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Senior Rackets Investigator

Legal Affairs with Bronx District Attorney’s Office

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $70,877 per year

Work Location Bronx

Last Updated Last updated on Apr 19, 2023

Description Description

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.

Job Responsibilities:

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


Requirements Requirements

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.