Investigator

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION - Queens, NY (30+ days ago)3.6


The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) provides for the care, custody, and control of persons accused of crimes or convicted and sentenced to one year or less of jail time. The Department manages 12 inmate facilities, 9 of which are located on Rikers Island. In addition, the Department operates two hospital Prison Wards (Bellevue and Elmhurst hospitals) and court holding facilities in each borough.The Investigation Division (ID) is integral to the DOC?s efforts to ensure the integrity, professionalism, and accountability of its staff. The Investigation Division is responsible for investigating acts of misconduct, both on and off-duty, allegedly committed by uniformed and civilian staff, involving excessive use of force, undue familiarity with inmates, firearms regulation violations, erroneous discharges, escapes, improper outside employment, and any other conduct unbecoming a member of the DOC, or of a nature that brings discredit upon the DOC. In addition, the Investigation Division is charged with investigating allegations against both staff and inmates involving sexual assaults. More than sixty five staff members are assigned to the Investigation Division; its investigative staff consists of both civilians and officers.Under general supervision, with considerable latitude for independent action and decision-making, assignment level II Investigators will be responsible for the following tasks: ? Interviews DOC officers and civilian employees, who are represented by union attorneys, as well as inmates and other witnesses;? Obtains documentary evidence such as medical records and DOC reports, surveillance video, and inmate telephone call records and recordings;? Drafts interview reports and closing reports, in which they must concisely summarize the evidence uncovered during the investigation, their factual findings and the analysis and reasoning employed to reach these findings and their conclusions as to whether misconduct occurred;? Testifies before administrative tribunals (the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings)? Works closely with the New York City Department of Investigation and prosecutors; ? Comprehend the DOC procedures, rules, and regulations, administrative disciplinary procedures, and the criminal justice system.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of satisfactory full-time experience in one or more of the fields of accounting, auditing, correction administration, criminal justice administration and planning, forensic science, inspection, investigation, law enforcement, personnel administration, police science, and security, 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 3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above.

Preferred Skills

Investigators must have a strong investigative background, excellent communications skills, strong analytical and writing skills, theability to be objective and thorough in conducting investigations of law enforcement personnel, and a valid driver?s license. Foreign language skills are desirable. The preferred candidate has a BA/BS. Successful candidates must clear a background investigation.

To Apply

For City employees: Go to Employee Self-Service (ESS) - www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID# 336286For all other applicants: Go to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov and search for Job ID# 336286Submission of a resume is not a guarantee that you will receive an interview.Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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.