Agency Attorney

The Special Commissioner of Investigation for the NYC School District

The Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District (“SCI”) has broad authority to investigate wrongdoing by employees, contractors, and vendors doing business with the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) – the nation’s largest school district.  SCI performs highly confidential and sensitive investigations concerning corruption, misconduct, or other illegal, unethical or improper activities, both within and outside of the DOE, and seeks to develop and implement plans and programs to prevent such illegal, unethical or improper practices.  The office also serves as the Inspector General for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York and the New York City Board of Education Retirement System.

 

Under the direct supervision of the First Deputy Commissioner, the successful candidate will have great latitude for independent decision-making and will provide recommendations for appropriate action to prevent future corruption hazards.  The successful candidate will supervise and conduct assigned investigations and provide legal guidance for investigators.  The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning and directing confidential, multifaceted investigations and reviews of DOE programs and operations; reviewing investigative memoranda to determine completeness and accuracy; drafting SCI investigative reports, subpoenas, other legal documents; research and analyzing documents related to investigations to determine governing rules and applicable laws; conducting witness interviews; making policy and procedure recommendations to the DOE; and working jointly with various prosecutors’ offices and other investigative agencies.  The successful candidate may also be assigned additional administrative responsibilities including, but not limited to: internal investigations, inter-agency outreach and coordination, and privacy compliance.

 

 

THOSE HIRED BY SCI ARE DOE SALARIED EMPLOYEES AND NYC RESIDENCY IS NOT REQUIRED.

 

HYBRID OFFICE / REMOTE WORK SCHEDULE AVAILABLE AFTER INITIAL TRAINING PERIOD.

 

APPROVED CANDIDATE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TUITION FORGIVENESS.

 

Visit our website at https://nycsci.org/employment/ to see the job description, minimum qualifications and preferred skills for the position.  Follow the steps in the “APPLY ONLINE” section to submit your application.  Please do not email, mail, or fax your resume to SCI directly.  Submissions of applications does not guarantee an interview.  Due to the high volume of resumes SCI receives, only selected candidates will be contacted.

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.

 

To apply for this job please visit nycsci.org.