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Assistant Deputy Commissioner

NYC Human Resources Administration


Description
Office of Staff Resources (OSR) Assistant Deputy Commissioner Administrative Staff Analyst NM-III

The Human Resources Administration (HRA) New York City's largest social services organization, is seeking an experienced professional with prior investigative and management experience to serve as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the Special Investigations Division (SID). This position is one of critical importance to the Agency, in that it is responsible for ensuring the integrity of investigations by directly managing the operations and personnel of the Special Investigations Division. Under the supervision of the Office of Staff Resources' Executive Deputy Commissioner, the selected candidate will be responsible for directing the investigation of allegations of misconduct, corruption, and criminal activity on the part of HRA/DSS staff members, consultants, auxiliary staff, contractors and vendors. Additionally, SID is responsible for, initiating termination actions, referring cases for disciplinary action or criminal prosecution; ensuring compliance with Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB), Department of Investigation (DOI) and Annual Financial Disclosure Reporting mandates.

Major Responsibilities And Accountabilities:
• Maintains a thorough understanding of local, state and federal laws and regulations as well as HRA policies and procedures, and utilizes this knowledge to manage a team of investigators in the planning and execution of investigations of acts of fraud, specific violations of agency policies, acts of criminal nature that involve the operations of the agency, etc.
• Provide on the job training, guidance and counsel to the investigation team on the handling of complex investigation issues on a day to day basis including increasing the team's ability to utilize technology to actively investigate complaints relating to technology fraud/abuse.
• Interviews witnesses/subjects/ suspects in accordance with generally accepted best practice procedures in an effort to obtain reliable information while affording due process. Interview witnesses showing appropriate communication skills, accurate recording mechanisms and verification of testimony. When necessary oversees surveillance operations conducted by the investigation team.
• Drafts investigation report of a high standard, providing on objective and factual summary of the investigation with soundly based conclusions and recommendations supported by all evidence obtained in the course of the investigation. Proposes actions to close out the matter or make referrals to the oversight agency, where appropriate.
• Establish and nurture partnerships with agency leaders to facilitate collaborative efforts to investigate complaints. Identify areas where misconduct could arise and develop preventive measures to reduce these occurrences.
• Maintain established partnerships with Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies as well as various city departments in order to facilitate the flow of information and developmental opportunities for staff.
• Represent HRA and testify in City, State and/or Federal court proceedings.

Qualifications Requirements 1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or 2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above

Preferences The ideal candidate should possess Master's degree in criminal justice, business or public administration or a related field with at least 5 years management or supervisory experience which includes significant, relevant experience in investigative practice. Strong analytical decision-making, problem solving and communication skills (written and verbal). Professional certifications in investigative/criminal development and/or theory. Expertise in conducting investigations and surveillance. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Nexus Lexus, and other investigative tools.

Salary Commensurate with experience, up to $162,014.00. New York City Residency Required.

To Apply Go to NYC Careers at www.nyc.gov/careers. (Job ID 140564 - Assistant Deputy Commissioner). SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INTERVIEW.

HRA/ City of New York - An Equal Opportunity Employer


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