Senior Investigator – Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD

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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 Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (OIG-NYPD) is authorized to investigate, review, study, audit, and make recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs, and practices of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), with the goal of enhancing effectiveness, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force.

OIG-NYPD is seeking a Senior Investigator to conduct confidential and sensitive investigations into the operations, policies, programs and practices of NYPD. Investigations may involve review of police reports, and related arrest documentation; interviews with members of the public and law enforcement professionals; gathering and analysis of evidence; investigative field operations; and other investigative tactics. The Senior Investigator will be expected to critically analyze problems and deficiencies relating to operations of the NYPD and prepare well-organized, thorough written investigative memos and sections of OIG-NYPD’s public reports. Responsibilities may also include screening and investigating public complaints related to NYPD and/or involving individual members of NYPD and other agencies. The Senior Investigator may assist with supervision and training of investigators and other agency staff. As needed they may assign cases and actively monitor and guide the progress of those cases. The Senior Investigator may lead multidisciplinary teams conducting significant investigations of allegations of misconduct and corruption by members of the NYPD as well as systemic reviews of NYPD policies and practices. In addition, the Senior Investigator will assist with recruitment and mentoring of investigators and interns. The successful Senior Investigator candidate will be conscientious, self-motivated, and a creative thinker who is able to perform effectively both independently and as part of a team.

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 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

•  At least five years of professional experience conducting and/or overseeing investigations related to criminal justice, law enforcement, or police accountability issues;

•  Demonstrated ability to conduct interviews, perform field investigative activities, provide testimony, along with strong written and oral presentation skills to communicate investigative findings and analysis in an objective, clear, effective, and compelling manner;

•  Demonstrated ability to meticulously analyze, assess and draw conclusions based on complex documents and data, including but not limited to policies, procedures and financial documents;

•  Proven history of progressive responsibilities as an investigator, leadership skills, and demonstrated potential for promotion to a supervisory position;

•  Proven ability to function independently with minimal supervision and to balance an active load of multiple cases;

•  Strong interpersonal skills;

•  Demonstrated ethics and sound judgment;

•  Proven research and writing abilities, including the ability to write at a high level on short deadlines;

•  Strong computer skills, including open source intelligence databases, and Microsoft Office programs;

•  Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, comprised of investigators, attorneys, policy analysts, and auditors;

•  Demonstrated flexibility and ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment;

•  Advanced knowledge of New York City government and regulations and NYPD procedures


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# 495920.

All other applicants, please go to and search for the specific Job ID# 495920.

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

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