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Senior Rackets Investigator
Title:Senior Rackets Investigator
Department:Investigation Bureau
Campaign Start Date:05/17/2019
Salary Range:$73,290
Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) has an opening for a Senior Rackets Investigator. Please note this position will work closely with DANY's Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit. In this position, under supervision, with some latitude for independent judgment and initiative, the Investigator is responsible for conducting a wide variety of drug and narcotics-related 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 with a focus on, but not limited to narcotics-related cases.
  • 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 narcotic organizations, drug overdoses, narcotics related violence, conduct wiretap investigations, provide pre-trial support and related matters.
  • 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.
  • Serve as a liaison to and coordinate with the NYPD on investigations.
  • Provide advice and guidance on office investigatory priorities and practices.
  • Use various City 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 or required.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Prior law enforcement or criminal justice experience.
  • Relevant experience and/or training in narcotics investigations highly preferred.
  • 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 possess 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:
  • Graduation from high school or its equivalent and four years of full-time, paid experience in police enforcement or investigative work, two years of which must have been in rackets or police investigative work.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Three (3) years of law enforcement experience; one (1) year of which must have been conducting fulltime and complex criminal investigations.
  • 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.
  • A three (3) year commitment to the hiring unit.
The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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