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
NYPD Law Graduate Fellowship
Computer Associate (Operations)
Criminalist
Police Communications Technician
Psychologist
School Safety Agent
Traffic Enforcement Agent
Police Administrative Aide (PAA)
NYPD Summer Internship Program
Additional Opportunities
Forms



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:

Associate Staff Analyst 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.



Computer Associate (Operations)

COMPUTER ASSOCIATE (OPERATIONS), LEVEL I

The New York City Police Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill Senior Computer Operator positions. These positions will be responsible for monitoring, observing and interpreting console and peripheral equipment messages; diagnosing and resolving system problems or notifying supervisors and technical personnel; identifying, reporting, coordinating and documenting system abnormalities; and resolving online and batch job failures. These positions will also perform schedule and unscheduled IPLs/failovers; ensure accurate processing of scheduled and ad-hoc jobs, while recognizing and escalating system and application problems to appropriate technical resources; perform scheduled system tasks including database dumps, spool dumps and inventories; ensure the processes remain uninterrupted and the program jobs run as scheduled; and document and escalate issues arising from internal and external users as well as system monitoring. Must be able to work any shift including weekends.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. A certificate from an accredited technical school (approximately 675 hours) with a specialization in computer operations, and two years of satisfactory full-time experience, acquired within the last eight years, working on large-scale mainframe computer operations or mainframe data communication networks; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and three years of satisfactory full-time experience, acquired within the last eight years, as described in “1” above; or

3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of satisfactory full-time experience, acquired within the last eight years, as described in “1” above; or

4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2”, or “3” above. However, all candidates must have at least two years of full-time experience, acquired within the last eight years, as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills:
Candidates with extensive and fine grained knowledge of and able to understand IBM MVS JCL and utilities, and experience with IBM Mainframes and peripheral equipment, and submitting jobs and validating data will be given preference. All candidates must be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task, and possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Salary Range: $43,197 - $62,943
Salary commensurate with experience and salary history.

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

Indicate Computer Associate (Operations), Level I on the subject line of your email.



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 $43,727    Flat rate
1B $46,455 - $55,108
II  $55,593 - $76,493
III $69,304 - $91,294
IV $79,965 - $104,454

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: $33,162 and can increase to $44,899.
  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.

The Civil Service test for this position will be offered beginning in September 2013 at the DCAS Computerized Testing Centers. Please visit the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services' website at www.nyc.gov/dcas after September 1, 2013 when additional information becomes available.

If you wish to be considered for a position as a Police Communications Technician (911 Emergency Call Taker/Radio Dispatcher) prior to the tentative test date please complete the application form and forward it to the NYPD's Employment Section at empsec@nypd.org.

Indicate Police Communications Technician on the subject line of your email.



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: $54,079 - $82,487

Psychologists licensed to practice in the State of New York are also eligible to receive a $4,340 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: $30,683 per year.

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

 



NYPD Summer Internship Program

The NYC Police Department is seeking interested college and graduate students for our 2014 Summer Internship Program. Summer Interns are employed in various commands for thirteen (13) weeks between May and September. Duties may include administrative and clerical support functions, data entry, research, report writing, statistical analysis, computer work requiring intermediate level computer skills and/or knowledge of specific applications and programs, and accounting or bookkeeping duties.

Hours: 35 hours per week. Most positions are Monday-Friday, day tours unless otherwise indicated by the command at the time of the interview.

Salary: College Interns: $375 per week            Graduate Interns: $595 per week

Qualification Requirements

Summer College Interns: As of June 2014, the prospective intern must be a matriculated student in a college or be a recent college graduate (Winter/Spring 2014).

Summer Graduate Interns: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in an accredited college, university, or law school

All candidates will be subject to a background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment.

Application Process

Below is a list of the positions in the various commands. Each position has a Posting Number. You must submit a separate cover letter and resume for each position you are interested in applying for, and indicate the Posting Number on each cover letter and resume. Cover letters and resumes can be emailed to empsec@nypd.org. In the subject line of your email, please indicate “Summer Internship Program” and the Posting Number. You may also mail your cover letter and resume to:

 

NYC Police Department
Employment Section
1 Police Plaza, Rm 1014
New York, NY 10038

 

2014 SUMMER COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS

 

Posting #SCI-001
Community Affairs Bureau                                         Location: 1 Police Plaza

The intern will require strong analytical and writing skills and may assist with development of public awareness campaigns, drafting of scripts for the video production unit, analysis of crime trends, and monitoring of social media outlets, including Twitter and Facebook. Applicants with strong organizational skills are also preferred.

Posting #SCI-002
Chief of Department                                                  Location: 1 Police Plaza

This internship involves clerical work including but not limited to: answering phones, filing, delivering communications and performing general office work.

Posting #SCI-003
Detective Bureau, Forensic Investigations Div.         Location: Jamaica ,Qns                                                                                                            

Interns will make entries into databases, gather statistical information, prepare documents, retrieve and file documents, and do research analysis. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

Posting #SCI-004
Housing Bureau                                                          Location: 1 Police Plaza 

The intern will perform general clerical duties and administrative assistant functions.

 Posting #SCI-005
Chief of Patrol, Patrol Services Bureau                     Location: 1 Police Plaza

Interns will perform clerical support for a high level administrative command, coordinate programs, obtain and provide information with subordinate commands on a citywide basis. Interns may also perform analysis of crime statistics and staffing levels.

Posting #SCI-006
Chief of Transportation, Transportation Bureau         Location: 1 Police Plaza

Intern will perform clerical duties such as filing, answering phones, and data entry. Intern will also create Powerpoint presentations, assist in Trafficstat meetings, and Vision Zero presentations.

Posting #SCI-007
Deputy Commissioner, Labor Relations                     Location: 1 Police Plaza

Research labor relations issues involving grievances, disciplinary cases and litigation. Analyze data and provide summaries and prepare exhibits; Attend bargaining sessions and labor management meetings.

Posting #SCI-008
Legal Bureau                                                              Location: 1 Police Plaza

Intern will assist attorneys and support staff in preparing cases for litigation, including copying files, serving motions, data entry, answering telephones, and other clerical/administrative tasks.

Posting #SCI-009
D.C. Mgnt. & Budget, Audits & Accounts                 Location 1 Police Plaza

Intern will handle the daily mail; perform data entry, box storage of files, and inputting information into various databases.

Posting #SCI-010
D.C., Mgnt & Budget, Fiscal Accountability Unit       Location: 51 Chambers                                                                                              Street, New York, NY

Duties will include general bookkeeping duties; use of Microsoft Excel and Word for data compilation and report writing and other related office types of work such as filing, copying/faxing and answering telephones. Applicant should have an accounting background.

Posting #SCI-011
D.C., Management & Budget, Payroll Section             Location: 1 Police Plaza

Intern must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access to help prepare payroll reports and spreadsheets. Duties will include handling telephone inquiries regarding payroll issues, relieving receptionist and general office work.

 Posting #SCI-012
D.C., Management & Budget, Plant Management Unit  Location: 1 Police Plaza

Intern will assist the Plant Management Unit office personnel with answering phones and clerical duties. 

Posting #SCI-013
D.C., Mgnt. & Budget, Revenue & Expense Budget Sect. Location: 1 Police Plaza

 Intern will assist in maintaining various budgetary and headcount databases, preparing spreadsheets and budgetary reports, and utilizing Crystal Enterprise and personnel databases to modify and prepare reports. Interns will also use the Citywide Financial Management System, and perform routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel.

 Posting # SCI-014
D.C, Mgnt. Analysis & Planning, Resource Analysis Sect. Location: 1 Police Plaza

Duties will involve improving the NYPD’s policies through policing-related research and analysis. Providing a panoramic view of NYPD operations, policies, and decisions, this position allows you to work with members of the service in an intellectually stimulating environment.

                                                            OR

D.C. Mgnt. Analysis & Planning, Crime Analysis & Program Planning Sect

Duties include data compilation and analysis, systems auditing, and dissemination of crime complaint and arrest data to Department executives. Applicants should have strong statistical and mathematical skills and be proficient in Word, Excel and able to create graphs and charts. Interns will communicate and interact with law enforcement and executive staff members of the Department.

The Commanding Officer of Management Analysis and Planning will select one candidate and determine assignment after selection based on candidate’s skills.

Posting #SCI-015
Deputy Commissioner, Operations                            Location: 1 Police Plaza

This position requires excellent writing skills, ability to perform crime analysis, and create graphs for projects related to Compstat and crime reduction efforts. Intermediate level computer skills required.

Posting #SCI-016
Deputy Commissioner, Personnel’s Office                Location: 1 Police Plaza

This internship involves project research, data entry and analysis, and clerical duties including filing and photocopying documents.

Posting #SCI-017
Personnel Bureau Research & Development            Location: Bayside, Queens

Interns will assist in computer application development related to Smart Card and Android applications, program T-SQL systems, and assist in application deployment and troubleshooting. A strong background in computer science and related technology fields is required.

Posting #SCI-018
Personnel Bur., Employee Mgnt Div. Testing & Research Location:1 Police Plaza                                                                                                                                   

Internship includes various clerical duties as well as preparing monthly and bi-monthly reports. Computer skills required.

Posting #SCI-019
Personnel Bureau, Personnel Orders Section          Location: 1 Police Plaza

Interns will handle various clerical duties including answering phone calls, distributing mail, making copies as well as special projects as directed.

Posting #SCI-020
Personnel Bureau Career Dev. Division    Location – Chambers St., NYC

Intern will perform administrative and clerical functions, including handling phone inquiries, chat, hotline, and inventory functions.

Posting #SCI-021
Personnel Bureau, Staff Services Section                 Location: 1 Police Plaza

Intern will conduct project research, and data entry and analysis as well as performing clerical duties such as copying and filing.

Posting #SCI-022
Deputy Commissioner, Public Information                Location: 1 Police Plaza

Internship involves data entry, assistance at special events, filing, and administrative duties.

Posting #SCI-023
Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives               Location: 1 Police Plaza

Interns will utilize policy and data analysis techniques, examine NYPD processes, design and implement strategic initiatives to improve the Department’s ability to deliver public safety and crime reduction.

Posting #SCI-024
D.C. Training, Leadership Training Sect.                   Location: 235 E. 20 St. NYC

Intern will assist in all IT and technical support functions of the unit. Must have a working knowledge of Windows OS on desktops and laptops, Microsoft Office, and Visual Basic as well as Apple OS on Macbook, i-Pod, i-Phone, Apple TV, Airport Express Router/Switch. Able to use Apple apps including: Keynote, Pages, Numbers, i-Movie, i-Photo, Compression, and file conversion software.

Posting #SCI-025
D.C. Training, Archives Unit                           Location: 235 E. 20 St. NYC

Intern will receive and distribute written materials to circulation locations, develop and research materials for display, and research requests for training materials archived within the Training Archive Unit. Intern will also be responsible for promoting a quiet research and study area and enhance library usage by recommending new additions to books and periodicals in circulation.

Posting #SCI-026
D.C. Training, Recruit Training Section          Location: 235 E. 20 St. NYC

Intern will analyze data, organize records and examine current curriculum.

Posting #SCI-027
Support Services Bureau, Fleet Services Division Location: Woodside, NY

Assigned to the FSD’s Data Unit, interns will conduct data analysis relating to FleetStat and any other data related projects.

Posting #SCI-028
Support Services Bureau, Property Clerk Division    Location: Long Island City, NY

Intern will perform computations related to financial data as directed for calculating balances. Duties will include posting to general ledgers and journals, utilize manual and automated office systems, and perform general office duties.

Posting #SCI-029
First Deputy Commissioner’s Office


Intern duties include genealogy research, preparation of communications, and various administrative work.

Location: 1 Police Plaza

 

2014 GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS
SGI

 

Posting #SGI-001
Community Affairs Bureau                                                                 Location: 1 Police Plaza

This position requires strong analytical and writing skills. The intern may assist with developing public awareness campaigns, drafting scripts for the video production unit, performing analysis of crime trends, and monitoring social media outlets, including Twitter and Facebook. Applicants with strong organizational skills are also preferred.

Posting #SGI-002
Deputy Commissioner, Collaborative Policing                                   Location 1 Police Plaza

Intern will serve as a research assistant in this office. Duties include: conducting internet research on a variety of criminal justice topics, culling best practices from the field, summarizing reports/studies, attending meeting with the Bureau staff, and taking notes as required.

Posting #SGI-003
Deputy Commissioner, Department Advocate’s Office                    Location 1 Police Plaza

Interns will assist the Department Advocate’s attorneys in the preparation of steering memoranda and the preparation of cases that proceed to trial. Legal research and writing is required.

Posting #SGI-004
D.C. Mgmt. Analysis & Planning, Research Analysis Sect.              Location 1 Police Plaza

Duties will involve improving the NYPD’s policies through policing-related research and analysis. Providing a panoramic view of NYPD operations, policies, and decisions, this position allows you to work with members of the service in an intellectually stimulating environment.

                                                                        OR 

D.C. Mgmt. Analysis & Planning, Crime Analysis and Program Planning Section

Duties include data compilation and analysis, systems auditing, and dissemination of crime complaint and arrest data to Department executives. Applicants should have strong statistical and mathematical skills and be proficient in Word, Excel and able to create graphs and charts. Interns will communicate and interact with law enforcement and executive staff members of the Department.

The Commanding Officer, MAP will select 1 Graduate student and determine the assignment upon selection based on the candidates skills..

 Posting #SGI-005
Deputy Commissioner, Operations                                                    Location: 1 Police Plaza

This position requires excellent writing skills, ability to perform crime analysis, and create graphs for projects related to Compstat and crime reduction efforts. Intermediate level computer skills required.

Posting #SGI-006
Personnel Bureau, Research and Development                    Location: Bayside, Queens

Interns will assist in computer application development related to Smart Card and Android applications, program T-SQL systems, and assist in application deployment and troubleshooting. A strong background in computer science and related technology fields is required.

Posting #SGI-007
Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives                                       Location: 1 Police Plaza

Interns will utilize policy and data analysis techniques to examine NYPD processes, design and implement strategic initiatives to improve the Department’s ability to deliver public safety and crime reduction.

Posting #SGI-008
D.C., Training,, Video Production Unit                                               Location: 235 W. 20 St, NYC

M.A. or Ph.D. student in library science/records management/archival management will conduct an inventory of films and catalogue video production unit visual media archives. Intern will include appropriate meta-data and finder information.

Posting #SGI-009
Deputy Commissioner, Trials                                                             Location: 1 Police Plaza

Open to law school students only. Duties of the intern include proofreading cases, writing legal memorandum, and assisting judges with their decision.



Additional Opportunities

 



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