Deputy Director, Internal Affairs and Discipline (IAD) Legal Matters - #495685

NYC Careers

Date: 10/14/2021 17:30 PM

City: Manhattan, New York

Salary: $58,700 - $110,000 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

The Office of Internal Affairs & Discipline (IAD) manages non-criminal allegations of employee misconduct; identifies, investigates, and disciplines low performing employees and those who engage in misconduct; conducts background investigations on newly-hired and prospective Department employees; provides mandatory integrity training to new employees; and conducts routine quality assurance checks of inspectors in the field. Additionally, the unit works closely with the Department of Investigation to help maintain the integrity of the Department.

The Deputy Director, reporting directly to the Director, supervises the legal staff and works side-by-side with the Chief Investigator to oversee the direction of investigations and administrative prosecution of disciplinary charges. The Deputy Director regularly provides guidance to senior staff on matters around employee backgrounds, discipline, and labor relations. The Deputy Director works on special projects to ensure external and internal compliance with NYC Construction Codes, Zoning Resolution, and other rules and regulations enforced by the Department, such as personnel rules implemented by DCAS and integrity rules promulgated by COIB, makes recommendations on best practices, ensures that the unit’s investigation methods are accurate and comprehensive, and that the unit staff is adequately trained and equipped to carry out its mandate. On occasion, oversight work may involve non-employee matters.

Reporting to the Director for Internal Affairs and Discipline, and with some latitude for independent judgment and decision-making:

  • supervise legal staff and help manage operations of the unit;
  • review and assist in assigning cases, conducting case reviews, manage employee disciplinary and other investigations and case investigative plans to ensure cases are completed in a timely and effective manner, and all necessary and mandated investigative steps are followed;
  • coordinate and make appearances in connection with the disciplinary hearing process at OATH Trials Division and other venues;
  • provide guidance and leadership in the planning and execution of investigations;
  • ensure employee background and other investigations are thorough and complete;
  • compile and analyze periodic and other reports of all actions, investigations, compliance inspections, and disposition of cases for senior staff and documentation purposes;
  • analyze developments and findings resulting from cases and make recommendations on ways to mitigate risk and limit negative exposure to the Department in such areas as integrity, compliance, and efficiency;
  • ensure mandatory integrity trainings are conducted prior to employment, and periodically during the year, for every staff member of the Department;
  • provide support for other units within the Bureau of Legal & Regulatory Affairs;
  • perform other duties as assigned by the Director, or senior management

Minimum Qual Requirements

Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work

Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment

Preferred Skills

  • Trial experience, administrative proceedings, labor grievances, or criminal matters.
  • At least seven years of legal experience, ideally with a General Counsel’s office or disciplinary/labor unit.
  • At least three years of investigative or prosecutorial experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with NYC Construction Codes and NY State Civil Service Laws.
  • Experience conducting high level briefings

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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.

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