Position Investigative Counsel Work Hours 9:00am to 5:00pm
Unit Oversight and Investigations Open Date 09/26/18
Number of Positions Multiple Close Date Until Filled


The New York City Council is the legislative body of the City of New York. In that role, the City Charter vests the Council with, among other things, powerful oversight authority over mayoral agencies and any matter effecting the property and affairs of the City. The Council takes this responsibility seriously, with over 30 committees conducting hundreds of oversight hearings each year on topics ranging from progress on closing Riker’s Island to the erroneous lifting of deed restrictions on Rivington House. The Council seeks to build on this work through the establishment of an Oversight and Investigations Unit, which will work with the Committee on Oversight and Investigations to conduct complex, in-depth oversight into City agency activities and other important matters.

The Investigative Counsel’s primary responsibility is to collaboratively conduct investigations from inception to conclusion, including formulating investigative plans and strategy, managing the investigative process and ultimately preparing reports that summarize findings and offer recommended action when appropriate.


Admission to the New York State Bar required. Prosecutorial, in-house and/or law firm experience in connection with government, white-collar crime, enforcement, legislative and/or internal investigations strongly preferred as is prior experience developing and managing complex oversight and/or investigations.  Comfortable working in conjunction with and directing analysts and investigators.  Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and interviewing skills.  Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage time efficiently, meet deadlines, and multi-task.

New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

New York City Council
Administrative Services
Attn: Recruiting Unit/IC
250 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007



While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.