Confidential Investigator

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Job location
80 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
The Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD
Street address: 
80 Maiden Lane
New York
New York
Job type: 
Position Description: 

The Department of Investigation’s Office of Inspector General for the New York 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 goals of enhancing effectiveness of the police department, 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 NYPD. Investigations may involve review of police reports, and related arrest
documentation; interviews with members of the public and law enforcement professionals; gathering and analysis of evidence; investigative field operations; and other investigative tactics. Investigators will be expected to critically
analyze problems and deficiencies relating to operations of the NYPD and prepare well-organized, thorough written investigative memos and sections of OIG-NYPD’s public reports. Responsibilities may also include screening and
investigating public complaints 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.


A 4-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of satisfactory full-time experience in the field of investigation, auditing, law enforcement, security, inspection, or a related field; or A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college; or Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above; and Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills:
Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, police accountability, law enforcement, criminal justice,
and/or civil liberties and civil rights issues
• Graduate or baccalaureate degree in the field of law, criminal justice, urban studies, public policy, public
administration, social sciences, , or other relevant field, or at three to five years of experience in an
investigative or law enforcement role 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, 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 Job ID # 254600.
All other applicants, please go to and search for Job ID# 254600.
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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$47,040.00 to $60,000.00
Submission deadline: 
Friday, April 28, 2017