NYC Department of Investigation
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DOI offers a wide range of employment opportunities for highly qualified individuals to fill vacancies as investigators, attorneys, auditors, computer experts and support staff. 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.
DOI’s Mission and History
DOI serves as the City’s independent inspector general. Pursuant to the City Charter, DOI reports to the Mayor and the City Council, but operates independently of both. As a law enforcement agency, DOI arrests individuals who corrupt the process and issues reports on our investigations. The City Charter and various Executive Orders, which can be found here, empower DOI to carry out its mission, including giving it access to City documents, workers and information; the power to subpoena documents and take testimony under oath; and the breadth of scope to see across all City agencies, enabling DOI to root out systemic problems.
Founded in 1873 (as the Office of the Commissioner of Accounts) in response to the looting of City funds by Boss Tweed, DOI is one of the oldest law-enforcement agencies in the country. DOI’s staff consists of Inspectors General, investigators, attorneys, forensic auditors, computer forensic specialists and administrative personnel. The agency continues to adapt and grow to respond to current needs of the City. For example, in 2014, with the implementation of Local Law 70, DOI created the Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD and, in 2015, through a Memorandum of Understanding, DOI established the Inspector General Office overseeing New York City Health + Hospitals.
As one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country, dating over 140 years, DOI is a unique office charged with the task of rooting out and preventing municipal corruption within the City of New York. Often considered the City’s “watchdog,” DOI has had to re-define itself many times in order to combat the ever-changing forms of corruption.