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New York State Civil Service Bureau Chief - Office of Special Investigation (NYC) in New York, New York

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have at least 10 years of prosecutorial experience, including:

  • Experience supervising the felony legal work of multiple attorneys;

  • Substantial homicide grand jury and trial experience as a prosecutor;

  • Excellent legal writing and editing skills;

  • Experience conducting complex investigations of felony crimes, including homicides; and

  • Experience responding to and managing complex, active crime scenes.

All or some of the following experience is preferred: (1) significant experience working with and in diverse communities and doing community outreach; (2) policy development experience, including criminal justice policies; and (3) experience investigating cases involving alleged law enforcement misconduct. To meet the requirement of 10 years of prosecutorial experience, we will consider all relevant criminal law experience including criminal defense work.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment. ## Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced criminal prosecutor to serve as Bureau Chief (BC) of the newly created Office of Special Investigation (OSI). In June 2020, the New York State Legislature passed legislation codifying and expanding the Governor’s previous Executive Order, granting the OAG the jurisdiction to investigate and potentially prosecute incidents when a police officer or peace officer causes the death of a person. The BC position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join OSI at the ground floor, to assemble a team of committed professionals, enhance transparency, strengthen public trust in the criminal justice system, and engage and collaborate with external stakeholders and partners.

Reporting to the Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Justice Division, the BC will lead a bureau comprised of experienced felony and homicide prosecutors and legal support staff, located at various OAG offices throughout the State. The BC will also partner with a team of detective investigators assigned to OSI. The BC will be based in New York City along with approximately half of the OSI bureau personnel. The position will require some travel. ## Additional Comments The annual compensation for this position is $168,984. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity. ## Notes on Applying HOW TO APPLY:

Applications are being received via email. To apply, please submit your complete application to Applicants must indicate the position title and reference code (Bureau Chief, OSINYCBC_3329) in their cover letter and email subject line.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on March 26, 2021.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter You may address to Legal Recruitment Please indicate the position title and reference number (Bureau Chief, OSINYCBC_3329)

  • Resume

  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website:

Date Posted: 02/11/21

Applications Due: 03/26/21

Vacancy ID: 84632

Agency: Attorney General, Office of the

Title: Bureau Chief - Office of Special Investigation (NYC)

Occupational Category: Legal

Salary Grade: NS

Bargaining Unit: M/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary Range: From $0 to $0 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Jurisdictional Class: Exempt Class

Travel Percentage: 0%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 37.5

From: 8:30 AM

To: 5 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: New York

City: New York

State: NY

Zip Code: 10005

Name: Legal Recruitment Unit

Telephone: 2124168080

Email Address:

Street Address: 28 Liberty Street

Street: NYS Office of the Attorney General Legal Recruitment Bureau - 28 Liberty St