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 Special Counsel/Deputy Inspector General will serve in a managerial capacity in DOI’s Squad 5, leading a variety of investigations into corruption, fraud, waste, and misconduct, as well as leading other anti-corruption initiatives.  The Special Counsel/Deputy Inspector General will be responsible for, among other things, reviewing contracts and legal documents; drafting investigative reports, including public reports; negotiating with counsel for represented parties; drafting and managing responses to subpoenas; supervising staff; and dealing directly with representatives from other government and law enforcement agencies.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four years of full-time experience in investigation, auditing, law enforcement, law security, management analysis, or in a major operational area of the agency to which the assignment is to be made; at least 18 months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive capacity, and the approval of the Commissioner of Investigation; or

2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must have the approval of the Commissioner of Investigation and 18 months of supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive experience; or 18 months of experience in the exercise of discretion and professional judgment in significant policy matters related to criminal justice or areas particularly relevant to the Office of the Inspector General to which the candidate would be assigned.

Preferred Skills

–Graduate from an accredited law school and NYS Bar admission.
–A minimum of seven (7) years of professional legal experience, preferably including experience as a prosecutor or other litigator. –Significant experience leading teams and complex projects, as well as managing other staff.
–Experience conducting interviews, as well as taking depositions or other testimony.
–Excellent research and writing skills, with particular ability to draft and edit detailed investigative reports.  
–Strong negotiation skills.
–Comfort with conducting investigations with significant financial dimensions, including with overseeing the work of forensic accountants in connection with larger investigations. 
–Comfort with using technology in connection with long-term investigations.  
–High degree of professionalism, including ability to represent agency before senior City officials.  
–Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate effectively with a variety of personnel at DOI, other law enforcement agencies, and officials at City agencies.   
–Proactive and takes ownership over the mission of the work unit.  
–Ability to manage multiple priorities and operate effectively in a fast-paced work environment.  
–Ability to work with and lead teams composed of investigators, attorneys, policy analysts, and auditors, and to comprehend financial, statistical, and policy issues raised in connection with investigations.  
–Effective problem-solving abilities and demonstrated sound judgment.
–Knowledge of New York City government is a plus, but not required.

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 # 384970.

All other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/career/search and search for Job ID# 384970.


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

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

Work Location

80 Maiden Lane

Residency Requirement

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 2 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.

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