The largest civilian oversight agency in the United States, the CCRB receives and investigates over 7,000 complaints each year. Investigators conduct sensitive investigations of these civilian complaints. CCRB investigators are responsible for investigating, making findings, and recommending action on complaints made by civilians that allege the use of excessive force, abuse of authority, discourtesy and offensive language by New York City police officers. Investigating complaints of police misconduct is challenging and rewarding; it is a substantive entry level position with enormous responsibility and autonomy.
Investigators as part of their job duties will:
Our investigative staff is comprised of more than 115 investigators. New investigators undergo three weeks of orientation training and are assigned to investigative teams managed by senior investigative managers who have a minimum of 10 years of investigative experience. Investigators become knowledgeable about police department procedures, legal principles governing search and seizure law and the circumstances under which officers can use force, and the criminal justice system.
- Interview witnesses from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
- Interview New York City police officers, who are represented by union attorneys.
- Research and obtain documentary evidence for cases including medical and police reports.
- Draft summaries of witness interviews.
- Draft closing reports in which they must concisely describe factual findings, analysis and reasoning employed to arrive at these findings, and write recommendations to the Board.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Strong analytical writing skills; excellent overall communication skills.
Critical thinking with the ability to arrive at logical conclusions. Ability to manage competing priorities and meeting deadlines. Ability to manage large case dockets. Conduct objective investigations of police misconduct. Ability to work as a part of the team by following directions and taking instruction. Flexible and adaptable approach to work.
- Prior work experience. * Foreign language skills.
1) Apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) under Recruiting Activities
2) Search for Job ID# 118894
FOR ALL OTHER APPLICANTS:
1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
2) Search for Job ID# 118894
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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.