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Senior Policy Analyst

Policy, Research & Analysis with NYC Department of Investigation (DOI)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $64,230 - $69,000 per year

Work Location Manhattan

Last Updated Last updated on Apr 19, 2023

Description Description

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 New York 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 Policy Analyst to review selected operations, policies, programs, and practices of the NYPD. The Policy Analyst, using a data-driven approach and at times working with the Office’s investigative unit, will identify areas of concern and where improvements are needed in how NYPD carries out its law enforcement responsibilities.

The Policy Analyst must have strong research, analytics, and communication skills and will sit within OIG-NYPD’s Policy Analysis unit working with multi-disciplinary teams that includes auditors, investigators, data analysts, and attorneys. The ideal candidate should have prior work experience in any of the following fields: auditing, investigations, law enforcement, criminal justice, data analysis, or police oversight. The candidate should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and flexible enough to perform effectively both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
• Performing policy and fact-finding research and analysis working with large and complex data sets.
• Developing the scope and the corresponding analytical steps for policy reviews and assessments.
• Conducting performance and/or financial audits of NYPD programs and operations to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
• Analyzing risk, make assessments, and identifies controls to reduce risk.
• Using effectively, investigative and auditing techniques and resources.
• Conducting interviews with stakeholders and advocates and drafting information and administrative requests.
• Identifying problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; using sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations.
• Preparing status reports and conducting presentations throughout the project life-cycle.
• Preparing, reviewing and editing reports and recommendations pertaining to the findings of the review.
• Monitoring and producing reports documenting the extent to which NYPD implements, or does not implement, the Office’s recommendations.
• Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.

If selected, the candidate will be fingerprinted and undergo a background investigation. In addition for positions that have a law enforcement and/or investigative function, the candidate’s consumer credit history will be reviewed during the background investigation, and as otherwise 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.