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Senior Rackets Investigator

Company: Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County
Location: Bronx
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:The Bronx District Attorneys Office is seeking a well-qualified staff whose diverse backgrounds reflect an ability to serve the over 1.3 million members of the Bronx County community and pursue a safer Bronx through fair justice. Under supervision, with latitude for independent judgment and initiative, the Senior Investigator is responsible for conducting a wide variety of investigations. This is a sworn police officer position which requires an experienced candidate. The candidate must meet all qualifications to be certified, as a police officer, in the NYS DCJS Police registry. This position requires the successful completion of police academy training in New York State and requires applicants to pass a mandatory background check to carry a firearm. - -JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Specific duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct thorough and professional investigations in a discreet manner as assigned
  • Execute search warrants and effect arrests
  • Participate in court-ordered electronic eavesdropping
  • Mentor and assist junior investigators when appropriate
  • Continuing case management and review
  • Provide on-going status updates to the D/C and Chief Detective Investigator.
  • Ability to access and utilize various computer databases
  • Ability to liaison with other law enforcement agencies and government and financial institutions.
  • Assist investigators and Assistant District Attorneys in preparation for court proceedings
  • Testify before grand or petit juries regarding investigations
  • Conduct complex and highly confidential investigations and relevant research
  • Assist and mentor investigators in the use of electronic and technical equipment (e.g., Audio equipment, plate reader, LoJack tracking device, mobile digital terminals, and surveillance photographic equipment)
  • Prepare reports and maintains records of activities and investigations.
  • Participate in protective details and locate, transport, and protect witnesses
  • Assist and mentor Rackets Investigators, suggest work methods; monitor progress and prepare and review reports Participate in extraditions and related travelEDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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 work
  • 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.
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college is preferred. -REQUIREMENTS
    • 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.
    • All applicants must possess a valid NY State drivers license and be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
    • Must pass a psychological and physical exam and a background check.
    • Must be qualified to Carry a Firearm
    • Prior experience working within the New York City criminal justice system and/or experience as a police officer within the State of New York is a plus.
    • Extensive knowledge and investigative experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: homicides, robberies, grand larceny, financial crimes, fraud, and identity theft.
    • As per NY Public Officers Law 2, -3-B, U.S. citizenship required.PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
      • -Five or more years of full-time paid employment as defined in CPL -1.20, within the State of New York. -
      • Prior experience working in the NYC Criminal Justice system and/or Police Officer within New York State.
      • Accredited police academy certification or eligibility for renewal.
      • Experienced in developing informants and locating witnesses.
      • Strong technical computer skills using a variety of applications for law enforcement.
      • Experienced in surveillance techniques including photography and videotaping skills.
      • Experienced in conducting lineups and photo arrays.
      • Experienced in effective interviewing techniques.
      • Understanding of best practices in police operations and investigative techniques.
      • Ability to memorialize events, interviews and investigative actions through strong writing skills.
      • Ability and experience in conducting large scale narcotics investigations.
      • Experience in the execution of eavesdropping warrants.
      • Familiarity with CALEA; SYTECH system; Title III requirements. - -HOURS/SHIFTNote: Due to the nature of the work performed and the needs of the agency, incumbents may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays.POST UNTIL: - -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. -

Keywords: Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County, New Rochelle , Senior Rackets Investigator, Other , Bronx, New York

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