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The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) is an integral part of the City’s evolving criminal justice system, participating in reform initiatives and strategies aimed to move the City towards a smaller jail system without compromising public safety. The DOC is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for our employees, visitors, volunteers and people in our custody. Importantly, safe jails enable DOC to provide people in custody with the tools and opportunities they need to successfully re-enter their communities. The DOC operates facilities and court commands across the five boroughs with more than 9,500 diverse professionals and knowledgeable experts.
The New York City Department of Correction seeks to recruit investigators to work with the Investigation Division:
What We Do:
The Investigation Division is essential to DOC’s efforts to ensure the integrity, professionalism, and accountability of all members of service. The Investigation Division is responsible for investigating acts of misconduct allegedly committed by agency personnel such as: excessive use of force, undue familiarity with detainees, firearms regulation violations, erroneous discharges, escapes, improper outside employment, and any other on or off-duty conduct unbecoming a member of the Department, or of a nature that brings discredit upon the agency. In addition, the Investigation Division is charged with investigating allegations of sexual assault committed by staff and/or detainees. The Investigation Division often liaises with external investigative and prosecutorial agencies such as the Department of Investigation, District Attorney’s Offices, and the New York City Police Department in the course of investigating and prosecuting criminal acts:
The Investigation Division is seeking to hire qualified candidates who are eager to apply and enhance their knowledge of the criminal justice system. The Division is staffed by both uniform and non-uniform investigators, a unique structure that inspires an unbiased and informed atmosphere and a culture of respect.
- As a key member of our team, you’ll enjoy:
- The unique opportunity to make an impact in the agency and on the City of New York
- Working closely with teams of dedicated, skilled professionals, including former Police detectives and City prosecutors
- Training opportunities from experienced leaders in the field of investigations, forensics, law and criminal justice, both internally and through external agencies and consultants
- Excellent benefits, retirement savings plan, medical, dental and vision benefits, generous paid family leave and paid time off, and more
Our investigators have the critical responsibility of ensuring that Department of Correction staff act in accordance with the agency’s Code of Conduct, and with the utmost professionalism. With that comes the exclusive opportunity for our investigators to examine, uncover, and analyze the on-duty and off-duty behavior of DOC staff, and to recommend discipline, where warranted. Under general supervision, with latitude for independent action and decision-making, Assignment Level 2 Investigators will be responsible for tasks such as collecting and analyzing forensic, audio, video, written, medical, and testimonial evidence; questioning DOC uniformed and non-uniformed members of service; interviewing detained and sentenced persons and other witnesses; liaising with external criminal justice agencies, such as the New York City Department of Investigation and City District Attorney’s Offices; drafting reports that summarize evidentiary findings; testifying before administrative tribunals (the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings); learning DOC policies and procedures, rules and regulations, administrative disciplinary procedures, and the criminal justice system
- A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of satisfactory full-time experience in one or more of the fields of accounting, auditing, correction administration, criminal justice administration and planning, forensic science, inspection, investigation, law enforcement, personnel administration, police science, and security, or in a major operational area of the agency in which the appointment is to be made; or
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college; or
- Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above.