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Senior Rackets Investigator
Title:Senior Rackets Investigator
Department:Investigation Bureau
Campaign Start Date:11/01/2016
Salary Range:$69,787
Position Summary: 
The New York County District Attorney's Office has an opening for a Senior Rackets Investigator in its Investigation Bureau.  In this position, under supervision, with some latitude for independent judgment and initiative, the Senior Investigator is responsible for conducting a wide variety of investigations with a specific focus on field assignments as a member of the Video Retrieval Team. This is a sworn police officer position. The candidate must meet all qualifications to be certified as a police office on the NYS DCJS Police registry. This position requires you have successfully completed police academy training in New York State and you are required to pass a mandatory background check to carry a firearm. 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Primary responsibility will be conducting field assignments to retrieve video evidence.
  • Canvassing locations for video, interacting with building owners, management companies and superintendents to identify video cameras.
  • Work to identify viewing angles as well as camera capabilities including make and model and other relevant technical information of equipment.
  • Serve subpoenas and escort DANY video technicians to locations, when necessary.
  • Conducting, managing and updating on-going criminal investigative caseloads.
  • Conducting and managing fieldwork, consisting of surveillance, quality assurance checks, and various undercover operations.
  • Reviewing voluminous and complicated facts to ascertain their validity.
  • Preparing extensive and comprehensive narrative reports.
  • Providing protective details, witness transportation protection.
  • Investigating unsolved homicides.
  • Executing search warrants often leading to arrests.
  • Work in an undercover capacity.
  • Deploy, operate and maintain both overt and covert electronic investigative equipment.
  • Manage and monitor, at times, complex and lengthy investigations.
  • Work with and oversee junior investigators when appropriate.
  • Testifying at grand jury, criminal trials and all other court proceedings.
  • Performing background investigations on employees, contractors and registrants.
  • Ensure that background checks are sent out and received.
  • Contact and interview witnesses and subjects.
  • Perform field visits to businesses, communities and other contacts.
  • Gather information through collateral contacts, financial institutions and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Use various City based databases to perform background and information searches, such as: eJustice, IIS, IFCOM, Webcrims, Google and various watchdog registries.
  • Working on special projects and tasks as assigned by the Chief Investigator.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Prior law enforcement or criminal justice experience.
  • Ability to conduct confidential and sensitive investigations.
  • Familiarity with audio-visual and related electronic equipment preferred.
  • Ability to learn basic video retrieval procedures along with emerging technologies as necessary.
  • Experience as an investigator evaluating credit worthiness.
  • Performing investigations involving the research, compilation and/or location of evidence or information in order to build a case or uncover activities of a criminal, corrupt, unlawful or unethical nature.
  • Proficiency in the use of wiretap equipment, GPS tracking devices, video and audio surveillance transmitting and recording devices preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workflow.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple short-term projects.
  • Ability to follow directions and apply proper policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Strong attention to detail and high concern for data accuracy.
  • Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with staff in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment; detail oriented and self-motivated and able to multi-task.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and other law enforcement agencies.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Three (3) years of law enforcement experience; one (1) year of which must have been conducting fulltime and complex criminal investigations
Other Requirements:
  • Firearms qualification required.
  • Must possess a valid certificate of completion from a New York State Basic Course for Police Officers academy, or must be eligible to attend and successfully complete a Police Officer Refresher course.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license.
  • Must pass a medical exam, drug test, psychological screening and an intensive background check.
  • As per NY Public Officers Law 2, §3-B, U.S. citizenship required.
The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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