Senior Rackets Investigator
Legal Affairs with Bronx District Attorney’s Office
$70,877 per year
Last updated on Apr 19, 2023
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office is seeking a well-qualified staff whose diverse backgrounds reflect an ability to serve the over 1.3 million members of the Bronx County community and pursue a safer Bronx through fair justice. Under supervision, with latitude for independent judgment and initiative, the Senior Investigator is responsible for conducting a wide variety of investigations. This is a sworn police officer position which requires an experienced candidate. The candidate must meet all qualifications to be certified, as a police officer, in the NYS DCJS Police registry. This position requires the successful completion of police academy training in New York State and requires applicants to pass a mandatory background check to carry a firearm.
Conduct thorough and professional investigations in a discreet manner as assigned
Execute search warrants and effect arrests
Participate in court-ordered electronic eavesdropping
Mentor and assist junior investigators when appropriate
Continuing case management and review
Provide on-going status updates to the D/C and Chief Detective Investigator.
Ability to access and utilize various computer databases
Ability to liaison with other law enforcement agencies and government and financial institutions.
Assist investigators and Assistant District Attorneys in preparation for court proceedings
Testify before grand or petit juries regarding investigations
Conduct complex and highly confidential investigations and relevant research
Assist and mentor investigators in the use of electronic and technical equipment (e.g., Audio equipment, plate reader, LoJack tracking device, mobile digital terminals, and surveillance photographic equipment)
Prepare reports and maintains records of activities and investigations.
Participate in protective details and locate, transport, and protect witnesses
Assist and mentor Rackets Investigators, suggest work methods; monitor progress and prepare and review reports Participate in extraditions and related travel
The ideal candidate must have a valid certificate of completion from a New York State Basic Course for Police Officers academy or must be eligible to attend and complete a Police Officer Refresher course.
All applicants must possess a valid NY State driver’s license and be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
Must pass a psychological and physical exam and a background check.
Must be qualified to Carry a Firearm
Prior experience working within the New York City criminal justice system and/or experience as a police officer within the State of New York is a plus.
Extensive knowledge and investigative experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: homicides, robberies, grand larceny, financial crimes, fraud, and identity theft.
As per NY Public Officers Law 2, §3-B, U.S. citizenship required.
1. Graduation from high school or its equivalent and three years of full-time, paid experience in police enforcement or investigative work, one year of which must have been in rackets or police investigative work.
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1”. However, all candidates are required to have one year of full-time, paid experience in rackets or police investigative work.