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Assistant Inspector General

Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement with NYC Department of Investigation (DOI)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $64,230 - $77,000 per year

Work Location Manhattan

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 22, 2023

Description Description

Multiple Positions Available —

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 seeks an Assistant Inspector General who will support the criminal and/or policy-driven investigations of the Inspector General overseeing the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS), which includes the Human Resources Administration and the Department of Homeless Services. DSS is the largest social services agency in the country, and the second largest City agency, employing over 16,000 employees, administering over $9 billion in benefits annually and managing the City’s homeless shelters.
This is an entry-level management position. The Assistant Inspector General will assist a Deputy Inspector General in the management and supervision of an investigative team. The Assistant Inspector General will also conduct his/her own investigations concerning fraud and corruption, and inquiries about the affairs, functions, accounts, methods, personnel, or efficiency of DSS.
Typical criminal investigations include public assistance fraud and corruption, and procurement fraud and corruption. Typical policy investigations include shelter conditions and procurement vulnerabilities. Typical law enforcement partners include the City’s five District Attorney’s Offices, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices (Southern and Eastern Districts).

The Assistant Inspector General is expected to:
· Assist the Deputy Inspector General in managing investigators and data-driven and records-intensive investigations.
· Help guide investigators in identifying, marshalling, and analyzing relevant evidence, including financial records, mobile telephone records, public assistance records, and other records derived from law-enforcement databases and City and State agencies.
· Help guide investigators in conducting interviews and taking statements.
· Help guide investigators in conducting field operations including physical surveillance, evidence seizures, and arrests (if certified as a Peace Officer).
· Conduct complex investigations and lead an investigative team.
· Collaborate with other law enforcement agencies such as county, state, and federal prosecutors, NYPD, and FBI.
· Liaise with officials at DSS.
· Produce written reports and internal memoranda concerning his or her findings and policy recommendations, as well as edit reports and memoranda of team members.

Findings of criminality will be referred for prosecution, and the Assistant Inspector General will be responsible for helping investigators plan and coordinate the apprehension and arrest of all subjects.

The Assistant Inspector General will supervise approximately three investigators and will be supervised by a Deputy Inspector General.
This position is ideally suited for a candidate with investigative experience who is interested in law enforcement, leading investigations, and who is ready to supervise investigators conducting data-driven and records-intensive investigations. The candidate must be inquisitive, resourceful, and have the ability to analyze documents, records, and data in order to spot patterns and trends. The ideal candidate has writing experience, is adept at writing reports, and can adjust to the needs of his or her editors. Three years’ experience in law enforcement preferred.

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).

Requirements 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.

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