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Investigative Attorney

Legal Affairs with NYC Department of Investigation (DOI)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $53,956 - $70,000 per year

Work Location Manhattan

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 14, 2023

Description 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.

DOI is seeking four Investigative Attorney’s for various units. The Investigative Attorney will conduct and assist a variety of highly confidential and sensitive investigations into corruption, fraud, waste, and misconduct involving New York City officials, employees, and persons or entities doing business with the City.

The Investigative Attorney will be responsible for, among other things:

1. Conducting and leading investigations, both individually and in collaboration with other members of the team;
2. Drafting and editing a variety of documents for both public and internal audiences, including complex investigative reports and legal memoranda;
3. Reviewing and analyzing legal documents, financial records, and other documents, including contracts, vendor records, agency policies, and controls;
4. Conducting legal research and analysis;
5. Preparing subpoenas and document requests, and managing responses;
6. Conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects; and
7. Working collaboratively with other investigative units, prosecutorial bodies, and City agencies.

If selected, the candidate will be fingerprinted and undergo a background investigation. In addition, for positions that have a law enforcement and/or investigative function, the candidate’s consumer credit history will be reviewed during the background investigation, and as otherwise permitted by NYC Administrative Code § 8-107(24)(b)(2)(A).

Requirements 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.