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Frequently Asked Questions
About Employment at DOI

Do you have any jobs available?
What are the qualifications needed to work at DOI?
How does one apply for a position at DOI?
How soon will I hear from DOI?
I am a college student interested in doing an internship at DOI. How do I apply?

Q: Do you have any jobs available?
A:
We accept resumes on an ongoing basis for the following positions: Investigator, Auditor, Attorney, Clerical Support. People are called in for interviews as positions become available.
Go to: Job Opportunities

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Q: What are the qualifications needed to work at DOI?
A:
The qualifications depend on the specific position. Generally, Investigator positions require a baccalaureate degree or previous investigative experience; Auditor positions require a degree with a minimum of 24 credits in Accounting or Auditing; Attorney positions require graduation from law school. However, in all cases, we have many more applicants than available positions so that not everyone with the minimum requirements will be called for an interview. Any experience above the minimum, including any paid or unpaid intern experience, should be included in the resumes.

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Q: How does one apply for a position at DOI?
A:
There is no application form needed. A resume with a cover letter should be sent to:
Personnel@doi.nyc.gov (preferred method)

Or mail same to:
NYC Department of Investigation
Recruitment Division
80 Maiden Lane
New York, New York 10038

It is helpful to attach a school transcript (can be an unofficial copy) and a brief writing sample if you are applying for an Investigator, Auditor or Attorney position.

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Q: How soon will I hear from DOI?
A:
You should receive a letter acknowledging receipt of your resume shortly after its submission. We cannot predict when or if you will be called for an interview because that depends on the changing needs of the agency.

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Q: I am a college student interested in doing an internship at DOI. How do I apply?
A:
DOI accepts a number of students during each of the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters for internships. There is no stipend for these internships, but we will be happy to work with you in fulfilling whatever requirements your school may have so that you can receive credit for your work here. Resumes, accompanied by a transcript (can be an unofficial one) and a brief writing sample should be submitted to:

NYC Department of Investigation
Intern Recruitment Division
80 Maiden Lane
New York, New York 10038

Please note: all intern candidates must pass a fingerprint screening before they can begin working here, so please submit your resume as early as possible the semester preceding the one in which you desire to do the internship so that the screening process can be completed in time.

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