City of New York

                                                                   DEPARTMENT OF INVESTIGATION 

                                                                                   Job Vacancy Notice

Civil Service Title:  Confidential Investigator

Level:       1


Title Code No:  31143


Salary:   $41,996.00 - $55,000.00


Office Title:      Investigator


Work location:   80 Maiden Lane


Division/Work Unit:  Squad 10 – OIG-NYPD


Number of Positions:  1

Job 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.

The Department of Investigation’s Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (“Office” or “OIG-NYPD”) is authorized to investigate, review, study, audit, and make recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs, and practices of the NYPD, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of the NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force. 

OIG-NYPD is seeking an Investigator to conduct confidential and sensitive investigations into the operations, policies, programs, and practices of the NYPD.  Investigations may involve review of police reports and related documentation; interviews with members of the public and law enforcement professionals; gathering and analysis of evidence; investigative field operations; and other investigative tactics. Investigators are expected to critically analyze problems and deficiencies relating to complex police operations and prepare well-organized, thorough written investigative reports and sections of OIGNYPD’s public written reports.  Responsibilities may also include screening and investigating complaints filed by the public related to NYPD and/or involving individual members of NYPD and other agencies.  The successful Investigator candidate will be conscientious, self-motivated, and a creative thinker who is able to perform effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Qualification 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

  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, law enforcement, criminal justice, police accountability, and/or civil rights issues
  • Graduate or baccalaureate degree in the field of law, criminal justice, public policy, public administration, social sciences, psychology, or other relevant field, or at least three years of experience performing administrative, criminal, or internal investigations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent judgment.
  • Familiarity with New York City a plus. 
  • Valid New York State driver’s license. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience working with both government agencies and members of the public.
  • Knowledge of Accurint, Lexis Nexis, and E-Justice
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). ]

To Apply:

All current City Employees may apply by going to Employee Self Service (ESS) http://cityshare/ess Click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and search for the specific Job ID# 322759.

All other applicants, please go to and search for the specific Job ID# 322759. 

Please do not email, mail or fax your resume to DOI directly. Submissions of resumes does not guarantee an interview. Due to the high volume of resumes DOI receives for positions, only selected candidates will be contacted. 

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for two continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County.  To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Appointments are subject to Office of Management & Budget approval for budgeted headcount.   


Post Date: 2/9/2018      

Post Until: 6/9/2018

JVN: 032-2017-322759


The City of New York is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. We are committed to recruiting a diverse and inclusive talent pool.