New York City Police Department

Careers | Civilian Opportunities
Overview

The New York City Police Department employs more than 17,000 civilians in a variety of exciting, diverse, well paying careers. For more information regarding civilian employment opportunities click the links below:



Agency Attorney

Agency Attorneys perform responsible legal work involving issues of fact and questions of law of varying degrees of difficulty and with varying degrees of independent initiative and judgment. Agency Attorneys research and prepare routine cases for trial and argue them before courts and administrative hearings; prepare briefs, motions, and legal opinions; and negotiate draft, and process contracts.  

Qualification Requirements

1.         Admission to the New York State Bar; and either “2” or “3” below.

2.         One year of satisfactory  United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or

3.         Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne.

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

This title has four levels with the following salary ranges:

            Level I             $53,181-$81,189

            Level II           $60,074-$90,027

            Level III          $66,970-$98,864

            Level IV          $69,946-$105,712

New York City residency is 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 apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to: empsec@nypd.org.

Indicate Agency Attorney on the subject line of your email.

 ATTORNEY

The New York City Police Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill Attorney positions in the Department Advocate’s Office.  These Attorney positions will be responsible for preparing disciplinary cases for prosecution by the Department Advocate’s Office in the New York City Police Department Trial Room.  Trial experience is required and present or previous prosecutorial experience is preferred.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Admission to the New York State Bar, and either “2” or “3” below:

2. One (1) year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or

3. Six (6) months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne.

Incumbents must remain members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of their employment.

SALARY:  $ 53,181 – $ 81,189.
Salary commensurate with experience and salary history.

Interested candidates should forward two (2) copies of their resume and a cover letter to:

Administrative Staff Analyst (nm) Maria Acevedo
New York City Police Department
Employment Section, Room 1014
1 Police Plaza
New York, New York 10038
Or
Send an email to empsec@nypd.org
Please attach your resume and cover letter.

The New York City Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Criminalist

The New York City Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Criminalist in our Police Laboratory in Jamaica, Queens. Criminalists perform work in the chemical and/or physical analyses of evidentiary materials such as hair, fibers, body fluids, fingerprints, gunshot residue, fire accelerants, questioned documents, controlled substances, soil, metals, polymers, glass, and other types of forensic trace evidence required in scientific criminal investigations.

Qualification Requirements for All Levels:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with specialization in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, genetics and molecular genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology, anthropology, ecology or a closely related scientific or engineering field.

For Appointment at Level 1A
Individuals must possess a Bachelor's degree in one of the above mentioned fields.

For Appointment at Level 1B
In addition to the Bachelor's degree, candidates must have 1 year of full time experience in criminalistics, forensic science or analytical chemistry, or a closely related scientific or engineering field. An approved internship in criminalistics or forensic science may be substituted for 1 year of experience. Individuals hired at level 1A can be upgraded to 1B after completing a year of satisfactory experience.

For Advancement to Levels II through IV
Each level requires an additional year of qualifying full time experience as listed above. A Master's degree in one of the qualifying areas may be substituted for up to 2 years of experience.

Salary
1A $45,728    Flat rate
1B $48,581 - $57,630
II  $58,136 - $79,993
III $72,475 - $95,471
IV $83,625 - $109,234

Salary commensurate with experience and salary history.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to: empsec@nypd.org

Indicate  Criminalist on the subject line of your email.



Police Communications Technician (911 Operator/Radio Dispatcher)

Police Communications Technicians (911 Operators/Radio Dispatchers) are assigned to the Department's Communications Section as 911 emergency call takers. They serve as a radio dispatcher of police resources and perform all other clerical and administrative duties related to the provision of emergency service. Police Communications Technicians are required to work shifts, including evenings or night tours and/or Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. There is per-shift pay as well as night shift pay differential.

Qualifications:

  1. Four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent. One year full time paid experience performing clerical duties; or public contact work requiring obtaining information; or 30 college credits or two years active military duty with honorable discharge.
  2. Salary: $34,678 and can increase to $46,953.
  3. New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment.
  4. Entry into higher level positions, other than through promotional exams, depends on the applicant's prior training, education and experience and the job requirements for the position.

Due to the current civil service list in this title we are not accepting resumes at this time.

 



Psychologist

Psychologists evaluate potential candidates for employment for specific job titles (Police Officer, Police Communications Technician, School Safety Agent, etc.) through the use of clinical interviewing and the administration and interpretation of standard group and individual tests of personality development and intellectual capacity. They also provide trauma debriefing, counseling and evaluation of members of the service following major incidences or during times of personal crisis; and evaluate investigative personnel for psychological fitness for specialized assignments.

 

Qualification Requirements

 

A.

            1.         Completion of two years of graduate work, consisting of at least 60 graduate semester credits in psychology, in an accredited graduate program leading to a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, school, forensic, clinical health, or neuropsychology; plus two years of satisfactory full time experience, gained after admission to the accredited graduate program, in one of these areas, under the supervision of a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist, in a hospital, penal institution, social agency, clinic, court, school or other agency or institution; or

 

            2.         A doctorate in clinical, counseling, school, forensic, clinical health, or neuropsychology; or

 

            3.         Completion of a re-specialization in clinical psychology from an accredited program plus one year of satisfactory full time experience as described in “1” above.

 

B.

            In addition to meeting the requirements under (A) above:

 

            1.         Completion of the equivalent of three semester credits from an accredited graduate school in each of the following:

                        (1) personality testing             (2) individual intelligence testing

                        (3) psychopathology or abnormal psychology; and

                        (4) psychological and/or behavioral intervention; and

 

            2.         240 hours of experience, under the supervision of a qualified psychologist, in each of the following:

            (1) personality testing             (2) individual intelligence testing; and

            (3) psychological and/or behavioral intervention.

However, experience in psychological and/or behavioral intervention may have been under the supervision of a qualified psychiatrist.

 

            Completion of an American Psychological Association (APA) approved doctoral program in professional psychology is evidence of meeting the course requirements listed in B (1) above. Completion of an APA approved internship in professional psychology is evidence of meeting all supervised experience requirements, including the one year full time experience listed in A and B above.

 

Salary Range: $65,036 - $86,261

Psychologists licensed to practice in the State of New York are also eligible to receive a $4,577 license differential.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to empsec@nypd.org.

Indicate Psychologist on the subject line of your email.



School Safety Agent

School Safety Agents provide security and ensure the safety of students, faculty and visitors in the New York City Public School buildings and surrounding premises by patrolling and operating scanning equipment, verifying identity and escorting visitors and by challenging unauthorized personnel and removing them from the premises.

For more information on a career as a School Safety Agent, please visit:

nypdschoolsafetyjobs.com



Traffic Enforcement Agent

Traffic Enforcement Agents perform work of varying degrees of difficulty in traffic enforcement areas. When required, an agent issues summonses to illegally parked vehicles, directs traffic at an intersection, testifies at administrative hearing offices and court, prepares required reports, and may operate a motor vehicle. Traffic Enforcement Agents at assignment level III are required to operate a tow truck. At all assignment levels, personnel may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

For more information on a career as a Traffic Enforcement Agent, please visit:

nypdtrafficagentjobs.com




Police Administrative Aide

Police Administrative Aides perform responsible and difficult clerical, typing, word processing and data entry tasks in a police precinct or other Department unit, command or office; perform administrative work of moderate difficulty involving the handling of confidential and other information and material; refer members of the public who ask for assistance to the appropriate City agency; utilize manual and automated office systems and perform related work.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent; and

a)         One year of full-time satisfactory experience performing clerical, word processing and/or data  entry duties; or

b)         One year of full-time satisfactory experience in public contact work requiring the obtaining and recording of information from persons; or

c)         Completion of 30 semester credits from an accredited college: or

d)         Two years of active military duty; or

2.         A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to “1a”, “1b”, “1c”, or “1d” above.  However, all candidates must possess a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent.

Ability to type a minimum of 35 words per minute.

MINIMUM SALARY: $32,086 per year.

Due to the current civil service list in this title we are not accepting resumes at this time.

 



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Civilian Application Process

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