, and advocacy organizations.
12. Strong oral communication skills, and conflict resolution skills.
13. Highest professional and ethical standards.
**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
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# 598785 .
All other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/career/search and search for the specific Job ID# 598785 .
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
Salary: $110,000 – $140,000
To apply for this job please visit www.nyc.gov.