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Deputy Chief of Special Investigations

Deputy Chief of Special Investigations

Posted on: 06/19/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required



$125,000.00 – $125,000.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office, located in the Metrotech area of Brooklyn, New York, is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Chief Of Special Investigations in the Detective Investigators Squad.

The prospective candidate will assist and oversee a group of supervising detective investigators and detective investigators who assist prosecuting attorneys with the investigation of cases involving burglaries, civil rights violations, crimes against children, cybercrime, domestic violence, financial crimes, fraud, homicides, major narcotics offenses, organized gang activities and traditional organized crime activity, robberies and sex crimes.

In addition, under the direction of the Chief Investigator, the prospective candidate is expected to oversee and provide assistance in the following duties:

- Supervising detective investigations assigned to locate witnesses required for prosecution.
- Supervising the development of Criminal Investigations.
- Assign and supervise subpoena and Material Witness Order Service.
- Case enhancement Investigations.
- Conduct and assist in fieldwork, consisting of surveillance and undercover operations.
- Manage complex and lengthy and sensitive investigations.
- Provide protection in the transporting of witnesses.
- Execute search warrants.
- Operate and maintain both overt and covert electronic investigative equipment.
- Testify at grand jury, criminal trials and all other court proceedings.
- Contact and interview witnesses.
- Perform field visits to businesses, communities and other contacts.
- Perform Police functions and duties.
- Perform background searches and investigations using various databases.
- Utilize wiretap tools, GPS tracking devices, video and audio surveillance tools as needed.

Preferred Skills

1) Prior experience working within the New York City criminal justice system and/or experience as a police officer managing and supervising other investigators including investigators in supervisory positions, within the State of New York, is a plus and highly preferred.

2) An advanced academic degree at the Master's level in Criminal Justice is preferred.

3) Extensive experience conducting and overseeing criminal investigations in law enforcement and overseeing strategic planning, both from an operational (i.e. workflow process, training, etc.) and staffing perspective is preferred.

Additional Information

1) Graduation from high school or its equivalent and at least four years of full-time, paid experience in police enforcement or investigative work, at a managerial level.

2) Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1 ". However, all candidates are required to have one year of full-time, paid experience in rackets or police investigative work.


1) The ideal candidate must have a valid certificate of completion from a New York State Basic Course for Police Officers academy, or must be eligible to attend and complete a Police Officer Refresher course.

2) All applicants must possess a valid NY State driver’s license and be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

3) Must pass a psychological and physical exam and a background check.

4) Must be qualified to carry a Firearm.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from high school or its equivalent and three years of full-time, paid experience in police
enforcement or investigative work, one year of which must have been in rackets or police investigative
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1". However, all candidates are required to have
one year of full-time, paid experience in rackets or police investigative work.
Additional Information

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

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.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Deputy Chief of Special Investigations

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350 Jay St, Brooklyn Ny

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