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Frequently Asked Questions About Employment at DOI


Q: Do you have any jobs available?

A: We accept resumes on an ongoing basis for the following positions: Investigator, Auditor, Attorney, Clerical Support. To review DOI openings please go to the New York City Careers page and search for Department of Investigation. For more detailed instructions, click here. People are called in for interviews as positions become available.

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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: Apply online at and search by agency name for the Department of Investigation.
When you apply, it is helpful to attach a school transcript (can be an unofficial copy of the transcript) 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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