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Confidential Investigator

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

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $50,000 per year

Work Location Manhattan

Last Updated Last updated 1 day ago

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 is seeking an entry-level Investigator to conduct confidential investigations concerning fraud and corruption, and inquiries about the affairs, operations, methods, programs, accounts, personnel, and efficiency of City agencies, City employees and vendors, and recipients of City funds. Prior investigative experience is not required.

This position is ideally suited for a candidate who is interested in law enforcement and who is inquisitive, resourceful, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to perform effectively both independently and as part of a team. Investigators will be enrolled in an Investigative Officer Training Academy upon their hire which they will need to successfully complete. This training may lead to certification as a New York State Peace Officer. Current NYS certified Peace Officers are encouraged to apply.

The Investigative Officer Training Academy (IOTA) is a 10-week program that follows the NYS Basic Peace Officer training requirements. Topics include: Defensive Tactics, Crisis Intervention, foot and vehicle surveillance, interviewing, report writing, NYS and NYC laws, rules, and regulations, testifying and public speaking. Candidates will be required to participate in practical scenarios, partake in moderately strenuous physical activities and successfully pass weekly examinations.

Candidates who graduate the IOTA program and wish to become a certified NYS Peace Officer will be required to complete additional training and background checks. This includes the successful completion of the DOI Physical Ability Test, which includes, but is not limited to, running, push-ups, sit-ups, and lifting/dragging up to 165lbs, tactics training and a 40 hour basic firearms training course.

Upon successful completion of the training program, investigators will be placed in a squad to begin investigations. If selected, the candidate will be fingerprinted and undergo a background investigation. Due to the position consisting of law enforcement and/or investigative functions, 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).

A valid NYS Driver’s License is required.

Special Work Conditions

A DOI Investigator performs a full range of law enforcement duties and responsibilities. On occasion, investigators may be directed to work a non-traditional work tour/shift, this includes, but is not limited to: extended hours, early mornings and late nights. In addition, investigators may be exposed to harsh conditions and environmental hazards that include, but are not limited to: working in a variety of weather conditions, unsanitary settings or atmospheres, driving vehicles during a variety of times throughout the day and night while in highly populated areas and/or poorly lit communities, climbing up multiple flights of stairs, conducting interviews and assignments in all areas of New York City and elsewhere, as required, conducting mobile surveillance both on foot and while operating a motor vehicle. During the course of business, investigators will develop investigative plans and strategies, identify, obtain, and analyze relevant evidence and records, conduct interviews, participate in field work including surveillance, execution of search warrants, and effecting arrests. Investigators will work with other investigative/law enforcement/prosecutorial agencies and may be called to testify in a grand jury and/or court hearing

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.

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and assess and draw conclusions based on a multitude of complex documents/data, including but not limited to policies, procedures and financial documents.
  • Prior experience in conducting financial analysis, criminal or administrative investigations, or auditing.
  • Prior knowledge of local, state, and federal laws.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to write succinct and organized reports. Strong organizational skills and proven ability to manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and multi-task.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, oral communication and interviewing skills.