Auditor/Confidential Investigator Level 1

  • 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.

DOI’s BT-2 unit is conducting a proactive monitorship over a New York City Department of Environmental Protection Capital Construction project. The project, (Roundout – West Branch Bypass Tunnel Construction & Wawarsing Repairs Project (BT-2), consists of connecting two water shafts, 700 to 900 feet in depth, to a by-pass tunnel and building the by-pass tunnel approximately 2.5 miles in length to ensure the continuous delivery of clean drinking water for New Yorkers. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing auditing services to the monitorship team to ensure compliance with contractual obligations. The candidate will be expected to participate in regular reviews of project documents. He/she will attend regular meetings, review payment submittals and other records, as well as work with the monitorhsip team to identify risk areas for DEP and participate in the articulation of recommendations to DEP for improved contract compliance.

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).

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of satisfactory full-time experience in an industrial or governmental agency in the field of investigation, auditing, law enforcement, security, inspections, or in a major operational area of the agency in which the appointment is to be made; or

2.A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; or

3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above.

Preferred Skills

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a focus on finance, economics, auditing, or mathematics.
2. Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, law enforcement, criminal justice, and/or civil rights issues.
3. Knowledge pertaining to New York City construction codes or auditing experience including financial and/or risk assessment.
4. Relationship-builder with strong interpersonal skills who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
5. Highly analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes.
6. Knowledge of/ability to utilize data analytics platforms and/or auditing software.
7. Excel proficiency is preferred.
8. Candidate must possess a New York State Drivers License.
9. Certified Peace Officer status is a plus.
To Apply

All current City Employees may apply by going to Employee Self Service (ESS) http://cityshare/ess then click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and Search for the specific Job ID# 513211.
All other applicants, please go to and search for the specific Job ID# 513211.

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.

Appointments are subject to Office of Management & Budget approval for budgeted headcount.

Residency Requirement

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 2 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.

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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