Director - PREA Investigations

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $115,000
Maximum: $120,000



Application Deadline



75-20 Astoria Blvd., Ste 320
East Elmhurst
United States


Job Description

The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) provides for the care, custody, and control of persons accused of crimes or convicted and sentenced to one year or less of jail time. The Department manages 11 inmate facilities, eight of which are located on Rikers Island. In addition, the Department operates two hospital Prison Wards (Bellevue and Elmhurst hospitals) and court holding facilities in each borough. 

The New York City Department of Correction seeks to recruit a Director for the Investigation Division PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Team. Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner for the Investigation & Trials Division and with latitude to exercise independent judgement and decision making, the successful candidate for this management level position will be responsible for directing criminal and/or non-criminal, unique, highly confidential and sensitive investigations. The Investigation Division (ID) PREA Team is responsible for investigating acts of sexual misconduct allegedly committed by staff and/or inmates, such as sexual harassment, sexual abuse, rape, undue familiarity with inmates, and other related conduct. Typical responsibilities of this position include:

  • Directing, coordinating and monitoring the activities of the Deputy Director of PREA Investigations as well as a staff of investigators engaged in the performance of confidential, highly complex, and/or special investigations involving allegations of inmate-on-inmate coercive sexual contact and staff-on-inmate sexual threats/contact/abuse;
  • Ensuring that the quality of investigations, timeliness of reports and levels of efficiency meet the standards determined by policy and law;
  • Directing the workflow and formulating the strategy of PREA investigations, in conjunction with the Deputy Commissioner for Investigation & Trials.
  • Collecting internal data and drafting reports relating to the ID’s compliance with the Board of Correction Minimum Standards;
  • Acting as the Investigation Division’s liaison with the Department of Investigation, the New York City Police Department, and/or district attorneys’ offices with respect to these investigations;
  • Formulating division policies and training programs for staff;
  • Preparing, reviewing, and evaluating reports submitted for administrative action; making decisions regarding investigations;

Working in close coordination with federal, state and city investigation and law enforcement agencies; testifying at hearings and court proceedings.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

1. A baccalaureate or associate degree from an accredited college, and eight years of satisfactory full-time experience in the field of investigations, auditing, law enforcement, criminal justice, or in a major operational area of the agency in which the appointment is to be made, four years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or supervising a staff performing investigations or related work; or

2. Education and/or experience equivalent to ‘1’ above. However, all candidates must have the four years of experience in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity as described in ‘1’ above.

Preferred Skills

  • At least fifteen (15) years extensive administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience in law enforcement (i.e. police, corrections, probation, parole, etc.);
  • Experience investigating sex crimes, excessive use of force, corruption, and illegal activities investigations is preferred;
  • Experience working with prosecutors in developing and presenting cases; and testifying at hearings and court proceedings is a plus;
  • Significant knowledge of the NYPD investigative procedures and processes, NYPD special victims’ squads, and the New York City criminal justice system; knowledge of the laws, regulations, consent decrees, minimum standards and other legal mandates which affect the field of correction, investigations and the criminal justice system; knowledge of DOC rules, regulations, directives and protocols is a plus;
  • Ability to be objective and thorough in conducting investigations of law enforcement personnel, inmates, confidential witnesses and informants;
  • Experience conducting investigations using a variety of data sources (i.e. eJusticeNY, CLEAR, IIS, IFCOM, Webcrims, Rapsheets, various watchdog registries, social media platforms, etc.)
  • Experience conducting and supervising sex crimes investigations.
  • Possess excellent communications skills, strong analytical, research, problem solving, presentation and writing skills;
  • Ms Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) proficiency;

Successful candidates must clear a background investigation and possess a valid NYS driver’s license. Firearms qualified is a plus.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally 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 determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

To Apply

For City employees: Go to Employee Self-Service (ESS) - and search for Job ID# 373546

For all other applicants: Go to and search for Job ID# 373546

Submission of a resume is not a guarantee that you will receive an interview

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.