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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/03/23

Applications Due12/19/23

Vacancy ID143222

AgencyState Inspector General, Office of

TitleChief Deputy Inspector General

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $154000 to $174000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 2, 16th Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12223

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
For this executive level position, candidates must have a Juris Doctorate with admission to practice in the State of New York and be in good standing with the bar, with a minimum of 10 years of legal practice. Candidate should have a working familiarity with New York State laws and agencies, preferably within an investigative context. Candidates must have prior supervisory experience, ideally involving employees from a variety of disciplines. Prior experience in an inspector general’s office or other government investigatory agency is highly preferred.

Ideal candidates must possess and have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, an ability to analyze complex matters and communicate them simply and accurately, aptitude for facilitating efficient communication and execution by teams comprised of staff from a variety of disciplines, and a capacity to work independently and collaboratively to ensure that deadlines are met, personally and by staff. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have a collegial attitude, and have some prior experience in supervising and conducting confidential, sensitive, and internal investigations, particularly in the areas of contracts, procurements, white-collar crime, welfare fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, and/or gaming matters. The ideal candidate will also be proficient at interacting with high-level counterparts at other law enforcement agencies, display functional knowledge of various tools and techniques used in law enforcement, as well as adept computer skills. Sound judgment, strict adherence to confidentiality, and dedication to the mission of the New York State Inspector General is essential.

The Chief Deputy Inspector General is a Management Confidential position that is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of the Inspector General. New York State residency is required.

Duties Description Chief Deputy Inspector General:
New York City or Albany Office

The Offices of the Inspector General (“OIG”) are comprised of three offices, derived from three appointments held by Inspector General Lucy Lang: The Office of the New York State Inspector General (“NYSIG”), as established by Executive Law Article 4-A, which is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that New York State government, its employees, and those who work with the State meet the highest standards of honesty, accountability, and efficiency; The Office of the New York State Welfare Inspector General (“OWIG”), as established by section 74 of the Executive Law, which is responsible for maintaining the integrity of New York State’s public assistance programs; and The Office of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General (“WCFIG”), as established by section 136 of the Workers’ Compensation Law, which is responsible for investigating violations of the laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of the workers’ compensation system. Additionally, as of June 18, 2021, the duties and responsibilities of the former Office of the Gaming Inspector General were transferred to and encompassed by NYSIG, including the duty to receive and investigate complaints from any source concerning allegations of corruption, fraud, criminal activity, conflicts of interest or abuse in the Gaming Commission. OIG maintains regional offices in Albany, Buffalo, Hauppauge, and New York City, and satellite offices in Rochester, Suffern and Syracuse
Job Description
OIG conducts in-depth investigations and analysis of alleged fraud, abuse, corruption, conflicts of interest, and other criminal activity in New York State agencies and entities under its jurisdiction. The Chief Deputy Inspector General (“Chief DIG”) is a member of Executive Management and works in conjunction with and at the direction of the Inspector General and Chief of Staff to supervise and manage the trajectory of all OIG investigations, initiatives and law-related activities. The Chief DIG is the principal manager of the Regional Deputy Inspectors General, the Deputy Inspector General for Gaming, and the Attorneys-in-Charge of Workers’ Compensation, Welfare, DOCCS, and Special Investigations, and thereby also has indirect supervisory responsibility for all OIG audit, investigative, and legal staff.

The Chief DIG oversees the Case Review Process which includes a weekly interdisciplinary review by supervisory staff of all new complaints to determine which will be investigated, closed, or referred back to the involved agency for further action. The Chief DIG conducts periodic reviews of all open cases and is responsible for authorizing the referral of investigations to prosecutorial agencies, the drafting of public reports, as well as the closure of all investigations and preliminary investigations.
Additionally, the Chief DIG is responsible for project managing all cases to an efficient and thorough conclusion, including by reviewing, editing, and approving all letters and reports arising from OIG investigations to ensure that the findings are accurate, complete, and include appropriate recommendations. In instances where recommendations are made to covered agencies, the Chief DIG shares responsibility for ensuring that appropriate and timely action is taken by management of said agency before the matter is closed.

Regular travel to all statewide OIG office locations is required, as well as a willingness and availability to work unscheduled hours.

This position is approved at a Grade M-6 equivalent, and OIG seeks to hire within that grade at a salary range of $154,000 to $174,000.

Additional Comments The State of New York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability in the admission to, access to or employment in our programs or activities. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request. The State of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Name NYS Offices of the Inspector General



Email Address


Street Empire State Plaza

Agency Buiding #2, 16th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingPlease email resume and cover letter, with Job ID #23-0139 "Chief Deputy Inspector General" in the subject line, to:

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