Confidential Investigator Job ID: 532238
Under the aegis of the NYC Department of Investigation (DOI), the New York City Housing Authority
(NYCHA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducts confidential and sensitive investigations into allegations of fraud, corruption, misconduct, and other improper activities by NYCHA employees, residents, and contractors. OIG also conducts proactive and systemic investigations of NYCHA’s operations, policies, and finances, which result in broad-based policy recommendations as well as significant financial recoveries and criminal prosecutions.
NYCHA-OIG is seeking a Confidential Investigator L1 who will be responsible for conducting criminal and policy oversight investigations involving NYCHA. The selected candidate will manage a varied case docket involving investigations of fraud, corruption, mismanagement, and employee misconduct relating to NYCHA’s employees, residents, and contractors. The selected candidate will perform assignments that may include, but not be limited to the following:
1. Develop investigative plans and strategies.
2. Identify, obtain, and analyze relevant evidence and records.
3. Participate in and conduct interviews.
4. Participate in field work including undercover surveillance.
5. Participate in executing search warrants and arrests.
6. Develop an understanding of NYCHA’s policies, procedures, and programs.
7. Prepare written reports, memoranda, referrals and policy recommendations for review by supervisors.
8. Collaborate with other law enforcement and/or prosecutorial agencies.
9. If necessary, testify at hearings and court proceedings.
SPECIAL NOTE: Effective August 16, 2021, all persons newly hired for employment by the New York
City Housing Authority (NYCHA) must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to beginning their employment, except for those who obtain an exception due to medical or religious reasons through the reasonable accommodation process.
After receiving a conditional offer of employment from NYCHA, an applicant for employment must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine within a reasonable period of time. Failure by the applicant to provide NYCHA with proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine will result in NYCHA revoking the conditional offer, unless the applicant obtains an exception through the reasonable accommodation process.
Any person who begins their employment with NYCHA after providing proof of having received only one dose in a 2-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine, will also be required to provide NYCHA with proof of receipt of a second dose within 30 days of the first dose. Failure to do so will result in termination.
Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the minimum qualification requirements before applying to this position.
Minimum 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.
1. A minimum of one (1) year of work experience in any of the following fields: investigation, law
enforcement, criminal justice, and/or security.
2. Demonstrated ability to analyze and assess and draw conclusion based on a multitude of complex documents/data.
3. Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and other investigative databases.
4. Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, and organized reports.
5. Strong interpersonal skills, verbal communication and interviewing skills.
1. Submit a cover letter expressing your interest and educational/professional qualifications for this
position, resumé, and recent writing sample (maximum 3 pages); writing sample must represent the
candidate’s own work product and not those of a reviewer.
2. Selected candidate will undergo an extensive enhanced background screening by DOI's Background Investigative Unit.
3. Preference will be given to employees who have served a period of one year in their current title and level (if applicable).
4. NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply.
5. The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
NYCHA has no residency requirements.
POSTING DATE 05/19/2022 POST UNTIL Until Filled