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Rackets Investigator
Title:Rackets Investigator
Department:Investigation Bureau
Campaign Start Date:12/23/2019
Salary Range:$60,389
Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) has an opening for a Rackets Investigator in its Investigation Bureau. In this position, under supervision, with some latitude for independent judgment and initiative, the Investigator is responsible for conducting a wide variety of criminal investigations. This is a sworn police officer position. The candidate must meet all qualifications to be certified as a police officer on the NYS DCJS Police registry. This position requires you to 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:
  • Conducting, managing, and updating on-going criminal investigations.
  • Conducting fieldwork, consisting of surveillance and various undercover operations.
  • Reviewing facts to ascertain their validity.
  • Preparing comprehensive narrative reports.
  • Providing protective details and witness transportation protection.
  • Investigating assaults, frauds, larcenies, extortion, identity theft, cyber-crimes, perjury, public integrity/official corruption, elder/child abuse, child pornography, robbery, burglary, narcotics investigations, organized crime, labor racketeering, conduct wiretap investigations, pre-trial support, etc.
  • Executing search and arrest warrants.
  • Testifying at grand jury, criminal trials and all other court proceedings.
  • Performing background investigations on employees, contractors, and registrants.
  • Contact and interview witnesses.
  • Perform field visits to businesses, communities, and other contacts.
  • Gather information through collateral contacts, financial institutions, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Use various City databases to perform background and information searches, such as: eJustice, IIS, IFCOM, Webcrims, Google, and various watchdog registries.


  • Prior law enforcement or criminal justice experience.
  • Ability to conduct confidential and sensitive investigations.
  • Ability to communicate investigative results to other team members and to testify in court regarding investigative results required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Must posses the ability and readiness to quickly learn and use various industry relevant computer software.
  • 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, 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 required.
Additional Requirements:
  • Must possess critical thinking skills and strong research ability.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Three (3) year commitment to the hiring bureau.

The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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