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 Department of Investigation’s Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (“Office” or “OIG-NYPD”) is authorized to investigate, review, study, audit and make recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices of NYPD, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force.
OIG-NYPD is seeking an experienced, self-motivated attorney to work in OIG-NYPD’s Legal Unit. The position offers an opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues of public concern in a high-profile environment.
The Assistant Counsel will provide legal support and guidance to OIG-NYPD on all substantive and operational aspects of the Office’s work. The responsibilities of the Assistant Counsel will include: interpreting and advising on legal authority governing the Office’s work; providing legal, risk management, and non-legal support to individual investigations and Office operations; researching, drafting, and reviewing legal memoranda, reports, correspondence, and related materials; reviewing and responding to external requests for information, including FOIL requests; updating OIG-NYPD staff on relevant legal developments; reviewing and advising on pending legislation; liaising with legal and non-legal representatives from NYPD and other government agencies; drafting, maintaining and enforcing internal policies and procedures; assisting the Office in other matters necessary to advance the work of OIG-NYPD. In addition to legal work, the Assistant Counsel will participate in (and lead, where appropriate) OIG-NYPD investigations. The Assistant Counsel will also assist with the supervision of legal interns. The Assistant Counsel will report primarily to the OIG-NYPD Deputy Inspector General.Learn More