571165 – Deputy Inspector General

  • Full Time
  • New York

Website New York City Department of Investigation New York City Department of Investigation

New York City Department of Investigation

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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 a Deputy Inspector General who will assist in the management of the unit with a focus on the oversight of investigations involving corruption, fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and conflicts of interest as well as anti-corruption initiatives related to the employees and contractors of several large City agencies, including the Economic Development Corporation, Department of Citywide Administrative Services, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Finance, Department of Consumer Affairs, and Pensions.

The Deputy Inspector General would supervise Squad 4 staff, including in the planning and execution of case strategies and field operations; cultivate relationships and develop resources within City agencies; work to enhance/streamline squad operations; collaborate with law enforcement partners and prosecutorial agencies and, occasionally, be asked to testify at hearings and court proceedings. This position is ideally suited for a candidate with significant experience conducting complex investigations and demonstrated leadership in a team setting. The candidate must have familiarity with and interest in developing case through review of documentary evidence, particularly financial records, and conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects. They must also be able to detail investigative findings and policy recommendations in succinct reports and memorandums.

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 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. At least five years of experience leading complex investigations such as work as a prosecutor, forensic auditor, or investigator conducting complicated, long-term investigations. 2. Experience managing others. 3. Ability to work well in a team. 4. Demonstrated ethics and sound judgment. 5. Demonstrated ability to analyze and assess and draw conclusions based on a multitude of complex documents/data, including but not limited to policies, procedures, and financial documents. 6. Strong writing skills and ability to write and edit memos and public reports. 7. Strong interpersonal skills, communication, and interviewing skills. 8. Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and databases. 9. Strong organizational skills and proven ability to manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and multi-task. 10. Ability to initiate and independently drive projects to completion. 11. Exercises discretion with respect to sensitive and confidential information. 12. Knowledge and experience within New York City Department of Investigation to include Health and Hospitals and the School Construction Authority government is required


$95,000.00 – $110,000.00

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# 571165.
All other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/career/search and search for the specific Job ID# 571165 .

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.

Public Service 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


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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