Confidential Investigator

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Restoring public trust in state government

The Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (“Commission”) seeks a Confidential Investigator to join its Investigations and Enforcement Division. The position assists with intake and management of complaints and referral of potential violations of laws within the Commission’s jurisdiction. The Confidential Investigator analyzes complaints to determine if allegations raise potential violations of the Public Officers Law, the Lobbying Act, or the Civil Service Law; makes recommendations to the Chief Investigator as to disposition of complaints; and develops an investigation plan in conjunction with Counsel’s Office. In addition, the position extracts information through application of interview techniques and obtains information through inquiry, subpoena, and other investigative methods. The Confidential Investigator is entrusted with sensitive information and material, the confidentiality of which must be scrupulously maintained, and must exercise discretion in discussions and utmost care in handling sensitive materials to protect the confidentiality of matters before the Commission.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have five or more years of investigative experience.  State government experience, knowledge of New York state criminal, ethics and lobbying laws, as well as public integrity experience preferred. Ability to travel required.

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter, two writing samples, and the name, address, phone number and email address of three professional references, in confidence, to:

By mail:

NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government540 Broadway

Albany, New York 12207

By e-mail:

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